Northwestern Sardinia

For a view to remember, stop off at this viewing point a few hundred metres short of Capo Caccia, and look down at the full sweep of the Baia delle Ninfe beneath you. On the other side, a wave-buffeted rock known as the Isola Foradada rises out of the azure waters.

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Nearby Northwestern Sardinia attractions

1. Grotta di Nettuno

0.65 MILES

Capo Caccia's principal crowd-puller is the Grotta di Nettuno, a haunting fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites. The easiest way to get to the caves is…

2. Parco di Porto Conte

3.12 MILES

Much of the land around Porto Conte is protected as part of the Parco di Porto Conte. This regional nature park, one of only two in Sardinia, covers 60km…

3. Le Prigionette Nature Reserve


This reserve, just west of Porto Conte at the base of Monte Timidone (361m), is a beautiful pocket of uncontaminated nature. Encompassing 12 sq km of…

4. Spiaggia Mugoni

3.75 MILES

The main focus of Porto Conte is Spiaggia Mugoni, a hugely popular beach that arcs around the bay’s northeastern flank. With its fine white sand and…

5. Nuraghe di Palmavera

4.63 MILES

A few kilometres west of Fertilia on the SS127bis road to Porto Conte, the Nuraghe di Palmavera is a 3500-year-old nuraghic village. At its centre stands…

7. Torre del Porticciolo

5.01 MILES

On the coast north of Porto Conte, the Torre del Porticciolo is a tiny natural harbour backed by a small arc of beach and overlooked by a 16th-century…

8. Spiaggia delle Bombarde

5.25 MILES

Spiaggia delle Bombarde, a couple of kilometres west of Fertilia, is a favourite local beach, set amid greenery and well equipped with umbrellas and…