Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio

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Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio

Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio
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wyattstottenham
London, UK3 contributions
Wonderful cove for snorkelling
Sep 2019 • Couples
Alpine forest sweeps down to rock edged cove. Safe to swim in- but waters can be very cold in places unexpectedly. There are picnic tables in trees for shade behind rocks and a small cart selling soft drinks and icecreams. Great turquoise waters for snorkelling but not the most comfy to lie in sun as you plonk your towel on a rock and they arent all even. Its a good 10 minute at least walk downhill to get to the cove and a steep walk back up. You dont want to be carrying much or trying it with very young kids.
Written 17 September 2019
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Scotscouple99
Edinburgh, UK204 contributions
An interesting alterntive to the usual beaches
Sep 2019
This is an alternative to Santa Catarina and Santa Maria beaches, which can get very crowded with families; it is however a bit of a drive from Nardo. Going to the beach is a bit of trek from one of the several can park, which can get very busy during the weekend. We were unable to park anywhere near the park entrance, as they both full by midday. The walk to the beach is along the pine forest, but the return is a strenuous climb, especially if the temperature is high. The beach itself is very rocky and relatively small; you will need sandals or flip flops to walk on it in order to get into the sea. However, there is a very welcoming picnic area next to it with some wooden benches and lots of shade.
The sea has the unusual feature of having a variable temperature. Parts of it are fed directly by a subterranean river and the water is cool and not salty. Other parts are warmer and sea-like. Going deeper is actually warmer! The beach does not have any facilities other than a rudimentary kiosk that stocks drinks, ice-creams etc. I do not think that there are toilet facilities, so you will have to use the nature.
If you are adventurous you can use one of the paths inside the forest and have a longish trek. It took us almost an hour to do this and as it was under the shade the walk was very pleasant. Beware of the caterpillars! There are signs (in Italian) that warn you everywhere about them.
Written 9 September 2019
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CI Heather
4 contributions
if you are in the area, don't miss it
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you are in the area and half a few hours to spare and want to relax go for a walk in this park or find a nice smooth bit of rock at the waters edge and enjoy. Definitely easier with a car and you can chance parking on the road by the villa or going to the car park another 1.5km on and then walking in from the other entry (we did the former but it was a week day in early June so before the "crowds"). Can chose from easy or steeper gradient paths to get to the water - even the steeper ones aren't too bad. to the right is quieter, to the left you do get a bit of sandy beach and some good rock seats and alcoves. Go and do nothing for a few hours or take some really good walks along the water and up through the trees - either way you will enjoy it.
Written 10 June 2019
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vitorbabrazil
Salvador, BA7,961 contributions
For both trekking and beach
Sep 2018 • Friends
A very quiet park (except in the summer, of course), with both nature and beaches, some of which almost unspoiled and only known by locals!
Also easy to get to wither by car or public transportation!
Written 5 September 2018
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205jeanniem
United Kingdom204 contributions
A beautiful peaceful place
Apr 2017 • Couples
The natioanl park is a gem for walkers and cyclists. If you bike then be aware that you need good mountain bikes as some of the tracks are steep and rocky. Wonderful palce to walk. Allow as much time as you want. Time your walk down to the beach so you know how much time you need to get back. No facilities down there so take water and food for the day. The water is safe to swim in at low tide. The area is very popular with locals and feels very safe. Walk to the right to experience the beautiful vegetaion and flowers. Take your camera!!
Written 28 April 2017
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160emma
Hong Kong, China56 contributions
Great little beach
Sep 2015 • Couples
A very nice quiet spot for a swim off the rocks if you are in the area, about a ten minute walk down from the road, taking a left turn through the pine trees. Lovely water, a tiny little sand beach and a lot of rocks along the water to lounge on or jump from.
Written 9 September 2015
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500SHarris
Durham NC25 contributions
Incredible Beauty
Sep 2014 • Friends
Porto Selvaggio is a naturally preserved park on the Ionian Sea. It is 7km from Nardo , There is a small beach that is undeveloped and cliffs that overlook the sea. A nice place to spend the day if you wish to have a quiet day by the sea.
Written 13 August 2015
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ah2010
Prague, Czech Republic122 contributions
Idyllic setting
Jun 2015 • Couples
Beautiful park, rocky cliffs, small sandy beach, crystal clear water. Perfect setting for day at the beach. You can rest and picnic in the shady areas, lay like a lizard on the rocks, enjoy the sea, or go for a long scenic walk. Many people park on along the road and walk into the large park area, or there is designated parking. Go early to claim your ideal spot with some shade if you want to spend the entire day there.
Written 7 June 2015
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Wessel V
Blevio, Italy2 contributions
Perfetto
May 2015 • Couples
Moment of contemplation in beautiful Mother Nature. Come early in the morning and feel the sun waking up, go for a run, cycle or come along with your dog. Paradiso..
Written 31 May 2015
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Murri99
Saint Louis, MO255 contributions
Extraordinary: not to be missed
Mar 2015 • Friends
No for people with mobility issues, but most of us will do fine, because some hiking is involved on a gravel path or on a slightly rocky surface. One of the great clean and wild areas of the Mediterranean, saved for all of us by the great Renata Fonte, who stood up to greedy developers who wanted to erect a resort here, she paid the ultimate price for that when she was shot outside her door in 1982. The assassins were appended and their greed plans were laid waste and gave rise to a great public sentiment to save this magnificent resource for us all! Go.
Written 25 March 2015
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