Spargi
island

White beaches and cliffs overlooking the turquoise sea, the history of man and unspoiled nature on the island of contrasts.

Overlooking the western coasts of the island of La Maddalena we find Spargi, the third largest island in the archipelago. Surrounded by a difficult sea that in some places becomes treacherous due to the presence of numerous shoals, Spargi is probably the most unspoiled of the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago, despite being among the most popular for the beauty of its beaches mainly concentrated in the southeastern part.

To the north-west of Spargi are the small islands of Spargiotto and that of Spargiottello, little more than a rock, among the most protected areas of the National Park, subject to an integral terrestrial and marine reserve regime, but which host some of the attractions most interesting of all northern Sardinia thanks to the presence of the two large shoals, protected diving spots among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. But Spargi is also the island of shipwrecks and military fortresses, the island of refuge for bandits and pirates who have left behind them stories and legends.

Isola Santa Maria

Cala Corsara

COORDINATE: 41.23091100610011, 9.343393948963778

The jewel of Spargi, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Fine white sand beach overlooking a sea of incredible colors, the favorite destination of many visitors of the Archipelago, very crowded throughout the summer season.

The stretch of sea in front of the beach is famous for the presence of many shoals that make navigation difficult.

Intended for experienced navigators and maneuvers who know the area very well.

Cala Zavagli

COORDINATE: 41.23091100610011, 9.343393948963778

Very close to Cala Corsara, it is recognizable by the presence of the small pier at which it is possible to moor to reach the other coves in the southern and eastern area of Spargi.

The beach of Cala Zavagli is a small beach of fine white sand among the most popular in the Archipelago, especially as a docking point.

Cala Soraya or Cala Ciaccaro

COORDINATE: 41.23115808597105, 9.351092768575075

A world famous beach, often in the top ten of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea, it overlooks a sandy and deep seabed that colors its waters with shades ranging from celestial to deep blue.

Perfectly recognizable by the presence of a large rocky conformation that divides the Cala into two beaches. Very often crowded thanks to the easy mooring, the unmistakable transparency of the waters that bathe the beach has always been one of the postcards of the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park.

Cala Granara

COORDINATE: 41.23363533731868, 9.354068996825019

This Cala includes three beaches of light and very fine sand, the largest of which is the northernmost.

Sandy bottoms that slope rapidly, rocky tongues that push into the water and the jagged profile that continues with the cliff that closes the north side, make it an ideal place for snorkeling, while the depth of the seabed in front of the Cala, rocky and deep is the ideal setting for sport bathing.

Cala Conneri (the Beach of Love)

COORDINATE: 41.23931324576159, 9.35879008888302

One Cala, two different beaches and depths of incredible variety and beauty.

Cala Conneri, also known by the name of Cala Dell’Amore (the beach of love), is made up of two beaches, sheltered from the west, north and south winds by an intimate profile and by the presence of a strip of rocks that divides the small cove in two.

The southern beach is distinguished from its northern twin by the fine white sand that makes the stretch of water in front of the beach very clear, while the second beach, smaller, has a small sandy stretch and a part of accessible rocks that culminate in a short promontory.

An ideal mooring point, it is one of the less frequented coves on the eastern side of Spargi, together with Cala Ferrigno.

Cala Ferrigno and Cala Canniccio

COORDINATE: 41.24436619304847, 9.356254668874058

Recognizable by the presence of a small dock, the beach of Cala Canniccio, also known as Cala Ferrigno, is very difficult to reach for those who are not experienced navigators, due to the presence of outcropping rocks and the narrow passage that leads at the pier.

The entire area of the Cala, characterized by a fairly long golden sandy beach, surrounded by rich vegetation, is to be considered private, even if it is open to visitors.

This makes it less crowded like the coves that are immediately south of this cove perfect for snorkeling.

Cala Bonifazzinca and the Double Shore Beach

COORDINATE: 41.2484136, 9.3539837

An Inlet of very difficult docking, very deep compared to the rocky profile of the coast that welcomes it. The beach is not among the most beautiful in Spargi, but the presence of a rock formation that penetrates the sea but is joined to the coast by a large sandy area known as the Doppia Sponda Beach, however, makes it one of the most characteristic coves of the whole island.

