Its sandy shore is divided between two coves. The first is smaller and crescent-shaped and the second is longer, stretching towards a rocky promontory. It is narrow, due to the continuous erosion caused by the sea, and runs for almost two kilometres alongside the locality of the same name, in the territory of Quartu sant’Elena, town with the third largest number of inhabitants on the Island. The beach of Capitana characterises a wide stretch of the Cagliari-Villasimius scenic route and appears with its bright colours at the end of a straight road, just before entering a landscape where the little villas give way to the greenery of the poplars, tamarisks and eucalyptus trees and also to small elevations covered in Mediterranean scrub and spectacular rocky cliffs.