A desert bathed by emerald sea and swept by the wind that moulds it and turns it into an ideal destination for surfers. Torre dei Corsari is one of the pearls of the Green Coast, in the Arbus territory, and it is named after the Spanish tower called Flumentorgiu (17th century), a watchtower against attacks by Saracen pirates. From the promontory, you can admire, to the south, a bay with calcareous cliffs, while to the north you can see the immense Is Arenas ‘e s’Acqua e s’Ollastru beach, all the way to the delicious secluded coves and steep rocks, a paradise for fishing aficionados.
The beach is one and a half kilometre long: golden dunes of astonishing beauty, they look like hills, clumped and shifted by the endless action of the Mistral. The colour of the sand, which is covered by sea lilies, wallflowers and sand poppies in spring, contrasts and highlights the landscape behind, made of hills covered by Mediterranean scrubs, with giant strawberry trees, junipers, brooms and mastics. From every angle and at any given time, Torre dei Corsari offers you unforgettable views, and, in the evening, marvellous sunsets. The beach is accessible to disabled people, has a parking area (for campers as well), and it is possible to rent umbrellas and beach chairs. There are also plenty hotels, cafés and restaurants.
The sea of the Green Coast is spectacular and wild, rarely calm, always demanding respect. The dunes are a feature shared by the entire coast: in the two kilometres of the Sabbie d’Oro of Pistis, where there is a juniper tree turned into the house of poet Tziu Efisiu Sanna (The Poet’s House), in Piscinas, a gem of the Green Coast where even Sardinian deer go for walks, and in the “talking” beach of Scivu, so called for the sound it makes when you walk on it. Other wonders include Funtanazza, Marina di Arbus, Portu Maga, where there is also a diving centre, and Capo Pecora, the southernmost limit of the Arbus coast, a popular destination among scuba divers and fishermen.
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