The Beach of Pareti
A small promontory divides the Beach of Pareti from the sister beach of Morcone, in a beautiful bay below Capoliveri on the southern side of Monte Calamita.
The name Pareti takes us back to the days of Jaques Mayol and Umberto Pellizzari, when they specifically chose the Island of Elba to try and set their freediving record.
The beach consists of fine sand mixed with pebbles and is 190 metres long, and from here the view of the peninsulas on the southern side of the Island of Elba, as well as that of the sunsets – the beach faces south – is breathtaking; Monte Capanne stands proudly above them.
The beach is fully equipped with all the facilities and is easy to get to; the crystal clear water is shallow till quite far out so it is perfect for everybody: families with small children, those who want the comforts of a beach with all the facilities, and lovers of water sports.
There are two smaller beaches nearby that you can get to either by walking over the rocks or by swimming.
Unfortunately car parks and parking spaces are few and far between so we suggest you use the shuttle bus from Capoliveri to and from the beach.
If you wish, you can hire a boat from Pareti and head for the Costa dei Gabbiani, a row of scattered beaches than you can only get to by sea that will make you think you’re in heaven.
Follow the signs for Pareti – Innamorata from Capoliveri, then turn right about 2.6 km further along and you will get right to the beach. A shuttle bus service run by the Capoliveri Town Council will get you there during the summer months.