Holiday apartments in Marina di Campo

The beach of Cavoli

The beach of Cavoli is one of the most beautiful and well-known beaches on the Island of Elba. In 2015, this beach was ranked among the ten most beautiful beaches in Europe by Tripadvisor users.

It owes its success to the crystal clear water, to the beautiful thick white granite sand that does not stick annoyingly to the skin, formed by the crumbling of the monzogranit and to its particular microclimate. The toponym derives from the Latin cavulae, that is from the granodiorite quarries documented since the 1st century.

The beach is south facing and Monte Capanne protects the bay from northern winds, favoring a warmer climate, calm, clear water and never too cold even for a swim in the low season. In fact, on sunny days, the beach is recommended in all months of the year.

The sight that the beach of Cavoli offers is breathtaking, an almost boundless, open view, which is lost in the blue of the sea where it is possible to see the Island of Pianosa and the Island of Montecristo narrated in the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas.

The beach extends for more than three hundred and fifty meters and is twenty-five meters wide. It is divided into two parts by a small cliff. The largest part is located in the eastern half of the beach and here you can find some establishments equipped and complete with all services; the western part, on the other hand, is free and less crowded than the rest of the beach.

The cliff on the right side is also a place of attraction for young people who take advantage of this natural platform to dive into the sea, but not only that, it is also a small corner of paradise, for those who love to sunbathe and brown on the rocks, away from the crowd.

Not far from the cliffs and the free beach, exactly in the center of the beach, we find the Convio bar/restaurant, which makes Cavoli the coolest beach on the Island of Elba. Parties, musical aperitifs, where it will be possible to drink tasty cocktails, DJ sets, often composed of famous artists, colorful beach parties and much more for non-stop fun, to be envied by the most famous Californian beaches. In particular, for those who love parties it is highly recommended to go to Cavoli on August 15th, during which the top-party par excellence is held, with music from morning to sunset (do a search on the internet, you will surely find some amazing photos of this event).

We recommend a magical place not to be missed, located on the eastern side of Cavoli, go and discover the splendid Blue Cave (Grotta Azzurra), also called Cave of the Sea. Take one of the pedal boats at the rentals located on the beach, reach it by boat, swimming (if you are a real ironman), but don't miss it!

How to reach Cavoli:

The beach is located 5 km from Marina di Campo. It is easily accessible by car, or by bus with the Elba Island transport service, following the numerous road signs from the center of Marina di Campo and throughout the western ring of the island. The "western ring" is one of the most beautiful panoramic roads on Elba, you will be enchanted and amazed throughout the journey.

In front of the beach it is possible to take advantage of a paid parking lot and another guarded and chargeable one located halfway down the road that goes to the sea (via Cavoli).

If you do not want to get to the end of the road and risk not finding a space in the parking lot adjacent to the beach, along the provincial road there are already several parking lots, and small free open spaces where you can leave your car. If you want to take a walk in particular, coming from Marina di Campo, 300 meters after the entrance to via Cavoli, there is a parking lot from which a path starts that allows you to easily reach the beach.

Services in Cavoli: bathing establishments with rental of sunbeds and umbrellas, cabins, aisle and bathroom for the disabled, defibrillator, boat rental, bars, restaurants, bazaars, newsagents, tobacconists, public and private parking lots, paid on the beach, free on the provincial road.

Useful numbers:

Cavoli 2000 Bathing Establishment: Tel. +39 339 7789628, E-mail:

Batignani Bathing Establishment: Tel. +39 0565 987251, Cell. +39 338 9287986, E-mail:

Bar Restaurant Il Convio: Tel. +39 335 6186514, E-mail:, Instagram: @ilconviocavoli