Concia – Ottonella Beach
Some small cliffs separate Concia from her elder sister Ottone, sometimes wrongly called Ottonella, and this is yet another beach of unique beauty.
The beach, consisting of sand mixed with fine shingle, is completely free, and the lush, sub tropical vegetation around it goes right down to the beach. Due to the successful acclimatization experiments carried out in the nearby Botanical Gardens, inside the Rosselba Campsite at the end of the nineteenth century – well worth a visit – many agaves, palm trees and eucalyptus grow here.
It is very sheltered in the gulf of Portoferraio, and there is a small pine grove behind it if you want to cool off in the shade.
The name Concia (di Mare) is due to the fact that in the early 1900s textile plants like hemp and cotton were grown here and then treated.
The beach is 1,1 km from Bagnaia, 300 metres past the entrance to the Villa Ottone Hotel on your left. Just follow a short path and you are there.