• Cala Trana
  • near Palau, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North Sardinia.
  • None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
  • snorkelling.
  • 200 meters.

Cala Trana

a picture of cala trana beach Palau, Olbia-Tempio
Cala Trana beach, Palau, Olbia-Tempio

Cala Trana beach (Spiaggia di Cala Trana) is a secluded beach that’s mostly unknown to the average tourist. It is located 3 kilometers north-east of Porto Pollo beach and faces north in the direction of the beautiful Archipelago of La Maddalena. In an area of almost unspoilt Mediterranean shrub, Cala Trana beach lies between two large granite masses and has numerous sandy dunes behind it, making this beach a true Sardinian haven of peace and quietness.

Where to Stay near Cala Trana

Hotel Frassetto

  • A 3 star Hotel with 20 rooms, 0.91 kilometers from Cala Trana (about 0.57 miles.)
Hotel Frassetto, Porto Pozzo.

In the center of the village, on Viale Aldo Moro, you'll find the three-star Hotel Frassetto. This cozy family-run hotel offers 20 rooms, most of which offer a balcony with views of the lagoon and wetlands. The hotel's restaurant serves pizzas from a wood oven, or pasta and seafood dishes based on centuries-old Gallurese traditions (ravioli galluresi, zuppa cuata, il pane frattau). Dining is possible from 19.30 until 21.30.

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Hotel Porto Pozzo

  • A 3 star Hotel with 55 rooms, 1.97 kilometers from Cala Trana (about 1.22 miles.)
Hotel Porto Pozzo

If you leave the village and drive south for 1 kilometer you'll find the three-star Hotel Porto Pozzo. This hotel features 55 rooms, including Single Rooms, Standard Rooms, and Junior Suites. They are all air-conditioned and built in a traditional Sardinian style. The hotel complex is built like an archipelago with 5 islands, each dedicated to a particular theme and Sardinian tradition. The hotel features a swimming pool equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas. Its restaurant serves both local and regional specialities.

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How To Get To Cala Trana

As your car must be parked away from the cove, Cala Trana beach is best reached on foot. To get close to Cala Trana beach by car first, from Palau, take the road to Santa Teresa Gallura. After approximately 2 kilometers, turn right and continue for 2 kilometers to Punta Sardegna. Alternatively, Cala Trana beach can be reached from the sea by boat or dinghy from Palau, a small town located a little over 3 kilometers south-east of the beach.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Trana

Porto Pozzo Beach

  • Length: 330 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • Facilities: parking, bar, restaurant.
  • ✓This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of porto pozzo beach

Porto Pozzo beach, in the municipality of Santa Teresa di Gallura, lies in front of a small village and is located 4 kilometers south of La Licciola.

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Porto Pollo Beach

  • Length: 3500 meters.
  • Things to do: windsurfing, kitesurfing.
  • Facilities: parking, bar, restaurant.
a picture of porto pollo beach near palau in olbia tempio north sardinia

Porto Pollo beach (Spiaggia Porto Pollo) is located about 1 kilometer from Porto Pollo village, in Palau, Olbia-Tempio. This beach is the epicentre of kitesurfing in Sardinia, as this spot has some of the best wind conditions in Europe. Porto Pollo beach is also very suitable for windsurfing, sailing and even for diving, canoeing and mountain biking.

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