The importance of dunes: A natural barrier

Sand dunes are accumulations of sand formed by either wind or water flow. Dunes are a natural barrier against coastal storms and beach erosion.

Woody bushes and trees generate a unique maritime forest habitat with its own unique plant and animal communities. These more robust ecosystems protect inland areas and other important terrestrial systems such as freshwater.

The importance of dunes has been widely recognized and local laws should prevent people from building and from walking over dunes in order to prevent damage to dune vegetation.

Being more conscious of the environment and respecting it, we can preserve places of natural beauty. Take a look to our properties in great locations near the seaside:

Villa Le Dune A is an apartment in a typical seaside house located in the pinewoods of the seaside resort of Marina di Castagneto.

Castagneto N is an apartment right on the beach of the seaside resort of Marina di Castagneto with gorgeous views of the sea.