Its famous name is no coincidence: once upon a time, the hero of the two worlds moored his ships here, in a harbour that can still be seen. Cala Garibaldi takes up the north-western coast of Caprera, opposite the small island of Giardinelli and the three Italian islets. The beach has fine, golden sand, crystalline, transparent water and a gently sloping seabed forming small, natural swimming pools among the rocks, making the cala a popular place for families with children. It offers fairy-tale landscapes, and is popular with snorkelling, underwater fishing and windsurfing enthusiasts. The beach is framed by large, light-coloured rocks cloaked in the intense green of Mediterranean brush, contrasting with the brilliant, shifting emerald green, azure and turquoise tones of the sea.