bestmareSW Is Arenas Biancas
Desert of fine white sand, shaped by the mistral wind, with sea lilies and Phoenician juniper.
Province: Province of Carbonia – Iglesias
Maximum altitude: 30 m a.s.l.
Location: Sea of Sardinia
Is Arenas Biancas is a splendid beach in southern Sardinia.
A long and wide beach of very fine-grained white sand that gives the water an intense blue color with iridescent reflections. Behind the beach, white sand dunes rise for 20 or 30 meters. In the areas farthest from the sea they are covered with the typical Mediterranean scrub and juniper. Between this oasis of incomparable beauty and the access road, the pond of Is Brebeis stretches, the summer home of numerous migratory birds, including flamingos.
How to get
From the town of Sant’Anna Arresi, take the road to Porto Pino. Shortly before reaching the town, follow the signs for the dirt road on the left. This, passing through the Is Brebeis pond, leads to the large obligatory paid parking lot. From here, after crossing a small canal on a pedestrian bridge, you reach the beach, in a path of about 300 m.
Useful information and services
The beach of the Dunes is located within the military area pertaining to the Capo Teulada shooting range. For this reason it is accessible only to the concession of the Ministry of Defense.
There is a large paid parking, also suitable for campers. On the beach there are several establishments, where you can rent umbrellas, deck chairs and skates, and some bars and refreshment points. A few kilometers away, near the beach of Porto Pino, there is a camping site and several hotels and restaurants.
The seabed slopes gently and the beach presents no dangers for children. It is possible to practice underwater fishing or snorkelling. (SardegnaTurusmo)