• Cala Fuili
  • near Dorgali, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.
  • parking.
  • snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, climbing.
  • 100 meters.
  • suitable for families with children.

Cala Fuili

a picture of the beach at Cala Fuili in the province of Nuoro East Sardinia
A view from above: Cala Fuili, less than three kilometers south of the seaside village named Cala Gonone, in the province of Nuoro, East Sardinia, Italy. In the background, the wooded hills and soaring cliffs of Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu.

About Cala Fuili

a picture of Cala Fuili near Cala Gonone in East Sardinia Italy
A view from the sea: Cala Fuili, tucked in the rolling hills of East Sardinia.

You’ll find the beautiful cove of Cala Fuili (Spiaggia di Cala Fuili) just three kilometers south of the center of the seaside village named Cala Gonone, in the province of Nuoro, the provincial capital of the untamed central area of East Sardinia. It’s one of those coves near the Gulf of Orosei that is actually reachable by car. The beach has a length of about 100 meters and faces east and it offers extensive views over the Tyrrhenian Sea, the wooded hills and dramatic cliffs of Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu, a popular national park that’s home to Punta La Marmora, the highest peak in Sardinia, and the rugged Gennargentu mountain range.

Facilities

Cala Fuili has no facilities, so you may want to bring a beach chair and something for shade. A light parasol will do. The beach is sandy with small white pebbles around the water edge, so bring a pair of slippers or beach shoes. There isn’t a beach bar either, you’ll want to bring some food and drinks. Cala Fuili is one of the best beaches of East Sardinia, therefore the beach can get rather busy during high season, so it’s best to go there early if you can, preferably before 9 AM. Photographers may appreciate the fact that at Cala Fuili in June, the sun rises at approximately 05:50 AM, and dawn begins at 05:15 AM – just in case you were wondering…

Activities

Activities at Cala Fuili include some light snorkeling around the rocks, swimming in the crystal-clear warm water, and climbing – if you’re up for it (and well prepared of course!). The area of Cala Fuili is a climbers paradise as you can start climbing right off the beach. You’ll likely spot a few free climbers scaling the steep walls of the canyon bordering the beach. Lastly, if you’d like to take the 3.5-kilometer walk from Cala Fuili to Cala Luna, the hiking route is well signposted.

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Where to Stay near Cala Fuili

Hotel Villa Gustui Maris

  • A 4 star Hotel with 34 rooms, 3.64 kilometers from Cala Fuili (about 2.26 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.

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Hotel Cala Luna

  • A 3 star Boutique Hotel with 27 rooms, 2.88 kilometers from Cala Fuili (about 1.79 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 Fuili

You can easily reach Cala Fuili Beach from Cala Gonone by heading south on the road named Viale Bue Marino. Keep following the coastal road all the way to the end; it stops at Cala Fuili. Park your car on the narrow road; it offers parking space for about forty or fifty cars or so. Continue on foot and take the steps down to Cala Fuili Beach. The stairway to the beach has about 150 steps carved in limestone, the walk down to Cala Fuili will take you about five to ten minutes.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Fuili

Cala Ziu Martine

  • Length: 250 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, .
  • Facilities: parking.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.

Cala Ziu Martine is surrounded by a ridge of jagged rock, and has remained completely untouched. Its sands are pure white and pebbly.

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

Cala Luna

  • Length: 500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking.
  • Facilities: bar, restaurant.
a picture of cala luna beach in east sardinia

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.

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

Sos Dorroles

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

Sos Dorroles beach offers a different color palette than most beaches of Sardinia. It is located approximately 300 meters away from Palmasera beach.

Learn more about Sos Dorroles, how to get there, and where to stay.

Cala Osalla di Dorgali

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing.
  • Facilities: parking, restaurant.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.

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.

Learn more about Cala Osalla di Dorgali, how to get there, and where to stay.