Behind it some trekking paths start, leading into the hinterland of Spargi in the direction of the ruins of the military forts used during the world wars.

One of the paths allows you to cross the hinterland of the island until you reach the extreme southern tip where Cala Corsara, Cala d'Alga and Cala Zavagli with its small pier are located.

Cala Pietranera

COORDINATE: 41.25093167853828, 9.348244547772481

A Cala used in the past as a military landing place to reach the Zanotto and Rubin Cervi batteries.

Its rocky conformation makes it not very popular because it is not suitable for non-sporting bathing.

It is a reference point for mooring near the great Shoal of Spargi, an area known for the beauty of the seabed and ideal for diving.

Cala Grano or Granu

COORDINATE: 41.25129291475699, 9.341748089433477

Used in the past as the main landing place to reach the Zanotto Battery which rises behind it. It does not differ from the nearby Cala Pietranera and it is, like the latter, rocky and not very suitable for non-sporting bathing, a circumstance that makes it less frequented even during the high season.

Reference point for mooring near the great Shoal of Spargi, an area known for the beauty of the seabed and ideal for diving.

Cala Piscioli

COORDINATE: 41.242146830016594, 9.334162341596471

A rocky cove overlooking the seabed perfect for diving, characterized by the presence of a small sandy beach which is practically the only one on the entire western coast of Spargi.

Immersed in the wild nature, the beach of Piscioli is oriented towards the nearby islet of Spargiotto.

Cala Serraina

COORDINATE: 41.235368684190355, 9.335343761062294

A Cala with a jagged profile, very difficult to land on, also reachable by land from the nearby Cala D'Alga, through an easy but not marked trek.

The seabed in front of the cove is a reference point for snorkeling, while behind it, as in the whole north-western part of the Island of Spargi, it is possible to practice birdwatching with good fruits, and to spot rare examples of Cormorants and Corsican seagulls.

Cala d'Alga

COORDINATE: 41.23311862384908, 9.339304069095249

A small and intimate beach, often covered by posidonia residues that the play of currents deposits in this deep inlet. It is also known for the presence of the famous Rock of the Witch's face.

Due to the extremely difficult landing, due to the presence of a barrier of outcropping rocks that open only near the beach where a sand gully allows spectacular diving along the coast, the beach of Cala D'Alga is often very little frequented.

Isolotto of Spargiotto

COORDINATE: 41.25044621587382, 9.323499388228031

An islet that is known above all for the presence of the shoal that develops along its western coast, near the rock of Spargiottello.

The islet is an integral land protection area, in which access is allowed only to residents of the Municipality of La Maddalena, while the stretch of water in front of its northern coast is an integral marine reserve area in which navigation is not allowed.

Shoal of Spargiotto

COORDINATE: 41.250353668437945, 9.320519428939711

Protected diving spot

Navigation prohibited.

Shoal of Spargi, Shoal Washington

COORDINATE: 41.257022174951, 9.342915840738888

One of the points of greatest attraction of the entire La Maddalena Archipelago for diving enthusiasts. The shoal is a Protected Dive Site, in which navigation is not allowed.

The presence of a submerged boulder that recalls the profile of the first President of the United States gave the name Washington to the entire area, known above all for the beauty of the seabed rich in fish species and vegetation.

  • Cala Corsara

    COORDINATE: 41.23091100610011, 9.343393948963778

    The jewel of Spargi, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Fine white sand beach overlooking a sea of incredible colors, the favorite destination of many visitors of the Archipelago, very crowded throughout the summer season.

    The stretch of sea in front of the beach is famous for the presence of many shoals that make navigation difficult.

    Intended for experienced navigators and maneuvers who know the area very well.

  • Cala Zavagli

    COORDINATE: 41.23091100610011, 9.343393948963778

    Very close to Cala Corsara, it is recognizable by the presence of the small pier at which it is possible to moor to reach the other coves in the southern and eastern area of Spargi.

    The beach of Cala Zavagli is a small beach of fine white sand among the most popular in the Archipelago, especially as a docking point.

