- Category Environment and Nature
The beach of Giglio Campese is located on the north-western side of the island of Giglio and is the largest on the island. Located in the center of a large bay, it is framed on the western end by the suggestive Faraglione, a rocky peak of about 20 meters, and on the other end by the Medici tower. The large crescent-shaped beach is about 550 meters long and is divided in the center by a rocky stretch. It has reddish grainy sand (also due to the old pyrite mine nearby) and the seabed drops quickly to 1-1.5 meters deep. From the beach you can enjoy a beautiful view over the entire Campese bay where the reddish sand contrasts with the intense, crystalline and transparent turquoise sea. In the sloping seabed, Posidonia meadows alternate with stretches of sand. At the ends the beach gives way to the rocks that are a paradise for snorkelers. On the western side, just 200 meters from the beach, there is also a small sandy cove that can be reached on foot or by sea. On the other side, at the height of the campsite, you can explore the Secca dei Pignocchi which rises up to a few meters from the surface.
Protected from the winds that blow from the south, the bay is ideal for lovers of water sports and for trips with a pedal boat. The exposure to the west allows you to enjoy the sun until late in the evening and to witness spectacular sunsets with Montecristo and Corsica in the background.