Cala Cartoe

cala di cartoe

About Cala Cartoe

Cala Cartoe beach (Spiaggia Cala Cartoe), with its white sands and crystal clear waters, certainly deserves a spot in the list of most beautiful beaches of Sardinia and perhaps even on planet Earth. The beach is located just south of Marina di Orosei and Cala Osala di Dorgali, 4 kilometers off the SS 125 main road. Surrounded by rocks, overlooking the Gulf of Orosei, its waters are quite shallow, which makes the beach of Cala Cartoe perfectly suitable for children.

Directions to Cala Cartoe

Cala Cartoe can easily be reached via highway SS 125. Just before Dorgali, turn to the direction of the Ispinigoli cave (featuring the tallest stalagmite of the world) and keep heading east. Then turn to the direction of Tinnipereddu.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Cartoe

Spiaggia sa Curcurica

  • Length: 360 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, walking, hiking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of a blue umbrella on the beach named Spiaggia sa Curcurica, in Orosei, east Sardinia, Italy.

Your holiday in Orosei wouldn’t be complete without spending a day at the beach of sa Curcurica (Spiaggia sa Curcurica). That’s especially true if you like snorkeling or want to experience the Caribbean in Sardinia, Italy. The most attractive feature of Spiaggia sa Curcurica is the pine forest located directly behind the beach. That’s where junipers guarantee some more cooling air and shelter you from the sun. If you have children, you’d want to unroll your towels here.

Spiaggia di Foghe Pizzinna

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, hiking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of Spiaggia di Foghe Pizzinna, a small beach near Orosei, east Sardinia, Italy.

The beach of Foghe Pizzinna faces south-east and features vast vistas of the sun-streaked waters of the Gulf of Orosei and the mighty Tyrrhenian Sea. What makes this beach quite unique is that it’s tucked between a creek on the north side and a river bed on the south side where the Fiume Cedrino river flows into the sea. The Fiume Cedrino river is one of Sardinia’s most famous (and challenging) rivers for kayaking.

Spiaggia di Bidderosa

  • Length: 360 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, hiking, birdwatching.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of Spiaggia Biderosa and Stagno Biderosa, near Orosei, east Sardinia, Italy.

When it comes to natural attractions in east Sardinia, Spiaggia di Bidderosa is one of the most popular beaches to visit and certainly one of the best things to do in Orosei. Featuring a sublime stretch of coastline and stunning forests, this is also a pocket of the island in which wide open spaces are in abundance and time seems to stand still. Spiagga di Bidderosa is the perfect escape and an opportunity to see the quiet and more enchanting side of east Sardinia.

Spiaggia di Berchida

  • Length: 800 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, birdwatching.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of Spiaggia di Berchida, a long stretch of sand near Orosei in east Sardinia, Italy.

Spiaggia di Berchida has been voted as being one of the best beaches of Italy several times. A must see beach should you find yourself in the area of Siniscola! What makes this beach in the province of Nuoro quite unique, is that it is bordered by two other beaches: Spiaggia di Bidderosa on the north side, and Spiaggia sa Curcurica on the south side. Plus, both the northern and southern tips of Berchida are backed by two lagoons: Stagno di Bidderosa, and Stagno di Curcurica.

Spiaggia di Capo Comino

  • Length: 3000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, walking, windsurfing, hiking, birdwatching.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of children playing at Spiaggia di Capo Comino, near Siniscola in the province of Nuoro, east Sardinia, Italy.

Capo Comino beach, well known for its sand dunes, is one of the longest beaches in the Gulf of Orosei, with a length of 3 kilometers.

Cala Ginepro

  • Length: 950 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
a picture of cala ginepro beach

Cala Ginepro beach is characterized by fine sand, shallow and crystal clear water with pink granite rocks that occasionally rise from the water.

Cala Liberotto

  • Length: 235 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing.
a picture of cala liberotto beach

Cala Liberotto beach lies just 1.6 kilometers north-east of Cala Fuili, and belongs to the group of smaller beaches of the Gulf of Orosei.

La Caletta

  • Length: 3700 meters.
  • Things to do: windsurfing, kitesurfing.
a picture of la caletta beach

Located roughly 6 kilometers east of Siniscola, La Caletta beach is one of the longest beaches of the Gulf of Orosei with a length of nearly 4 kilometers.

Osalla di Orosei

  • Length: 4000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.

Osalla di Orosei, located next to Cala Osalle di Dorgali, has light blue water and fine white sand. A good spot for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Su Barone Beach

  • Length: 7000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia di su barone near Orosei in east Sardinia Italy

Nearly 7 kilometers long, Su Barone , in the Gulf of Orosei, is a delightful and unspoilt beach, with tempting white sands and waters of rich blue colors.

Marina di Orosei

  • Length: 3000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing.

Marina di Orosei with its beach of golden sand and seashells of all sizes, is nearly 3 kilometers long. Its sea is deep has a steep slope.