bestmareNO Capo Caccia
In the north-west of Sardinia, cliffs overlooking the sea, aerial and submerged caves and coral: here is Capo Caccia

Province: Province of Sassari

Maximum altitude: (the Lighthouse) 186 m a.s.l.
Location: Sea of Sardinia

Massive limestone with vertical walls rich in air and sea caves. The cave of Neptune can be reached either from the Escala del Cabiròl or by motorboats from Alghero and / or Cala Dragunara, along Capo Galera and the island of Foradada. inside, environments rich in stalactites and stalagmites and a lake. The submerged cave of Nereo: in immersion you enter at a depth of both 18 and 32 meters and exit from another opening at fifteen, with a path of 350 meters between galleries and chambers. Other less famous caves, such as Giglio, Pozzo, Falco and the blue tunnel, which crosses the promontory between Cala della Barca and Cala Puntetta, allowing passage at low depths from one side to the other.
The lighthouse
Inaugurated in 1864. The lighthouse is located right on top of the cliff that marks the end of the Gulf of Porto Conte, overlooking the sea and is a large three-storey white building, wrapped in a Faraday cage that protects it from lightning. The structure is crowned by the lantern inside which the rotating optic is housed. It is an imposing construction, on the top of which stands a tower of about 24 meters which, added to the height of the cliff, brings the total height of the lighthouse to 186 meters above sea level and which makes Capo Caccia the highest lighthouse in the world. ‘Italy.
Cala Inferno
It is a small inlet located behind the coast of Capo Caccia in front of the island of Foradada. With such a not very reassuring name one would want to stay away, but in reality Cala Inferno has two faces: the winter one, when the mistral is king and shows all its charm with violent waves that reach 20 m. high, breaking on the cliff, in fact its name derives from this, and the summer one where the intensity of the colors leaves you breathless. It is a small cove made up of large white boulders and pebbles. The seabed is at times transparent and at times green and turquoise, a rare presence of beached poseidonias.