On Sardinia's stunning north coast, Isola Rossa encompasses an arch-shaped bay with white sand beaches, red rocks and verdant green low hills. In short, it is a paradise! The low-slung town fits in with the landscape, while the marina curves with the half-moon of the bay and lends a lovely focal point. Reaching out on either side are powdery white sand beaches, along with reefs composed of the red boulders that mark the landscape. In front of you lies the small red isle that gives the place its name. It's a truly stunning spot. A rotund watch tower from the 1590s still stands sentinal over the coast.
Sitting on the Gulf of Asinara, Isola Rossa is located between Sassari and Olbia, with intriguing nuraghe, gorgeous scenery, and pretty towns to explore nearby. The town itself is sleepy and relaxed, ideal for a getaway, but there are plenty of watersports, trails for walking, and sights to visit, too. Surfers like La Marinedda, and all around this area you'll find divers and snorkelers. And of course, restaurants to sample the local fare. Despite its small size, there are shops for provisions: a pharmacy, butcher, fishmonger, general grocer and more. Cafes and waterfront beach bars, along with beach lidos (to rent an umbrella and chair) make it all easy. You can also hike to hidden coves to get away from everyone, or rent a boat to toodle around.
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A splendid corner of Sardinia that is a coastal paradise and a natural wonder.