Capo Testa, Santa Teresa Gallura

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The protected beaches of Capo Testa are a magnet for swimmers. The rocky, granite peninsula, which is attached to Sardinia's mainland by an isthmus, is only about ten kilometers (6.2 miles) across. The Romans once used the small peninsula to mine the granite for their magnificent cities. The caves where the stone was quarried were last used as a source of building materials in the early 20th century. Pull on a pair of shoes with a strong grip and hike around the eroded rocks to admire the formations smoothed and shaped by the wind. Put Capo Testa into our Santa Teresa Gallura trip maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santa Teresa Gallura.
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  • beautiful hike cn many coves to explore and a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters completely. capo testa beautiful place even for the Valley of the Moon rich in wildlife and a lovely beach visited every year by many tourists. beautiful place to see absolutely ...
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  • The area is wonderful, the views are breathtaking. The rock formations were amazing shapes, you can see everything from dinosaur after the Hobbit.
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  • One of the nicest spots with incredible views and particularly picturesque. The beach is great with crystal clear waters and white sand.
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  • An amazing place. Lots of hiking trails along the beach or up to the hill. Beautiful view to Corsica only 1km away and very nice pub's and restaurants all around.
  • very nice place. not much parking spot in summer time though...and no real beach place so you should stop before if willing to have a swim. amazing spot though and crazy rock shapes !!!
  • Capo Testa - The very North-West point of Sardinia, Italy 🇮🇹. Nature on it's best. An area of giant rocks sliding into the sea. You just have to put your imagination in drive... and to find out any figure or animal you think about. Do not forget your hat!
  • Great place to have a view of the north of Sardinia. And you can see the Corsica too.
  • Amazing rock formations and a great view of the South Coast of Corse. Well worth the trip.
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