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Capo Comino

The marvellous, vast and long beach of fine, white sand of Capo Comino, one of the largest on the east coast of Sardinia, is an 'earthly paradise' that is part of the tourist resort of the same name in Siniscola. It forms a single shoreline with s'Ena 'e sa Chitta, 'the beach of sugared almonds', a beautiful southern stretch of coastline, measuring about three kilometres.

The promontory of Capo Comino is the easternmost tip of Sardinia, closing the Gulf of Orosei to the north. The 'cape' is controlled by an ancient lighthouse, the symbol of the place, looking towards the small Ruja island, which you can reach by swimming or walking, depending on the tide. The waters are crystal clear and blend in with the green of the surrounding vegetation, consisting of a beautiful and regenerating pine forest. Completing its exceptional beauty are the lively and beautiful dunes interspersed with junipers and mastic trees, the ponds of Salina Manna and Salinedda, a natural habitat for aquatic birds.

The hamlet of Capo Comino is home to 27 inhabitants. About a hundred metres from the coast are the remains of a Roman fleet from the time of Emperor Nero, and other wrecks: the ship Comandante Bafile, sunk in 1942, and a French fighter plane, a Chance Vought F4U Corsair, which sank off the coast in 1963, possibly due to a breakdown, and was dragged towards the beach by the nets of a fishing boat.

The perfect preservation of the dune system has made it the ideal wild setting for several films, including: Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto, by Lina Wertmuller (1974) with Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato.

There is ample parking and refreshment facilities, while in the small village of Capo Comino you will find some accommodation and restaurants.

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