Not far from the charming promontory of Punta Licosa (Castellabate), lies the uncontaminated beauty of Ogliastro Marina. Ogliastro is part of the Cilento National Park, renowned for its mild climate and pure sea water. This is the legendary site of the Siren Leucosia, turned into rock after throwing herself from a cliff for unrequited love. The rocky sea floors are rich in fauna, with interminable meadows of Posidonia Oceanica (species of seagrass that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea).
Ogliastro Marina offers a great coastline, while the verdant pine-wood an natura reserve called Ripe Rosse – typical example of Mediterranean maquis and Pinus halepensis expanse – has a path leading to the point of Punta Licosa, where there is an abbey and the charming island that holds the lighthouse.
Explore nearby towns
Case del Conte is a sleepy seaside hamlet in the Cilento National Park, placed at the point where the hills meet the Mediterranean Sea.
On the Cilento coast, to the south of Castellabate is the harbor town of San Nicola a Mare.
The town of Castellabate is actual a collection of villages that includes the old historic city on the hill, along with other districts along the sea.
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