About Cala Fuili
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.
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 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.
Places to Stay near Cala Fuili
Hotel Villa Gustui Maris
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.
Hotel Cala Luna
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.
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.
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