The natural beauty all around, the crystal clear water, the grainy sand and the microclimate make the beach one of the most popular not only during the summer months but also in low season.
Cavoli beach is along the Costa del Sole, only a few kilometres from Marina di Campo, and is set like a jewel in the rugged countryside on the southern side of Monte Capanne.
It is about 300 metres long, and consists of white, coarse grain, granite sand; the turquoise water is crystal clear, similar to any of the beaches in the Seychelles. The bay is very sheltered, and from the beach you have a wonderful view of the islands of Montecristo and Pianosa.
The name Cavoli comes from the word “cavil”, that refers to the semi worked blocks of granite, once brought from the nearby granite quarries. In actual fact, above Cavoli, there is proof of granite works as far back as the Roman times, as well as in the Middle Ages on behalf of the Pisans.
A small row of rocks that goes as far down as the water divides the beach into two: the bathing establishments are on the left, the bigger part, while the smaller part on the right is free.
Although Cavoli is perfect for families with small children, the beach is famous because it is very popular among teenagers from all over Elba, above all in August.
The famous Grotta Azzurra, called the Grotta di Mare in the past, on the eastern side of the beach, is well worth a visit, and although you can go right inside, you can get there only by boat or pedalò.
The beach is on the western ring road, only 5 km from Marina di Campo. Just follow the road signs and you will get to the beach very easily. You can also get there on the ATL bus from Marina di Campo for Pomonte.