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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  • 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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  • It was a guided hike. This year we will try it without a guide. It's just mind-boggling. I've never before seen such a great landscape. So absolute must. Attract good Footwear and long trousers, because there's prickly bushes.
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  • We went hiking during a beautiful day, albeit windy, in January. The rocks are smoothed in a characteristic way and create several coves that can be achieved quite easily. One of the nicest is Cala Francese, just past the lighthouse. With a little luck you can meet some wild goats.
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  • Beautiful granite natural sculpture! Beautiful view of the open sea and Corsica! Crystal clear water!
  • One of the most suggestive places in north Sardinia. Don't miss it when the "Maestrale" wind blows strong and the high waves show all their power crashing against the rocks... It's a must see show of Nature ;)
  • Great view. Different kind of Rock formation.
  • Very nice place to explore. Be aware of the wind..
  • Despite being busy, this is a beautiful place. Especially recommended: walk around the granite rocks at Capo Testa.

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