The northernmost reaches of Gallura are also included in the Top Ten of Italian coastlines
Located in the north of Sardinia, Santa Teresa Gallura is the highest ranked town, followed by La Maddalena, Palau and Arzachena. Together they constitute a shoreline unlike any other, one that includes the park of the archipelago of La Maddalena, more than 60 large and small islands that include Budelli with its pink beach, the breathtaking coves of Caprera, Santo Stefano and Spargi, with colours so stunningly beautiful that they attract tour boats, natural monuments and sea beds that are the favourite destination of scuba divers. And let’s not forget the beaches on the island of Maddalena: Bassa Trinita, Cala Lunga, Monti d’a Rena and Punta Tegge. The long coastline of Santa Teresa should be explored from top to bottom starting at Capo Testa, with Valle della Luna and the beaches of Ponente and Levante. The symbol of environmental sustainability and quality service can be found in the town: Rena Bianca beach, graced with ultra-fine white sand that stretches into crystal clear blue water. Palau is another fine example of environmental friendliness and beauty: a granite coastline with stretches of soft sandy beach, like the lovely Porto Faro, the exotic shapes of Cala Trana and the natural wonder that is the Isola dei Gabbiani (Seagull Island), a haven for windsurfers. And then there is the sea at Arzachena, where all we need do is list the fabulous beaches of Porto Cervo and the Costa Smeralda, or Emerald Coast.