Beach of Cala Pira
Small, outlying and glorious, Cala Pira stands at the north end of the coast facing onto the Island of Serpentara. The beach is preceded by a flat and smooth valley , a feature that gives a particular effect on the landscape of the area, quite unusual for Sardinia.
Its proximity to the Protected Marine Area of Capo Carbonara explains the richness of its marine life.
Cala Pira is a tiny jewel oriented northwards and nestles in a dell adorned with greenery. Here the coast draws a perfect sandy half-moon, closed off on the right hand side by a high rocky rampart, and on the left by the low coastline, a splash of green Mediterranean maquis and crowned by the spanish Tower of Cala Pira (with a diameter of 14,60 meters, 10 meters in height), built in 16th century and recently restored.
From “Punta De Is Cappuccinus” to Capo Ferrato there is an inlet along which lies a stretch of thin coastline, with the small ledge of Monte Turno (56 meters), Punta Santa Giusta and the close Scoglio di Peppino, and along which there are some marvellous beaches.
Cala Pira beach is characterized by fine white and pink sand, and by crystal clear turquoise sea. Being protected from the winds, and having shallow waters and a sandy seabed, it is particularly suitable for families with children.
The tower, the dunes, the colour shades of its waters and the surrounding granite cliffs contribute to create an environment of great charm, with the wild nature and the natural landscape in which it is set, especially in the south and north, and a beautiful view make this a wonderful beach that should not be missed.