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Capo Sant’Andrea Beach

The Golden Beach of Capo Sant’Andrea at Elba, Italy

The Golden Beach of Capo Sant’Andrea at Elba Island, Italy

Located on the island of Elba in coastal Italy, the Capo Sant’Andrea Beach is a delight for leisure loving travelers. The waters are are so clear that the seabed is easily visible a long way off the coast. The golden Beach of Capo Sant’Andrea is lined with chestnut trees right down to the shore.

The crystal clear waters of the Elban Sea entice you to go diving. You can explore the shallow seas, the submerged shoals, as well as the mountain faces that stand out straight from the sea. This is the perfect beach to relax on the rich yellow sands and to go swimming in the cool waters.

Capo Sant’Andrea is located in the great western headland of Elba. Most of the mountains of this island are concentrated in this region. The mountains have ancient trails and mule tracks. The island authorities have preserved these paths and have put up signposts at regular intervals for your benefit. You can explore the beautiful hinterlands of the mountains and study the rich flora and fauna of the island, and capture the panoramic views. The excursions are organized on a daily basis. You can choose to go on foot, or hire a mountain bike, or satisfy your adventurous spirit by taking a kayak around the island.

Italian cuisine needs very little introduction. Elba is well known for its fish and other seafood dishes. The fish is cooked in a local style and is served in a number of ways. The local schiaccia briaca cake is an original sweet focaccia filled with pine-seeds and currants. It is then flavored with Aleatico wine. Your visit to Capo Sant’Andrea will be incomplete unless you try this dessert.

Elba is also famous for its local wine including the red, dry white, and rose table wines. For the weary traveler, Capo Sant’Andrea beach is the perfect getaway to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Its location between the mountains and the sea makes it a unique tourist destination of the world.

Cars, bicycles and motorcycles are available on rent to get around Capo Sant’Andrea. You may also bring your own car to Capo Sant’Andrea.

Capo Sant'Andrea Beach Map

Facts about Capo Sant'Andrea Beach

  • The French Emperor Napoleon had spent almost a year in exile in this beautiful island on the Elban Sea.
  • The island itself is rather small with a circumference of about 91 miles.
  • Around 2,000 B.C., the island was famous for being a storehouse of natural metals and also for the weapons of the Homeric heroes which are believed to have been forged from Elban iron.

Where is Capo Sant'Andrea Beach?

Capo Sant’Andrea, locally known as Piccola isola nell’isola, is located in the island of Elba, the third largest island in Italy and the largest in the Tuscan Archipelago. You can reach Capo Sant’Andrea by both air and sea. Elba has its own airport – the Marina di Campo Airport, which offers direct flight services to Munich and Zurich. The airport mostly caters to domestic flights, though. To reach Capo Sant’Andrea by air, you can catch any of these flights from any major airport in Italy. On reaching the Marina di Campo Airport, you can hire a car or taxi and drive straight to Capo Sant’Andrea. If you wish to reach here via the sea route, there is a daily ferry service to Elba from the mainland. The island has three harbors viz. Rio, Porto Azzurro, and Marina Portoferraio. The ferry takes approximately one hour to cover the six mile distance from the mainland. You can board the ships which ferry you to Capo Sant’Andrea along with your car at Piombino Marittaima.

Best time to visit Capo Sant'Andrea Beach

Capo Sant’Andrea experiences a classic maritime climate with cool, sunny summers and mild winters. During summers, Capo Sant’Andrea receives the Sirocco wind from the south-east. The humidity is somewhat less as the north-westerly wind makes its presence felt. Because of such pleasant weather, you can visit Capo Sant’Andrea all the year round.

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Nearby Attractions: Basilica di Sant’Andrea delle Fratte, Uffizi Gallery, the Museum of the Etruscan Academy and of the city of Cortona.

Don’t miss Italy major attractions:  Leaning Tower of Pisa, Amalfi Coast, Venice, Colosseum, Rome, Portofino, Uffizi Gallery, Pompeii.

Published On: Friday, October 11th, 2013