Principe Beach

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Spiaggia del Principe, Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda.

About Principe Beach

Principe beach (Spiaggia del Principe, also known as Portu Li Coggi), is one of the best beaches of Costa Smeralda. The beach is located near the small village of Cala di Volpe, between Romazzino beach and Capriccioli. About 800 meters away from the car parking areas (both free and paid), it will take you a good ten-minute walk along a rocky path before you’ll get rewarded and reach the white sandy beach, with its lovely clear water and ever-changing hues of turquoise. Principe Beach is divided by rocks in the middle that stretch out into the ocean, and is about 250 meters long in total. Principe Beach is a nice spot for snorkelling, as several species of small fish swim quietly in its shallow waters. A small bar serves lunch, ice cream and cold drinks. Principe Beach shouldn’t be missed by those visiting the Costa Smeralda, but it can get a little crowded in August, so you may want to go early.

Where To Stay near Principe

1 kilometer north-east of Principe, you’ll find the renowned five-star Hotel Romazzino, where you can enjoy world-class service and real luxury in a breathtaking setting. The hotel has its own large garden with wild flowers and a private beach. A salt-water swimming pool is available for hotel guests. Travel a little more inland and you’ll find more hotels, villas, apartments and bed and breakfasts near the villages of Cala di Volpe and Abbiadori. Set near Sardinia’s famous Porto Cervo, the five-star Hotel Cala di Volpe is surrounded by a lush, green Mediterranean landscape. The luxury hotel has excellent sports and spa facilities and has its own private beach.

Directions to Principe Beach

Coming from Olbia, take the SS 125 towards Arzachena, then take the SP 73 to Portisco. Once arrived at Portisco, take the SP 94 to Cala di Volpe. Turn right onto the SP 160, and head for Capriccioli. Once you see the sign for Romazzino, make a left turn. Take the third exit to the right to enter the parking of Principe beach.

Sardinian Beaches Near Principe Beach

Spiaggia del Pirata

  • Length: 100 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia del pirata in capriccioli costa smeralda north east sardinia

Spiaggia del Pirata is a small beach that's located 50 meters south of Hotel Capriccioli. It has a length of just 100 meters and faces west, offering views of la Celvia beach to the north and the mountainous surroundings behind Spiaggia Li Itriceddi to the west. It is a nice beach for some relaxed snorkelling, as its waters are shallow and you'll find some scattered rocks in the water to swim around. On the north side of the beach you'll find a dock. Parking is available right behind the beach.

Spiaggia dell’Elefante

  • Length: 100 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
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Spiaggia dell Elefante has a length of only 100 meters, and is intersected by several rocky patches and pieces of residential gardens that reach all the way to the sea. Only a few parts of this beach are actually sandy, but these parts are all very secluded. You can discover all the sandy parts by carefully strolling through the rocky and shallow waters. This beach mostly faces west, and offers magnificent views of the coastal area near Spiaggia Li Itriceddi, 700 meters across the Cala di Volpe Bay. It is the perfect beach to experience pure nature, relaxation and stunning views!

Spiaggia Li Itriceddi

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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South-west of Cala di Volpe you'll discover Spiaggia Li Itriceddi. It faces south-east, featuring views of Isola Soffi, and yachts passing by in summer.

Cala Romazzino

  • Length: 30 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, hiking.
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Cala Romazzino is a small cove that is located just north of Hotel Romazzino. It is one of the little Sardinian treasures that requires some effort to find.

La Celvia

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
a picture of spiaggia la celvia in capriccioli costa smeralda sardinia

Within a comfortable walking distance from the beach of Capriccioli you will find La Celvia beach, in the heart of the beatiful Sardinian Costa Smeralda.

Spiaggia Capriccioli

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.

Capriccioli Beach belongs on the list of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda. This rather small beach is divided by enormous granite rocks. This beach offers beautiful views of the island of Mortorio, which can only be reached by small boats. Also, Capriccioli offers panoramic views of the islands of Soffi and Le Camere, both situated roughly 2 kilometers off the coast. The waters are shallow, and often very calm and smooth with a gentle tide, allowing children to play freely.

Romazzino Beach

  • Length: 400 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the shoreline near romazzino beach in costa smeralda sardinia

Romazzino Beach, just north of Romazzino village and south-east of Porto Cervo, has white sand and clear blue water. Suitable for families with children.

Liscia Ruja

  • Length: 700 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of spiaggia di liscia ruja in costa smeralda sardinia.

Liscia Ruja is located between Portisco and Cala di Volpe, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda