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NikJ
Ascot, UK888 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Parked 1km from the end in an EasyPark bay. Walked the last stretch into capo testa. Used AllTrails for an overview of all the trails around the park.
From the entrance by the cafe, went right and along the coastland path. Went to the far north area to the climb up to the rock.
Nice, though in sept was still v hot so plenty of water required.
Written 10 September 2023
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RoganJ
Huddersfield, UK826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
All in all a remarkable place, - feels more like a small island, even though it's connected by a narrow isthmus to the Sardinian mainland near Santa Teresa Gallura.

IF YOU WANT AN EASY, LOVELY BEACH...
What makes it special is the combination of some brilliant beaches and interesting rock formations. The most obvious classic beach for families is the one you get to just a few minutes walk onto Capo Testa, facing North. It's rather lovely and certainly the most alluring for young families as it is easily accessible and has calm waters, lovely sand and OK swimming (although it does drop off modestly deeply quite quickly). Loos are behind the beach at the top end (50c) which seem to open from the end of May, where they also rent sea canoes out. No beach bar open yet then, though if you follow the path past the loos another 20 metres to the road there's a small cafe/bar 100m down the hill on the road.

AMAZING VIEW, COVE AND GORGEOUS CAFE/BAR...
About another 10-15 mins walk along the road towards Capo Testa lighthouse at the far tip takes you to an awesomely located cafe/bar ('sea lounge club) - not cheap, but just so nice to enjoy a drink and snack there. It's also above an amazing little cove - Cala Spinosa (also reviewed on TA in its own right) - which is breathtakingly beautiful and epitomises the mix of weird rock formations and fine beach here. Quite a steep, tricky path down to it, but fine if you're reasonably mobile and don't mind a bit of a clamber - but not one for toddlers or pushchairs.

ROCKS AND THE LIGHTHOUSE...
Near to here is the lighthouse where the road ends with a small turnaround/car park area. The lighthouse itself is inaccessible and better from a distance than close up. But there's 3 or 4 walks from here, which let you wander around many of the best rock formations, some of which you can climb up - if you're confident free climbing, or stumble upon the one with slightly precarious steps carved around 5 mins on from the path to the right of the lighthouse. There's a little chapel past the lighthouse with great views, and a path down to a small cove there which apparently collects big shells - although more smelly flotsam and jetsam than shells when we climbed down and back up.

FACILITIES...
Not a lot of places to eat or drink on Capo Testa, the main ones we found in late May are noted above. There was also a mobile but cute looking Yoghi and Boo Boo cafe just past the isthmus when you arrive on Capo Testa, and one on the beach facing south on the other side, closed when we went, but which looked great. Lack of a range of places to eat and drink make it a more attractive place to visit than to base yourself, unless you're not looking to eat out much.#

GETTING THERE...A DECENT WALK?
An easy 5 mins drive...but a tougher car parking challenge. Not a problem in late May when we visited, but you sense it would be a nightmare to find a spot in August. One alternative is to walk from Santa Teresa. There's a nice off road path most of the way, with entry points at a junction with a side road near the top of via Capo Testa (look out for the interpretation board), or near to the top of Via Tibula - although this one requires a 5 mins walk along a fairly busy road without footpath to get to. OK with young kids when we went if you take care, but not ideal and I'd be wary in mid summer. The archaeological site is quite near here too on the main road.

The walk itself takes around an hour, less if you're spritely, more if stop to admire lizards and butterflies or take some slight detours to viewpoints (look for 'punta panoramic' rocky signs). Walk is probably about 3km from the top of Via Tibula to start of Capo Testa. A fair bit of up and down and a little clambering, but fine for most people who are used to doing decent walks, or for that matter want a run. But can get very hot and no drinks outlets on route. The signposting is OK to Capo Testa, but a little harder to spot where to go when you head back to Santa T, so worth making a mental note of return route as you head out. One right turn esp. easy to miss just after little house as you're heading back to Santa T. There's also a map you can get from Santa Teresa Tourist Info in the main square, and an interpretation board at the start. We really liked this walk, and our young kids (6 and 9) were fine with it too, although there not usually fans of the dreaded 'family walk'.
Written 8 June 2014
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HaNosseah
Basel, Switzerland241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We spent a few hours one late afternoon hiking at Capo Testa - it was a fantastic experience. The paths are broad and well-marked and the views are fabulous. The rock formations are fascinating - they make you want to be a geologist just to understand how they could have evolved. Those few hours were so much more than we had ever expected. The paths are sometimes steep but not particularly difficult.
Written 29 October 2019
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Mangosdead
Arce, Italy244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I’ve traveled to beaches all over the world, the beaches of northern sardegna are breathtaking thanks to the water clarity and the granite sea floor. i would add a photo but it wouldn’t do the beach justice...
Capo Testa is not the best but it’s easily accessible, even in a wheelchair, a must see if you’re in sardegna!
Written 27 August 2019
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Georgia
Zurich, Switzerland67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit. The rock formations are beautiful, the wind is strong and the views are endless. There is also a beach - though we did not visit so I cannot comment. One challenge is parking; there is no car park, so everyone parks on the sides of the road. The road is very steep and can only fit one car traveling at a time, though there is traffic coming from both directions. Ditch the car and walk down the hill 👍
Written 19 August 2018
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450Kelley_L
The Hague, The Netherlands36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
We spent a great afternoon exploring the boulders and trails around the Cape with our 5 and 11 year old girls. With sturdy shoes and fairly decent trails you can explore the rocks with some ease. I saw many people wearing flip flops, but would NOT recommend it as you need solid foot wear to really enjoy the experience.. If you are brave enough to explore the big "gaudi-like" boulders, the views along the shoreline are incredible!! Parking along the main road is free, but it gets crowded.
Written 1 August 2015
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Alessandro E
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Family
Wonderful beach with fine white sand, clear and crystal water, lovely panorama to leave without breath
Written 7 February 2015
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Lizzydee9
London3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
Lovely scenery. We went mid Oct and had the beach to ourselves! Nothing was open though so if you're walking from Santa Teresa di Gallura centre make sure to take your own water! It's a hilly walk, so worth the effort though.
Written 22 October 2012
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Sijupo
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Went here for sunset (of course) which was glorious. Lots of swifts and quite eery as it’s so quiet. Not too busy even though it was a perfect night as there were a lot of people venturing out on to the rocks. We parked at a bar down the road which was also very nice for a sunset cocktail but you couldn't actually see the sun from there. Recommend the drive up there, took us about 10 mins from Teresa.
Written 8 July 2019
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Kathrine2100
Ra'anana, Israel181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We arrived at the beach around 10:00 (before it got to hot ) at Capo Testa, about 5 kilometres from S Teresa and parked along the road. We then entered the beach and went to the left which we followed a trail with the most magnificent views of the sea and rock formations.
The trail is narrow but not hard to walk. Occasionally climbing over some boulders.
We walked around for about an hour and some of us swam in the water along the way.
A lovely’s morning.
Written 1 July 2018
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