  • Cala Soraya or Cala Ciaccaro

    COORDINATE: 41.23115808597105, 9.351092768575075

    A world famous beach, often in the top ten of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea, it overlooks a sandy and deep seabed that colors its waters with shades ranging from celestial to deep blue.

    Perfectly recognizable by the presence of a large rocky conformation that divides the Cala into two beaches. Very often crowded thanks to the easy mooring, the unmistakable transparency of the waters that bathe the beach has always been one of the postcards of the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park.

  • Cala Granara

    COORDINATE: 41.23363533731868, 9.354068996825019

    This Cala includes three beaches of light and very fine sand, the largest of which is the northernmost.

    Sandy bottoms that slope rapidly, rocky tongues that push into the water and the jagged profile that continues with the cliff that closes the north side, make it an ideal place for snorkeling, while the depth of the seabed in front of the Cala, rocky and deep is the ideal setting for sport bathing.

  • Cala Conneri (the Beach of Love)

    COORDINATE: 41.23931324576159, 9.35879008888302

    One Cala, two different beaches and depths of incredible variety and beauty.

    Cala Conneri, also known by the name of Cala Dell’Amore (the beach of love), is made up of two beaches, sheltered from the west, north and south winds by an intimate profile and by the presence of a strip of rocks that divides the small cove in two.

    The southern beach is distinguished from its northern twin by the fine white sand that makes the stretch of water in front of the beach very clear, while the second beach, smaller, has a small sandy stretch and a part of accessible rocks that culminate in a short promontory.

    An ideal mooring point, it is one of the less frequented coves on the eastern side of Spargi, together with Cala Ferrigno.

  • Cala Ferrigno and Cala Canniccio

    COORDINATE: 41.24436619304847, 9.356254668874058

    Recognizable by the presence of a small dock, the beach of Cala Canniccio, also known as Cala Ferrigno, is very difficult to reach for those who are not experienced navigators, due to the presence of outcropping rocks and the narrow passage that leads at the pier.

    The entire area of the Cala, characterized by a fairly long golden sandy beach, surrounded by rich vegetation, is to be considered private, even if it is open to visitors.

    This makes it less crowded like the coves that are immediately south of this cove perfect for snorkeling.

  • Cala Bonifazzinca and the Double Shore Beach

    COORDINATE: 41.2484136, 9.3539837

    An Inlet of very difficult docking, very deep compared to the rocky profile of the coast that welcomes it. The beach is not among the most beautiful in Spargi, but the presence of a rock formation that penetrates the sea but is joined to the coast by a large sandy area known as the Doppia Sponda Beach, however, makes it one of the most characteristic coves of the whole island.

    Behind it some trekking paths start, leading into the hinterland of Spargi in the direction of the ruins of the military forts used during the world wars.

    One of the paths allows you to cross the hinterland of the island until you reach the extreme southern tip where Cala Corsara, Cala d'Alga and Cala Zavagli with its small pier are located.

  • Cala Pietranera

    COORDINATE: 41.25093167853828, 9.348244547772481

    A Cala used in the past as a military landing place to reach the Zanotto and Rubin Cervi batteries.

    Its rocky conformation makes it not very popular because it is not suitable for non-sporting bathing.

    It is a reference point for mooring near the great Shoal of Spargi, an area known for the beauty of the seabed and ideal for diving.

  • Cala Grano or Granu

    COORDINATE: 41.25129291475699, 9.341748089433477

    Used in the past as the main landing place to reach the Zanotto Battery which rises behind it. It does not differ from the nearby Cala Pietranera and it is, like the latter, rocky and not very suitable for non-sporting bathing, a circumstance that makes it less frequented even during the high season.

    Reference point for mooring near the great Shoal of Spargi, an area known for the beauty of the seabed and ideal for diving.

  • Cala Piscioli

    COORDINATE: 41.242146830016594, 9.334162341596471

    A rocky cove overlooking the seabed perfect for diving, characterized by the presence of a small sandy beach which is practically the only one on the entire western coast of Spargi.

    Immersed in the wild nature, the beach of Piscioli is oriented towards the nearby islet of Spargiotto.

  • Cala Serraina

    COORDINATE: 41.235368684190355, 9.335343761062294

    A Cala with a jagged profile, very difficult to land on, also reachable by land from the nearby Cala D'Alga, through an easy but not marked trek.

