The Saline of Carloforte is a Site of Community Importance (SCI). Here you will find some of the most significant rare waterfowl of Sardinia such as the pink flamingo, the Audouin's gull, the Italian Black-winged stilt, the little egret, the peregrine falcon, the Pied avocet, and the little tern.
Located not far from the center of Carloforte, it had been used for salt production probably since the Punic Ages, but only in 1770 was it turned into an artificial saline by decision of the Savoy Government.
In 1840, all saltworks of Sardinia passed to the State, and in 1882, the General superintendency of the kingdom announced a contract for the "construction of one channel with a bridge in the saline of Carloforte".
The canal was used both to protect the salt mines from flooding, and for the transportation of salt.
The production was stopped in 1998.
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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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Situated between La Punta and Tacche Bianche, immersed in tuff rocks, Cala Lunga beach looks like a cliff that descends in the sea.
From May to early July, it's possible to observe the nets offshore being used to catch the tuna.
Its deep waters are particularly suitable for diving enthusiasts.
It lies along the coastal road 101 which leads from the harbor of Carloforte to the northern end of the island. The entrance of a dirt road will signal the entrance to the beach.
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