• Cala Goloritze
  • near Baunei, Province of Ogliastra, East Sardinia.
  • None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
  • snorkelling, birdwatching.
  • 200 meters.

Cala Goloritze

a picture of cala goloritze, near Baunei, province of Ogliastra, east sardinia
Cala Goloritze, near Baunei, Ogliastra, east Sardinia.

About Cala Goloritze

Cala Goloritze, a tiny but stunning beach at the base of a deep and pleasant ravine, is located just south of Cala Biriola, in the Ogliastra area, 9 kilometers north of Baunei. Cala Goloritze beach is one of the most photogenic of its kind. It is unreachable by car or by boat. If you’re planning on coming on foot, the hike to Cala Goloritze takes more than one hour, and the return trip will probably take you twice as long. Do bring your snorkelling goggles, ease into the water and take a swim, spot some fish – the water features unbelievable shades of blue and green. Cala Goloritze is just another example of what Sardinian paradise looks like, and little compares with the uniqueness of this spot. It should be no wonder that Cala Goloritze was elected a UNESCO site in 1995, and definitely is one of the best snorkeling beaches of Sardinia.

Where to Stay near Cala Goloritze

Hotel Villa Gustui Maris

  • A 4 star Hotel with 34 rooms, 66.8 kilometers from Cala Goloritze (about 41.51 miles.)
a picture of hotel villa gustui maris in cala gonone
Hotel Villa Gustui Maris in Cala Gonone, with marvelous views of the Gulf of Orosei and the Supramonte mountain range.

Hotel Villa Gustui Maris is one of the top picks in Cala Gonone. Located near the slopes of the Supramonte mountain range, at the foot of Mount Irveri, the four-star family-friendly hotel is strategically located north of the center of the seaside village, from where you can explore the famous Sardinian beaches and hidden coves such as Cala Mariolu, Cala Goloritzé, Cala Luna, Cala Fuili and Cala Cartoe. From the hotel's porch and balconies, you'll enjoy the swoon-worthy panoramic views of the Gulf of Orosei and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The hotel's restaurant serves traditional Sardinian dishes and Mediterranean cuisine. In the morning, an Italian continental breakfast buffet is available and can be enjoyed while looking over the bay of Cala Gonone. The staff at Villa Gustui Maris are very friendly and will gladly provide you with any information you may need to explore the region. Trekking excursions through the Supramonte’s long canyons, narrow gorges and valleys, and boat trips to Cala Mariolu and other hard to reach coves can also be arranged at the hotel's concierge desk.

Highly recommended!

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Hotel Cala Luna

  • A 3 star Boutique Hotel with 27 rooms, 65.5 kilometers from Cala Goloritze (about 40.7 miles.)
a picture of the sun terrace at hotel cala luna in cala gonone east sardinia
The sundeck with views of the Gulf of Orosei at boutique Hotel Cala Luna in Cala Gonone.

The beachfront Cala Luna Hotel is a modern three-star boutique hotel located along the cozy promenade of Cala Gonone. It's a family-run business with 27 unique rooms, most of them feature grand views of the bay of Cala Gonone and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Traditional Sardinian dishes and excellent local Italian wines are available in three à la carte dining venues: Inside the hotel, you'll find an air-conditioned dining room, outside the hotel, there are restaurants with a veranda and a romantic oceanfront terrace. Excursions and boat trips to Cala Mariolu can be arranged by the hotel's professional and English-speaking staff. Another option to discover the most beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Orosei is to organize boat trips to Cala Luna, Cala Golorizé, Cala Sisine and the Bue Marino caves at the local harbor in Cala Gonone, which is located within walking distance of the hotel. A mountain bike rental service is free for hotel guests if you'd like to explore the seaside village or the mountain biking trails that run through the hills of the jagged Supramonte mountain range.

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How To Get To Cala Goloritze

Cala Goloritze is unreachable by car or by boat. If you're planning on hiking to Cala Goloritze, note that the hike takes more than one hour, and the return trip will probably take you twice as long - so be prepared.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Goloritze

Pedra Longa

  • Length: 1000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking.
  • Facilities: parking, restaurant.
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.

Learn more about Pedra Longa, how to get there, and where to stay.

Cala Gabbiani

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • Facilities: .

Cala Gabbiani is a quiet and secluded beach in Dorgali, Nuoro, Sardinia with white sands, and opaque, greenish-blue cool water.

Learn more about Cala Gabbiani, how to get there, and where to stay.

Cala Mariolu

  • Length: 60 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking.
  • Facilities: None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
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.

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Cala Biriola

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

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.

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Cala Sisine

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • Facilities: bar, restaurant.
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.

Learn more about Cala Sisine, how to get there, and where to stay.