Cala Gabbiani

cala gabbiani

About Cala Gabbiani

The secluded and quiet beach of Cala Gabbiani, separated from Cala Mariolu beach by a small cape, is only reachable by boat or by foot, and there are no facilities. Let there be no doubt about that: on the island of Sardinia, this mere fact is considered a good thing! The long walk to Cala Gabbiani is well worth the effort. After arriving on the beach of Cala Gabbiani, you can rest your feet in warm white sands, or opaque and greenish-blue cool water.

Directions to Cala Gabbiani

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Gabbiani

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 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 Biriola

  • Length: 100 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.

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 Sisine

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
a picture of cala sisine beach

Cala Sisine beach, north of Arbatax, Sardinia, features fine white sand, and water with colours ranging from the lightest blue to turquoise.