The Gulf of Orosei – on the east coast of Sardinia – offers a picture-perfect 40km-long coastline indented with grottos, inlets and coves fringed by gorgeous sugar-white beaches.
The picture is completed with a backdrop of soaring limestone cliffs and hillsides covered in forests of oak, juniper and native shrub.
The best beaches on the Gulf of Orosei, include…
For many, this is the best beach in Sardinia – a gorgeous 700m-long crescent of white sand sprinkled with tiny pink pebbles, nestling between rocky hillsides and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Orosei.
Explore some of the six beachfront caves that lie beneath the rocky slopes of Pta Su Masongiu (115m) and look out for endangered monk seals in the nearby Grotta del Bue Marino, the largest and most dramatic of the many beautiful grottos that indent this 40km-long coastline. Woods of pink oleanders stand behind the beach.
Facilities include beach bars, nearby accommodation, and water sports equipment for hire, such as snorkelling gear, skis and kayaks.
Cala Luna is located 7km south of Cala Gonone on the east coast of Sardinia. The beach is accessible by foot along stone mule tracks or by water taxi from Cala Gonone.
Dig your toes into the soft white sand of this gorgeous beach, which lies between thick juniper trees and the limpid turquoise waters of the Gulf of Orosei.
Other than during the month of August, this beach is generally empty and perfect for a secluded picnic. There are no facilities.
Cala Fuili is located 1km from Cala Gonone on the east coast near Cala Luna and is easy to reach on foot and by car.
Pick your own stop to sunbathe on this stunning white-sand beach that faces a deep blue sea and is framed by two steep hills covered in maquis (scrubland vegetation). There are no facilities on this secluded beach.
Cala Sisine is located between Cala Luna and Cala Biriola, half an hour’s walk from the nearest car park or by boat from Arbatax, Santa Maria Navarrese and Cala Gonone.
Pick your own spot to sunbathe on this spectacularly scenic beach – a narrow crescent of soft white sand mixed with tiny pink pebbles that sits between soaring cliffs and the azure blue of a tranquil bay overlooking the Gulf of Orosei. The beach and seabed are scattered with huge white limestone boulders.
Take your own food and drink, as there are no facilities on this pristine, secluded beach. Snorkel or dive the crystal clear waters and explore the nearby caves.
Cala Mariolu can be accessed by land after a long hike but is best reached by boat from Arbatax, Santa Maria Navarrese or Cala Gonone.
Discover this gorgeous white-sand beach nestled between snow-white marble rocks, sheer cliffs and a stunning multi-coloured blue and green sea.
Freshwater springs under the water create a stratum of slightly cooler water, and a 120m-tall stone arch soars from the sea in this scenic locale.
Cala Golorite Beach is located 3km beyond the Monte Santo headland and is best accessed by boat from Cala Gonone as it is an hour’s walk from the nearest car park.
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Latest update: Best Beaches in Orosei, Sardinia: 18 November, 2018
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