At the foot of the slope, a small cliff opens onto a large, wild expanse of fine, light-coloured sand, more than two kilometres long, embraced by a dense pine forest, where you can enjoy some shade on hot, muggy days. The beach of Portixeddu, also known as rio Mannu because it is cut in half by the mouth of the stream, overlooks a fantastic sea, with a splendid transparent seabed that slopes rapidly and is affected by strong currents that must always be taken into account. The water is crystal clear and, with the complicity of the sun, it creates captivating sky blue colours and wonderful reflections of light.
The length and depth of the beach will always offer you tranquillity and relaxation. When the strong northwesterly wind is blowing, the beach becomes a destination for surfers. From the promontory above it, you can enjoy a spectacular view, especially at sunset. In the evening, you can also go for walks and stop off at the small stone square at the seafront, where numerous outdoor events take place in the summer. You will find restaurants and accommodation nearby, as well as a kiosk-bar on the beach and the possibility to rent beach equipment, canoes and pedaloes.
The small tourist village of Portixeddu (small port), where the beach is located, is found in the territory of Fluminimaggiore, about ten kilometres away, while the nearest town, Buggerru, is six kilometres away. Basically, it is isolated from the rest of the territory, making it even more captivating.
The coast of Fluminimaggiore has other places not to be missed, such as Guardia is Turcus (guard of the Turks) and the two coves of sa Perdixedda (pebble) Manna, the big beach, and sa Perdixedda Pittica, the small beach. Not far from Portixeddu, in the territory of Buggerru, you will find the dunes of San Nicolao, on the coastal stretch of the Golfo del Leone, one of the most picturesque on the west coast of Sardinia.