THE PROMONTORY OF CAPO FALCONE
The north west Sardinia
Capo Falcone promontory it's up,
just below Asinara island
Sardinia north west end with the promontory of Capo Falcone considered a paradise for its natural beauty. The sea and La Pelosa Beach are among the most beautiful places in Italy for the white sand and blue sea and transparency unlikely to be repeated elsewhere, even in the same Sardinian territory.
In front of the headland is the Asinara Island, former penal colony, now a nature reserve is home to the national park since 1998.
The center of the area is most famous Stintino, a country born from the settlement of fishing families, coming just from Asinara, which today thrives on tourism. On the north coast at 34 km, there is Porto Torres, the most important town after the capital of the province, Sassari.
Gorgonians in the seabed of Capo Falcone.
The feature that makes this place is the coexistence within a few meters of two very different landscapes. In the north-east, facing all'Asinara lies the expanse of white sand of Spiaggia La Pelosa, with clear water and low for a hundred meters across the Northwest, around the corner of the cape, the coast becomes rocky and impassable cliffs with about 150 meters above sea blue and deep. For lovers of diving, cliffs and quiet you can reach the sea on foot in many places although with some difficulty.
Capo Falcone: Spiaggia La Pelosa: a view from Calalupo