Le Vecchie Saline

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Le Vecchie Saline Beach, Olbia, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About Le Vecchie Saline

Le Vecchie Saline beach (La spiaggia delle Vecchie Saline) is located near the city of Olbia, just 5 kilometers east of the Costa Smeralda airport and a few kilometers from the small village of Maria Murta. The beach is surrounded by wild nature and patches of extensive salt marshes, especially on the south side. The beach is of medium size, it has a length of 1400 meters and faces north-east overlooking a blue, shallow sea. In the far distance, you can see the popular area of Golfo Aranci. To the south of the beach, one will find a pond named ‘Tartanelle’, in the middle of a wetland of great biological diversity. When the wind conditions allow it, Le Vecchie Saline is a popular kite surfing and wind surfing spot. This beach is definitely worth a visit if you’re staying in Olbia and you’re looking for an easy way to enjoy the tranquility of the beach. Or even better, if you want to do the last dive in the sea before returning home, visit the beach of Le Vecchie Saline!

Directions to Le Vecchie Saline

From Olbia, Le Vecchie Saline can be reached by car by taking the SS125 in the direction of San Teodoro. Once you’ve reached the village of Murta Maria, pass the hospital of St. Raphael and take the second turn left. At the end of Via Isola Padron Fiaso you will find the car parking area.

Sardinian Beaches Near Le Vecchie Saline

Cala Banana

  • Length: 500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, kayaking.
a picture of cala banana beach

Cala Banana beach is 500 meters long, and its sands vary from pure white to gray. It is one of the most picturesque beaches between Golfo Aranci and Olbia.

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.