Another beautiful beach, another place that you have to visit. This time we are in Stintino, a small town in the far north-western part of this wonderful island. Stintino has one of the most beautiful coasts of the entire region, with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and one of the most beautiful seas in the Mediterranean, such as the well-known beach ‘‘ La Pelosa ‘‘.
The north-western tip of Sardinia is an area of rocks and mediterranean maquis inhospitable, sparsely inhabited. The only town is Stintino. The strip of land that juts out to the north-west, culminating in the island of ‘Asinara has white beaches in the east, while to the west are cliffs. Before Stintino there are the beaches of “Le Saline” and “Ezzi Mannu” overlooking the Gulf of the Asinara with fine white sand and a sea that is among the most transparent of Sardinia.
In front of the promontory there is the Asinara Island, a former penal colony and now a nature reserve.
From Stintino is also possible to buy a ticket to visit the Island of the Asinara. You can visit the old penal colony, or you can hike or go mountain biking. For more informations about the National Park of The Asinara and the ferry timetable visit: http://www.parcoasinara.org .
“La Pelosa“: great beach for families: walking for a few tens of meters in a water incredibly clear and low, in front of the island of ‘Asinara and the Aragonese tower: a postcard! Very crowded during the summer.
Continuing Capo Falcone arrives at Pelosetta, a smaller beach that faces the open sea.
“Le Saline“: more anonymous than “La Pelosa” , but less crowded and with beach resorts; the beach is not sand but small pebbles. A more intimate beach for those who love the sea without the crowd.
“Ezzi Mannu“: is located about 10 km before reaching Stintino along the SP34. Going in the direction of Stintino after about 3 km from the junction to Pozzo San Nicola, follow the signs for Ezzi Mannu. Lonely beach, wild, isolated dunes behind it and a beach of white sand and small pebbles. It is served by two large car parks where parking is also available for campers.
Gps Coordinates of “La pelosa” Beach: 40.966350, 8.208246
Gps Coordinates of “Le Saline” Beach: 40.903322, 8.238115
GPS Coordinates of “Ezzi Mannu” Beach: 40.875135, 8.266311