On this page you can easily browse through all the beautiful beaches of east Sardinia. The beaches are located in the following areas, from north to south: Gulf of Orosei, the Dorgali area, the Baunei area, and around the Gulf of Tortoli.
East Sardinia - Orosei
Orosei is one of the most fascinating spots to visit over your holidays in east Sardinia. A beautiful city in the Province of Nuoro in the Italan region of Sardinia on the downstream of the Cedrino River giving the name to the Golfo di Orosei. It’s located about 140 kilometers north-east of Cagliari and 30 kilometers east of Nuoro. As per the recent census of 31 December 2004, it had a population of about 6,148 and covering an average area of about 90.4 square kilometers. It’s scenically positioned at the gulf’s northern most point.
Beaches Near Orosei
Marina di Orosei with its beach of golden sand and seashells of all sizes, is nearly 3 kilometers long. Its sea is deep has a steep slope.
The beach of Foghe Pizzinna faces south-east and features vast vistas of the sun-streaked waters of the Gulf of Orosei and the mighty Tyrrhenian Sea. What makes this beach quite unique is that it’s tucked between a creek on the north side and a river bed on the south side where the Fiume Cedrino river flows into the sea. The Fiume Cedrino river is one of Sardinia’s most famous (and challenging) rivers for kayaking.
When it comes to natural attractions in east Sardinia, Spiaggia di Bidderosa is one of the most popular beaches to visit and certainly one of the best things to do in Orosei. Featuring a sublime stretch of coastline and stunning forests, this is also a pocket of the island in which wide open spaces are in abundance and time seems to stand still. Spiagga di Bidderosa is the perfect escape and an opportunity to see the quiet and more enchanting side of east Sardinia.
Spiaggia di Berchida has been voted as being one of the best beaches of Italy several times. A must see beach should you find yourself in the area of Siniscola! What makes this beach in the province of Nuoro quite unique, is that it is bordered by two other beaches: Spiaggia di Bidderosa on the north side, and Spiaggia sa Curcurica on the south side. Plus, both the northern and southern tips of Berchida are backed by two lagoons: Stagno di Bidderosa, and Stagno di Curcurica.
Capo Comino beach, well known for its sand dunes, is one of the longest beaches in the Gulf of Orosei, with a length of 3 kilometers.
Cala Ginepro beach is characterized by fine sand, shallow and crystal clear water with pink granite rocks that occasionally rise from the water.
Cala Liberotto beach lies just 1.6 kilometers north-east of Cala Fuili, and belongs to the group of smaller beaches of the Gulf of Orosei.
The Sardinian beach of Cala di Cartoe, with its white sands and clear waters, certainly deserves a spot in the list of most beautiful spots on Sardinia.
Osalla di Orosei, located next to Cala Osalle di Dorgali, has light blue water and fine white sand. A good spot for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Nearly 7 kilometers long, Su Barone , in the Gulf of Orosei, is a delightful and unspoilt beach, with tempting white sands and waters of rich blue colors.
East Sardinia - Dorgali
Dorgali also has no shortage of natural beauty. Indulge your senses in the sights of the gorgeous willow trees, or the waves of the clear blue sea as they crash against the cliffs of the Orosei Gulf. You’ll feel a sense of wonder when you’re surrounded by rich, postcard-worthy scenery. This down-to-earth village is nestled between the mountains and the sea, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds. It’s part of the Nuoro province in east Sardinia, the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.
Beaches Near Dorgali
Cala Osalla di Dorgali has a beach with fine, golden sands and is surrounded by lush greenery, with waters coloured in ever changing shades of light blue.
Sos Dorroles beach offers a different color palette than most beaches of Sardinia. It is located approximately 300 meters away from Palmasera beach.
