Extremely fine and soft sand is lapped by clear and iridescent blue waters, with contrasts of light created by the reflections of the sun. Between Monte Ferru, rich in woods and trails, and Quirra lies the Marina di Tertenia, about ten kilometres from the main centre of southern Ogliastra. It extends for twelve kilometres, consisting of beautiful sandy beaches, interspersed with rocky coasts, amongst which are the highlights of Foxi Manna (‘big outlet’) and Melisenda known as Foxi Murdegu, both offering many services such as bathing equipment and boat rental, camping sites and hotels, bars and restaurants, and ample parking including for motor homes. It lies near the coastal hills adorned with lush Mediterranean scrub.