About Spiaggia di Porto Ferro
With gentle winds to accompany a relentless sun, Sardinia is a year round beach destination and home to an especially beautiful stretch of sand – Spiaggia di Porto Ferro. Located 17 kilometers north-west of Alghero in the province of Sassari, there are fascinating cities and towns nearby, but the real attraction here is undoubtedly natural. In fact, Spiaggia di Porto Ferro is one of the best beaches in north-west Sardinia and also known for the nearby hamlet of Villa Assunta and Lago Baratz, the only natural lake of Sardinia. Separated by towering dunes and silent pine forests, they form yet another side to an already fascinating ecosystem which are further reasons as to why this bay and beach are such sought after destinations in Sassari. Spiaggia di Porto Ferro faces west and features two kilometers of golden sand and some ancient towers which certainly add to the charm of the area. Also known as the Torre Mozza, the Bantine Salt Tower has a tendency to dominate the entire bay and was built during the 16th Century to defend the East Coast from pirates and privateers of North Africa. It is also in contact with the other two towers nearby, the Negra and White towers which are easily reached on a short trek from the parking lot. The tower of Airadu is another of the three towers which were built during the era of King Philip II. As classic as it looks, this tower features lime stones, lime mortars, with remains of the plaster and the primary function was to protect the island from Saracen raids. Interestingly, this tower also served as a shelter for coral fishermen and other military purposes before it was abandoned in the middle of 18th century. As colorful as its past as a defensive tower, Torre Negra stands in a conical-cylindrical shape with a dome. It has two floors with an entrance about five meters high. The ground is also sloped to provide ventilation inside the tower. As you visit this tower, you will have access to the base that serves as a hatch on the entrance. Again, this impressive tower was built with limestone and sandstone which account for a distinct dark color. However, the majesty of these towers should not overshadow what is an incredibly beautiful beach and surrounding area. As you might expect in Sardinia, the sands are extremely fine with a nice touch of yellowish red sand which gives it the breathtaking hue which gave the beach its name. Along with these inviting sands, the beach is also surrounded by rocks and with a backdrop of stunning mountains which reflect this region at its best. You can enjoy surfing and windsurfing at Spiaggia di Porto Ferro or just lie back and absorb the stunning vistas. Either way, this beautiful beach between Capo Argentiera and Parco Naturale Regionale Di Porto Conte is worth the trip and the perfect companion for a relaxing holiday in Sardinia.
Where to Stay near Spiaggia di Porto Ferro
Wellness Country Spa Inghirios
Promising unparalleled relaxation at the heart of Santa Maria La Palma, Wellness Country Spa Inghirious is home to a particular architecture which sets the scene for stress relief and escape. In fact, the hotel is also popular with locals seeking for absolute tranquility and a break from the busy towns. Despite the luxurious rooms and beautiful grounds, the rates remain affordable and you can either choose the superior double room attic or the standard double room for a low cost. Wellness County Spa Inghirios also features a magnificent lineup of facilities including a Jacuzzi, sauna, sun bathing rooms, and nice suites. In every room, flat screen televisions and free toiletries are to be expected. Yes, there is also a suitable balance between outdoor and indoor activities with everything from massage and wellness offered in the hotel itself. Outside you will find that the terrace and garden also have their way of promoting self-healing and soul regeneration while the friendly staff is always on hand to provide drinks whenever necessary. Fortunately, the hotel is also within easy reach of many landmarks including Negra Beach, Maria Pia Beach, and Alghero Beach as well as Neptune’s Grotto. Le Bombarde Beach, Lazaretto, Capo Caccia, and Mugoni Beach are also just a few kilometers away. Highly recommended!
Agriturismo Bonsai Alghero
Peace and quiet are synonymous with the idyllic setting of Agriturismo Bonsai Alghero. As one of the best-selling hotel and accommodation in Santa Maria La Palma, it maintains a reputation for utmost comfort and luxury in every aspect. Located among landscapes of fruit trees, orchards, and olive groves, the hotel is beautifully isolated and a destination which promises fine hospitality, nature, and healthy sumptuous meals. Bright, spacious and well equipped, the rooms and apartments of Agriturismo Bonsai Alghero also feature air-condition units, television, refrigerators, as well as private bathrooms. Furthermore, these private spaces are privy to fast internet while outside, there is also complimentary parking. As for food, guests can expect a wide variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner which consists of locally grown vegetables which vegetarians are always happy to hear about. On occasion, there is also a buffet which serves both Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. With immaculate accommodation and affordable rates, Agriturismo Bonsai Alghero is a popular hotel and suitable for couples or families yearning to visit the local landmarks. Furthermore, this delightful hotel is close to many restaurants and stores, while Fertilia Airport just four kilometers away.
How To Get To Spiaggia di Porto Ferro
Sardinian Beaches Near Spiaggia di Porto Ferro
From Alghero, drive north-west for about 4 kilometers and you’ll find Fertilia beach, located in between Maria Pia beach and the small village named Fertilia. Backed by a pond, Fertilia beach has a length of 1 kilometer and faces south, offering nice views over the shallow light-blue waters and Fertilia’s small shipyard. This beach consists of clear sand and some rocks that arise on its outskirts. The seabed consists of sand and some small rocks, and the water is always crystal clear and pleasantly cool. There a diving school nearby.
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Lido beach can be found just a few hundred meters north of Alghero. It has a length of nearly 1.5 kilometers, and mostly faces south-west, featuring views of a harbor named Marina di Sant’Elmo to the south, and a small island named Isola della Maddalenetta that’s situated 1.5 kilometers off the coast. This Alghero beach is a favorite spot among both tourists and locals because, in addition to being an attractive beach, one can easily reach both the marina and the old town, along the Via Lido, either on foot or by bicycle.
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Drive north-west from Alghero for about 15 kilometers, and you’ll discover Mugoni beach. The main – and widest – part of Mugoni is about 1.5 kilometers long, though the beach continues for a few hundred meters at its outskirts. Mugoni is almost completely sheltered by cooling pine tree forests, and offers extraordinary views of the Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Conte headlands and the mountainous region near Tramariglio.
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Maria Pia Beach
Head north-west from the center of Alghero for just a few kilometers, and you’ll discover Maria Pia beach (Spiaggia di Maria Pia). It is one of the best beaches near Alghero. It is 1200 meters long and faces south-west, featuring excellent views of the Alghero bay. Maria Pia is backed by beautiful dunes and a cooling pine forest that can give you some shade during the hottest hours of the day. The waters at Maria Pia are shallow at first and get deeper gradually, so it’s a good beach for families with children. This beach is also easily accessible with wheelchairs, it has a wooden pathway. The parking space is close to the beach. Highly recommended when in Alghero!
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Porto Palmas beach is a small cove just north of Argentiera in north-west Sardinia, and belongs to the group of westernmost coves you’ll find on the island.
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Located less than a kilometer east of Lazzaretto beach, Le Bombarde beach is another popular beach of the Alghero area and the Riviera del Corallo.
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Lazzaretto beach, on the Riviera del Corallo, is located near the villages of Fertilia and Lido San Giovanni, and close to Le Bombarde beach.
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La Speranza beach is located in north-west Sardinia, 8 kilometers south of Alghero. La Speranza beach is one of the best beaches of the Alghero area.
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