Miles and miles of golden sand dunes, the heady essences of the Mediterranean vegetation and a natural setting of unspoiled beauty. The beaches of Torre dei Corsari and Costa Verde are perfect if you are looking for relaxation in the real Sardinia. What are the most beautiful? Discover them with us!
S'Enna e S'Arca
It is one of the few protected coves from the mistral. The coastline is rocky and jagged, is characterized by basalt and sandstone shaped by the sea waves, the winds and saltiness into imaginative shapes and picturesque. The backdrops are made even more irregular beautiful and striking clarity of the sea, which offers colors from emerald green to cobalt blue. Characteristic of the resort is a rock shaped like a bow which gives its name to the beach.
A 2 km long sand spit joins the small village of Pistis and the biggest tourist center of the Costa Verde, Torre dei Corsari. This stretch of coastline is known as Golden Sands, for its color. This huge expanse of sand extends inland for about 2 square kilometers with juniper trees and Mediterranean scrub.
In the midst of the immense expanse of dunes is a secular juniper, transformed from Uncle Efisiu Sanna, poet of Guspini, in a very special house called "La Casa del Poeta" - smells of helichrysum. A visit is a must. The feeling is unique. Under its branches, Uncle Efisiu has found his muse and invites all tourists to discover the poet who hides in every person, leaving their verses in a special box.
The golden beach is about a kilometer long and looks like a creek sandstone protected by basaltic rocks of volcanic origin which gave the beach. As in an open-air museum are preserved fossils, especially shellfish and seaweed, dating back to the Miocene.
Gutturu e Flumini
The village overlooks a breathtaking view on a beautiful golden beach, surrounded on the north by white limestone rock formations, and on the south by a black rock of volcanic origin. Along the main road of the village you can admire the pebbly coves alternating with larger inlets. With the look you can push it up to the beach Portu Maga, in the village of the same name.
The beach Portu Maga is characterized by a large inlet formed by golden sand rather large and full of shells. After the storms is not difficult to find the famous Eye of Saint Lucia, the particular sea shells with nacre reflections; if in the past were obtained by amulets against the evil eye. The sea quite deep and with sandy bottom, gives the coastline striking colors.
Piscinas is the pearl of the Arbus coast. Its immense dunes extend for more than a kilometer inland from the mouth of the Rio Piscinas. The dunes are a unique sight in the whole island - not for nothing, the area is known as the Sahara Sardo. They are the highest sand dunes in Europe - reach a hundred feet tall - and between one and the other is not unusual to encounter an even lush vegetation - Juniperus, the Phoenicea and macrocarpa, with secular examples that assume unreal forms the Pistacia Lentiscus, spiny oaks and many other species such as broom, euphorbia, Lillatro, timelea and, in wetter areas, willows, reeds and cliffs.
No less interesting is the wildlife: partridges, hawks, cats and wild rabbits populate the junipers and, even more rare, even sea turtles (Caretta caretta) love to lay their eggs in early summer. Even the Sardinian deer is allowed some walk on the dunes.
The beach has fine sand, known as "speaking", because of the dull sound that you can hear people walking over it. To dominate the stretch of coast is a sandy wall, parallel to the coast. The sandy wall then gave way to high rocky cliffs, buffeted by the winds. The untouched nature and the absence of significant settlements make the place unique and impressive. The sea is clear, emerald green and deep blue. The bottom is mostly sandy with some rocks scattered.
The southernmost part of the coast is Capo Pecora. From the harsh granite promontory, shaped by the wind, the sea and the salt air, you can see the entire Green Coast to the mountains of Mount Arcuentu. To the south check the Island of San Pietro and the coasts of Bugerru.
Renamed also Corru Longu (Long Horn) for his appearance, Capo Pecora is reached by walking through a series of beaten paths from the goats in the centuries. The beach has pebbles round of granitic composition of various sizes, egg-shaped, smoothed by the tides. Here the Mediterranean vegetation, mainly mastic, is very low, worsted by the mistral. Among the rocks of Capo Pecora is not unusual to see divers and fishermen; not surprisingly, its waters are rich in bass, mullet, bream, yellowtail, sea bream and sea bream.