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Small sardinian sahara

The Piscinas dunes are accessible by path that passes by the ruins of the mines. It’s like a small Sardinian Sahara where the dunes can reach up to 60 meters high. There are juniper bushes bordering the wind-shaped dunes and a huge white-sand beach at the end. It’s a completely “wild” area save for the old mining building which is now a hotel. Piscinas is a pleasant place to enjoy the beach in its natural state, especially during the low season when parking is free.
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Desert on the coast

Arbus is a region of Sardinia, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean in terms of population and size. In Arbus, you’ll find one of the most peculiar beaches in the world and one that attracts lovers of nature, sun, and relaxation: Piscinas.

Arbus is a peaceful desert with 12-meter tall dunes covered in Mediterranean plant life; a perfect mix of mountain and sea. The coastline is gorgeous and bathed in crystal-clear waters that get very deep only a few meters from the shore. It’s truly one of the most unique spots in Sardinia and, though it’s hard to believe, it’s still not mobbed by tourists. Like I said, it’s a little piece of paradise.
Alba Balbastre

Dunes of golden sand

During my vacation in Sardinia, I went to visit the southwest part of the island known "Costa Verde". There, I found Piscinas, a pristine stretch of the Sardinian coastline that’s known for its high dunes of golden sand reminiscent of the desert. Even the drive Piscinas was full of breathtaking views. Here’s how to go: starting from Oristano, take the SS-131 and continue in the direction of the Torre dei Corsari. The last stretch of the road is unpaved (at one point, you even need to cross the Piscinas river), but you soon arrive at the beautiful dunes and transparent-turquoise sea. Piscinas is located in the old mining district of Ingurtosu, home of the famous Montevecchio mines where you can see the now-abandoned facilities. There’s a small hotel that’s located right on the beach and a campsite nearby as well.
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Piscinas and its high dunes

Sardinia also has its desert located in the wild and isolated area of ​​Piscinas (south-western Sardinia). It is a natural area composed of towering dunes of yellow ocher among the highest in Europe. Some bush and shrub (juniper, sea lilies, olives) sprouting here and there sporadically or in small groves. The undulating dunes by the wind that beats the island shape is constantly taking on new forms. This area is also famous for the ancient mining sites of Ingurtosu and Montevecchio and the sea, ideal for surfing.

Piscinas e le sue altissime dune

Anche la Sardegna ha il suo deserto situato nella selvaggia ed isolata zona di Piscinas (Sud-ovest della Sardegna). Si tratta di un'area naturale composta da dune altissime di colore giallo ocra tra le più alte d'Europa. Qualche cespuglio e arbusto (ginepri, gigli di mare, olivi) spuntano qua e la in maniera sporadica o in piccoli boschetti. Le dune ondulate dal maestrale che batte sull'isola si modellano continuamente assumendo nuove forme. Questa zona è famosa anche per gli antichi siti minerari di Ingurtosu e Montevecchio e per il mare ideale per praticare surf.
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