CAPOLIVERI – THE BEACHES
The municipal area of Capoliveri has Elba’s longest coastline, reaching from the bay of Mola bordering on the municipality of Porto Azzurro to Capo Fonza, next to the Gulf of Campo. In the middle is the Calamita peninsula with its wonderful landscape, flora and fauna, a favourite with mountain bikers but a paradise for seagulls (whence the name “Costa dei Gabbiani” or “Seagull Coast”), its coast including some of the island’s most beautiful coves and sandy beaches, some only accessible by sea.
A total of 35 kilometres of coastline, with many small inlets surrounded by a luxuriant, incredibly fragrant maquis reaching right down to the sea, sun-baked rocky shores, sandy beaches, bays and coves, tiny patches of shingle and tongues of the whitest sand. Here the sea is crystal-clear thanks to the currents that keep the water constantly on the move, bringing masses of plankton near to the shore and ensuring it is always rich in blue fish.
The most attractive, distinctive beaches in the Capoliveri municipal area are: