Porto Pino dunes: no, it's not Sahara it's Sardinia! - This Sardinian town is another spot for great beaches. The area also boasts an impressive collection of dunes for those who want to do some inland adventuring. Porto Pino gets its name from the pine forests that make up part of the inland landscape. The town itself is thought to be one of the most pleasant places on the Mediterranean. It boasts a good deal of culture and a laid back vibe.