Monti Russu

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Monti Russu beach, Rena Majore, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About Monti Russu

Monti Russu beach (Spiaggia di Monti Russu) is a small beach near the village of Rena Majore, located right between the beaches of Cala Pischina and Lu Littaroni. Monti Russu (il paradiso della Gallura) got its name from the colours of the rocks of the Monti Russu promontory around sunset. It is a beautiful combination of a wild creek, where white sand is accompanied by granite rocks and the turquoise sea. Highly recommended to people who love small and secluded beaches, as this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of north Sardinia. From the beach, the promontory of Monti Russu can be climbed with a short hike. On clear days, you can see Corsica to the north and the promontory of Capo Testa to the north-east.

Directions to Monti Russu

The beach lies conveniently close to the SP90 towards Santa Teresa the Gallura. To reach the beach, just follow the signs after you have passed the village of Vignola. It’s best to leave your car in the vicinity of the pine forest and continue on foot along the wooden path to the coast. The walk to Monti Russu beach should not take more than 10 minutes.

Sardinian Beaches Near Monti Russu

Portobello Beach

  • Length: 150 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
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The beaches of Portobello are scattered along the coastline of Portobello di Gallura, one of Sardinia's most exclusive residential parks.

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.

Lu Litarroni

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

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.