Even though it is about ten kilometres from the town, it is the quintessential beach of Sassari: a huge expanse of light sand washed by a sea of iridescent colours, ranging from green to blue. The beach of Platamona - its name indicates a flat, wide surface - is the longest and deepest beach along the entire coastline and extends from Porto Torres to Castelsardo: it stretches from the tower of Abbacurrente and joins the Marina of Sorso. The entire strip of coast is about 15 kilometres long, its width ranges from 10 to 30 metres and it is divided into public beaches, or ‘pettini’, as the Sardinians call them, in the Municipalities of Porto Torres, Sassari and Sorso.