Spiaggia dei Baracconi

a picture of spiaggia dei baracconi in golfo aranci north-east sardinia
Spiaggia dei Baracconi, Golfo Aranci, north-east Sardinia. In the background, the headlands near Li Cuncheddi.

About Spiaggia dei Baracconi

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. In the far distance, you might even spot some bottlenose dolphins, they frequently visit the fishing grounds 600 meters off the coast. The beach offers no services but has a parking lot right on the beach, big enough for several cars and campers. From Baracconi you can easily reach Cala Moresca, one of the best beaches of Golfo Aranci. It’ll be a 650 meter walk along the footpath. Given its small width, it’s best to visit this beach early in the morning during high season.

Where to Stay near Spiaggia dei Baracconi

Hotel Villa Margherita

The four-star Hotel Villa Margherita, Golfo Aranci.
The four-star Hotel Villa Margherita, in Golfo Aranci, Sardinia.

Just 2 kilometers north-west of Baracconi, near the port, you’ll find Hotel Villa Margherita, one of the nicest four-star Golfo Aranci hotels. It offers 44 well-decorated rooms, all with air conditioning, and remodelled in a typical Sardinian style. Most rooms look out across the bay, with wonderful views of the topaz blue waters of Golfo Aranci and distant mountains. There is a beautiful well-kept garden and a large outdoor swimming pool. Situated near the waterfront, Villa Margherita is a family-run hotel in a boutique style, where guests can enjoy fresh seafood and regional Sardinian specialties at the hotel’s excellent restaurant. Just beside the hotel you’ll find Prima Spiaggia, with its thin white sand and all kinds of water sports. Other beaches such as Terza Spiaggia and Quarta Spiaggia are just a few minutes away. Several restaurants, shops, bars and a market are nearby as well.

Directions to Spiaggia dei Baracconi

Spiaggia dei Baracconi can be reached from the port by heading northwest on Via Roma. Take a left onto Corso Sardegna, then turn left onto Viale Stazione. Turn left onto Via Cala Moresca, and continue for about 1.2 kilometers. The beach will be on your right.

Sardinian Beaches Near Spiaggia dei Baracconi

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.

Cala Moresca

  • Length: 150 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.

Cala Moresca beach is a small bay in Golfo Aranci featuring impressive cliffs, scattered pine trees, golden sands, and waters of Caribbean quality.

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.