It is arch-shaped, set in an enchanting bay surrounded by thick Mediterranean greenery. The whiteness of its beach is almost blinding and contrasts with the vivid colours of the sea, reflecting shades of emerald green, blue and turquoise. To the side, a few steps from the shore, lies the ‘landlord’, the skeleton of a motorsailer that ran ashore in 1955. The Spiaggia del Relitto (Beach of the Shipwreck) occupies an eastern coastal stretch of the promontory of Punta Rossa, south-east of Caprera, the second largest island in the National Park of the Maddalena Archipelago.

The Blue Flag has been flying here for years, because of the clearness of the water and environmental sustainability. The surrounding landscape is wild and uncontaminated, enclosed by rugged and ‘protective’ rocky cliffs. The water is transparent, with a sandy seabed, and is shallow near the shoreline, then sloping gently away from the shore.