Portobello

Portobello, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.
Portobello, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About Portobello

Sardinia has some of the most dramatic coastline in Europe and is a top destination for those who love the sun, water sports and a touch of exclusivity. There are several busy resorts in Sardinia, but if you are looking for a beautiful location with sandy beaches and a quieter environment, then the North coast is ideal. Portobello is one of the best places to go in this area and is perfect for a chilled out holiday with a welcoming vibe.

Portobello Gallura

One of the best things about Portobello is the way in which any developments are in complete harmony with the environment. When the villas were built here they had to leave the maquis (the shrubs and small trees, characteristic of Mediterranean coastal regions) intact. Portobello has an exclusive village for visitors that is just over 20 years old, but is as popular today as it was in the 1990’s. In the area around Aglientu, there are beautiful accommodations to rent out for a vacation where you can enjoy an exclusive destination for a good price. Portobello Gallura has facilities only open to residents, so you can enjoy the peace of a holiday away from all the mass tourism. There is a shop, a good restaurant, and even tennis courts. Or, you can buy food in the local markets and cook your own meals.

Activities

In Portobello you can be as active or as relaxed as you like. The area has excellent hiking trails along the coastline with its pink granite cliffs and in the forested areas nearby. There are water sports too, from swimming at the beaches, to windsurfing and snorkelling. In nearby Santa Teresa Gallura there is scuba diving in the clear waters of the Mediterranean. The beaches are a big reason to come to Portobello and even in summer they can sometimes feel deserted. Portobello beach is exclusively for residents of the village and is so beautiful you won’t want to leave. Just 4 kilometers away, Vignola Beach is an easy walk and a lovely spot for a swim. Monti Russu is another popular beach nearby and famed for its sunsets.

Nearby Villages

There are small towns and villages within a short drive of Portobello, making them perfect for a day away from the beach. Santa Teresa Gallura is 20 kilometers away and is a picturesque village. Olbia is an hour away by car and renowned for its historic town centre, wine bars, and restaurants. It is on the dramatic Costa Smerelda, a magnificent stretch of Sardinian coastline. Portobello is a charming place for a holiday and is ideal for friends wanting to chill out together, or for families and couples looking for a tranquil break in the sun.

Below you’ll find an overview of all the beaches in the area of Portobello and Portobello di Gallura.

Sardinian Beaches Near Portobello

There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Portobello. Just click on a link below to find out more!

Portobello Beach

  • Length: 150 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, snorkelling.
a picture of portobello beach

The beaches of Portobello are scattered along the coastline of Portobello di Gallura, one of Sardinia’s most exclusive residential parks.

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

Vignola

  • Length: 1500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of vignola beach

Vignola beach lies approximately 4 kilometers east of Portobello, and 4 kilometers west of the beach of Lu Littaroni in the municipality of Aglientu.

Learn more about Vignola, how to get there, and where to stay.

Monti Russu

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: kitesurfing, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing.
a picture of monti russu beach

Monti Russu beach lies near Rena Majore, between the beaches of Cala Pischina and Lu Littaroni. It got its name from the colours of the rocks at sunset.

Learn more about Monti Russu, how to get there, and where to stay.

Lu Litarroni

  • Length: 2500 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing.

Lu Litarroni beach is a large stretch of fine sand, pebbles and rocks with views on the Monte Russu headland, with granitic red rocks emerging from the sea.

Learn more about Lu Litarroni, how to get there, and where to stay.