Little coves with pink sand and crystalline waters, long, white, deserted beaches, rocks with breath-taking seabed, ponds inhabited by flamingos, and, inside, groves, vineyards, grottos, culture and culinary traditions. This is Porto Pino, in the territory of Sant’Anna Arresi, made even more beautiful, to the east, by the homonymous promontory covered in oaks, ancient juniper trees and very rare Aleppo pines – according to legend, the wood favoured by the Phoenicians to build their ships. The other side is dominated by Mediterranean scrub.

The Porto Pino beach is about four kilometres long, divided in two parts by an old sea outlet for the ponds. The “first beach”, not far from the parking area, features greyish sand while the “second”, nestled between lagoon and pine grove, has white sand and meets Is Arenas Biancas, tall, white dunes in the territory of Teulada – also called Le Dune, another awe-inducing expanse, one kilometre long, of soft sandy hills that reach up to 3 metres of height.