On our last trip to Sardinia, and specifically to the north-east, we dedicated a day to visiting arcipelago including the island of but the sea conditions and the strong mistral wind blowing at 30 knots limited our visit to the main island, the island of Caprera and the small all accessible by car.. Actually, our intention was to visit part of the
The beaches of La Maddalena
The first thing I can say about Isola della Maddalena is forget about driving straight to the beach: at best you will have to walk a few hundred metres. There are an untold number of coves, views and dream beaches, all of which will thrill you with their colours.
In each of the renowned beaches there is also a refreshment point or a small restaurant, but my advice is to stop immediately after landing in the village to buy water and some sandwiches to take with you.
To make sure you are not mistaken the information point can give you further suggestions and provide you with the map of the island, but in essence there is only a very scenic road that goes around the island of Magdalena with a total length of 20 kilometres from which you can reach all the beaches of La Maddalena.
Choose the beaches of La Maddalena according to the wind conditions
THearcipelago of the Maddalena or arcipelago delle Maddalene is almost always windswept, and in our case an annoying 30-knot mistral was blowing on the west side of the island, so we only visited the most popular coves on that side, and then left for the Maddalena beaches of Lower Trinità and then .
Leaving the village in a clockwise direction, there is a single road that runs through the entire island called the Panoramica. After about a kilometre along the road leading to Nido d’Aquila, one arrives at, which, in addition to the quiet little beach, offers a beautiful granite cliff overlooking the island of Spargi.
After the ritual photos with one hand holding the hat for the strong wind and just enough time to contemplate this magnificence, we left for the next beach.
After passing Nido D’Aquila, you arrive, via a dirt road, at
The area is very picturesque and is dominated by an old, disused granite quarry. Here too, the strong Mistral did not allow us to stop for a well-deserved swim in the crystal-clear waters, but it is a place I highly recommend.
Lower Trinity Beach
We set off again and headed for the, truly a swimming pool! Here we could not resist and after finding a corner sheltered by a large granite rock, we literally camped out to finally spend an hour in the sun.
We had to stop our beach towels with big stones to keep them from flying away, but I assure you it was really worth it.
The crystal clear water seemed to call you to swim, even though the sea was a bit rough.
Testa di Polpo
The Sardinian, is technically not on La Maddalena but on the . Connected to the first by a small earthen bridge of about 10 metres.
The road becomes unpaved and, to put it bluntly, rather bumpy. Do not despair and go on for about a kilometre until the road ends in a small car park.
From there take your things and walk for about five minutes up the cliff, I assure you that the spectacle will pay off big time.