Costa Rei is a boundless spectacle, with over ten kilometres of golden sand and turquoise sea, within the coastal territories of Castiadas and Muravera. Various stretches of beach contribute to the spectacle, each with its own distinctive features and a name that identifies it. One of them, the southernmost one on the Muravera coast, starts at a picturesque rock and stretches for hundreds of metres, drawing a long white strip in front of an emerald green sea. It is the Spiaggia delle Ginestre, a beach also known as Scoglio di Peppino (Peppino’s Rock) due to the granite rock with a tapered shape that delimits the beach to the south, while on the opposite side it blends seamlessly with the other Muravera stretches of Costa Rei, Piscina Rei and Marina Rei, and is not interrupted until several kilometres further north, beneath the promontory of Capo Ferrato.
The sand ‘of the ginestre’ (ginestra means broom plant) is white and coarse-grained and behind the beach it forms soft dunes on the top of which junipers and sea daffodils appear. You will be delighted to admire the sky blue and emerald green hues of the crystal-clear sea, with its shallow waters and a sandy seabed, ideal for children. There are plenty of services on the beach: ample parking - even for camper vans -, disabled access, refreshment areas, deckchair, beach umbrella and boat rentals and beach volley courts. It is also possible to explore the treasures of the coast by going on excursions in a rubber dinghy. On windy days, the beach is packed with kitesurfing and windsurfing enthusiasts.
The most distinctive element is Peppino’s Rock, a natural monument made up of a mass of light granite smoothed by wind and waves, 80 metres long and 25 metres wide. Its curious shape will remind you of a diving turtle. Swimmers climb onto its back to admire the view and dive into the water. As well as dividing the Spiaggia delle Ginestre beach from the small beach of Santa Giusta, set in a bay, the rock also separates the boundaries of Castiadas and Muravera.
Mediterranean greenery surrounds the entire coast of Costa Rei north of the Spiaggia delle Ginestre. The sand is soft and white and a few rocky outcrops interrupt the immense turquoise expanse that washes the shore. Behind Piscina Rei, there is a pond, bordered by golden dunes, and it is populated by flamingos and other aquatic birds until the warmer months.
Wide stretches of unspoilt beach mark the northernmost part of the coast, in particular the cove known as sa Iba de ziu Franciscu, with its fine white sand, and the coves that dot the promontory of Capo Ferrato, surrounded by a pine forest.