Costa Smeralda

Portisco, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.
Portisco, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.

About Costa Smeralda – The Emerald Coast

Costa Smeralda beaches belong to the best beaches in Europe, and the Emerald Coast is one of the most popular holiday destinations. Embraced by the warm and salty waters of the Mediterranean, the diverse coastal area of Costa Smeralda offers beach resorts, rental villas, beach hotels, chic marinas, shopping areas and a vibrant nightlife – while keeping a balance with its beautiful surroundings.

Costa Smeralda Beaches

Located in the north-east of Sardinia, roughly between the village of Porto Rotondo and Baja Sardinia, the Emerald Coast consists of approximately 25000 acres in total with 35 miles of picture-perfect bays, coves and white sandy beaches. As if that weren’t enough, the perfectly clear green and turquoise waters seem to come straight out of a Caribbean dream! Below you’ll find a practical overview of all the beautiful Costa Smeralda beaches. Just scroll through the page, click on a thumbnail image and you’re there! To see our own suggestions, you can have a look at our practical list of some of the best beaches of Costa Smeralda.

Costa Smeralda Map

Sardinian Beaches Near Costa Smeralda

There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Costa Smeralda. Just click on a link below to find out more!

Porto Rotondo

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a picture of a boat in a canal in porto rotondo costa smeralda sardinia

Porto Rotondo is located between the Gulf of Cugnana and the Gulf of Marinella, 13 kilometers north of Olbia. Together with Porto Cervo, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Costa Smeralda. Some of its beaches make up the crown to the Emerald Coast, and its marina offers a safe haven to over 600 boats of all sizes. Ideal for a either short getaway or an extended stay, Porto Rotondo is a small port with big reputation and some of the most stunning scenery anywhere along the coastline.

Learn more about Porto Rotondo, how to get there, and where to stay.


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a picture of the colorful harbor of portisco in north-east sardinia italy

Portisco is a small village in the municipality of Olbia, in the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is located near the Gulf of Cugnana, west of Porto Rotondo. The village is well-known for its harbor, home to many yachts sailing the Costa Smeralda in summer.

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Cala di Volpe

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a view from cala di volpe in sardinia

Cala di Volpe (‘the bay of foxes’) is a small community located in Arzachena in the province of Olbia-Tempio, in north-east Sardinia, Italy. The village is located in the historical region known as Gallura on the Emerald Coast, between the beaches of Li Itriceddi and Capriccioli. Its strategic position offers easy access to several famous Costa Smeralda beaches. This near-perfect travel destination is overflowing with celebrities and attractions, and here you’ll find some of the most highly regarded Costa Smeralda hotels, such as Hotel Cala di Volpe and Hotel Romazzino.

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Porto Cervo

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a picture of Porto Cervo in the province of Olbia-Tempio Sardinia Italy

Porto Cervo is a world-renowned Italian seaside resort and the main centre of the Costa Smeralda. The village is located 23 kilometers north of Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, in the municipality of Arzachena, Olbia-Tempio. The area around Porto Cervo is home to some of the most expensive hotels in the world.

Learn more about Porto Cervo, how to get there, and where to stay.