Mari Ermi is a wild beach in the west of Sardinia, nestled among low vegetation and high dunes bordering the sea.
The entire coastline is covered with unusual white grained stones that shimmer in different colors depending on the time of day. The main component of the stones is quartz, which has been polished over millennia by the environment and acquired smooth edges. In gusty winds, salt dunes appear to form from granular particles. It’s hard to walk on such a surface – the leg sinks. The beach belongs to the protected area – it is forbidden to take out quartz grains.
The water is crystal clear, transparent, green, and blue; the sea is shallow, the coastline is wide and long. The bottom is shallow; the depth increases gradually. Marie-Hermey is ideal for families with a child. It is a popular tourist destination during the summer months of the year. There is a spacious parking lot near the beach, a campground. It is calm here at any time of the day.
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You can get to the beach by rented or private car. Marie-Hermey is a 10-minute drive from Oristano. The beach is popular with surfing, windsurfing, and other active water sports.
The period from May to October is the most favorable for visiting Italy in terms of climate. The temperature of the air and water become ideal for a classic beach holiday, for which they go to the coast of Italy. However, one should remember that the long summer with the scorching sun, warm sea, and pleasant sea breeze attracts crowds of tourists.