The Punta Aderci Nature Reserve is a protected area located near the city of Vasto, at the southern end of the Costa dei Trabocchi. It covers about 80 hectares and includes a stretch of coast along the Adriatic Sea. It houses a great variety of natural environments including sand dunes, pine forests, cliffs and sea caves.
The Punta Aderci reserve and its biodiversity
This part of the Costa dei Trabocchi is known for its biodiversity, with a large variety of plants and wildlife including several species of birds, including the plover, hoopoe and eagle owl, and a large variety of insects and butterflies . The reserve is also an important spawning ground for many Mediterranean fish and shellfish, such as sea bass and lobster.
How to access and what to do
The reserve is open to the public (read here how to reach it) and it is possible to visit the reserve along the paths and nature trails. There are also several tourist attractions such as a picnic area, a children’s play area, a bird observation point and an RV park. Furthermore, the reserve offers the possibility of boat and canoe excursions along the coast to admire the beauty of the coast and the seabed.
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