I reach Porto Pino during a weekday, hoping t it is not going to be too crowded.It’s summer by now, August to be precise, the vacation month, so it is just a wishful thinking. I’ve never been here, but I’ve always heard so many things about it that now that I have the chance and the time, I can’t miss this opportunity to see it with my own eyes. We drive through the dirt patch that leads us to the parking lot and once there, we still have to walk a while in order to reach the beach.

The sea is amazing, like any other place in Sardinia, but I can’t understand what all the fuss is about as I’ve seen places as beautiful, if not better than this. I change my mind once I decide to talk a walk along the shore and I move to the left side of the beach.

This is Heaven! White and very high dunes are right in front of my eyes, like a mirage in the middle of the desert. The closer I get, the more I realize how big they are, especially looking at the figures of the people that, in spite of the guardian, seem to get lost in this ocean of sand. There access is forbidden in order to prevent the erosion and also to prevent damages caused by careless visitors.

The view from atop is incredible. When your back is turned, you really feel like you are in the middle of a desert and only far away you have a hint of the Sardinian green countryside. When you look at the sea though, the water is so blue and transparent that looks like a giant pool, as if the pools were better than the real thing.

It is a stupid comparison, like when looking at a beautiful flower people say: “it’s so gorgeous it looks fake!” Yes, I will add Porto Pino to my favorite places list and above all, I will praise its beauty that people will be drown to it and will come here to verify what I am saying about this Mediterranean gem is true. The northwest wind starts blowing, the water gets choppy, the towel are buried under a pile of sand and the visitors start leaving all at once, trying to find a shelter from the stinging sensation all over their bodies.

We follow them close behind, walking back towards the car. I turn around to catch a last glimpse of my new discovery, already knowing I will be back sooner or later to enjoy this spectacular place again.


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