The Beach of Barabarca
Barabarca is a natural beach that blends in perfectly with the surrounding nature; for this reason it is considered one of the most beautiful coves in Golfo Stella, and attracts nature lovers in search of a plain and simple beach.
Once you’ve parked your car in the car park, follow the grit road for about 70 metres that leads on to steps. Stop as you go down and admire the breathtaking view: a small, 200 metre long bay with emerald green water, consisting of white pebbles and sand, surrounded by lush, Mediterranean bush with agave and Alimo plants that practically go down as far as the sea, as if wishing to challenge the salty water. You can see the Islands of Pianosa and Montecristo on the horizon.
The water is crystal clear and there are many sand beds just waiting for you to discover the varied marine life with your mask, snorkel and flippers.
There is a small bar service on the beach, as well as a sun bed, sun umbrella and canoe rental.
When you get to the junction for Mola, take the turning on the tarred road for the town of Capoliveri, but before you reach it turn right at the turning for Madonnina then follow the “Barabarca – Zuccale” signs and go down for about 800 metres. There is a large, fee paying car park on your right at the end of the road, and a smaller, free one on your left. About a hundred steps will take you right to the beach; during the summer months the Capoliveri Town Council runs a bus shuttle service to and from the beach.