Lago Baratz

Northwestern Sardinia

Surrounded by low wooded hills, Lago Baratz is Sardinia’s only natural lake. It's a quiet spot that attracts some bird life, although the winged fellows tend to hang about the less accessible northern side. Paths circle the lake’s marshy banks and there’s a 3km dirt track connecting with the Spiaggia di Porto Ferro.

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