To the north, the last beach of Castiadas is part of the Costa Rei coastline, confirming all of the area’s most charming characteristics, with a few extra distinctive traits. Santa Giusta consists of a beach about a kilometre long, also known as the beach of Villa Rei, and by a decidedly smaller cove, framed on one side by a small promontory and on the other by a white granitic outcrop known as the Scoglio di Peppino (Peppino’s Rock), with a shape resembling a tortoise. The ‘rock’ marks the border between the coastal territory of Castiadas and that of Muravera and it is one of the main attractions of the Costa Rei. You can lie on its ‘back’ to sunbathe, stop to take some striking photos and practice a few dives.
The sand of Santa Giusta is soft and white, almost impalpable, with golden reflections and a few grains of shingle. The crystal clear sea will enchant you with its turquoise colour and hints of emerald green, thanks to the sunlight as it reflects on the surrounding vegetation. The waters are shallow and get deeper gradually, making the beach safe for children and allowing the water to warm up quickly, resulting in a ‘swimming pool effect’.
In the northern cove, you will also see a sand dune covered in sea daffodils and, behind it, a ‘crown’ of junipers. Not surprisingly, the stretch of coast between the little beach and the promontory was declared a site of community interest and is part of the Natura2000 network.
Thanks to its beauty, colours and surrounding view, the beach of Santa Giusta is chosen by numerous couples every year as a location for their wedding. The ‘sacred’ aura for the fateful “yes” is accentuated by the presence of a bronze statue at the top of a small promontory, depicting Christ blessing, facing the sea.
The southern limit of the beach is marked by a rocky strip that interrupts the beach and ‘plunges’ for a few metres into the sea. Beyond, you will find the beach of Cannisoni, also characterised by light sand and a crystal clear sea. Further south, there is the coast of Sant’Elmo. Then there is the splendid cove of Monte Turno. On the other side, after Peppino’s Rock, you will enter the long coastline (eight kilometres) of Costa Rei, which is part of the Muravera territory.