    The seabed in front of the cove is a reference point for snorkeling, while behind it, as in the whole north-western part of the Island of Spargi, it is possible to practice birdwatching with good fruits, and to spot rare examples of Cormorants and Corsican seagulls.

  • Cala d'Alga

    COORDINATE: 41.23311862384908, 9.339304069095249

    A small and intimate beach, often covered by posidonia residues that the play of currents deposits in this deep inlet. It is also known for the presence of the famous Rock of the Witch's face.

    Due to the extremely difficult landing, due to the presence of a barrier of outcropping rocks that open only near the beach where a sand gully allows spectacular diving along the coast, the beach of Cala D'Alga is often very little frequented.

  • Isolotto of Spargiotto

    COORDINATE: 41.25044621587382, 9.323499388228031

    An islet that is known above all for the presence of the shoal that develops along its western coast, near the rock of Spargiottello.

    The islet is an integral land protection area, in which access is allowed only to residents of the Municipality of La Maddalena, while the stretch of water in front of its northern coast is an integral marine reserve area in which navigation is not allowed.

  • Shoal of Spargiotto

    COORDINATE: 41.250353668437945, 9.320519428939711

    Protected diving spot

    Navigation prohibited.

  • Shoal of Spargi, Shoal Washington

    COORDINATE: 41.257022174951, 9.342915840738888

    One of the points of greatest attraction of the entire La Maddalena Archipelago for diving enthusiasts. The shoal is a Protected Dive Site, in which navigation is not allowed.

    The presence of a submerged boulder that recalls the profile of the first President of the United States gave the name Washington to the entire area, known above all for the beauty of the seabed rich in fish species and vegetation.

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Insights on the island of Spargi

Spargi, also known as the “jewel of the Archipelago” is an island of great beauty with a long history, a paradise full of water and covered by a luxuriant Mediterranean Scrub that is home to rare animal species. Its story tells of Roman ships that sailed along its coasts, which later became the ideal refuge for privateers who gave their name to one of the most famous beaches in Italy and in the world, Cala Corsara, the only one on the island facing the coasts of Sardinia. Spargi is also the island of the Bandit Berretta who, unjustly accused, took refuge there at the beginning of the 19th century to escape the law waiting to be able to prove his innocence and who then, bewitched by the beauty of the place, decided to continue living there with their family.

But Natale Berretta's family was not the only one in the history of Spargi, its events are in fact also linked to those of the Bertoleoni’s, the family of adventurers who colonized it already in the 1700s, coming from Corsica, and after having taken it lived on the nearby island of Santa Maria before moving permanently to the island of Tavolara.

In more recent times, an important part of the history of the Island of Spargi is linked, however, to its position, ideal from a strategic-military point of view to control the maritime routes that cross the Strait of Bonifacio, a reason that made it the seat of a series of fortifications used during the two world wars and which, having fallen into disuse, have found new life as real tourist attractions.

Spargi is certainly among the most famous and photographed islands in the whole Mediterranean because its territory offers unique views both in terms of beauty and the particular characteristics of its rock formations shaped by the wind and water and which have given life to a series of legends and curious combinations. Among these it would be enough to remember the Bulldog, the profile of the witch, and the Boot, but along the coasts of the island there are thousands of them and almost every visitor who is passionate about photography will have the opportunity to stare at an incredible gallery of fantastic “pareidolìe”.

Spargi, the island of Cala Corsara and Cala Soraya, military ruins and large submerged attractions

With its over 4 km2 of surface and 11 km of coastline, the Island of Spargi occupies an important part of the ecosystem of the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park. The island is currently uninhabited and is a general reserve land area where it is not possible to stop during the night. Its beaches, wide and easily accessible from the nearby island of La Maddalena, are, however, among the most popular in the entire Archipelago.

The main attractions: the beaches of Cala Corsara, Cala Soraya, Cala Granara and Cala Conneri, are all located on the south-eastern coast of the island. This stretch of coast is made unique by the succession of sandy coves interspersed with low rocky promontories covered by dense vegetation composed mainly of cysts, junipers, mastic trees and strawberry trees, and which in some parts reaches the beach.

