About Spiaggia del Dottore
If you’re in the area surrounding Porto Istana, another top beach to explore during your holiday in Sardinia is Spiaggia del Dottore (the Doctor’s Beach). It is located less than 2 kilometers north-east of the center of town. It’s a perfectly shaped lick of fine white sand with a length of about 65 meters and a width of about 15 meters at most. The beach faces east, looking out over the glassy waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with breathtaking views of Isola Piana and the spectacular Isola Tavolara. The beach is backed by silent rocky hills that will cast a shade over the beach once the sun starts to set behind you. At sundown, the scattered rocks on the south side of Spiaggia del Dottore will turn a deep shade of red. Note that this beach has no facilities besides a small parking area on the south side that offers space for just a handful of cars. Your best bet would be to go on foot if you’d like to spend the day here, and to leave your vehicle near the beach of Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle), located about 500 meters south-west of Spiaggia del Dottore. Walking to the beach will take you about 20 to 30 minutes. Do bring some food and cool drinks, as there are no facilities on the beach. As Dottore requires some effort to reach, the beach is hardly ever crowded, but don’t be surprised by the occasional boat or dinghy that comes by to enjoy this little sugary slice of Italian paradise!
Hotels near Spiaggia del Dottore - Where to Stay
B&B Villa Smeralda
In Murta Maria, less than 2 kilometers from Porto Istana and only 10 minutes away from Aeroporto di Olbia-Costa Smeralda, you'll find B&B Villa Smeralda, a picturesque bed and breakfast with a modern interior design. It is the perfect place to explore the wonderful region of Porto Istana, popular for snorkeling and horseback riding. Villa Smeralda is nestled on a green hillside and offers magnificent views of the sea and Isola di Tavolara. Surrounded by a manicured garden, Villa Smeralda offers terraces, areas to relax, and a barbecue area. Your hosts, Carine and Dominique, will do everything they can to make your stay at their bed and breakfast as enjoyable as possible. B&B Villa Smeralda accommodates adults only.
Just a few steps away from Porto Istana beach, there's a new vacation home available for rent. It can accommodate up to 6 persons. The vacation home features two double bedrooms, one with a bathroom en suite. There's a living room and a dining room with a kitchenette. The house has a garden with beautiful views of the sea and the islands in the protected marine reserve of Area Marina Protetta di Tavolara. A private gate offers direct access to Spiaggia di Porto Istana. This vacation home is perfect for families with children and offers excellent privacy.
Hotel Cala Cuncheddi
Hotel Cala Cuncheddi is a family-friendly luxury escape that exudes a contemporary Italian style, decorated in pastel colors which blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Nestled beautifully on the promontory of Porto Istana, the interior is extremely impressive, but this also extends to the location of the hotel as it sits overlooking the white sands and turquoise waters of northeast Sardinia. Few swimming pools around the world can offer the same awe-inspiring view of the Mediterranean sea, and less can claim ownership to their very own private beach where guests can snorkel in the crystal clear waters. In the evening, there is an option to indulge in an authentic Sardinian culinary experience at Hotel Cala Cuncheddi’s Asumari restaurant while the lounge bar is the perfect place to unwind with a drink afterward. Each of the rooms offers breath-taking views which can be enjoyed on private balconies. The rooms feature a stylish bathroom with Bvlgari toiletries and modern amenities such as air conditioning and complimentary WiFi. Fully equipped for business meetings and group events, Cala Cuncheddi also provides an easy airport transfer to and from the hotel. Hotel Cala Cuncheddi offers wellness facilities such as a spa, sauna, and fitness. Activities include surfing, diving, sailing, horse riding, golf, and biking.
Villa Rita Li Cuncheddi
Villa Rita Li Cuncheddi is located just two minutes from the beach of Li Cuncheddi, and nine kilometers from Olbia. This rental villa features typical Sardinian style décor which consists of authentic Sardinian granite, juniper wood, and ceramics. Offering two apartments with capacity for up to eleven guests, the villa is also home to a garden of many luscious plants and flowers of the Mediterranean scrub. Constructed in the same style as a semi-detached house, the villa is also very pleasing on the eye from the moment you encounter the beautiful porch which reaches around the building with stunning views of the landscape. The ground floor features two double bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers, and a kitchen while the basement has a private entrance, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living room with sofa beds, kitchen, and a small single room. Every room is accompanied by ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen television while the garden has a beautiful gazebo with stone barbecue and solarium terrace where you can enjoy incredible sunsets over the ocean. Surrounded by luscious scenery and a full range of local activities including surfing, fishing, and snorkeling, this beautiful rental villa in Sardinia is a small island escape which offers a huge return on investment.
How To Get To Spiaggia del Dottore
To get to Spiaggia del Dottore, turn left on Viale Porto Istana until you arrive at the junction meeting Via Punzutu and then just walk through the parking area where you will find this piece of Sardinian paradise.
Sardinian Beaches Near Spiaggia del Dottore
Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle)
1.5 kilometers north-east of Porto Istana you’ll discover Sas Enas Appara, a beach that’s better known by locals as Le Tre Sorelle (the Three Sisters). It consists of three little sandy coves merged into one, and mostly faces due east. You’ll enjoy astounding views of Isola Tavolara standing tall in the distance. The smaller island named Isola Piana, home to Spiaggia dell’Isola Piana, completes the stupendous views. The beach is only accessible on foot or by boat, so even in the busiest months of July and August, Le Tre Sorelle tends to remain serene.
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Cala Li Cuncheddi
Cala Li Cuncheddi is located just in front of the Hotel Cala Li Cuncheddi along some typically serene coastline near Olbia. Set in a charming bay, this pristine beach offers golden sands which are notoriously clean and fine. As with many beaches in Sardinia, the sea offers a beautiful crystalline color that collides with emerald green, turquoise, and blue. Consequently, it also has a shallow, sandy bottom with a rocky bed and a reef at either end. The presence of the above-mentioned reefs makes Cala Li Cuncheddi a perfect location for snorkeling, surfing, and other water sports.
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Spiaggia Sud Porto Istana
Similar to Spiaggia Porto Istana, you will have a magnificent view on this beach of the smallest kingdom in the world, Tavolara Island. It feels so close; you may even be tempted to reach out and touch it as you wade into the turquoise waters. For those that want to use the least amount of energy as possible while on holiday, preferring to relax under the sun with a good book or to the music on your iPhone, this beach fulfills all those needs. And then there are the many establishments, there are bars, restaurants, and hotels dotted along the shore providing a very luxurious touch to the beach without making it seem overcrowded with man-made structures.
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Spiaggia di Porto Istana
Porto Istana beach is scattered with short rocky beds intermittently placed between stretches of white sand. Directly in front of the beach is Isolo Tavolara (Tavolara Island) which is an awe-inspiring sight while you are relaxing on the sand or walking out into the ocean. Apart from the island, you are also surrounded by beautiful scenery with a stretch of white sand and green vegetation which accompanies the turquoise shore – you may even be lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins along the way. Popular activities at this beach include windsurfing, jet skiing, diving, canoeing, sailing, and snorkeling.
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