Sunday 10 August 2008

La Marmorata, Gallura, Sardinia

This picturesque spot has been commercialised within an inch of its life. La Marmorata beach is dominated by the massed and orderly ranks of sunbeds and parasols, most of them run by the huge hotel complex overlooking the sea. Parking costs 1 euro an hour and you even have to pay 50 euro cents to use the toilets. Still, plenty of people head to La Marmorata to enjoy the fine white sand, the clear, calm water and the pleasant seaward views of a rocky islet. You can escape the crowds by heading north, past the attractive wooden jetty and clambering over the boulders tumbling down into the sea. 6/10