Spiaggia di Sansone

Spiaggia di Sansone, Portoferraio: Address, Spiaggia di Sansone Reviews: 4.5/5

Spiaggia di Sansone
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myworkshed
Berkeley, CA46 contributions
Spectacular
Aug 2019
We visited at the end of August. A bit busy, but heck, it was delightful. people were friendly, water was perfect, scenery was also perfect!
Written 5 March 2020
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17clarence
Basel, Switzerland104 contributions
Not worth the effort
Sep 2019 • Couples
Many things wrong with this beach.
No parking, absolutely terrible path down to it, just ridiculous really, overcrowded (weekday in late September), narrow ( max 4 people depth between cliff and usable edge of beach), only about 150m long, steep drop off makes it unsafe for children, unprotected makes it vulnerable to the weather.
The path leads down to la sorgente beach first (tiny and crowded), then you have to turn left and climb over a small hill to get there.
Half the main beach is private, €30 for fixed umbrella and two sun beds, squeezed together.
You can walk further down the beach and wade (or walk, depends on the waves) to another section, which was covered in washed up sea grass when we were there.
Not suitable for dogs due to the overcrowding.
It looks nice, but that’s the only thing going for it.
Written 20 September 2019
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Alina
Ploiesti, Romania106 contributions
You shouldn’t go there with small children
Aug 2019 • Couples
The beach is very very beautiful but the road to reach it is awful and terrible! If I knew how the road is going to be, I wouldn’t have gone there. That’s why I posted photos for others to see.
I don’t know how parents are coming here with small children and even strollers when they can go to family beaches like Biodola Cavoli Fetovaia and many more..it’s beyond my imagination!!! I saw how a little baby tripped and hurt his knee..
You have to park on the street if you find a place because in August is overcrowded. After that there is a 15 min walk until the beach...going is easier because you go down the hill but coming up is harder.
This is a pebbled beach! Bring your water shoes. And very important ..you won’t find sunbeds and umbrellas to rent if you don’t come earlier before 10 o’clock..
I had a bad signal to my phone down there so implicitly my internet didn’t work most of the day...
There is also La Sorgente beach there before Sansone. Between them there is a bar with refreshments and some snacks and food. The toilets and showers have a 50 cents tax.
Written 14 August 2019
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Louise P
3 contributions
Lifeguard filming guests with drone
Jul 2019 • Family
Really beautiful beach! But the lifeguard is using a drone and filming guests on the beach in the summer time, that is dangerous, intrusive and not legal. It ruined the experience
Written 26 July 2019
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James P
Bath22 contributions
Not as good as I thought
Aug 2018
It's a small beach with pebbles. Not sure why there's so much hype. Busy too. Nice views and water lovely and clear.
Written 28 August 2018
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Paolo P
Florence, Italy314 contributions
Extraordinary scene, avoid peak period
Jul 2018 • Couples
Get to Sansone is not so easy, starting from a decent place tk park your car, approx 5 km west of Portoferraio. Then you need to walk approx 10 minutes up and down, until you get to a breathtaking view on Sansone beach..... even if the water is really wonderful, the beach made of white roundish stones, is really overcrowded. Go there in June or in September, you will enjoy it much more!
Written 13 August 2018
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antonerikdaniel
Gothenburg, Sweden33 contributions
Beautiful beach. Hard to get to.
Aug 2018 • Friends
The beach itself is very beautiful with crystal clear water and small white stones. The walk down from the “parking” is a bit of a hike though. Like if you have difficulties walking or have small children or are carrying lots of things this may not be the beach for you.
Written 11 August 2018
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France
Paris, France10 contributions
Nice beach
Aug 2018
Nice place to rest and swim, even during August, with quite a lot of people around..but it is common thing in Elba during summer
Written 6 August 2018
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baby_Kati
Dubai, United Arab Emirates39 contributions
Wonderful place😌
Jul 2018 • Couples
I’m just in love with “ Spiaggia di Sansone”
Pure water, amazing view and just beautiful place 😌I saw a hundred fish 🐟 near me.
Just near you can find snack bar & shower that nice if you stay on the beach 🏖 whole day.
For me it’s one of the best beaches in Elba.
Written 3 August 2018
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Mario P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands30 contributions
Sansonic
Jul 2018 • Family
Was a fantastic day at Sansone beach. Arrived a bit later then planned, around tennish. A good fifteen minutes of walk down to the beach from where we left the car (free parking along the road). Could still find a spot for the five of us on the beach, but better to arrive a bit earlier. We even took our small size dog and let her experience Sansone too! If you keep low profile nobody will mind as in general its not allowed. Think water and colour is at its best in the morning. Fantastic underwaterlife for snorkling activity. There is also a rock which you can climb on and jump off into the blue! Nice experience, can recommend it. The small beach bar provides for small and simple snacks and drinks.
Written 27 July 2018
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