Sardinia - TOP - The most beautiful 11 beaches in the north & east

best Beach of Sardinia
The best Beach of Sardinia

Like its own small continent in the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is far from the coasts of Europe and Africa.

 

From the hustle and bustle of the Italian mainland, only in the summer months does a faint breath blow over the Caribbean blue sea, when Milanese, Romans and other big cities visit their favorite island.

 

Because here in the northeast the beaches are mostly still undeveloped and the water crystal clear. No wonder Sardinia is world famous for its beaches.

 

Almost always made of the finest white sand, dotted with the fragrant Mediterranean maquis or framed by porphyry or granite rocks but always surrounded by crystal clear water, whose colours sparkle from emerald green to turquoise blue, from light blue to blue.

 

Sometimes hidden between natural troughs and polished granite giants or seemingly extended for miles, they represent a natural and environmental stock of invaluable value.

 

But what are the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia on the north coast and east coast?

 

I'll show you eleven of my favorite beaches on the Costa Smeralda, Gallura and Nurra.

Rena Bianca Beach

Rena Bianca Beach
Rena Bianca Beach

Nestled by the maccia shrubs, it is located in a vast bay of the Spiaggia di Rena Bianca.

 

The beach is fine sandy, shallow and felt with one of the warmest beaches on the Costa Smeralda, due to its protected location.

 

Here you will also meet the Coco-Bella-man, who not only sells his coconuts and mangoes here, but with whom you can also play for the purchase boccia.

 

A try is always worthwhile, but he is already playing pretty well.

 

There is the beach bar Pedro's Cafe, with reasonable prices for the Costa Smeralda, e.g. cappuccino 2,00 €.

 

Directions:

From Olbia towards Palau take the SS125 state road for about 7.5 km, take the exit towards Costa Smeralda.

 

Continue straight on to the provincial road SP73 for about 7.6, then turn right onto the SP94 to Porto Cervo (near Portisco).

 

After about 1.4 km turn right into a gravel road that leads to the paid parking lot.

 

Tip for dog owners: A few hundred meters further on the SP73 is the dog beach Spiaggia Cani Cala Razza di Giunco.

 

 

Liscia Ruja Beach

Liscia Ruja Beach
Liscia Ruja Beach

Between Portisco and Cala di Volpe is the Spiaggia Liscia Ruja, one of the most beautiful beaches of theisland: white, fine sand, turquoise blue sea and views of the offshore Islands Mortorio, Soffi and Camere.

 

It is the largest beach on the Costa Smeralda and is therefore also called Long Beach , as well as the cafe of the same name on the beach.

 

In the extensive bay usually anchor yachts and sailing ships, whose crew likes to come over for a jump in the beach bar.

 

It is worth noting that in the eastern part of the beach there is a gay section, the Spiaggia Licia Ruja is known for its mixed and tolerant audience and a bit of glamour is also included.

 

Directions:

From Olbia towards Palau take the SS125 state road for about 7.5 km, take the exit to Costa Smeralda.

 

Continue straight on the provincial road SP73 for about 7.6 km, then turn right into the provincial road SP94 to Porto Cervo.

 

After about 8 km turn right to Cala di Volpe/Capriccioli on the provincial road SP160.

 

After 100 m immediately turn right into a gravel road that leads after 2 km to the beach (several paid parking spaces in the forest, cost about 2,50 € an hour ).

 

 

La Celvia Beach

La Celvia Beach
La Celvia Beach

Spiaggia La Celvia is halfway between Cala di Volpe and Capriccioli.

 

Especially with families and Italians this beach is very popular, because it is very sheltered nestled in the wide bay with its light gray and coarse-grained granite and shell sand. The beach is framed by hedges, bushes, reeds and binster trees of the adjacent villas.

 

On the beach there is a kiosk and a rental of sun loungers and parasols, which make your stay a comfortable day.

 

Directions:

From Olbia towards Palau take the SS125 state road for about 7.5 km, take the exit to Costa Smeralda.

 

Continue straight on the provincial road SP73 for about 7.6 km, then turn right into the provincial road SP94 to Porto Cervo.

 

After about 8 km turn right to Cala di Volpe/Capriccioli on the provincial road SP160 and pass the 5 star Hotel Cala di Volpe.

 

After about 2.2 km turn right into Via La Celvia, after about 200 m park the car at a large parking lot and walk to the beach.

 

 

Capriccioli Beach

Capriccioli Beach
Capriccioli Beach

Just a few hundred metres away is the Spiaggia Capriccioli, which is four separate small beaches, including the Spiaggia del Pirata Capriccioli.

 

On all four beaches there are possibilities to rent sunbeds and umbrellas, but there is also enough free lying space.

 

Especially beautiful I find these wind-protected beaches in the off-season and low season when there is not so much going on.

 

The red rocks offer a magnificent play of colours at sunset.

 

Directions:

From Olbia towards Palau take the SS125 state road for about 7.5 km, take the exit to Costa Smeralda. Continue straight on the provincial road SP73 for about 7.6 km, then turn right into the provincial road SP94 to Porto Cervo.

 

After about 8 km turn right to Cala di Volpe/Capriccioli on the provincial road SP160 and pass the 5 star Hotel Cala di Volpe. Continue straight for about 2.7 km to the end of the road, park the car in a large parking lot (for a fee) and walk to the beach.

 

 

Prince's Beach

Prince's Beach
Prince's Beach

One of my two favorite beaches is the Spiaggia del Principe or Spiaggia Poltu Di Li Cogghj.

 

It is the favorite beach of Aga Khan and was also named after him.

 

The shallow sloping beach is divided into 2 small bays by a pink rock creed with lush vegetation.

The water is crystal clear, the sand is as fine sand as on almost no other beach in Sardinia.

 

This beach is also ideal for snorkelling on both sides of the bay. A great underwater world is offered on the sides of the rock-rimmed bay, so don't forget snorkels and diving goggles.

 

On the beach in high season there is a small kiosk with reasonable prices. Parasols and sunbeds are also offered for a fee.

 

At sunset, this dream beach on the Costa Smeralda has a great play of colours with red glowing granite rocks and turquoise blue water.

 

So stay calm until sunset and take a picnic with you.

 

Directions:

From Olbia towards Palau take the SS125 state road for about 7.5 km, take the exit to Costa Smeralda. Continue straight on the provincial road SP73 for about 7.6 km, then turn right into the provincial road SP94 to Porto Cervo.

 

After about 8 km turn right to Cala di Volpe/Capriccioli on the provincial road SP160 and after about 2.1 km turn left to Romazzino.

 

After about 1.3 km turn right into Via Asfodeli and after about 300 m turn off the car and continue on foot on a road (closed by a barrier for car traffic) that leads to the beach after 600 m.

 

 

Seagull Island Beach

Seagull Island Beach
Seagull Island Beach

On the headland to Isola dei Gabbiania there are another 2 great beaches, Spiaggia di Barrabisa on one side and the Spiaggia dell'Isola dei Gabbiania, the beach of Porto Pudu (Porto Polo) on the other.

 

Here it is easy and casual and especially with families and water sports enthusiasts this place is very popular due to the wind-favored location.

 

There are surf and kite schools here and in the beach bars there is a feeling of easy living.

 

Directions:

From Palau in the north of the island in the direction of Santa Teresa Gallura on the state road SS133 after about 4.3 km turn right to Porto Polo, after about 3 km you reach the parking lot next to the beach.

 

 

Ponente Rena Beach

Ponente Rena Beach
Ponente Rena Beach

My favorite beach number 2 is on the link of the isthmus to Capo Testa. A really great beach, because especially at lunchtime and in the early afternoon the sea shimmers in all blue and turquoise tones.

 

The beach falls very flat towards the sea and you can walk far into the turquoise sea. Ideal to first visit the Capo Testa with its impressive granite landscape and then chill by the sea.

 

Directions:

From Santa Terese Gallura in the north of the island in front of the village centre in the direction of Capo Testa, after about 3 km you reach the beach, which is to the left of the headland that connects the mainland with the promontory of Capo Testa.

 

Tip:

If the wind whistles too strongly at The Capo Testa, then try the two beaches across the street, Rena di Levante o Spiaggia dei Due Mari or the Spiaggia Zia Culumba (Capo Testa) one of the three beaches is guaranteed to be always in the wind Had.

