Sunday 10 August 2008

Vignola, Gallura, Sardinia

More downmarket than many of Sardinia's beaches, Vignola's promenade is lined with undistinguished bars, shops and cafes and is bordered by a large camp site. Down at the shoreline, rental sun loungers and parasols are conspicuous by their absence. The glitterati are probably put off by the grains of sand, which are almost big enough to be small pebbles - uncomfortable in shoes, but fine in bare feet. Vignola's breezy bay is good for windsurfing and kitesurfing, there is free parking less than 500 yards from the large beach and there are fine views of the nearby Aragonese watch tower, the rugged Sardinian coastline and distant Corscia. 6/10