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Besides the doctor on call at the entrance of the village during summer months, the following information might be useful:

Summer only

Year round



Ambulatorio veterinario Dott. Onano, via Democrito, 7/B, 09040 Settimo San Pietro, tel 070 7600058

Telephone numbers

The village

Torre delle Stelle rose 40 years ago on two hills and a plain covered by gigantic dunes which linked the Cannesisa and the Genne'Mari beaches (see year 1954 aerial photograph). Mainly inhabited by locals, who own the majority of properties, the village draws an increasing number of foreign tourists. It is one of the best examples of coastal development (or perhaps the least worst), since each villa is individually styled and surrounded by abundant vegetation. The entire South East of Sardinia is sparsely constructed and nature is dominant both along the coast and inland. During the summer, two beach resorts on each beach (Cannesisa and Genne'Mari) rent beach umbrellas and deck chairs. Access to the whole shoreline of South-East Sardinia is free (no private beaches)


The high season begins in July and ends in September. The two central weeks of August are the highest season. Throughout the high season, apart from week-ends, affluence to the beaches is relatively limited and concentrated around 10AM-2PM 4PM-7PM. During the low season the population drops from its several thousands high to 100 people.

Beaches and swimming

We believe that the the sea of South East Sardinia is one of the safest in the world. However, for groups who discover the Mediterranean, it is useful to know how to behave when exceptionally a potentially dangerous situation arises.


Generally, the only danger posed by the following scenarios is fainting, so get out of the water immediately in case of pain.


Boating and fishing


Unless you are happy catching small fish or hoping for a fluke, you need assistance to understand habits, schedules and seasons of each fish species. The best live baits are squidLicense and needlefishLicense.

Equipement and licenses

Without proper authorisations and equipment boaters should navigate within 3 nautical miles of the coast. Navigation beyond 12 miles is allowed only for registered boats.

Safety advice

A wonderful practice when driving a boat is to wear a kill cord or safety lanyard: when the driver falls overboard the craft’s engine will stop, allowing people to easily swim back to the craft and ensure that the craft is not running loose in the water.

Spots that require attention when navigating

Before departure

When the sea gets rough

Useful adresses

If you need fishing equipment, bait or advice the following addresses might be useful :



Last update: 7th April 2014

First published: 7th April 2014