To explore the beaches of northern Sardinia
BENS (Beach Explorer Northern Sardinia) is the app to know the beaches of northern Sardinia, along the coast between Alghero and Cannigione.
It is an application designed for the traveler, easy to use, suitable to run also with older devices and with slow connections.
- List of beaches with indication of the main features; on the list it is possible to search by keywords, or to use the function of sort.
- Interactive map to know the position of the beaches positioned along the coast.
- Page with details of the beaches, geographical information, descriptions and photos.
Beaches ranking by Sardinia4Emotions
Since January 2019, you will find on the app our evaluation of all the beaches.
We have assigned scores, from 0 to 5 stars, about the fame, the nature, the accessibility and the proximity to historical / archaeological sites. Here you will find our criteria.
The top, beach extremely famous: the place is mentioned on hundreds of thousands of internet pages or more.
Very popular: we are in the order of 100,000 pages.
Popular: we are in the order of 10,000 pages.
Little popular: we are in the order of a thousand pages.
Almost unknown: we are in the order of hundreds of pages.
In some cases we had to make approximations in the counts; for example, some beaches have more names, others have homonyms.
Located in a natural park or protected reserve.
Natural environment in which rare or protected species are present.
Natural environment, far from the main population centers (over 5 km away).
The environment is natural, but we are close to population centers (less than 5 km away) or in areas significantly altered by human intervention.
Urban or industrial environment.
Environment strongly polluted.
We are located near urban centers/main roads and with access for disabled people.
Close to main roads with easy access OR close to secondary roads but with access also for disabled people.
Close to secondary or dirty roads.
Reachable by short walking paths (less than 20-25 minutes).
Reachable only by long paths on foot or by sea.
No access by paths, only by sea.
We are close to sites or monuments of exceptional importance (UNESCO sites).
Proximity to places of high historical interest (eg excavations of ancient cities or necropolis, fortification systems, castles).
Proximity to places of historical interest (es. nuraghe, towers, sunken ship).
A place where important historical events took place (eg battles, landings) or a place where ancient structures were built, of which no traces are preserved.
Area known for historical elements of ordinary / daily value (eg place historically used for stone quarries, for pastoralism or agriculture).
No historical relevance.