Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park – Sardinia coastline and 62 islands and islets
Located along the coastlines of Sardinia, one can find the geomarine Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park which was first established back in 1994. The park covers a total area of 12,000 hectares which includes coastlines and seas. A total of 180 kilometres of the Sardinia coastline is within the national park.
There are many coastal islands which fall within the territories of the Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park. The park itself will also become part of the Bocche di Bonifacio which is an international park dedicated to the preservation of the marine life in the region.
Spargi island, Arcipelago di La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy by Aldo Ardetti
Unlike the nearby island of La Maddalena, the area which the Arcipelago di La Maddalena covers only includes deserted islands. While some of them may have been inhabited at one point in time, those settlements have long since been deserted.
Some say that the most charming Mediterranean beaches can be found along the shores of the deserted islands within the Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park. One of the most notable of these beaches is the one which is known as the Pink Beach. But Spiaggia Rosa is not the only popular attraction in the park; many people also make their way to the Spiaggia del Cavaliere which can be found in as well as the others on the many islands within the park’s borders.
There are a total of 62 islands and islets that can be found within the borders of this national park. The archipelago consists of more than 5,134 hectares of islands. The mother island of the archipelago is not included in the park as it is inhabited. The island of La Maddalena is where one will find lodgings, transportation for those who are planning on visiting the many islands within the Arcipelago di La Maddalena.
Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park, Sardinia, Italy by Cristiano Cani
The turquoise blue waters that can be found throughout the national park are protected from harsh erosion thanks to the archipelago. Most of the area is fairly shallow and was formed by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. As a result, the marine ecosystem that surrounds the Arcipelago di La Maddalena is very unique. Today special precautions must be taken when visiting the islands in the Arcipelago di La Maddalena so as not to cause anymore damage to the natural wonder of the area.
There are many military fortifications that can be found throughout the Arcipelago di La Maddalena both on land and on the sea floor. One of the most notable attractions is the Roman ship of Spargi, which has attracted countless divers over the centuries.book hotels, flights, rental cars at best price guaranteed!