NE Area Description

Villasimius



Villasimius is characterised by breathtaking views and a crystalline, turquoise-blue sea. Uncontaminated habitats, healthy air and an intense perfume of myrtle, broom and lentiscus, all draw one into the area, even before disembarking from the ferry. With its 32 km of coastline, enchanting bays, and countryside bathed in green, the blue of the sea laps over unending fine, sandy beaches. An authentic paradise: from the sea-depths covered thick with lawns of posidonia, to the emerald-green turquoise surface, Villasimius has one of the most beautiful sea landscape in the world. The numerous beaches in the village vary in colour and structure, passing from an extremely fine, crystalline white to a more compact, golden sand.
 

Capo Carbonara

Emerald waters and wild landscape: these are the main characteristics of the marine protected area that runs from the extreme promontory point in the south-east of Sardinia taking its name from the promontory of Capo Carbonara, in the territory of Villasimius, a long outcrop running into the sea like a sharp spear. The area covers Capo Boi and Punta Porceddus, in the tract of coastline that looks out onto the Island of Serpentara surrounding Cavoli's Island.
The area has as its backdrop the wavy and articulated perimeter of the promontory, where granite walls alternate with green pinewoods and thick vegetation.
In the centre of Capo Carbonara we find one of the most enchanting sights of the Sardinian coasts: the stretch of water of Notteri pond, separated from the sea by a thin tongue of sand, which during the winter months hosts flamingos, seagulls, shearwaters and partridges. The beaches running the length of the promontory, their shiny sand with traces of quartz, are among the most beautiful in the world: from the bays near Capo Boi to Campo Longu. Blackfish, tuna and barracuda, a tropical species which has chosen the warm waters of Sardinia as its home, can be found swimming among the granite walls in the waters depths. But the most exciting encounter can be experienced around the Serpentara Island, where wonderful dolphins cavort among the waves. In addition, in the shoal of Santa Caterina it is possible to submerge into a sea which maintains excellent visibility all year round and where the Madonna del Naufrago (The Madonna of the Shipwrecked), a statue crafted by the Sardinian sculptor Pinuccio Sciola, at a depth of around 10 metres, silently looks onto the uncontaminated microcosm.

Santa Margherita di Pula
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Almost ten kilometres of soft, golden sand lapped by shallow, warmers in tones of green, with a sea that is so clear you can see right to the bottom even without diving. Santa Margherita is a pearl of southern Sardinia. Located in one of the most beautiful corners of the island, between Pula and Capo Spartivento, you can find here the famous luxury resort Forte Village home of one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. Protected by a chain of mountains, it's never too windy or too hot. The sea, with its sub-tropical microclimate normally makes the sea-temperature warmer than other parts of Sardinia.


Chia 
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A long stretch of white sand surrounded by high dunes covered with juniper trees, which, with their shapes create a particularly evocative landscape, Chia along the coast after the beach of Porto Campana. It is, with any doubts, among the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean sea: really wide and flour-like sand, and marvellous waters. Thanks to its special charm, this beach is often chosen as a natural backdrop for films and TV commercials. 

 



Tuerredda
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Tuerredda has the right to be counted among the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia, and, according to many people, even among the top ten. White light sand, similar to talc, crystalline sea, Tuerredda is in a natural and still unspoiled scenery. The deep blue water, the green shrubs and delicate golden colour of the fine sand will make you fall in love with this natural marvel. In a cove between Capo Malfatano and Capo Spartivento, in the territory of Teulada, on the outermost point of the southwestern part of the Island, Tuerredda stretches for over half a kilometre and is quite simply a jewel with scenery resembling that of the Caribbean. Thanks to its shape, the beach is well sheltered from the Mistral, north-westerly wind and its sea is almost always calm and clear, perfect for long swims with a mask and flippers or for doing some snorkelling. 


Porto Pino
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