The Beach of Galenzana
This is the only beach that is facing north, on the east side of the southern part of the Island of Elba, on the west of the Gulf of Marina di Campo. The nature here is absolutely untouched and intact, and is a valid alternative to the much more crowded Marina di Campo beach.
Years of erosion have divided the 400 metres long, sand beach into several, smaller areas, and the tamarisk trees all round go down as far as the sea.
The beach is very sheltered and protected from all winds, the water is crystal clear and is very shallow till quite far out, and the sea bed is rich in Posidonia and marine fauna; lush, Mediterranean bush embraces the beach.
The beach is always very quiet because isn’t very easy to get to, so it is perfect if you love being in close contact with nature and want peace and quiet: you have to follow the path – for pedestrians only – that starts off at the port in Marina di Campo and go over the hills.
There is a small, concrete landing wharf for small boats at the far end of the beach.
The only way to get to this beach is on foot. It takes about 20 minutes, and you have to start off at the bottom f the stairway at the far end of the port in Marina di Campo.