If you are looking for a lovely place with yards and yards of beach between you and the nearest beach umbrella, in an unspoiled landscape, in the dunes of white sand and the remains of an ancient mine then Piscinas beach will not disappoint you. We left very early (it is not always easy to organize a trip with three small children ) and went south towards Oristano along the SS131 (the same thing you can do if you leave from Cagliari, reaching up to Sanluri and turning in the direction of Guspini) . After about an hour we have arrived at Oristano, we kept always on the SS131 and we went out in Marrubiu and continued in the direction of Terralba and then Guspini. After Guspini continue to Arbus and Fluminimaggiore on the SS126. Few kilometers after Arbus turns on the SP66 in the direction of “Ingurtosu.” Here the landscape changes radically: it goes from plain to mountains, through a nature of incredible colors and after admiring breathtaking views at every turn along a route that takes us back to the past in this area and it’s mining exploitation. Indeed the ruins of the structures of the mining period are numerous and striking and they create an atmosphere and a landscape of a ghost town of the Far West. Continue straight ahead until you see the road sign to the hotel “Le Dune” and the beach of Piscinas. In the final stretch you go before in the middle of an old mining village, and then in the midst of towering sand dunes. What awaits us at the end is a view that leaves you speechless: the open sea in front of us (immediatly deep) and at our sides about 7 kilometres of sand. We are in a true oasis of peace, a million years away from progress and from the rest of the world. Not too far from the shore, lying for more than 200 years, the wreck of a ship carrying lead; will be sufficient a diving mask and a swim to admire the load of lead, the outline of the wreck and a cannon protruding from the sand.
And if you love walking, you can walk the path that leads from the SP66 Ingurtosu to Montevecchio (when we went the road was closed to the passage of cars). The street from the point of view of nature is spectacular: you find yourself immersed in the green and everywhere you turn you can see the remains of the old mine. The road will take you close to an old hotel for miners, near a reservoir (basin Zerbino), and in the midst of beautiful valleys.
GPS coordinates Beach Piscinas: 39.539841, 8.449924