When I imagine my paradise beach, I see crystal clear water with a rich undersea world, a white and fine sandy beach with soft dunes covered with juniper and myrtle in the background, a place where peace and quiet prevail.
Well, this paradise exists in South Sardinia, more precisely in Porto Zafferano (or Cala Zafferano), a really unique beach near Capo Teulada just a few kilometers away from the port of Teulada. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches of Sardinia. In fact, the beach and the entire coastal area is off limits from September 1 to May 31, as it is part of the NATO military area. However, from June 1 to August 30 Porto Zafferano can be reached by sea.
Porto Zafferano has a preserved marine wildlife due to the complete fishing ban throughout the year. This is the perfect place for snorkeling, as you will easily see many types of fish, including eels, octopus, sea urchins and more.
To see the treasures of Porto Zafferano you can either rent a small boat or a dingy in Porto Pino or Porto Tramatzu, or you can join an excursion starting daily from the port of Teulada (e.g.www.seadream.it). Book long in advance if you would like to visit in August!