The Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara, located at the south – east of Sardinia is divided into two large bays (Eastern and Western) from the granite promontory of Capo Carbonara and Isola dei Cavoli. In this part of the coast they recognize areas of coastal cliffs, sandy shores, wetlands and reforested areas.
The diversity of the coastline is mainly driven by waves that incessantly and the wind carries along the erosive action sander. The wind, a known feature of the area along the sea and the waterways to seasonality carrying sediment feeding of valuable “sands” the coasts.
Alternating large and small beaches nestled between rocky headlands which are continuing towards the sea of rocky ridges belonging to the granite massif Serpeddì – Seven Brothers (historical and geographical region of Sarrabus).
And ‘incessant and cyclical process of demolition of rocky substrates, powered by the wind and by the energy of water masses (the waves), you must connect the presence of white beaches.
An incessant and complex founded cycle of two opposing forces: the “demolition and reconstruction,” in which the oceanic Posidonia that shaped mounds called beach “banquettes”. This cycle has the fundamental function to mitigate and adjust the distribution of sand between the emerged beach and the submerged, holding and then releasing it naturally.
And ‘this function of shock absorber or energy sea sink, carried out by the Posidonia o., Which was responsible for the presence of the beaches that are the main economic value of Villasimius but also the symbol of excellence nature of the Marine Protected Area.
The beaches of Villasimius generate feelings of great aesthetic appeal and from a naturalistic point of view, are the result of primordial dynamic balances between land-based sediments and those of marine origin in close relation with the trend of the Mediterranean climate in general and climate particular locale.
Looking at the different beaches, it captures the extraordinary diversity of the landscape framework that many points of view and perspectives, describes the collective imagination as beautiful, charming, spectacular, fantastic.
Their originality is the daughter of ancient, complex and unique natural phenomena (climatic, geological and biological) and less ancient anthropic phenomena (the caves, towers, etc.). It is unrepeatable, unique episodes and a Mediterranean character whose features must be preserved because they are the heritage of all, today and for a long time yet.