About a kilometre of golden sand, between the promontory of Capo Boi, dominated by the Spanish tower of the same name, and a rocky peak covered in Mediterranean greenery. It is washed by a crystal clear, shimmering sea, reflecting shades of sky blue and emerald green. It is not a remote corner of paradise, but the beach of Solanas, a coastal district of the municipality of Sinnai. The village is a good 36 kilometres from the residential area and, in fact, it is an administrative area ‘overlooking’ the sea, in the eastern part of the Golfo degli Angeli. You can admire a large, spacious beach surrounded by captivating scenery, where the colours of the water and the vegetation covering the promontories on the edges of the beach stand out.
On the sandy stretch at the foot of Capo Boi, there is also a sand dune. The water is shallow by the shore and then quickly gets deeper and full of fish, which you can admire with a mask and snorkel. Thanks to the exposure to the wind, you can enjoy windsurfing and kitesurfing. You can also rent rubber dinghies and boats in order to observe the nearby stretches of coast, as well as exploring the depths, the little underwater caves and ravines, during exciting scuba diving: in fact, there is a scuba diving school in Solanas. Among the services available, there is a car park, refreshment areas and beach equipment rentals. In the village, you will find everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday: accommodation facilities, supermarkets, chemist shops, bars and restaurants.
From the beach, you can get to the tower of Capo Boi via a trekking trail across the promontory, making your way through the Mediterranean scrub. From up there, at a height of 120 metres, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the eastern part of the gulf. To your right, you can see the beach of Solanas all the way to its farthermost end and, on the left, on the opposite side of the promontory, the little coves of Pisanu and Sirena. Beyond, you will notice the western coast of Villasimius, Capo Carbonara and the island of Cavoli.
To the west of Solanas, there is another coastal enclave: that of Torre delle Stelle that, from an administrative point of view, belongs almost entirely to Maracalagonis. Here, you will find the beaches of Cann’e Sisa and Genn’e Mari, surrounded by greenery, with their white sand and a crystal clear sea. To the east, with the unusual ‘three-arched’ beach of Porto sa Ruxi, the spectacular coastline of Villasimius begins.