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Sardinia: the beach dunes Piscinas

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We reach the west coast of Sardinia from Fluminimaggiore. In the same town we stop to eat something fast. It was three in the afternoon and we had serious problems finding somewhere open. After asking in some bars and finding people not very hospitable, we finally came across a bar where we could have some paninis.


The place comes by the way to visit the west coast with the dunes of the beach of Piscinas as a special attraction and the industrial archeology of the area (especially the mines of Montevecchio and Ingurtosu with guided tours).

We go to the beach of Piscinas. We did this through an old abandoned colony of Ingurtosu mining workers. You can see the contrast with the old palace where the patron lived and the half-ruined houses where the workers lived.

The old and nearby Montevecchio mine offers guided tours. We were going with the right time and decided to visit the beach of Piscinas.

The road gives way to a forest road that does not entail difficulties for conventional tourism. We did it with a 308 and we had no problems with the ground floor until we reached the foot of the beach.

There is an old construction on the beach that breaks with the wild beauty of the place. It is an old mining house, now rebuilt in a hotel. However, it is a well preserved farmhouse and does not hurt the eyes excessively.

The beach sand in Piscinas ascends the surrounding slopes and creates the largest dunes in Europe behind the Pyla dunes on the French Atlantic coast.

After a good time of dunes the desolate landscape of the dunes had become a procession of high mounds covered with vegetation. It is very likely that the landscape is completely different during the summer season.

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