Gulf of Asinara
The Gulf of Asinara lies in the north-western part of Sardinia, stretching from the island of Asinara to the town of Porto Torres. It is full of the most ancient artistic beauties of this land, such as thermal baths of Roman age and the San Gavino Cathedral. Here you can also find two fabulous beaches: Platamona, with its fine white sand, and Balai, famous for its sea caves with rocks that hang upon the crystalline sea.
An hotel close to Asinara is the best solution for planning hikes surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of this area or a trip along this coast studded with enchanting bays. For example, on the route to Castelsardo you can admire one of the most beautiful views of Sardinian sea from the beach of Lu Bagnu, facing the shores of Corsica. Another astonishing sight can be enjoyed near Stintino, a small town lying by a Spanish tower that dates back to Sixteenth Century: the marvellous beach of La Pelosa, with its ocean floors immersed in a transparent water with delicate shades of blue and green.
There are many other intersting places on the Sardinian northern coast: Santa Teresa in Gallura, Valledoria and the Red Island, that originates its name from the peculiar reddish color of the rocks surrounding the shore. Because of its beaches scattered with fully equipped resorts, Gulf of Asinara is an ideal destination to practice water sports, especially sailing and windsurfing.