A jewel nestled in the heart of Palau, a short distance from the inhabited town of Porto Faro is one of the most characteristic beaches of northern Sardinia, the name of which derives from a white lighthouse whose painted tip overlooks a small inlet carved into the locality of Punta Palau. From here, you can savour the panorama of the entire national park of the archipelago, from the “big sister” of La Maddalena to the smaller islands of Santo Stefano and Caprera.
Within the cove is a picturesque beach, characterised by fine white sand, lapped by the crystal-clear sea with a shallow and sandy seabed. Strolling along the cove or snorkelling, you will be fascinated by the sight of pink granite rocks eroded by the waters to take on quite unique forms. Not surprisingly, just a short distance away is the monument that most characterises Palau, the Roccia dell’Orso.
Porto Faro is surrounded by Mediterranean scrub that extends almost to the sea. It is not particularly crowded even in summer, being the ideal place for those who love tranquillity and relaxation. Within walking distance, you will find all the tourist services you could need. Behind the lighthouse is a tourist village perfectly inserted into the dense vegetation and bathing facilities available. Nearby, there is also a little private pier suitable for mooring small- and medium-sized boats so you can set out on an exploration of the Maddalena archipelago.