The island of San Pietro, with its 18 miles of shoreline, a little more than 33 kilometers, it is an alternation of exciting and diverse landscapes.
Along the eastern coast visitors can admire the typical beaches of S. Pietro - located like gemstones in secluded coves, the beaches of Giunco , Girin, Punta Nera, Guidi, and Bobba will make you fall in love with this island.
After the beach, the cliffs of Lucaise change scenery showing the wild side of the island. Continuing on, you will encounter the largest beach of the island and the best one from which to admire the sunset: the majestic Caletta (The Cove).
The west coast offers a different scenario, showing the harsher side of the island’s natural beauty.
Capo Sandalo is the westernmost point of Italy, where its famous lighthouse and surrounding rocky landscape, with its pinnacles and spikes suggesting the shapes of animals and objects, takes on a dreamlike air.
The tour goes on with numerous coves, resembling small fjords, all the way up to the northern part of the island: the bay of Calafico changes its appearance depending on the weather, serene and heavenly on calm days, impetuous and impressive when the wind and sea are raging. The left bank is dark and melancholy, the right is magical and romantic. The synthesis of these landscape contradictions generates unique emotions of surprise and enchantment.
Calavinagra, the wildest and most impenetrable beach of the island. It opens onto the sea in a funnel shape, with a small island resembling a medieval castle created by nature in front of it, to protect the peace and the magical silence of this corner of heaven.
The Nasca beach forms a natural pool among the rocks, protected by the high peaks and stone obelisks of the surrounding multicolored cliffs, which in some places are rich with vegetation and in others resemble a lunar landscape.
And then Memerosso, Calalunga and many, many other small coves and recesses to explore.
"... The visit to the west coast is more like an expedition than a hike" - wrote Ernst Jünger, the great writer and philosopher of the twentieth century, referring to the roughness and the multiplicity of the shoreline forms of the Island. "Because the coast, with its numerous jagged cliffs, counts a large number of vertiginous overhangs as Borrona, among countless ledges and inlets without a name. Countless ravines, often very small, are there waiting to be visited and enjoyed one at a time. Several large caves like those found on the tip of Cala Fico create large arches that resemble ancient Gothic cathedrals, or the caves of Mezzaluna, which rise to over forty meters supported by massive columns that bring to mind the image of huge megalithic temples, or the Cave of the Punta delle Oche, almost hidden by a section of the coast, suggesting it could be a pirates den, with a pendant on the ceiling like a stone chandelier. "
This is a coast that never ceases to amaze and calls to the mind striking images, such as La Conca, similar to an amphitheater of the classical age, that recalls challenges of gladiators or the representation of Sophocles or Euripides' dramas. Or Le Colonne, where two sea stacks rise tall from the sea, guarding the San Pietro canal like two old gendarmes, tired and old. Recently the column next to the land suffered some damage, but it still stands. Yet for these two stacks, there were better times, especially after April 1993, when it became a Natural Monument and their image was documented through thousands of pictures made by tourists from all around the world.
It is for all these aspects, for all these emotions, lived and shared with others, or felt intimately, in silence ("... a few places on earth evoke that sense of loneliness that can be enjoyed here ..." - writes Junger ) and it is for this reason that the island's coast is one of the most beautiful in Sardinia.