But the beauty of Spargi is not limited to the white sandy beaches and the turquoise sea. The high cliffs that characterize the west coast and the jagged rocky coves of the northern face of the island, which face the Pink Beach of the nearby Island of Budelli. However, they are attractions that are worth a boat trip.

It is precisely in these stretches of coast, less frequented by those who are satisfied with dream beaches and sea of ​​all shades of blue, that the island has so much to offer, especially for sports bathing and diving enthusiasts. To the north of Spargi and in the area close to the west coast of the younger sister Spargiotto, there are some of the areas of greatest interest of the entire archipelago for the practice of diving. This area is distinguished above all by the presence of two large shoals, famous for the extraordinary morphology of the seabed covered with ‘paramuricea’ and the abundant fish fauna, and also for the particularity that gives its name to the northernmost of the two, Secca Washington, in which a gigantic submerged boulder clearly recalls the head of the first president of the United States.

Even underwater, one of the characteristics emerges that make the landscape of Spargi one of the most intriguing of the over 60 islands that make up the Maddalena Archipelago.

Island of Spargi, Cala Corsara, Cala Zavagli and the small landing place from which the paths to the south-eastern beaches start.

Starting from the extreme southern tip of the island and proceeding towards the east, you meet the silent guardian of Cala Corsara, the Bulldog rock, which guards the western entrance of the large inlet that includes four beaches of light and very fine sand separated by rocks that go into the sea dividing the deep and sandy seabed into small lagoons that colors the waters of the bay with an unmistakable turquoise.

It is obviously Cala corsara, often included in the top 10 of the most beautiful beaches in Italy and in the world. An inlet with little exposure and sheltered to the east by the small promontory of Punta Rossa Corsara, the Cala owes its name to the legends that included it since ancient times among the favorite places of refuge for pirates during their stops between the islands of the Maddalena Archipelago .

The presence of numerous shoals makes navigation in the waters near the Cala rather difficult and intended for expert maneuvers and connoisseurs of the area. As in much of the Park, parking in the stretch of water in front of the beach is allowed only to authorized boats, but the presence of a small pier at the end of Punta Rossa Corsara allows, in ideal conditions, an easy landing.

Cala Corsara is certainly one of the best known and most popular destinations in the Archipelago, so it is not recommended to visit it in the most crowded periods, even if its beauty remains intact in any condition.

Continuing eastwards, after passing Punta Rossa Corsara, the small Cala Zavagli beach opens up with the old military dock on the left, currently used as a landing place for the southern beaches of Spargi and sometimes referred to as the dock of Cala Corsara. The beach of Cala Zavagli is a small beach of thin white sand, dominated by an old military building that should have housed the “Casa del Parco”. From this point it is possible to easily reach the three beaches of Cala Corsara and Cala Soraya thanks to a series of particularly easy and short-lasting trekking routes.

Cala Soraya and Cala Granara

After passing the short rocky stretch east of Cala Zavagli, you reach Cala Ciaccaro, known above all by the more recent name of Cala Soraya.

The Cala is distinguished by the presence of two fine white sand beaches separated by a rocky conformation dotted with vegetation that extends into the shallow sandy bottom. The abundant scrub behind it and the rocks that close the short cove make Cala Soraya a magical and secluded place overlooking a sea of ​​legendary transparencies.

Not far away, separated by a short stretch of rocky coast and particularly suitable for snorkeling, there are the three inlets that make Cala Granara. The beaches are made of light and thin sand and the largest beach, about 150 meters long, is distinguished from all the other beaches of Spargi, due to the presence of a group of dunes covered with vegetation that develops behind it.

Known for its beauty, for the transparency and colors of the water, for the shallow sandy bottoms and the easy landing, Cala Granara is very crowded throughout the summer, so it is recommendable to reach it in the early hours of the day or in the late afternoon, in order to fully enjoy the atmosphere and the typical scents of the uncontaminated nature of Spargi, where juniper, helichrysum and rosemary are the masters.

