Cala Moresca

Cala Moresca, Golfo Aranci, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.
Cala Moresca, Golfo Aranci, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About Cala Moresca

Cala Moresca beach (Spiaggia di Cala Moresca), is a secluded bay near Spiaggia Bianca, with two beaches, near the end of the railroad tracks that lead to the village of Golfo Aranci. Backed by a pine forest which can easily reached on foot or by bicycle, Cala Moresca features impressive cliffs and rock formations, scattered pine trees, golden sands, and waters of true Caribbean quality. Behind Cala Moresca beach you’ll find a trail that leads to the old Cape Figari lighthouse on a 340 meters high mountain, offering a splendid view of Isola Figarolo, situated 500 meters off the coast of Cala Moresca beach, and Isola Tavolara in the far distance. Another trail runs along the southern side of the mountain, and leads to Cala Greca, a small beach that is only reachable on foot or by boat.

Accommodations Near Cala Moresca

3 kilometers north-west of Cala Moresca, near the port of Golfo Aranci, you’ll find Hotel Tabby. This small three-star hotel was recently renovated in 2015, and is open year-round. It offers 14 air-conditioned rooms, of which several have a terrace with views of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel’s English speaking staff often organise excursions and boat trips to see the dolphins.

Directions to Cala Moresca

Coming from Olbia, take the SS 125 towards Costa Smeralda, then take the SP 82 to Golfo Aranci. You’ll pass Spiaggia Pittulongu, and Terrata. Continue to Punta Pedrosa, and pass Cala Sassari. Next, pass Spiaggia Bianca, and head for the village of Golfo Aranci. Head for the harbour, pass the railstation, and continue along the railroad tracks. Once the tracks stop, you know you’re near Cala Moresca beach!

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Moresca

Spiaggia dei Baracconi

  • Length: 250 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, walking, hiking.
a picture of spiaggia dei baracconi in golfo aranci north-east sardinia

Go 1 kilometer south-east from the Golfo Aranci port, and you'll find Spiaggia dei Baracconi. Spiaggia dei Baracconi is a 260 meter long, thin strip of pebbly sand that faces south-west, offering nice views of Capo Figari, the Gulf of Aranci and the small Figarolo island. The waters here are clear and shallow, nice enough for some laid-back snorkelling or scuba diving. You might even spot some bottlenose dolphins a few hundred meters off the coast.

Cala Greca

  • Length: 15 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking.
a picture of cala greca in golfo aranci sardinia

Cala Greca, at Capo Figari, is one of the smallest coves of north-east Sardinia. This cove is popular among scuba-divers and snorkelling enthusiasts. It can only be reached by boat, or on foot from Cala Moresca.

Prima Spiaggia

  • Length: 430 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating.
a picture of prima spiaggia in golfo aranci

The family-friendly Prima Spiaggia is the first beach of Golf Aranci. It is located in front of Via Cristoforo Colombo, north-east of the village's port. A beachfront restaurant offers seafood dishes, fish is purchased daily from local fishermen.

Quinta Spiaggia

  • Length: 70 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a view from quinta spiaggia, the fifth beach in Golfo Aranci

Quinta Spiaggia is the fifth beach of Golfo Aranci. With warm and shallow waters, this small and cozy beach is suitable for families with children.

Quarta Spiaggia

  • Length: 70 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of quarta spiaggia in golfo aranci

Quarta Spiaggia is the fourth beach of Golfo Aranci. It's easy to find as you enter Golfo Aranci village. It's a small beach with a length of 70 meters.

Terza Spiaggia

  • Length: 270 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing, pedal boating, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of terza spiaggia in golfo aranci

The family-friendly Terza Spiaggia is the third beach of Golfo Aranci. Beach services include free Wi-Fi, dressing rooms, showers, a bar and restaurant, and accessibility for the disabled.

Cala Delfino

  • Length: 30 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of cala delfino near baia caddinas in golfo aranci

Cala Delfino is a little outpost of beauty and tranquility, with a length of only 30 meters. It is located 900 meters south-west of Baia Caddinas.

Spiaggia Baia Caddinas

  • Length: 80 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia baia cardinas in golfo aranci in north-east sardinia

The small and family-friendly beach of Baia Caddinas can be found directly in front of Baia Caddinas village, 500 meters north-east of S’Abba e sa Pedra Beach.

Spiaggia S’Abba e sa Pedra

  • Length: 70 meters.
  • Things to do: just enjoy the dreamy views.
a picture of the mesmerising views at Spiaggia S’Abba e sa Pedra in Golfo Aranci Sardinia

Spiaggia S'abba e sa Pedra is one of the smallest and most secluded coves you will find in the area of Golfo Aranci. It is only 70 meters long, and faces south-east. It is not easily accessible, since you will have to walk for about 200 meters along a narrow path that swirls through dense scrub vegetation and small trees. But once you have reached this tiny white sandy beach, you'll be rewarded with captivating views of Isola Tavolara and Isola di Figarolo.

Spiaggia di Sos Aranzos

  • Length: 120 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of sos aranzos beach

Sos Aranzos beach (Spiaggia di Sos Aranzos) is a small but rather wide beach of just 120 meters long. It offers wonderful views of Capo Figari and the islands named Figarolo Tavolara. Sos Aranzos is frequently visited by guests staying at the nearby hotels, so it can get a little crowded during high season. Waters here are shallow, so this spot is suitable for families children. Facilities include a parking lot and several kiosks. A good beach for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Spiaggia di Cala Sabina

  • Length: 180 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia di cala sabina in golfo aranci north-east sardinia

Well-equipped Cala Sabina beach is located in the Golfo Aranci area, along the railroad track that leads to Golfo Aranci. Open from 7AM to 12 PM

Bianca Beach

  • Length: 350 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing.

Bianca beach, 350 meters long, is the next gem you'll find in Golfo Aranci when you go north from Cala Sassari. Children will enjoy swimming and playing here.

Cala Sassari Beach

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.

Cala Sassari beach (Spiaggia di Cala Sassari) is just one of many beaches in the Golfo Aranci area that should be part of your Sardinian beach holiday.

La Marinella Beach

  • Length: 800 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.

La Marinella beach (Spiaggia di Marinella), lies just south of Porto Rotondo, near Marinella village in the Gulf of Marinella, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.