Cala Banana

cala banana beach
Cala Banana, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia

About Cala Banana

Cala Banana beach (Spiaggia di Cala Banana) is located in the area of Nodu Pianu, just a few kilometers north-east of Olbia, and 5 kilometers south-west of Golfo Aranci. Together with Pittulongu beach and Bados beach, Cala Banana is definitely worth a visit if you’re driving up north to the direction of Golfo Aranci. Cala Banana is about 500 meters long, and its sands vary from pure white to gray, with small pebbles scattered across the beach. There is a small kiosk in the area, and rafts and canoes are available for rent. Cala Banana is a good spot for snorkelling. Parking is free.

Directions to Cala Banana

From Olbia, head north along the SP 82, and once you’ve passed the Lido di Pittulongu, about 500 meters after a curve you will find a junction with a sign for Nodu Pianu. Take the exit and go straight to the next junction, then head left. Proceed straight to the end of the road, and park your car. Follow the small dirt track on the right that leads to the beach.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Banana

Le Vecchie Saline

  • Length: 1400 meters.
  • Things to do: windsurfing, kitesurfing.
a picture of le vecchie saline

Le Vecchie Saline beach is located near the city of Olbia, just 5 kilometers east of the Costa Smeralda airport and a few kilometers from Maria Murta.

Pittulongu Beach

  • Length: 1300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing.

Just 8 kilometers away from Olbia lies the Pittulongu beach area containing 4 beaches: La Playa, Squalo, Pellicano and Mare e Rocce.

Bados Beach

  • Length: 270 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, kitesurfing.

10 kilometers away from Olbia, lies Bados beach. This small beach displays the classic Costa Smeralda features: sugary white sands and a palette of gorgeous water colors.