One of the westernmost beaches of Sardinia, La Pelosa is just 2 kilometers away from the harbour village of Stintino, in Capo Falcone, in the province of Sassari. The beach is 300 meters long – and up to 60 meters wide in some spots – and faces north-east, offering marvelous views of Isola Piana situated 600 meters off the coast and the larger Isola Asinara behind it.
Spiaggia La Pelosa is accompanied by an ancient sixteenth century watchtower, the Torre della Pelosa, that used to be part of Sardinia’s marine defense system. Since this is a popular diving area, there are two diving centers in the vicinity: the Asinara Diving Center, and the Roccaruja Diving Center. Both offer diving excursions in the Capo Falcone area. Surfboards and canoes are for rent at the Stintino Windsurfing Center nearby.
Unsurprisingly, the beach can get crowded during peak season in July and August, but if you find yourself in the area of Sassari or Porto Torres, Spiaggia La Pelosa is definitely worth a visit. For many Europeans, La Pelosa is a marvelous opportunity to experience a Caribbean-style beach at a fraction of the cost.