• Cala Trana
  • near Palau, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North Sardinia, Italy.
  • None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
  • snorkelling.
  • 18:59
  • 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.

Hotels near Cala Trana - Where to Stay

Hotel Frassetto

  • A 3 star Hotel, 14.1 kilometers from Cala Trana (about 8.76 miles.)
Hotel Frassetto, Porto Pozzo.

Hotel Frassetto is a three-star hotel in Porto Pozzo that is ideal for couples looking for a romantic hideaway for a holiday in north Sardinia. Regarding location, this small family-run hotel is eleven kilometers away from Santa Teresa and Palau. Built in 1964 in a small fishing village, Hotel Frassetto is also just a two-minute walk away from the beach and some truly spectacular scenery. With a pleasant atmosphere and personalized services from the friendly staff, Hotel Frassetto is like a home away from home. The rooms are very comfortable and furnished with modern amenities, such as satellite TV and an air conditioning system. Other facilities in the rooms are a fridge, safe, telephone, and hairdryer. All rooms have private bathrooms with shower featuring beautiful parquet floors. Some rooms also come with their own balcony that opens to the magnificent views of the sea. Delicious breakfast meals are served at the hotel’s spacious outdoor terrace, allowing guests to enjoy sumptuous breakfast surrounded by the gorgeous nature views. Right across the hotel is the Sea Ray Coffee, which is also run by the owners of the hotel. The cafe serves a wide variety of lunch specialties, including salads and sandwiches. They also sell homemade desserts, such as apple pies, muffins, and chocolate, depending on the availability of local ingredients. Their bread is freshly baked from the nearby San Pasquale bakery. You can have your food delivered at your hotel room or enjoy it within the comfort of the cafe’s cozy atmosphere.

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Villa Nicoletta

  • A 3 star Bed and Breakfast, 15.4 kilometers from Cala Trana (about 9.57 miles.)
a picture of a room at villa nicoletta in Porto Pozzo, north Sardinia, Italy.
Genuine Sardinian style at Villa Nicoletta, a nice bed and breakfast for couples, in Porto Pozzo, north Sardinia.

Villa Nicoletta is a nicely decorated B&B and an ideal small hotel for couples in Porto Pozzo. This B&B was a renovated structure from a building that dates back to 1800. Located in the municipality of Santa Teresa di Gallura in Porto Pozzo, this building is set in a four-hectare private property. Boasting a spacious veranda where guests can have breakfast every morning, Villa Nicoletta is indeed a relaxing place to stay for your holiday in north Sardinia. You can enjoy a cup of tea at the veranda while gazing out to the sea. The rooms are all fitted with a private bathroom and shower, and furnished with modern amenities, such as Wi-Fi, an air conditioning system, minibar, safe and satellite TV. Free toiletries are also provided. Decorated in a true Sardinian style, some rooms open up to a beautiful view of the garden and the sea. With its strategic location, Villa Nicoletta is just a few minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Porto Pozzo. It’s located in a village that’s surrounded by natural fjords, numerous restaurants, local markets, and a marina. In fact, the beautiful marine park of La Maddalena can be easily accessed from this place by boat. The port town of Porto-Vecchio is only 45 km away from the hotel and Olbia is 50 km away. If you’re arriving at the Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, the hotel is only less than an hour drive away. For those who are taking their rental car, they can take advantage of the free parking within the property.

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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.

Learn more about Porto Pollo Beach, how to get there, and where to stay.