Torre dei Corsari beach. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery.

Torre dei Corsari

Torre dei Corsari beach. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery.

It takes its name from the tower of Flumentorgiu, used by the Spaniards in the seventeenth century as a lookout station against the incursions of Saracen pirates.

From the headland you can admire a unique landscape, a beautiful bay to the south dominated by tall limestone cliffs, north sweep to the promontory of Punta S'Aschivoni getting lost in the beautiful beach of Is Arenas' and S'Acqua and S'Ollastru of a kilometer and a half, dominated by impressive sand dunes.

The sea

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Torre dei Corsari offers various possibilities to enjoy the sea: a large beach, some very private coves and rocky areas, very rough paradise for lovers of fishing.

The beach of Is Arenas' and S'Acqua S'Ollastru is an immense golden beach about a kilometer and a half that gets lost in massive dunes, creating a landscape of breathtaking beauty in addition to the enormous size of the shoreline and allow easy too quiet seclusion when the beach is pretty crowded, that is during the weekends.

Beyond the beach there are two beautiful bays, stunning sunrise and sunset, ideal for families with children as the water is very low and the bottom is falling slowly, also because it is almost always calm enough shelter from any Mistral.

The village

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It is a place of summer homes dipped in fragrant maquis, arises following a recent, albeit limited, development of tourism, so messy, perhaps chaotic, in some cases so little respect for Nature.

Develops partly hidden behind the beautiful dunes and partly sheltered by the cliffs, following the decline of the area, offering, from any corner at any time of day, unforgettable views and beautiful sunsets in the evening.

During the week you can enjoy a calm and silence, while the weekend is colored atmospheres typical of the middle campidano, the village comes alive, the villas are opened by the owners and the air is impregnated scents and fragrances from countless glowing embers.

That evening, after a magnificent day at the beach, you can find fun by going to the square Stella Maris, which are organized by alternating evenings live music, karaoke, group dances and film screenings.

The dunes

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Are a feature of all the Costa Verde, but only Piscinas, Scivu, Pistis and Torre dei Corsari have resulted in creating a truly unique phenomena Saharan environment.

The sculptor, in this case, the mistral wind, which with its long and continuous action, first by sea to accumulate energy to the sands on the coast, then pushes them powerfully towards the hinterland, forming the hills, and finally the model continuously.

What is striking, though it may seem strange and unusual vegetation, even in seemingly hostile conditions, is also here its habitat: in fact grow junipers, mastic trees and during the spring, the wallflower, the lily and the yellow sea of poppies sand.

Facilities

Following a recent, albeit limited, development of tourism in the village you can find some services and infrastructure, rare or even nonexistent in the rest of the Costa Verde.

The key services, especially for families with children, are insured by the presence of a seasonal station of the Carabinieri, a pharmacy with a doctor present and very competent and on-call medical 24h active season.

The structures for the lodging industry are fortunately few: there are three hotels, two of which situated in panoramic location, just above the sea, and some B&B.
You can rent for the period desired, apartments or villas through agencies or directly from the owners of the place.

There are also some bars, restaurants and pizzerias, two market supplied, a small shopping center with some seasonal shopping, and an ATM, the only of the coast, there is also the private security of the area and the shuttle service, seasonal to get to the beach.

Recreational facilities discretely accompany your holidays always operate the tranquility on the beach there are two kiosks with small restaurants and leisure facilities it is also possible to rent umbrellas and chairs, the service also is to rent canoes, rowboats and rafts ; not forget the constant, watchful presence of the rescue service.

Advices

Sea

The sea of the Costa Verde is typical of the western of Sardinia, it is spectacular and wild, seldom calm, so formidable and sometimes hostile. It is evident that on days when the sea is more agitated and necessary care and caution.

Shopping

Torre dei Corsari offers the opportunity to buy everything you need for a short stay or long, but stealing is a bit 'of time at sea, or you can go to Guspini Terralba at supermarkets and / or shopping malls, making stocks of supplies but in particular in finding a significant cost savings.

Fuel supply

In the village of Torre dei Corsari are not present for the fueling stations, the nearest town with petrol stations are located in Terralba, San Nicolo Arcidano adn Guspini.

Motorcaravan

There are no rest areas equipped, but you can stop on a dirt road of the promontory below the tower or near the beach where there is a small parking lot adjacent to the tarmac, Pozzeto are not present for the wastewater for black and gray, is not possible load of water.

GPS coordinates: 39.6845000 - 008.4499000

How to get there

Torre dei Corsari can be reached from either North or South along the state road SS 131, and also can be reached by the resort and localities of Costa Verde.

Coming from the North along state road SS 131, leaving the state road to Marrubiu, is also possible an alternative route, much shorter, making the dam of Marceddì, the dam is not practicable but is commonly used.

Coming from the South along state road SS 131 out of the state road in Sanluri or coming from the South along state road SS 126, for example from Fluminimaggiore.