Centuries ago, it was a dangerous place and the scene of pirate attacks. Today, the coastal district of Tortolì is a treasure trove of attractions. Arbatax extends around its port and at the foot of the promontory of Capo Bellavista, dominated by a lighthouse, about three kilometres from the most important town in the Ogliastra area. It became the main maritime port on the eastern coast, gaining importance thanks to the development of the nearby production area. Today, it still has a commercial role and one of connection of the Island to the Italian peninsula by ferries. Within the harbour area, there is a tourist marina, which has about 650 moorings. It accommodates boats of up to 85 metres and offers dinghy rentals and charter services: from here, you can set off to explore the wonders of the coast of Baunei and the Gulf of Orosei: the exclusive Cala Goloritzé, Cala Mariolu and Cala dei Gabbiani, the natural monument of Pedra Longa, the picture postcard beaches of Cala Luna, Cala Sisine and Cala Biriola up to the caves of Fico and Bue Marino.