Endless White Sands
Porto Pino beach features 4 kilometres of striking bright white sands. The beach has dramatic sand dunes and is surrounded by the large ponds that are breeding grounds for pink flamingos. Look out for the extremely rare Aleppo Pine that grows here which, according to legend, was the preferred wood of the Phoenicians for the construction of their boats. The best spot is near Le Dune where endless of white sand dune as high as 20 metres awaits you.
FACTS ABOUT SEA BALLS
When you walk along the Mediterranean beaches, sometimes you come across what looks like a tiny naked football washed up on the shore everywhere. Known as “Sea Balls” (Egagropilo), they are the fibrous residues of Mediterranean seagrass called Posidonia Oceanica, one the oldest species on earth. Posidonia Oceanica grows best in clean waters, and its presence is a marker for lack of pollution so the more of these little friendly Sea Balls you see the better for the sea environment. Most recent discovery of Posidonia Oceanica in Ibiza is 8 kilometres across and estimated at around 100,000 years old which may be one of the largest and oldest clonal colonies on Earth.
World’s Oldest Living Organism
How to get there
The Road to Le Dune, Porto Pino Beach
From the town of Sant’Anna Arresi, take the road SP73 to Porto Pino town with the same name and just before reaching there, follow the signposts to the left for the dirt-track called Via Corru Manciu that passes through the pond of Is Brebeis. At the end of this dirt-track, you will have reached the large carpark. From here, walk across a pedestrian bridge over a small channel, and continue for about 300 metres along this path to the beach.