Tuesday 29 July 2008

Porto Liscia-Porto Pollo, Gallura, Sardinia

A couple of kilometers of sand cradled in a curvaceous bay, Porto Liscia is a haven for wind-surfers, who criss-cross the water against a picturesque backdrop propelled by the steady breeze. If you wander west you will find plenty of space, but the sand is quite coarse. As the countryside around the beach is virtually undeveloped, Porto Liscia attracts a bohemian crowd, many of whom congregate in the small wooden bar pumping out chilled music. At the easterly end of the beach is a road, which is lined with cafes and shacks renting water sports gear, balanced on a narrow spit of land leading down to a camp site at L'Isuledda. On the other side of the road is the smaller Porto Pollo beach, where the sand is finer and the shore serves as a launchpad for dozens of petit sailing boats and the odd catamaran. 8/10