Porto Cervo

a picture of porto cervo in sardinia
Porto Cervo, Arzachena, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About Porto Cervo

With some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Porto Cervo is the jewel of the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia. Porto Cervo is located on the northeastern part of the island, and it is one of its most renowned beach resort towns. It is often referred to as a favorite playground of the rich and famous, who flock to its yacht-dotted marina for some fun in the sunshine. After all, it was with this intent that the town was commissioned to be built by Prince Karim Aga Khan, and other wealthy investors. In the 1950s, Jacques Couelle, Luigi Vietti, and other renowned designers and architects were given the task of imagining a perfect Mediterranean village for luxury travel. The result? This utopian little town of around 420 residents and undeniable charm.

A vacation to Porto Cervo could serve no other purpose but to leave your worries behind, and relax. Just walking around the town, taking in the ocean breeze, or sitting at a cafe in a plaza will leave you refreshed and renewed. You can also spend your days at the top-class Pevero Golf Club, treating yourself to wine tastings, and indulging in some delicious cuisine that will delight your palate. For some incredible views of the marina, visit the Stella Maris. This picturesque white church sits on top of a hill. Its beauty is accentuated by its simplicity, and the beauty of its surroundings. Whether you love visiting churches or not, the gorgeous view provided by this site makes it one of the must-see spots in Porto Cervo.

While the town may be perfect for relaxing during the day, it does not lack nightlife. There are several bars, and nightclubs, where residents and visitors can throw back a couple of drinks, and dance the night away under the starlit Mediterranean sky.

As with most places in Sardinia, however, the true crown of Porto Cervo are its beaches. After all, no one ever hops over to this charming village unless they are looking to lie under the sun with the glistening sea before them. With clear waters giving way to a surreal turquoise and deep blues, calling Porto Cervo’s beaches beautiful would be a gross understatement. Cala Granu Beach is amongst the town’s most popular beaches. It is small, personal, and great for all ages. Those looking to settle for nothing but the best always head to the Spiaggia del Pevero. This astonishing beach is perfect for lounging around with a cocktail in your hand, enjoying swimming in the clear water, or engaging in watersports like scuba diving and snorkeling.

Breathtaking views, gorgeous beaches, delectable food, plentiful wine, great nightlife, and year-round sunshine are the perks Porto Cervo offers its visitors. It is unquestionably one of the greatest destinations in the Mediterranean Ocean and one of the gems of luxury travel in Sardinia.

Where to Stay in Porto Cervo

The area around Porto Cervo is home to some of the most expensive hotels in the world. The famous and luxurious five-star Hotel Pitrizza, where travellers and celebrities seeking privacy and tranquillity can unwind in marvelous suites, private villas and on its private beach. Then there’s the luxurious Hotel Romazzino , also one of the best beach hotels of Costa Smeralda. The hotel has its own garden with wild flowers, and a private beach near Romazzino beach. The five-star Hotel Cala di Volpe is surrounded by a lush, green Mediterranean landscape, and has excellent spa facilities and its own private beach.

Sardinian Beaches Near Porto Cervo

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

Colonna Beach

  • Length: 50 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
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500 meters north-east of Cala Granu you will find Colonna beach, the northenmost beach of the Costa Smeralda, and a private property of the Colonna Resort.

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Pitrizza Beach

  • Length: 80 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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Just 200 meters north of Liscia di Vacca beach you will find Pitrizza beach. It is a private beach that belongs to the famous and luxurious Hotel Pitrizza.

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Baia Sardinia Beach

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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Baia Sardinia beach is one of the northernmost beaches of the Costa Smeralda area. The beach faces north, with spectacular views on the Maddalena Archipelago, which can easily be reached by boat. Various daily trips can take you to the Maddalena archipelago and the other islands of Budelli, Caprera, Spergi, Santa Maria and Razzoli. Watersports like windsurfing are very popular in this area, thanks to the perfect combination of the bay’s location.

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Liscia di Vacca

  • Length: 100 meters.
  • Things to do: kayaking, pedal boating, scuba diving, snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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Liscia di Vacca beach is one of the smallest of the Costa Smeralda. Together with La Pitrizza and Cala Granu, it encloses the peninsula of Capo Ferro. It offers magnificent views of the Maddalena Archipelago to the north-west, Isola Capuccini to the north, and the headlands of Capo Ferro to the north-east. The cozy beach is fully equipped with umbrellas and deck chairs.

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Cala Granu Beach

  • Length: 100 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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Cala Granu beach (Spiaggia Cala Granu) is a small beach – 100 meters long – located 1 kilometer north of Porto Cervo, in the heart of the Costa Smeralda.

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Pevero Beach

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of grande pevero beach in olbia tempio sardinia

Pevero beach (Spiaggia del Pevero), located just 3 kilometers south of Porto Cervo, consists of two beaches: Piccolo Pevero beach and Grande Pevero beach.

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