Arbatax is in the middle of the eastern Sardinian coastline and is considered the doorway to Ogliastra. First settlements were created by fishermen immigrants coming from Ponza and the lighthouse replaced the medieval tower similar to the towers still standing in the region. Shining among the most well-known naturalistic beauty of the region, there are surely the Rocce Rosse (Red Rocks) and Cala Moresca, beaches constituted by granite pebbles. Along the beach that stretches from Arbatax to Tortolì, lies the Stagno (pond) of Tortolì, famous for the fantastic bottarga (dried fish eggs) of Ogliastra. The port of Arbatax was recently enlarged in order to permit the docking of bigger ferries and support the local tourism. Port of Arbatax departures and arrivals: Genoa, Civitavecchia, Olbia and Cagliari. The sailing company operating sailings from and to Arbatax is Tirrenia.