Cala Balcaccia

cala balcaccia beach
Cala Balcaccia, Santa Teresa Gallura, Olbia Tempio

About Cala Balcaccia

Cala Balcaccia beach (Spiaggia di Cala Balcaccia), is located 1.6 kilometers east of Cala Sambuco, and 7 kilometers east of Santa Teresa Gallura, in northern Sardinia. The beach spans nearly 200 meters, and faces north, with views of Corsica in the distance on clear days. Cala Balcaccia can be reached by car – though you’ll need permission to access the private road that leads to the beach. The beach offers a small car parking area, but reaching Cala Balcaccia by foot or by boat would be the wiser choice of transportation, especially on busy days. Cala Balcaccia is a good snorkelling and scuba diving spot, and is suitable for children.

Directions to Cala Balcaccia

From Santa Teresa Gallura, take the SS133bis to Porto Pozzo. After 4 kilometers, you will pass the village of Ruoni. Continue for 1.6 kilometers, then turn left onto the Strada Lu Rotu Ecchju. This road will turn into the Strada La Balcaccia, and heads straight to the beach.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Balcaccia

Santa Reparata

  • Length: 160 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
a picture of santa reparata beach in sardinia.

Santa Reparata beach, marked by white sand with rocky coves, is a 160 meters long beach in north Sardinia, and is located near Santa Teresa Gallura. The beach faces west, with nice views over the waters of the Baia La Colba, and the rugged coastline of the Capo Testa promontory. Its surrounding cliffs make Santa Reparata beach a favorite place for divers and snorkelling enthousiasts.

Spiaggia Rena Bianca

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, pedal boating, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia rena bianca in santa teresa gallura north sardinia

Currently on top of our list of The Best Beaches of North Sardinia is Rena Bianca beach (Spiaggia Rena Bianca). This is the main beach of Santa Teresa Gallura. It is situated just a few hundred meters north of the center of the ancient village. It has a length of about 200 meters and faces north, offering views of the tiny Isola Municca to the north-west, the white cliffs on the coast of Corsica to the north, and la Torre di Longonsardo to the east. Spiaggia Rena Bianca is a ‘blue flag’ beach, which means it’s always clean, well maintained, and family-friendly. You’ll find some good snorkelling spots around the rocks, and for some great holiday pictures, climb the hill of la Torre di Longonsardo and admire the stunning views and the colors of the sea, they are simply splendid! As Santa Teresa is such a popular destination, Rena Bianca can get quite busy, especially in August when the Italians are on vacation.

Porto Quadro

  • Length: 130 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, surfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia porto quadro sardinia

Drive east from Santa Teresa Gallura for about 10 or 15 minutes, and you'll discover Porto Quadro beach. This beach is nicely settled between the small villages of Porto Quadro to the west, and Villaggio La Marmoratina to the east. It faces north-west, looking out over the Strait of Bonifacio and the white cliffs of Corsica in the distance. Its waters are shallow and mostly calm, as Porto Quadro is sheltered from the winds by the rocky shores of Punta Falcone and Punta Marmorata, two scenic spots in the area that may be worth exploring.

La Licciola

  • Length: 500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of la licciola beach

La Licciola beach (Spiaggia della Licciola) is situated 1 kilometer south-east of La Balcaccia, in the area of Valle dell'Erica, in northern Sardinia.

Cala Sambuco

  • Length: 70 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of cala sambuco beach

Cala Sambuco is a small but picturesque beach located just 1 kilometer south-east of La Marmorata beach, near Santa Teresa di Gallura, in Northern Sardinia.

La Marmorata

  • Length: 360 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, surfing, pedal boating, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.

You'll find La Marmorata beach 4 kilometers east of Santa Teresa di Gallura. It is one of the northernmost beaches of north Sardinia. It has a length of 350 meters, and faces north-east, offering views of Punta Falcone and the small islet Isola Marmorata. Located near the rocky headlands of Capo Falcone, La Marmorata beach is accompanied by a smaller beach - Spiaggia La Laurina. This beach is a well equipped and offers a large car parking area, a bar, and several restaurants in the vicinity. Paddle boats and canoes are usually available for rent.