• Spiaggia di Porto Istana
  • near Porto Istana, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North-East Sardinia.
  • parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar.
  • snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing.
  • 200 meters.
  • suitable for families with children.

Spiaggia di Porto Istana

a picture of isola tavolara seen from the beach of porto istana in olbia tempio sardinia
A view from the beach of Porto Istana, in the province of Olbia-Tempio, north-east Sardinia. In the background, Isola Tavolara.

About Spiaggia di Porto Istana

a picture of clouds over porto istana beach in north east Sardinia Italy
Typical Sardinian scenery at Porto Istana Beach

Porto Istana beach (Spiaggia di Porto Istana) 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. Many tourists love having these daily sports available at their fingertips, and if you just click your fingers, a local vendor will be offer before you know it. Local hotels can also pre-book these activities before you arrive and the beach also provides a sailboat/rubber dinghy hire if you wish to take an adventure to the marine park or even up to the Isola Tavolara. For those of you who want just to relax and bronze under the golden sun with a good book, there is a bar and restaurant for you to quench your thirst or get a quick bite in between body turns. If your hotel is not on the beach, you can also pay to use the facilities of the hotel available. This includes the sunbeds, restaurant, bar and waiter service which is a lovely touch when you just want to laze with a cocktail in one hand and your kindle in the other.

Where to Stay near Spiaggia di Porto Istana

B&B Villa Smeralda

  • A 3 star Bed and Breakfast with 4 rooms, 0.17 kilometers from Spiaggia di Porto Istana (about 0.11 miles.)
Villa Smeralda, a modern bed and breakfast in Murta Maria, near Porto Istana.

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.

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Casa Marida

  • A 3 star Holiday Home with 4 rooms, 0.12 kilometers from Spiaggia di Porto Istana (about 0.08 miles.)
Casa Marida, located just a few steps from the beach of Porto Istana.

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.

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Hotel Cala Cuncheddi

  • A 4 star Hotel with 60 rooms, 1.74 kilometers from Spiaggia di Porto Istana (about 1.08 miles.)
a picture of the large outdoor pool at hotel cala cuncheddi near porto istana in north east sardinia
The large outdoor pool at the beachfront 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.

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Villa Rita Li Cuncheddi

  • A 4 star Villa with 6 rooms, 1.42 kilometers from Spiaggia di Porto Istana (about 0.88 miles.)
a picture of villa rita li cuncheddi near porto istana in north east Sardinia Italy
Villa Rita Li Cuncheddi, one kilometer from the center of Porto Istana, Olbia-Tempio, north-east Sardinia.

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.

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How To Get To Spiaggia di Porto Istana

To get to Spiaggia di Porto Istana, follow the road labeled Viale Porto Istana and continue for 2 kilometers until you reach the labeled car park. It is just a few minutes’ walk from there. The beach also has wheelchair access facilities and medical assistance available.

Sardinian Beaches Near Spiaggia di Porto Istana

Cala Li Cuncheddi

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • Facilities: parking.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the beaches at cala li cuncheddi in olbia tempio north east sardinia italy

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 called Cala Sos Passizzedos, 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. As with some of the more secluded and less touristic beaches in Sardinia, Cala Li Cuncheddi has an isolated and personable atmosphere, but at the same time, there are also many amenities located not far from the beach including a resort, seaside restaurant, small shops and several more dining options.

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Sas Enas Appara

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • Facilities: parking.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia sas enas appara near porto istana in north east sardinia italy

Sas Enas Appara Beach (Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara) is an immaculate beach, which stretches more than two hundred meters along the beautiful coastline in northeast Sardinia, Italy. Located next to the small seaside town of Porto Istana, the beach is easy to access and offers incredibly fine sand with the surrounding vegetation being equally as impressive. Sas Enas Appara is also quite a secluded area, so the crystalline water with mesmerizing shades of blue, turquoise and cobalt blue evoke a distinct sense of paradise for every visitor. Shallow and sandy, the seabed of Sas Enas Appara Beach makes this hidden gem a perfect hideaway for snorkeling and diving while the transparent waters make it effortless to explore the local marine life.

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Spiaggia del Dottore

  • Length: 180 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia del dottore near porto istana in north-east sardinia

Bordered with granite rocks, Spiaggia del Dottore is a little corner of heaven. The sea is a crystal blue where you can see so clearly when under that it is the ideal location for snorkelers and divers. Spiaggia del Dottore also offers great views of Tavolara Island which looks like it has jumped out from the turquoise waters to reach the blue skies above. This amongst the luscious green vegetation growing from the coastline and the crystal clear waters make for the most picture perfect scenery you can imagine so don’t forget to bring a camera!

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Spiaggia Sud Porto Istana

  • Length: 340 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing.
  • Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the beach at porto sistana in olbia tempio north east sardinia

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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