The name of the Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area and the homonymous promontory derive from the ancient name of Villasimius, “Crabonaxa”, linked to the use of wood for the production of coal.

The area is located in the south-eastern part of Sardinia and was established in 1998. It covers an area of approximately 14,360 hectares and is the third largest marine area in Sardinia.

The territory of the Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area extends from Cala Pisano until Punta Is Proceddus and includes all the sea area surrounding theSerpentara Island andthe Cavoli Istand, as well as numerous rocks such as that of Congress, Proci, Santo Stefano and Variglioni and various shallows such as the dry of anchors, that of Berni, the dry of Dotti, those of Libeccio and di Mezzo, of Piscaddedus and of Santa Caterina ..

The beautiful rocks on the beaches, the vast meadows of Posidonia oceanica give Capo Carbonara a landscape on land and a marine landscape of high environmental value. There are numerous beaches overlooking the protected marine area of ​​Capo Carbonara: the particular shape of the Giunco ​​beach is almost an isthmus separating the wetland area of ​​the Notteri pond from the turquoise sea.

With easy dives or finning on the surface while snorkelling, it is possible to admire the granite rocks, the pinnacles and the fissures, often colored by the yellow of the sea daisies or the red of the gorgonians, where the peaceful populations of groupers, dentexes and large sea breams and shoals of Mediterranean barracuda wander placidly in search of food. Among the marine mammals, in addition to the frequent presence of the coastal dolphin, the bottlenose dolphin, in recent years specimens of fin whale have been sighted which sails up the east coast of Sardinia towards the Ligurian Sea, as well as sperm whales, common dolphins and striped dolphins.

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