About 4.5km south of Cabras, the small summer resort of Marina di Torregrande is a favourite hang-out for Oristano's beach-goers. Behind the long, sandy beach, the village presents a familiar seaside scene, with suntanned locals parading down a palm-flanked lungomare (promenade) and music emanating from bars. Out of season it’s a different story and you’ll find the holiday homes shuttered and most of the restaurants closed.
The village’s one and only building of any historical note is the stout 16th-century Aragonese watchtower, after which the resort is named. Once you’ve seen that, there’s not much to do except don your swimmers and head to the beach. You can hire sunloungers and umbrellas there – expect to pay from about €11 per day.