Cala Conneri, the Beach of Love and Cala Ferrigno and the Canniccio Beach

Going up north, just after a short rocky stretch overlooking a deep seabed, you will find Cala Conneri, also known as Cala dell’Amore (the beach of love). Particularly sheltered from winds, especially from the west, the Beach of Love stands out above all for the white sandy shore of the southern part of the Cala and for the shades between green and blue of the waters that bathe it.

It is a cove that is not easy to land on, surrounded by thick vegetation and particularly rugged rocks that divide the bay into two distinct parts, with a very different conformation.

Given the difficulty of landing and the small size of both the beaches and the entrances, Cala Conneri is not very popular and even in the high season you can happen to be among the few lucky visitors to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the beach of love and its extraordinary sandy bottoms and immediately deep, perfect for underwater exploration.

Continuing along the jagged rocky profile that borders Cala Conneri to the north, and after passing Punta Rossa and its tiny beach, you reach a large cove facing north-east which bears the two names of Cala Ferrigno and Cala Canniccio.

The Cala Canniccio beach is easily recognizable thanks to the presence of a pier for mooring that allows you to reach the beach of medium-coarse golden sand. The area that includes Cala Ferrigno and Cala Bonifazzinca is to be considered private, even if it is open to visitors. However, it is a little frequented cove, particularly clean and that, thanks to the shallow and sandy seabed but rich in outcropping rocks, is one of the less frequented reference points for snorkeling in the Archipelago.

Walking along the easy paths that branch off from the Cala Canniccio beach, it is possible to reach the ruins of some military buildings and the home of Natale Berretta, an unjustly accused bandit who found refuge on the Island of Spargi before being exonerated and deciding to move to the isle with his family.

The treacherous seabeds, on which Cala Ferrigno overlooks, require experience and maneuvering skills, which is why it is advisable to rely on expert maneuvers and true connoisseurs of the place who are able to avoid the many outcropping rocks.

Cala Bonifazzinca and The Spiaggia della Doppia Sponda (the double shore beach).

After the rocky promontories that close Cala Ferrigno to the north, a narrow inlet with a very difficult landing guards the small beaches of Cala Bonifazzinca, strips of gray and golden sand that emerge from the rocks that dot the cove.

The Cala Bonifazzinca beach is usually not very busy due to the difficulties of navigation in the narrow passage that constitutes the entrance. In its northern part, however, the Cala offers the possibility of stopping at the Spiaggia della Doppia Sponda, a small clear beach that marks the beginning of a short rocky tongue that goes into the sea covered largely with vegetation and overlooking two arms of sheltered sea similar but at the same time very different, and in any case perfect for snorkeling.

Behind Cala Bonifazzinca it is possible to take the paths that lead to the ruins of the military buildings in the hinterland of Spargi, or to take the longer route which, passing through the interior, leads back south near Cala Corsara.

The northern coast of Spargi: Cala Pietranera, Cala Grana and the ruins of the Second World War.

Still by land, but with trekking routes of medium difficulty, it is possible to reach the northern coves of the island that open onto a particularly exposed and jagged stretch of coast that looks towards the Island of Budelli, exactly in correspondence with the Pink Beach.

Among the various rocky inlets, without sandy beaches, the wide Cala Pietranera and Cala Grana or Granu stand out, divided into several coves by the presence of numerous rocks. These coves are ideal for snorkeling, thanks to the very varied and wavy backdrops that color the waters near the coast of a wide variety of shades of blue and turquoise. Their history is linked to that of the military buildings behind them used during the world wars and now reduced to fascinating ruins.

It is Cala Granu that preserves the ruins of the old military port that was used as the main landing place for military ships destined to supply the contingents of the Rubin Cervi and Zanotto batteries. From the paths that branch off to the east and west it is possible to reach the Batteries, including the Zanotto Battery, in the north-western tip is the best preserved and offers a privileged viewpoint on the island of Budelli and on the northern part of the Archipelago.

Due to the characteristics of this stretch of coast, the small coves that make up Cala Pietranera and Cala Grano are among the least frequented of Spargi but, despite the apparently very exposed position, they are well sheltered from the winds, and the sea they overlook is often calm. Thanks to this, the northern coves represent a reference point for those who intend to explore a part of the interior of the island, practice birdwatching, with the possibility of easily spotting tufted cormorants and storm birds, or venture to discover the extraordinary seabed rocks rich in vegetation and fish fauna and reach the nearby large shoal of Spargi and Spargiotto where there is also the renowned Secca Washington.

