Spiaggia Le Saline

Northwestern Sardinia

Just south of Stintino a signpost directs you to the abandoned tonnara (tuna processing plant) and the Spiaggia Le Saline, once the site of a busy salt works, now a beautiful white beach. Behind it, marshes extend inland to form the Stagno di Casaraccio, a big lagoon where you might just see flamingos at rest.

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