The enchanting old fishing village of Stintino stretches over two inlets with two harbours: the old marina named “minori” (Sardinian for small) and the new named “mannu” (Sardinian for large). During the summer season there are many forms of entertainment for the tourists and the locals, in particular the Latin Sail Regatta that takes place at the end of August. The museum of the Tonnara (capture of tuna technique) located on the new harbour is worth a visit. The beaches are the main attraction of Stintino, “La Pelosa Beach” is the most famous and with no doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, facing the island of Asinara with crystalline water and very fine white sand. The other beaches in the area that must be visited are “La Pelosetta”, “Le Saline”, “Ezzi Mannu”, and for the lovers of the rocky coastline Capo Falcone is a must.
The main traditional events are the Rural Festival of Saint Isidoro in May, the Tuna Festival in June, the Latin Sail Regatta on the last week-end of August and the Patron celebrations in honour of the Blessed Mary of Defence in September.
For the lovers of sports there is a large celection of activities, from diving, sailing and windsurfing to quad bikes, trekking and mountain-biking excursions.
To get there from the centre of Porto Torres, turn left just before the port and follow the signposts to Stintino. From national route SS131, go to Stintino and before entering the town turn left and drive west to Stintino.