In the Gallura dialect, it is called gulfu de li ranci, the gulf of the crabs, later Italianised into Aranci Gulf: a strip of land along the sea in the northeastern tip of the island, less than twenty kilometres from Olbia and only a few minutes from the Emerald Coast. The promontory of Capo Figari dominates the coast, made of fine-sand beaches and shallow bottom for tens of metres, an underwater world ready to be discovered, with surprising diving points such as Città delle Nacchere, Capo Filasca and la Roccia del Mamuthone (literally, “Big Mammoth Rock”). Surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, here are the five “city” beaches, perfect for families with children and teenagers, in particular those interested in windsurfing, with parking areas, bars and beach resorts.