Compared to the vastness of the territory, the area is sparsely populated, with a density lower than the national one.
The municipalities of the Sarrabus area are: Burcei, Castiadas, Muravera, San Vito, Villaputzu and Villasimius.
One of the peculiar characteristics of the area is the great variety of geo-morphological characters, passing from peaks such as the Sette Fratelli massif to wooded valleys that quickly reach the areas of the beautiful and renowned local beaches.
Not only peaks and beaches, but also coastal flat areas that are due to the deposition of material of alluvial origin; here there are also numerous ponds of various sizes, among which the most important is that of Colostrai. The entire area, which originated during the Paleozoic era, is geologically very ancient.
The Flumendosa, which is the main river, crosses the Sarrabus territory from north-west to south-east with its valley, first narrow, reserved and hidden in the shadow of the mountains, then open and spread out like a fertile alluvial plain.
This river in the past, given its inconstant flow, caused problems for people and things with floods that still today the local populations sadly remember. Today, the waterway is controlled by a system of dams.
It is an area full of riding schools, roads and paths that fit into a context of breathtaking landscapes, frequented by many cyclists and sportsmen in general.
Sea and wind
The sea in this corner of Sardinia offers emotions of a thousand shades, there is clean air and a still unspoiled landscape.
The beaches, of very fine sand, with shallow bottoms, are ideal for the little ones.
In these areas you can meet two important winds: the mistral, able to give you moments of freshness in the hot summers of the island, sweeping away the clouds, so you can admire the sky, sea and landscape with its most vivid colors.
Legend has it that the mistral always keeps company for an odd number of days, one, three, five, seven days.
In fact, some areas are destinations for surfers and kitesurfers.
Then there is the sirocco, a warm wind that gives its personal welcome in the summer season to those who come to these parts.
As for the most popular destinations of this wonderful coast, we cannot fail to list the main beaches of the best locations in this corner of paradise.
Porto Sa Ruxi: Crystal clear sea and shallow waters make this stretch of beach particularly suitable for inexperienced swimmers and families with children.
Punta Molentis: One of the most beautiful beaches in Villasimius, where the sea offers infinite shades between blue and green, depending on the depth of the seabed.
Giunco: White sand and the magnificent sea make the Giunco beach the most suitable stretch of coast for snorkelers.
Campulongu: It is one of the beaches of Villasimius that offers more services and is also easily reachable from the town. I The seabed is shallow and the waters are calm, particularly suitable for those who love long and peaceful swims immersed in a fabulous sea.
Cala Pira: Extraordinarily blue waters and unspoiled nature make the place an authentic earthly paradise! The landscape is also very impressive, offering unforgettable views of the island of Serpentara and the tower from which the cove takes its name.
Cala Sinzias: another beautiful beach in the Castiadas area, suitable for families and children, which can be seen after passing through a eucalyptus forest. Protected by a promontory that offers an extraordinary view, its two km of beach and the turquoise waters give its visitors a feast for the eyes and the senses.
Cala Murtas: A pearl, once forbidden for military reasons, but available in the summer. Well hidden within the Quirra military polygon, six kilometers of beach with very white sand with medium and large grains, mixed with smooth pebbles. A very clear water of an intense blue. Ideal for children on the shore thanks to the shallow waters.
Also very popular with surfers and spearfishing and diving enthusiasts.
Scoglio di Peppino: composed of the typical light Sardinian granite with a characteristic shape, it is a popular destination for tourism on the island.
Together with the beach, due to the particular inlet near the rock, on days with little wind a natural swimming pool seems to be created for the happiness of parents with young children.
Legend has it that the name of this rock comes from a man named Peppino, a fisherman who had chosen it as his favorite destination of which he was a frequent visitor.
It is not uncommon to meet Posidonia deposited on the beaches due to the storm surges that bring it to the shore.
If it is often mistakenly considered a disturbing element in the general context of the landscape and of the beach itself, this aquatic plant is an excellent bioindicator of the quality of coastal marine waters.
When we meet Posidonia on the beaches, we must protect and respect it. It is truly a precious asset to keep because it allows us to enjoy these fantastic waters where each of us loves to bathe and go for a swim.
In addition to the sea, this area is also characterized by the transparency of the ponds.
An opportunity for birdwatchers is to be able to admire the famous pink flamingo and other bird species that have found home and protection in these areas.
Another distinctive feature of the area is the presence of old-fashioned markets and box offices, where you can breathe a more authentic and rustic air than in large centers with their supermarkets.
For those who do not like the summer heat, but prefer milder temperatures, finding peace in hearing the sound of the wind and the waves crashing on the shore, can visit this area even out of season.
See you soon.