The Beach of Magazzini
The beach is on the left, a few hundred metres past the tiny fishing village of Magazzini, where years ago the salt from the nearby saltworks in Schiopparello, as well as the fruit and vegetables from the surrounding countryside, were loaded onto the boats.
At the back of the beach you will see the long wall of the “La Chiusa” estate, where Napoleon stopped to visit before actually landing in Portoferraio to take over the island where he had been exiled, as well as a long row of tamarisks that provide a little shade on the beach.
The beach is very narrow, and consists of shingle mixed with sand; the water is crystal clear, especially on days when a scirocco wind is blowing. In the tiny town on the left there is a small bar/restaurant, a sailing school and diving centre, and a boat rental if you want to discover the beautiful, tiny coves along the coast.
You have an excellent view of the fortress in Portoferraio from here, as well as that of the majestic Volterraio Castle on your right.
The beach is on the road to Bagnaia, just follow the signs on your left.