Cala Felice a Portiglioni

Cala Felice


Continuing along the lungomare Giuseppe Garibaldi uphill beyond the marina of Puntone di Scarlino, you cross the promontory of Portiglioni, where the ancient port of Portus Scabris was located, and immediately beyond you will find the entrance to a small cove with sandy beach called Cala Felice. The cove is today largely occupied by the Cala Felice Beach Club, a place known as an open-air disco and a restaurant for romantic dinners a few meters from the shore; the structure also has umbrellas and sunbeds placed in the small sandy tongue in front of the club. The northern half of the cove has a freely accessible beach, which can be reached via a narrow path that opens along the asphalt road between the beach club fence and the parking lot.

The beach is small: it measures 65 m in length and has a width of 12 to 5 m. Despite the lack of space, the free beach is not very popular during summer and it is not difficult to find a place where to lay down your beach towel even in high season. The sheltered position of Cala Felice allows you to fully enjoy the magnificent sunsets with Piombino and the Island of Elba in the background.

Short path: From Portiglioni – Puntone di Scarlino continue along the lungomare Giuseppe Garibaldi southwards to the point where the road begins to rise. After about 150 m you will find on the right the descent path to the cove and the entrance to the beach club.
Long path: Cala Felice can also be reached from Cala Violina and other coves along the route (Cala Martina, Cala le Donne, Cale di Terra Rossa, Cala di Portiglioni) through the panoramic path that proceeds north along the coast.
From Portiglioni – Puntone di Scarlino: 5′ on foot, 2′ by bike.
From Cala Martina: 40′ on foot, 13′ by bike.
From Cala Violina: 70′ on foot, 23′ by bike.
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