You'll find the beautiful cove of Cala Fuili three kilometers south of the center of the seaside village named Cala Gonone, in the province of Nuoro, the provincial capital of the central area of East Sardinia. It offers extensive views over the Tyrrhenian Sea, the wooded hills and dramatic cliffs of Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu. The beach is sandy with small white pebbles around the water edge. Cala Fuili is one of the best beaches of East Sardinia, therefore it can get rather busy during high season, so it's best to go there early if you can, preferably before 9 AM. Beach activities include snorkeling around the rocks, swimming in the crystal-clear warm water, and climbing. If you'd like to take the 3.5-kilometer walk from Cala Fuili to Cala Luna, the hiking route is well signposted. You can reach Cala Fuili Beach from Cala Gonone by heading south on Viale Bue Marino. There's a parking space for about fifty cars.
Situated beautifully in the Sardinian gulf of Orosei near Cala Gonone, lies Cala Luna beach, with its white sands, clear waters and steep limestone cliffs.
Cala Ziu Martine is surrounded by a ridge of jagged rock, and has remained completely untouched. Its sands are pure white and pebbly.
East Sardinia - Baunei
Baunei is a small mountain village in the Province of Ogliastra on the Italian island Sardinia, Italy. The village finds itself high in the mountains at 480 meters above sea level and faces south-west with a location approximately just north of Cagliari and about 11 kilometers north of Tortoli. Home to the popular seaside resort Santa Maria Navrrese a, Baunei borders Dorgali, Lotzorai, Talana, Triei and Urzulei municipalities while the town itself has all the necessary facilities including shops, restaurants, banks and pharmacies. Tortoli is also close by where you can find a much larger shopping center. When driving through the town, make sure you watch out for the Il Golgo sign as this is the road that leads you high up into the mountains and to get truly great views.
Beaches Near Baunei
Cala Sisine is a gorgeous cove located in east Sardinia, about 17 kilometers north of Baunei, and 11 kilometers south of the small seaside town named Cala Gonone. Together with Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè, and Cala Fuili, it is a top contender on the shortlist of must-see beaches in Sardinia. Many tourists from all over the world travel to the Gulf of Orosei every year to explore these coves. The beach has a length of over 200 meters, and near both its edges it can get up to 100 meters wide.
This Sardinian beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Cala Biriola Beach is a good place for scuba diving, snorkelling, and climbing.
Cala Mariolu is another top contender on our list of Best Beaches of East Sardinia. The cove is located just north of the famous Cala Goloritze, and is decorated with little pebbles made round and smooth by the eternal movement of the waters. This spot is very suitable for scuba diving, and is one of the best snorkeling beaches of Sardinia. Due to its location, the beach of Cala Mariolu rests in the shade of the limestone rocks at the end of the afternoon. There are no hotels in the direct vicinity of Cala Mariolu, but there are plenty of accommodations to be found up north in Cala Gonone and down south in Santa Maria Navarrese. The cove can be accessed on foot from Piredda in the Plateau of Golgo (Altopiano del Golgo), but the trek to the beach is not easy and should be done well prepared. Boat trips are available from the villages of Cala Gonone and Santa Maria Navarrese.
Cala Goloritze is one of the most photogenic Sardinian beaches of its kind. Elected a UNESCO site in 1995, this is what paradise looks like.
Cala dei Gabbiani (Seagull Cove) is a marvelous cove located in east Sardinia, about 18 kilometers south-east of Cala Gonone, and 12 kilometers north-east of Baunei. Together with Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Goloritzè and Cala Fuili, it’s in the top of the list of must-see paradise beaches in east Sardinia. The beach has a length of over 230 meters, and near the northern section it can get up to 50 meters wide. Cala dei Gabbiani faces north-east, featuring stunning views over the deep blue Tyrrhenian Sea which stretches out for 350 kilometers all the way to the west coast of Italy. The fabulous scenery is enhanced by Punta Ispuligi, a rocky outcrop on the north side of the beach. The back of the beach is closed off by towering cliffs. As the sun sets in the west, these will cast a cooling shade over the cove at the end of the afternoon.
