The north coast of Sardinia

The long north coast with its beaches and its cliffs, rising from Alghero to Santa Teresa di Gallura, facing the towns of Sassari and Porto Torres, before falling to the east and reach, having hoped the Costa Smeralda, the Gulf Orosei.

The coast of Sassari

Alghero - Walking lungomare The coast of Sassari includes the west coast and the Gulf dell'Asinara, and extends from the rocky coast south of Alghero to Castelsardo.

Starting from Alghero, after a steep coastline and you will find the beach of Porto Ferro and Cala dell 'Argentiera where you can see the structures of the old disused mine and the miners' village.

Argentiera - Beach Frana Continuing along the coast are Stintino, a fishing village that now lives in a large part of tourism, whose beaches are the most beautiful beach of Platamona, often windy and very good for windsurfing, and beach Pelosa.

Dell'Asinara the Gulf, a former penal colony and now a nature reserve, is home to the beach and the Saline beach Ezzi Mannu, with their sandy beaches fine, white

Da Capo Testa Capo Comino

Capo Testa is the most northern tip of Sardinia, with its huge granite rocks shaped over the centuries by the winds and the lighthouse that is located on the promontory. Nearby, recognizable by the Aragonese tower that overlooks the sea, lies the fishing village of Santa Teresa di Gallura, now become a tourist town in the very busy period summer.

Here is the Rena Bianca, a beach about 700 meters long, made from a fine sand that take in some pink reflections for the presence of tiny fragments of coral. Not far from Santa Teresa di Gallura is the Marmorata beach, the stretch of the northern coast of Sardinia, home of the prestigious Club Mediterran.

Continuing east meets the Cala Corsairs, whose waters show, deposited on the bottom, the remains of ancient columns of the Roman period. Among the islands of the Maddalena, precisely between the islands of Budelli, and Razzoli Santa Maria, is the Port of Madonna, a huge natural swimming pool, along the channel between the island of Caprera and the Gulf of Arzachena Meets small Cala Coticciu where junipers reaching the beach.

After passing the archipelago of La Maddalena, you enter the world of the Costa Smeralda, where the sea is really the color of a precious emerald. You notice immediately the difference in the atmosphere that reigns along the 55 kilometers of coast: luxury boats enter and leave from Porto Cervo, one of the most equipped and modern marinas in the Mediterranean. From the sea you can see the golfers playing on the course of Pevero and you can admire the villas of businessmen, artists and personalities from the cinema or television.

The Costa Smeralda ends with the long, sandy Liscia Ruja, before which there is the solitary Mortorio Island and the opening of the bay of Cala di Volpe. Soon after, a 'well known elsewhere: Porto Rotondo, with gulfs of Cugnana and Marinella.

Entering in the Gulf of Olbia, an important seaport for links with the continent, we see traffic thinning, a clear sign of removal from the area "hot" in the Sardinian coast. After leaving the Gulf of Olbia appear Tavolara island and the nearby island of Molara. Along the coast of the province of Nuoro, the sea alternates between long and sandy beaches to small rocky coves of the low. Passing in front of San Teodoro Budoni and you may notice some species of birds such as Gray Heron and Flamingo Pink.

Further south are the beaches of Posada, whose shoulders stands the cliff on whose top there is the picturesque medieval village dominated by the ruins of the Castello della Fava, built around the XII. Posada's beaches, its fine sand and clear, not crowded even in summer, and beats from wind, are ideal for surfers.