Cala Sambuco

cala sambuco beach
Cala Sambuco, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia.

About Cala Sambuco

Cala Sambuco (Spiaggia Cala Sambuco) is a very small beach near Santa Teresa di Gallura in the area of Punta Falcone, in Norhtern Sardinia. This beach is located just 1 kilometer south-east of La Marmorata beach, offering views of the islands of the La Maddalena in the distance. Cala Sambuco spans just 70 meters, but boasts all the features that Sardinian beaches are so famous for. Cala Sambuco is not easy to reach, it is accessible by a rather steep path that is best conquered with a 4 wheel drive car, or an SUV. The beach is a good spot for snorkelling, offers a bar, and several kinds of water sports equipment are available for rent.

Directions to Cala Sambuco

From Santa Teresa Gallura, take the SS133bis to Porto Pozzo. After nearly 4 kilometers, near the village of Ruoni, turn left onto the Strada Marazzino Ruoni. After 600 meters, turn left onto the Strada Cala Sambuco – the road that will take you to the beach after about 3 kilometers.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Sambuco

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 Balcaccia

  • Length: 160 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
a picture of cala balcaccia beach

Cala Balcaccia is located 7 kilometers east of Santa Teresa Gallura, in northern Sardinia. It spans 200 meters, offering views of Corsica in the distance.

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.