Beach of Nisporto
Nisporto is a beach with mixed, multicolored sand and small pebbles placed in a bay of a human size despite the touristic structures in its back.
It is part of Rio nell’Elba, and you can get to the town very easily by following the winding, but asphalt road for about 5,5 kilometers.
The beach, about 200 metres long and 20 metres wide, faces north, and is still very natural and practically untouched by man. The water is shallow till quite far out and the sea bed is rich in flora and fauna. Make sure you go and discover the rocks around the inlet, by canoe, by pedalò , or, if you prefer, with your snorkel and mask. The perfect beach for those who want peace and quiet, or lovers of water sports, or simply families with small children.
You will see a stone furnace made from red bricks on the left, where, in the past they used to heat the limestone to make the lime that was then taken to Portoferraio.
A boat trip is a must if you want to discover the natural beaches and tiny islands of Zupignano and Le Secche, where the water is crystal clear and the seagulls keep you company, or the tiny, natural beaches that go as far as Capo Poro on the northern side of the Island of Elba.
To get there you can either take the scenic, asphalt road from Rio nell’Elba, only 5,5 kilometres away; if, on the other hand, you’re coming from Portoferraio, start off at Bagnaia and follow the asphalt road, that in some parts is grit, for about 4 kilometres: from here the panorama of the steep cliffs that go right down to the Gulf of Portoferraio is absolutely breathtaking.