The west coast of Spargi, the rugged rocky profile in which Cala Piscioli, Cala Serraina and Cala d'Alga open.

The north-western coast of Spargi is mostly rocky and does not have the wonderful attractions for non-sporting bathing that can be found on the eastern and southern coast of the island. On the other hand, the high cliffs and the lively rocky profile and the deep sea beds represent a wealth in terms of variety for those who decide to explore this part of the island and the Archipelago.

The first inlet you meet as soon as you cross the north-western point of Spargi dominated by Forte Zanotto, is the small and wild Cala Piscioli, recognizable by the presence of a large rock facing its mainly stony beach. Opposite, looking north-west, it is possible to see the clear and rocky coasts of the islet of Spargiotto.

The Cala is a good reference point for diving but it is not suitable for non-sporting bathing, but a little further south it offers the possibility of reaching a short beach of gray sand, stones and pebbles which is often deserted even during high season due to the difficulties of docking and the fact that it is particularly exposed to westerly winds.

Continuing south, after a rocky and inaccessible stretch of coast, the small coves of Cala Serraina open up. Surrounded by the vegetation that covers the granite rocks and the red rocks, Cala Serraina is a small pearl rich in color contrasts, overlooking a turquoise sea rich in marine fauna and which can be considered the ideal stopping point for those wishing to explore the wide sea ​​branch that separates the Island of Spargi from its younger sister and take advantage of the nearby shoals of Spargiotto.

The last cove on the west coast of the island is one of the best known in the Archipelago: Cala d'Alga. The beach owes its name to the particular position which, due to the currents, makes it the point of arrival of the posidonia brought by the sea following storm surges. This means that often the only real beach on the west coast of Spargi is covered with a layer of posidonia which can discourage lovers of white sand, yet this cove never loses its charm. Overlooking emerald waters and closed by two rock walls between which the famous profile of the Witch is immediately distinguishable to the north, Cala d'Alga is a half-moon-shaped cove, with a small beach of white and fine sand, crossed for most of the year by a small river that descends from the tip of Mount Guardia Preposte, which with its 153 meters is the highest peak on the island of Spargi.

Of very difficult landing, due to the deep but treacherous rocky bottoms, Cala d'Alga is often deserted also because it is very exposed to westerly winds.

To know:

The Island of Spargi is under the protection of the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park and is all included in the Tb Zone, a general reserve land area in which the collection and damage of endemic or rare flora and the taking of animal species and mineral formations are prohibited. In addition to that, it is not possible to light fires, nor to camp.

The nearby Isolotto di Spargiotto is considered a Ta Zone, a terrestrial area of integral reserve where access is prohibited for non-residents of the Municipality of La Maddalena.

The marine area north of Spargiotto is also an MA Zone, a marine area of integral reserve in which navigation, parking, mooring, fishing and scuba diving are prohibited.

To the west of Spargiotto, in correspondence with the southern part of the rock of Spargiottello, there is the Secca di Spargiotto, a protected diving spot, in which navigation, parking, mooring, fishing and free scuba diving are prohibited, protection that also concerns the large shoal of Spargi in front of the northern coast of the island and which includes the well-known Washington shoal.

The southern part of the Island of Spargi overlooks a particularly treacherous stretch of sea due to the presence of numerous shoals in the area between Cala D'alga, Cala Corsara and Cala Conneri, intended for navigation by expert maneuvers .

Prices

Rental with group

Daily tour

Starting from € 50 per person

Exclusive rental

Daily tour

Starting from € 500 for the Lomac 790 IN inflatable boat

Timetables


We are open in the months of June, July, August and September

The excursions start at 10 am and return around 5 pm.

In case of exclusive rental you can decide the departure time but the return must always be before 18:00

Find us

Le Isole has been operating for some time as a dinghy rental in Cannigione. Our information point is located at the "Golfo di Arzachena" Camping Village.
Boarding is carried out from the jetty of the Arzachena Nautical Club of the Cannigione tourist port


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