Isola Asinara

Stintino is a popular resort on the north-western tip of Sardinia and one of the starting points for a trip to the island of Asinara.

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In the tiny town of Stintino you will find a wide selection of restaurants, several grocery and beach shops, but especially a nice beach with the "nurago", a historic tower on the islet.

La Pelosa beach

Stintina's most beautiful beach lies in the district of La Pelosa, about 4 km from Stintina. Many people even consider this beach, with its incredibly turquoise coloured water, to be the most beautiful in the whole of Sardinia.

La Pelosa beach is covered with fine white sand, the clear turquoise sea is very shallow, making it ideal for families with children or those who love warm water. The view from the beach is dominated by the historic 1572 Torre della Peolsa defensive tower on the adjacent islet, with the island of Piana in the background.

The beach has everything from sun lounger and umbrella rentals and pedal boats to a wide selection of beach bars and refreshments.

Beach entrance fees and reservations

La Pelosa beach is only accessible by prior online booking. The daily visitor limit is set at 1,500 and, especially in August, we recommend booking up to a month in advance.

The booking fee is 3,50 eur.

Accommodation in Stintino

In Stintino, the locals have adapted to the demand and most of the houses operate as private guesthouses or apartments.

You will also find smaller classic hotels. Accommodation prices here are higher than usual in this part of Sardinia and you can pay from 120 eur upwards for a night for 2 during the holidays.

How to get there

Stintino is located behind the port of Porto Torres, about 57 km from Alghero AHO airport and 160 km from Olbia OLB airport.

Parking at the beach is available along the road running about 50 meters from the beach, but practically the whole stretch is charged for parking (about 6 eur per day).

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There are also buses to Stintino, including directly to La Pelosa beach, where there is one of the stops. You can use 2 bus lines.

  • 727: Porto Torres, Sassari (where you can change to many other lines around the island)
  • Sardabus: Alghero airport, Alghero centre

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