Capo Sandalo, situated on the western tip of the island of San Pietro, is an extraordinary cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Here stands the lighthouse of the same name, built in 1864 with blocks of stone carved with a chisel and constructed in a cylindrical tower that supports an optical rotating lens with a focal length of 700 mm.
The lighthouse emits a group of four white flashes every 20 seconds; it has a light range of 34 miles and a geographical range of 24 miles.
Visible from 322 ° to 191 ° and 311 ° to 322 ° to the north of Cape Sperone, between the west coast of the Island of Sant'Antioco and the south coast of the Island of San Pietro, this lighthouse is located on the westernmost point of Italy.
Since 1984 it has the function of a beacon and is equipped with 4 apartments for the lighthouse keepers. The summit of the Lighthouse offers breathtaking views and is reachable walking all the 124 steps to the top.
Capo Sandalo is reached along the SP 104 from the port of Carloforte.
The road passes the picturesque bay of Cala Fico and ends in a large square, the Belvedere of Capo Sandalo that, besides the lighthouse, offers a complete view on the large bay of the Becco, and on the islet del Corno (of the horn) and the open sea.
A Mecca for lovers of sunsets over the sea, the Belvedere is one of the favorite places by future couples to celebrate an outdoor wedding.
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Cala Vinagra is a fjord-like creek, offering a small beach sheltered by the cliff, composed of a gravel seabed, pebbles, rocks and coarse sand.
The waters are of an iridescent green color, which in some sections becomes turquoise.
This creek is full of charm, enhanced by the beautiful island of Cala Vinagra near the beach.
It can be reached starting from Carloforte taking the Provincial Road 104 to the junction for Cala Vinagra then proceeding on the dirt road.
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The Oasis IN LIPU of Carloforte covers an area of 236 hectares in the western part of the island and about 7 km of coastline.
The cliffs overlooking the sea in this area are very high, forming a plateau 130 meters high with deep coves like Cala Vinagra and Cala Fico. This unique and fascinating wild environment is the breeding ground of a very rare species: the Falco della Regina (Queen's Hawk), an extraordinary bird of prey that only reproduces on the sheer cliffs of Mediterranean sea islands.
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A beautiful soft white sand beach, located on the south western coast, near the area of Le Colonne and a few minutes from Carloforte.
La Bobba is sheltered from the northern winds, and it's the ideal beach in case of mistral wind. Framed by dark cliffs and Mediterranean scrub it has turquoise waters and shallow water, suitable for children.
It can be reached by following the coast road to the Caletta, taking a dirt road to the parking area.
The beach is equipped with secure parking, sandwich bar, a kiosk, dining area, and beach services like Continua...
The Giunco as the locals call it, is the longest beach on the island. It is located less than 2 km from the town, just past Corso Battellieri.
It owes its name from the large amount of rattan plants that border the beach which has the benefit of having very shallow waters that continues for a long distance from the beach. With warm waters and a sheltered position, this is a great area for children to play peacefully.
It is the only beach on the island that has an area reserved for visitors with dogs.
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