Cala Biriola

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The beach of Cala Biriola, Baunei, NU (Nuoro)

About Cala Biriola

Cala Biriola beach (Spiaggia di Biriola) is located north of Arbatax, south of Cala Sisine beach and Cala Mariolu beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast of Sardinia. Wonderfully characterized by pure white limestone sand, a rock arching out of the water, some stray marble rocks, and junipers that bear berry-like cones, Cala Biriola is a superb place for people who love scuba diving and snorkelling, or for more adventurous people who love trekking and mountain climbing.

Directions to Cala Biriola

Cala Biriola can be reached by boat from Arbatax, S. Maria Navarrese and Cala Gonone, or by hiking from Cala Gonone.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Biriola

Pedra Longa

  • Length: 1000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking.
a picture of pedra longa beach, sardinia.

Pedra Longa beach has a rocky seashore, making it unsuitable for a relaxing day at the beach, but perfectly fine for hiking, scuba fishing, or scuba diving.

Cala dei Gabbiani

  • Length: 230 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, climbing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of scattered rocks on the sandy beach of Cala dei Gabbiani, near Baunei, east Sardinia, Italy.

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 Goloritze

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, birdwatching.
a picture of cala goloritze, near Baunei, province of Ogliastra, east sardinia

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 Mariolu

  • Length: 60 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking.
a picture of cala mariolu near baunei sardinia

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 Sisine

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, climbing.
a picture of the beach named Spiaggia di Cala Sisine, in east Sardinia, Italy.

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.