Beach of Piscinas, Costa Verde, Sardinia
In the area of the municipality of Arbus, in the province of Medio Campidano, the Hotel Le Dune is located on the golden beach of Piscinas. Many miles long, surrounded by majestic sand dunes, among the highest in Europe, the beach is part of Costa Verde (Green Coast) on the south-western shores of Sardinia, between Capo Pecora and Capo Frasca.
The hotel can be easily reached from any port and airport in Sardinia, driving along smooth paved roads to the mine of Ingurtosu, once upon a time a flourishing and thriving mining settlement now silent and abandoned. After Ingurtosu you will reach the “Laveria Brassey”, the mineral washing plant in Naracauli – where the tarmac road gives way to 7 km of unpaved scenic road which follows the ancient railway used in the past to bring minerals to the Sea Warehouse. The path meanders through the dunes covered in juniper and mastic, asphodelus and strawflower, to reach the beach of Piscinas where the hotel is nestled.
How to reach the hotel Le Dune Piscinas
– From Cagliari/Elmas airport: drive along the SS130 heading to Iglesias, for about 20 km, then make a right turn to Villasor on SS 126. Follow the direction Villacidro, then Gonnosfanadiga. Cross the village, then make a left turn on SS 196 to Arbus. Cross Arbus, then follow to Ingurtosu (about 8 km after Arbus, make a right) then to Piscinas. As an alternative, take the SS 131 to Oristano, exit at the sign of “San Gavino Monreale/Guspini” on SS197. Drive through Guspini, then Arbus and as above.
– From Olbia/Sassari/Alghero: drive on SS131 heading to Cagliari- After Oristano make a right turn at the second sign for Uras/San Nicolò d’Arcidano. Cross San Nicolò, reach Guspini then Arbus and as above. As an alternative, just after Oristano make a right to Santa Giusta/Arborea. Follow the SP49; after Arborea, follow the sign to Marceddì driving through the bridge on the lagoon (not always accessible). You will be in the area of Sant’Antonio di Santadi. Follow the coast road SP65 until Marina di Arbus/Portu Maga. Tarmac road gives way to an unpaved road which crosses two little rivers. The first ford is the so called “red river” (due to mining waste), the second is the “rio Piscinas” – they both are always almost dry, depending on the amount of rainfall. At the crossroad after the second ford make a right, the hotel Le Dune is after about 1.5km.
Hotel Le Dune Piscinas – Ecoresort & Beach
Via Bau 1, Loc. Piscinas – Ingurtosu, 09031 Arbus (VS), Sardinia – Italy
Tel: +39 070 97 71 30 | Fax: +39 070 97 72 30
E-mail: email@example.com | Website: www.ledunepiscinas.com
Coordinates: 39.540156, 8.450195
Decimal Degrees (WGS84): Latitude 39.540156 – Longitude 8.450195
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds: Latitude N39 32 24 – Longitude E8 27 00
GPS: Latitude N 39 32.409 – Longitude E 8 27.012
UTM: 32N – X 452755 – Y 4376865
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