Spiaggia dell’Elefante

a picture of the elephant rock at Spiaggia dell'Elefante near cala di volpe on the costa smeralda in north east sardinia
The Elephant Rock at Spiaggia dell’Elefante, near Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda, North-East Sardinia.

About Spiaggia dell’Elefante

Travel 400 meters west from Spiaggia La Celvia and you will discover Spiaggia dell’Elefante (Elephant Beach). This is one of the smaller and most secluded coves in the vicinity of Cala di Volpe. 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 very secluded. All parts can be reached by carefully strolling through the rocky and shallow waters.

Spiaggia dell’Elefante mostly faces west, and offers magnificent views of the mountainous coastal area near Spiaggia Li Itriceddi, situated 700 meters across the Cala di Volpe Bay. Don’t be surprised to see the occasional yacht passing by in summer. Note that this little cove has no facilities, but it is the perfect beach to experience pure nature, relaxation and stunning views! The best times to visit are in the early morning when the colors are absolutely gorgeous, and in the late afternoon after 5 PM to admire the sunset. You won’t regret it! If you plan to visit this beach by car, it’s best to park your car at the parking area of Spiaggia Capriccioli. From there, it will be a one kilometer walk to Spiaggia dell’Elefante.

Where To Stay near Spiaggia dell’Elefante

Swadeshi Green Park Hotel

The pool at the Swadeshi Green Park Hotel in Cala di Volpe.
The pool at the Swadeshi Green Park Hotel in Cala di Volpe.

Travel 600 meters north of Spiaggia dell’Elefante, and you will find the family-friendly Swadeshi Green Park Hotel. This four-star hotel is highly rated for the best value in the Porto Cervo area. It features 35 rooms, all decorated in a classic Sardinian style. Most rooms offer a terrace. For hotel guests, there’s a wellness centre that includes a spa, sauna, and fitness center. From the months of May to September, a free shuttle service can take you to the beach.

Hotel Capriccioli

An aerial view of Hotel Capriccioli and its surroundings.
An aerial view of Hotel Capriccioli and its surroundings.

Near Spiaggia Capriccioli, 800 meters north-east of Elephant Beach, you’ll find Hotel Capriccioli. This four-star hotel offers a sea-view Sardinian restaurant, a seawater pool and a tennis court. All rooms at the hotel are air conditioned and have a satellite TV, and some rooms feature a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. At the restaurant, a buffet breakfast is provided daily. Local Sardinian specialties are served for lunch and dinner.

Hotel Nibaru

The terrace and outdoor pool at Hotel Nibaru.
The terrace and outdoor pool at Hotel Nibaru.

700 meters north of Spiaggia dell’Elefante you will find the four-star Hotel Nibaru, set in an untouched area featuring lush Mediterranean vegetation. The 60-room hotel features typical Mediterranean architecture and offers splendid panoramic views of the surroundings including the nearby Pevero Golf Club. Hotel Nibaru has a luxurious swimming pool, and a restaurant nearby.

Hotel Il Piccolo Golf

The beachfront Hotel Il Piccolo Golf.
The beachfront Hotel Il Piccolo Golf.

Even closer to the Pevero Golf Club, you’ll find the three-star Hotel Il Piccolo Golf. At the hotel guests can use the outdoor swimming pool and solarium, and relax in this quiet Mediterranean oasis. This hotel too is perfectly situated for discovering the Costa Smeralda area in comfort.

Directions to Spiaggia dell’Elefante

Sardinian Beaches Near Spiaggia dell’Elefante

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 Li Itriceddi

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of Spiaggia Li Itriceddi near cala di volpe in sardinia

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.
a picture of cala romazzino

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.

Principe Beach

  • Length: 250 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia del principe in cala di volpe sardinia

Principe beach (Spiaggia del Principe) is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda, and shouldn't be missed by those visiting Sardinia.

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