According to legend, an ancient city sank in its waters, while history tells us that the Germans poured an unexploded arsenal into it and the current news describes it as a destination for spellbinding walks or rides on a mountain bike or on horseback. The Baratz is the only natural lake on the Island, surrounded by lush vegetation and bordered towards the sea by impressive sand dunes (up to thirty metres high), which separate it from the beautiful beach of Porto Ferro. Its body of water occupies 1125 hectares in the vast territory of Sassari, thirty kilometres away; the nearest town is Alghero, twenty kilometres away. You can reach it from state road SS 291, turning left at the junction leading to Capo Caccia, eight kilometres beyond the hamlet of Santa Maria La Palma in the Alghero area.