• Spiaggia Zia Culumba
  • near Santa Teresa di Gallura, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North Sardinia, Italy.
  • None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
  • snorkelling.
  • 19:33
  • 215 meters.
  • suitable for families with children.

Spiaggia Zia Culumba

a picture of rocky shores in capo testa in the province of olbia tempio in north sardinia
Rocky shores and sweeping views in Capo Testa, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Olbia-Tempio, north Sardinia.

About Spiaggia Zia Culumba

Just steps in front of the small village of Capo Testa you’ll find Zia Culumba (Spiaggia Zia Culumba). The beach has a length of 215 meters and faces south-east mostly, offering views over the Baia di Santa Reparata and the rocky outskirts of Scala di Li Cabaddhi and Monti Rigali. An almost supernatural appearance accompanies this beautiful beach which is also known as Tibula Beach. Named after the Roman colony which settled in the area for granite extraction, it’s amazing to think this stretch of shoreline was also the origin of the material used to construct the Pantheon in Rome. For a similar reason, Tibula is also called Beach of Granite after the beautiful granite formations that surround the beach. Spiaggia Zia Culumba is one of the finest beaches in Capo Testa and next to the village in Santa Reparata Bay to the north of Sardinia. It is also situated close to Santa Reparata Bay and part of the municipality of Santa Teresa di Gallura in Olbia-Tempio. The north point of the beach is known as Capiccolu while the general shape of the bay is in a semi-circle which provides an excellent shelter from the mistral winds. During the summer season, this particular beach can be very crowded and consequently, there is a wide mixture of holiday homes and facilities in the area including eateries and convenience stores.

How To Get To Spiaggia Zia Culumba

To reach Spiaggia Zia Culumba from the center of Santa Teresa di Gallura, head west on the via Capo Testa until you reach the village. It's about a 4 kilometer drive, which should take you about 10 minutes.


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Beaches Near Spiaggia Zia Culumba

Cala Spinosa

  • Length: 80 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • Facilities: None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
a picture of two baots at spiaggia di cala spinosa in capo testa north sardinia

It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of Spiaggia di Cala Spinosa. This memorable destination consists of three of the most idyllic beaches in Capo Testa which are arranged from north to east. The first beach has white and fine sand, while the next two have golden bronze sand, respectively. Shimmering in the morning sun, the neighboring sea is a clear, emerald green which glistens as it fades into blue and cobalt blue above a naturally rocky bed. It is a popular attraction for those who enjoy snorkeling, while the white cliffs of the Strait of Bonifacio and Corsica are a photographers’ dream which adds to the enthralling beauty of the area.

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Cala di l’Ea

  • Length: 20 meters.
  • Things to do: hiking.
  • Facilities: None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
a picture of a hiking trail to valle della luna in capo testa north sardinia

Cala di l’Ea served as a popular destination for hippies all over Europe way back in the sixties when very few people had even heard of the island of Sardinia itself. Cala di L’Ea is also characterized by the enormous white granite rocks which make up the surrounding landscape, and these are best known for their unusual shapes. For it is here, you can find the “Rock of Dinosaur” and many more strange names which derive from the form of each rock. The beach is connected to Ea bay which allows for an eye-popping delight next to the cliffs with colors of clear turquoise and green waters.

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Rena Di Levante

  • Length: 500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, pedal boating.
  • Facilities: bar.
a picture of spiaggia rena di ponente near capo testa in sardinia

Spiaggia Rena di Levante is located on the opposite side of Rena di Ponente, 2 kilometers south-west of Santa Teresa Gallura. It is 500 meters long. The area surrounding this beach is full of little coves to explore. There’s a possibility to rent beach umbrellas and sun beds, but also pedal boats and canoes. Windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment can also be rented. Averagely busy during the summer season.

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La Colba – Rena di Ponente

  • Length: 400 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating.
  • Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • ✓ Suitable for families with children.
a picture of Spiaggia Rena Di Ponente, a beach near Capo Testa, north Sardinia, Italy.

The beach of La Colba – Rena di Ponente (Spiaggia Rena Di Ponente) is approximately 400 meters long and faces south-west, featuring beautiful vistas of the rugged coastline of Capo Testa and the deep-blue waters of Baia La Colba. This strip of land connects the coast of the mainlands of Sardinia with the promontory of Capo Testa. The area is uniquely characterized by dunes that extend all the way to the south-eastern end of the isthmus. Depending on weather and sea conditions of the Strait of Bonifacio, the beaches in this area of Sardinia are extremely dynamic and subject to very typical seasonal changes. Occasionally, at dawn or dusk, you can see dolphins playing in the waters nearby. It’s one of the best beaches of north Sardinia to visit if you happen to be in this part of the island.

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