 

 

Rena Majori Beach

Rena Majori Beach
Rena Majori Beach

This natural and extensive beach is something very special,in the background the pine forests, the maquis and the dunes and in the foreground the fine white sand glows in front of the turquoise blue sea.

 

The location of the beach is also suitable for surfers and in favorable wind conditions you can observe the surfers waiting for the next wave.

 

Tip:

To the south of the beach take advantage of the narrow footpaths along the dunes and take a walk along the coast.

 

Directions:

From Santa Teresa Gallura in the north of Sardinia in the direction of Castelsardo on the provincial road SP90 after 8.2 km turn right into a gravel road that leads to the extensive beach.

 

 

Li Cossi Beach

Li Cossi Beach
Li Cossi Beach

Via a great hiking trail along the granite rocks you reach this enchanting beach.

 

At the end of the trail, the path leads down a rock staircase to the crystal clear water. Impressively embedded between high rocks lies this scenically beautifully located beach.

 

For bathing, bathing shoes are recommended here, which the beach is covered with coarse pebbles. For this he compensates with crystal clear water, which looks on the island his same. Be sure to take snorkels and diving goggles with you and go snorkeling in the bay.

 

Tip:

On the west side of the beach, the trail continues to the secluded, rocky bay of Porto Leccio and finally reaches the impressive Tinnari beach. It is not easy to reach the coast here on foot, so only experienced hikers should walk this path.

 

Directions:

From Santa Teresa Gallura in the direction of Castelsardo on the provincial road SP90 after about 34 km at the junction to Costa Paradiso turn.

 

Continue straight for about 5 km, follow the students to the Hotel Li Rose Marine until you reach a large square.

 

Here turn off the car and walk left on a narrow path to the beach.

 

 

Pelosa Beach

Pelosa Beach
Pelosa Beach

The beach, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of the entire island, is surrounded by white dunes, dotted with colorful flowers, opposite a sea with unbelievable blue and turquoise tones.

 

On an islet near the coast, the characteristic tower of the Pelosi rises with an enchanting view of the dark cliffs of Capo Falcone.

 

As empty as in these pictures you will rarely experience this dream beach, but in nice and warm weather it is very well visited.

 

In high season, there is one yacht next to the other in the bay.

 

Directions:

 

From Santa Teresa in the north of the island the SP90 towards the south to Castelsardo.

 

After Castelsardo continue on the SS200 and then SP81in towards Porto Torres and on the SP34 to Stintino. From Stintino in the direction of Capo Falcone after about 4.5 km you reach the beach.

 

 

Boat tour around La Maddalena - a must for any Sardinian lover

La Maddalena Island
La Maddalena Island

A boat trip around the La Maddalene archipelago is an absolute mustfor any Sardinian lover. Such beautiful crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches are unparalleled in the Mediterranean.

 

From Palau there are many different suppliers with prices between 45 € and 80 €. If you prefer it big, loud and many people around you, take one of the big excursion boats with up to 60 people on board.

 

If you prefer to be contemplative and individual, you decide on a sailing trip or a trip with a smalln motorboat.

 

I chose the tour with Palau Blue Tours and my expectations were more than exceeded despite initial scepticism.

 

Originally I wanted to book a sailing trip, but the advice at the stand convinced me to take a tour with a smalln motorboat.

 

For 80 € you get a 7-hour tour with free drinks (wine and non-alcoholic drinks) and two meals (cheese, salami, bread, olives and a pasta dish).

 

On the tour, Franco, the captain, explained in great english a lot of interesting facts about the La Maddalena archipelago, its history and other interesting facts about Sardinia.

 

 

La Maddalena Island
La Maddalena Island

The islands of Isola Spargi, Isola Budelli (with the world famous Spiaggia Rosa), Isola Razzoli and Cala Santa Maria were served.

 

There were five bathing stops, with Franco taking care that we always approached wind-protected bays with a few other boats.

 

That alone was worth the price. The boat tour was completely successful and I highly recommend this provider.

 

Provider Website: http://www.palaubluetours.com/en/

 

So and that's it now with my favorite beaches in the north and east of Sardinia.