Looking at it from above, you will immediately notice its unusual three-arched form: in reality, more than a single beach, it is a group of three little coves with crescent-shaped outlines, separated from each other by flat granite rocks. However, its appearance is not the only feature that makes Porto sa Ruxi captivating: the beach is surrounded by wild nature on the outskirts of Villasimius, in a setting of cliffs and rock faces. Behind it, there are sand dunes covered with age-old junipers, maritime pines and fragrant myrtle bushes, which you can admire as you walk along the path connecting the car parks and the coast. The sand is soft and white, while the sea will surprise you with its transparent waters reflecting shades of bright blue and turquoise. The shallow waters and the shelter from the northwesterly wind offered by the hills behind it make the beach suitable for families and children. Furthermore, it is a destination particularly popular with snorkelling and diving enthusiasts: its waters, included in the protected marine area of Capo Carbonara, are rich in fish fauna populating the area around the rocks in particular.
In Porto sa Ruxi, there are refreshment areas and beach equipment and boat rental services, as well as a car park a few dozen metres from the beach. You can reach it by following provincial road SP 17 towards Villasimius, after passing the seaside village of Solanas – which falls within the territory of Sinnai - and Capo Boi, taking the exit indicated and travelling along a short stretch of dirt road. You will already see the intense colour of the sea and the charm of the cliffs surrounded by Mediterranean scrub from the coastal road that, further on - after passing a small village with the same name as the beach - proceeds along the coastline, allowing access to other wild coves, among which Cala Piscareddus, two hundred metres of light sand and rocky outcrops in front of a sea of emerald green reflections.
Continuing in an easterly direction, you will see the ‘gems’ of the Villasimius coast appearing one after another: Campus, near the mouth of a small river, is a wide expanse of soft white sand. Then there is the beach of Campulongu, surrounded by thick vegetation; next to the tourist port, and the beach of Riso, with its characteristic rice-like ‘grains’ of quartz sand. Beyond the promontory of Capo Carbonara, the unmissable destinations are called Porto Giunco, Cala Caterina, Simius and Punta Molentis.