The area of Sassari offers about 885 kilometres of coast, almost a quarter of the developed Italian coastline….with its spectacular coast line and thousand welcoming bays which costitutes the main reason for those thinking of coming to the island. But if you prefer a short trip away from any resort areas you will be captivated by the beauty and the unexpected tranquillity of the many corners, be enchanted by the clear water, the vegetation, the rocks, nature, whole and intact.
Let’s start ours journey from Stintino, situated in the north-west part of the island, it owes its beauty exclusively to its wonderful beaches, the famous is La Pelosa (facing L’Asinara) that made it an internationally known tourist resort. Its water is so delightful, its turquoise colour, transparency and the finest white sand render this beach more similar to tropical places. But to enjoy a little bit of La Pelosa you have to get up early (it’s a place for early riser). There have been built too much hotels and villages – the beach is in summer time as crowdy as the one of Rimini – perhaps also more…..
Going towards east, after the long part of high coast around Porto Torres, here starts the long beach going up towards Sorso and Sassari territory. The most known in the area of Sassari is Platamona, also called the “city beach” flanked by the pinewood and dune of sand.
Pass the promontory of Castelsardo, built in the very edge of the rocks, go towards the landscape of Valledoria and Badesi. For the first few klilometres we found the rocky beaches (ideal for diving) and from La Ciaccia (where is our residence Sa Fiorida) starts 15 kilometres of long sandy beaches to finish in the neighbourhood of Isola Rossa. Valledoria thanks to the 15 kilometres of thin sand of the beaches of San Pietro and to the improvement of receptive structures (restaurants, bars, school of kite and windsurf, beachvolley, rent of kayak, bike etc....) offers its tourist the possibility to prolong their holiday beyond summer.
Going towards Isola Rossa after passing the wood path, there is the beach of La Marinedda. This place, in part, is populated from molluscs and sometime you can find a small piece of coral and others surprise. In the direction of Santa Teresa, the coast road will brings us away from the civilisation, towards Costa Paradiso the coast of red rocks, numerous small wood, white sandy beaches and crystal waters fascinates lots of peoples. However, a big part of the beaches around here it can been reached only by boat.
At the end of our small journey, we glimpse Santa Teresa. Just few kilometres from the town, with its massive rocks, we find Capo Testa, on the way towards Le Bocche di Bonifacio. The tourism has taken over thanks to its good geographical position and for the beauty of its coast, the same that we find in Stintino