36 kilometers north-west of the city of Sassari, in the north-western tip of Sardinia, you’ll find Stintino. Stintino used to be a village of fishermen hunting for tuna, but has now grown to become quite a popular Sardinian seaside resort. The small village is best known for the beach of La Pelosa – Spiaggia della Pelosa – a true Sardinian oasis, and a top contender on the list of the best beaches of Europe. La Pelosa is accompanied by an ancient sixteenth century watchtower, the Torre della Pelosa. Stintino provides easy access to Asinara National Park to the north – Parco Nazionale dell’Asinara – in the Marine Protected Area of Isola dell’Asinara.
Things To Do in Stintino
Visit Il Museo della Tonnara
The Tonnara Museum is located in the center of Stintino near the port. The little museum was built in 1995, and serves as a tribute to all people who have worked in the tuna fishing sector. It is divided into six rooms where model fishing boats are on display, maps with swimming routes of Mediterranean tuna fish can be viewed, diaries and other historical documents can be studied, and videos showing the different stages of tuna processing can be watched.
Go Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Scuba Diving
The Windsurfing Center in Stintino offers a full range of services to anyone who’d like to enjoy water sports. At the Windsurfing Center, qualified instructors will help you enjoy windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing, or diving in the beautiful waters of Asinara National Park. On the beach of Le Saline, 4 kilometers south-east of Stintino, the Center runs Kitezone Le Saline, a wind- and kitesurfing school for both beginners and the advanced. Rental and storage of equipment is available. The Windsurfing Center also offers a taxi boat service to and from the island of Asinara, and can drop you off at the docks of Fornelli, Cala Reale and Cala d’Oliva. This is certainly one of the best things to do in Stintino!
Take Scuba Diving Lessons
The Roccaruja Diving Center near the apartments of Rocca Ruja Vip offers a complete range of diving courses. These include The PADI Open Water Diver course, which qualifies for diving up to a depth of 18 meters with several theory lessons, and dives both in confined water and open water.
Sardinian Beaches Near Stintino
There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Stintino. Just click on a link below to find out more!
Travel 8 kilometers south-east from Stintino and you’ll discover Ezzi Mannu beach (Spiaggia di Ezzu Mannu). It faces north-east and has a length of about 2 kilometers, offering views over the Golfo dell’ Asinara. Ezzi Mannu is worth visiting if you want to avoid the crowds on La Pelosa during high season.
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Spiaggia de La Pelosetta
Spiaggia de La Pelosetta has a length of just under 300 meters and faces north-east, overlooking the stunningly beautiful waters of the Golfo dell’ Asinara. Just behind the beach you’ll find Windsurfing Center Stintino, and a beach bar where visitors can enjoy a wide variety of pizzas and pasta dishes based on fresh fish and seafood.
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Le Saline Beach
Le Saline beach, located in the Gulf of Saline (Capo d’Orso) in Sassari, is 9 kilometers long, making it an ideal beach for long walks or jogging.
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La Pelosa Beach
La Pelosa Beach (Spiaggia della Pelosa), with its shallow turquoise waters and white sands, is a Sardinian oasis, but can get crowded during peak season.
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