Spiaggia Cala Banana

crystal clear blue waters at the beach named Spiaggia Cala Banana, near the city of Olbia, in north-east Sardinia, Italy.
Crystal clear waters at Spiaggia Cala Banana, one of the best beaches you'll find in the direct vicinity of Olbia, in north-east Sardinia, Italy.

About Spiaggia Cala Banana

  • near Nodu Pianu, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North-East Sardinia, Italy.
  • parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • snorkelling, kayaking.
  • 20:43 PM
  • 05:55 AM
  • 220 meters.
  • suitable for families with children.

Cala Banana beach (Spiaggia Cala Banana) is located in the area of Nodu Pianu, 2 kilometers north-east of Pittulongu, and just a few kilometers north-east of Olbia.

Together with Spiaggia La Playa, Spiaggia dello Squalo and Spiaggia di Bados, Cala Banana is definitely worth a visit if you’re driving up north in the direction of the Costa Smeralda or Golfo Aranci.

The white beach is about 220 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 that sells sandwiches, wraps, smoothies and cocktails. Rafts and canoes are available for rent, and there’s usually a lifeguard on the beach during high season.

With a low seabed, Cala Banana is a good spot for snorkelling, and perfect for families with young children. During the months of July and August, the beach can be crowded, so make sure you go early in the morning if you can.

Right by the beach, there’s a spacious parking area for cars and RV vehicles. It’s an ideal spot for campers to make a stop in the evening before embarking on the ferry in Olbia. The boarding of the ferry to Olbia can be reached in about 15 minutes.






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Places to Stay near Spiaggia Cala Banana

The Pelican Beach Resort & Spa – Adults Only

  • A 4 star Resort near Spiaggia Cala Banana
Modern rooms with garden and sea views at the four-star Pelican Beach Resort in Pittulongu, Sardinia.
Modern rooms with garden and sea views at the four-star Pelican Beach Resort.

If you’re looking to spend more than just a day on the beaches of Pittulongu, have a look at this beautiful accommodation right behind Spiaggia del Pellicano. If it’s just the two of you coming, The Pelican Beach Resort & Spa-Adults Only is a perfect summer getaway where you can spoil yourself and each other. This beautiful beachfront resort is nestled between Olbia and Golfo Aranci and only a 15-minute ride away from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. The resort features two buildings, a stunning lush garden, and free access to the beach. At The Pelican Beach Resort, you’ll find an outdoor pool, sunbathing area, and the outdoor fitness section with views of Tavolara Island. Free access to the hotel’s wellness center is included. There is also a restaurant with an open terrace overlooking the sea. Dining on the patio is available on request, so check it out at the hotel’s reception. There is free Wi-Fi available in all areas. There is a 24-hour front desk at your service, as well as concierge service, luggage storage, and currency exchange on site. Private parking is available and costs EUR 10 per day (reservation is needed). If you don’t feel like spending a day on the beach, pamper yourself at The Pelican Beach Resort & Spa-Adults Only wellness area. Here, you’ll find a beautifully maintained swimming pool with spa lounge/relaxation area, spa facilities, beauty services, sauna, hammam, massage, fitness center, and more. All the rooms and suites feature spectacular views of the park and Tavolara Island. Also, each room comes with satellite TV and air conditioning. Some even have a private balcony while some rooms include direct access to the private beach.

Villa Magnifique

  • A 4 star Villa near Spiaggia Cala Banana
Villa Magnifique, just steps away from Spiaggia del Pellicano in Pittulongu, Sardinia.
Villa Magnifique, just steps away from Spiaggia del Pellicano in Pittulongu, Sardinia.

This beautiful, cozy three-bedroom villa is situated in Pittulongu, 8 kilometers from Olbia Harbor and around 13 kilometers from Olbia Airport. The villa is pet-friendly. There is free public parking available on site with reservation needed. Also, there is Wi-Fi available in some rooms, and it costs EUR 10 per 24 hours. You can relax and enjoy your meals outside, in a beautifully furnished outdoor living area with barbeque. Rooms have private entrances and their own terraces or patio where you can relax in the evenings. The villa features a kitchen with dining table, kitchenware, refrigerator, and washing machine and a private bathroom with bidet, shower, and towels. The living area is equipped with a sitting area and a fireplace, and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

How To Get To Spiaggia Cala Banana

From Olbia, head north along the Strada Provinciale 82, and once you've passed 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.


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