The sea of Sant'Andrea
Capo Sant'Andrea, the tiny bay on the northern part of the island, far from the crowds, is famous for its typical easy-to-climb cliffs, as well as the fact that it has succeeded in answering to tourist needs without forgetting those of Mother Nature.
It's not just by chance that it is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
Sant'Andrea is famous for its clear blue sea and richness in marine life. The sandy beach is 200 metres long, and the facilities and its care are in the hands of the Consorzio Capo Sant'Andrea.
The sea bed is sandy and the water is shallow, so children can play in complete safety.
On the right hand side of the beach, a path carved in the rocks leads to the smaller Cotoncello beach, similar to a small natural
swimming pool with shallow water, ideal for those with small children.
The surrounding rocks offer numerous possibilities for sunbathing.
On the left hand side, an easy trail between the rocks and and small wooden bridges leads to the famous cliffs of Sant'Andrea, where the contrast of the spectacular rock formations and the deep green water makes the cliffs unique and absolutely beautiful.
The cliffs are a mixture of granite and orthoclase crystals that plunge right down into the crystal clear sea.
Sant'Andrea also has a pier for small boats, two boat rentals, a windsurf school, a diving center, a general store, bars and restaurants.
The coastline of Sant'Andrea is made up of numerous small bays and creeks, most of which can only be reached by sea.