Cala Brandinchi

a picture of the clear waters at cala brandinchi beach in san teodoro sardinia
Cala Brandinchi beach, also known as ‘Little Tahiti’, in San Teodoro, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About Cala Brandinchi

an aerial picture of cala brandinchi in san teodoro sardinia
An aerial view of Cala Brandinchi and the pond behind the beach.

Cala Brandinchi beach (Spiaggia Cala Brandinchi), located roughly 7 kilometers north of San Teodoro and 2 kilometers east of the small village of Monte Petrosu, has a very special place in our hearts. Being one of the most beautiful and famous beaches of Sardinia, it is known as ‘Little Tahiti’, because of the gorgeous colors of its waters. Cala Brandinchi beach has amazingly clear and shallow waters, making this beach perfectly suitable for families with small children. Cala Brandinchi beach faces east and is over 700 meters long – perfect for a relaxing stroll along the waterline! Sandy dunes with pine trees and lovely lillies further define the excellent surroundings of this beach. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Cala Brandinchi beach is a very popular beach during summer. It has won a place in the top ten of Best Beaches of Italy many times, and is on our list of Best Beaches of San Teodoro.

Highly recommended!

Where to Stay near Cala Brandinchi

Resort Grande Baia

The terrace and outdoor pool at Resort Grande Baia.
The terrace and outdoor pool at Resort Grande Baia.

Just one kilometer north of Cala Brandinchi, near the small seaside village of Punta Molara, you’ll find Resort Grande Baia, a 4-star resort spread across 80 hectares of greeneries with plenty of rooms, suites and apartments. Resort Grande Baia is located near Grande Baia, a beach where resort guests can enjoy parasols and sun loungers.

Hotel Lu Pitrali

The family-run Hotel Lu Pitrali, in Monte Petrosu.
The family-run Hotel Lu Pitrali, in Monte Petrosu.

2 kilometers north-west of the beach you’ll find Hotel Lu Pitrali. This is one of the top picks in the the small village of Monte Petrosu. It’s a three-star hotel with just 8 rooms, strategically located for those who’d like to stay close to all the other splendid beaches that can be found near San Teodoro, such as Spiaggia de La Cinta and Spiaggia di Lu Impostu. All rooms at the family-run hotel are air-conditioned and feature a balcony. Some of the rooms feature garden views, others offer views of the sea and the mountainous Isolo Tavolara.

Directions to Cala Brandinchi

From Olbia

Coming from Olbia by car, take the SS125 in the direction of Siniscola. After approximately 19 kilometres, turn left towards Capo Coda Cavallo. Continue for about 900 metres and turn right onto the dirt road. After a little over 1.3 kilometres, you’ve reached Cala Brandinchi beach.

From San Teodoro

Coming from San Teodoro, drive north on the SS125 past Lu Fraili, then turn right in the direction of Capo Coda Cavallo. After 900 meters, enter the parking area.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Brandinchi

Puntaldia Beach

  • Length: 120 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia di puntaldia near san teodoro in north-east sardinia

Puntaldia beach, one of the smallest beaches in the area of San Teodoro, faces north-east offering marvelous views of Capo Coda Cavallo and Isola Tavolara.

Lu Impostu Beach

  • Length: 1000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, walking, kayaking, birdwatching.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of blue skies over lu impostu beach near san teodoro sardinia

A few hundred meters south of Cala Brandinchi you'll find Lu Impostu beach, the third largest beach of the San Teodoro area with a length of 1 kilometer.

Ottiolu Beach

  • Length: 500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of cala ottiolu beach

Ottiolu beach is located just 3 kilometers north of Cala di Budoni, right in front of the small village of Porto Ottiolu in Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

Cala di Budoni

  • Length: 3800 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia di budoni in north east sardinia

Cala di Budoni lies in front of the village of Budoni, 8 kilometers south of San Teodoro. It is one of the last beaches you'll find near the Nuoro border.

La Isuledda

  • Length: 400 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of la isuledda beach near san teodoro in olbia tempio sardinia

Just a few hundred meters south-west of Cala d'Ambra you will find La Isuledda beach. This is the southernmost beach in the vicinity of San Teodoro.

Cala d’Ambra

  • Length: 700 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of cala d'ambra beach

Close to the village of San Teodoro you will find the beach of Cala d'Ambra. It is located a little under 2 kilometers south of the beach of La Cinta.

La Cinta Beach

  • Length: 3200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, walking, jogging, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling, horseback riding.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia de la cinta near san teodoro in north-east sardinia.

La Cinta Beach (Spiaggia La Cinta), near San Teodoro, is one of the longest beaches (3.2 kilometers) in north-east Sardinia.