Cala di Pedra Longa has a rocky seashore, making it unsuitable for a relaxing day at the beach, but perfectly fine for hiking, scuba fishing, or scuba diving.
East Sardinia - Tortoli
Located on the east coast of Sardinia, Tortoli is a charming town in the midst of a stunning and very rugged coastal landscape. Consisting of beautiful beaches, ample shopping, and comfortable accommodation; Tortoli is also a popular destination for tourists wanting to escape the crowds and get lost in small town Sardinia. Although the nearby town of Arbatax is better known to tourists, Tortoli is an encounter with a smaller and slightly more authentic experience. There is still an excellent infrastructure within the town, and you will find many shopping options including an extensive variety of vegetables and fruit at the market. Furthermore, the village is situated right next to the mountains in Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu and a truly stunning pond - Stagno di Tortoli.
Beaches Near Tortoli
Cea beach is located on the south of Capo Bellavista near Tortoli. It 's known for its characteristic red rocks. A good snorkelling and diving spot.
Bari Sardo beach lies 3 kilometers south of Cea beach. Its main attraction is its beautiful coastline that continuously stretches on for 10 kilometers.
East Sardinia - Santa Maria Navarrese
You will feel rejuvenated after visiting this charming village along the east coast of Sardinia. Whether you take a boat tour along its crystal clear blue waters, hike the Supramonte, or enjoy a walk along the many nearby beaches, you’re sure to feel refreshed. Immerse yourself in the area’s bounty of rich cultural and natural wonders.
Beaches Near Santa Maria Navarrese
Santa Maria Navarrese beach is located 5 kilometers south of Pedra Longa. It has a beautiful bay that's being sheltered from mistral winds from the north.
Iscrixedda beach, backed by cooling pine forests, is located in the popular area of Lotzorai, and is located 2 kilometers south of Santa Maria Navarrese.
Isula Manna Beach (Spiaggia Isula Manna) is located just a few kilometers south of Iscrixedda Beach, and is approximately 1200 meters long.
East Sardinia - Cala Gonone
Cala Gonone is a quaint seaside town in Italy where the pleasant weather is accompanied by some beautiful natural attractions and a very appealing small-town charm. In fact, there are multiple points of interest in the immediate area with Spiaggia Cala Gonone and Cala Luna, a beautiful lagoon, providing the perfect sandy escape for both tourists and locals alike. Regarding location, the town is nicely situated with limited travel time to the airports and even less to the local attractions for which the areas are best known.
Beaches Near Cala Gonone
East Sardinia - Posada
The ancient village of Posada can be found deep within the hills of Baronia in north-east Sardinia. Standing on a limestone cliff, this village looks as though it’s full of promise thanks to its fairytale-like scattering of buildings. As Posada weaves its way down the cliff and heads towards the sea, visitors all too often wish that they could call this scenic village their home and it’s easy to see why.
Beaches Near Posada
Spiaggia Iscraios is a beautiful stretch of sand and one of the most impressive beaches in east Sardinia. Looking out upon the Tyrrhenian Sea, the beach is also the perfect place for sunset in the region and within easy reach of Posada. Located close to the Fiume di Posada river, this stunning beach is also quite long and extends for more than 3700 meters. This is one beach in Nuoro you don’t want to miss.
East Sardinia - La Caletta
Located only 45 kilometers south-east of Olbia, La Caletta is a charming seaside town in the Province of Nuoro, where stunning beaches and azure waters offer the perfect getaway in east Sardinia. While this part of the coastline is especially popular with kitesurfers, La Caletta is also quite a traditional town with delightful cuisine and accommodations at every turn. The sandy beaches are the highlight of the area, more than ten kilometers of white powdered sand is right on your doorstep.
Beaches Near La Caletta
Located roughly 6 kilometers east of Siniscola, La Caletta beach is one of the longest beaches of the Gulf of Orosei with a length of nearly 4 kilometers.