La Licciola

a picture of la licciola beach
La Licciola, Valle dell’Erica, Olbia-Tempio

About La Licciola

La Licciola beach (Spiaggia La Licciola) is situated a little over 1 kilometer south-east of La Balcaccia, in the area of Valle dell’Erica, in northern Sardinia. The beach consists of two beaches separated by an eroded cliff. The larger part of La Licciola beach is half a kilometer long, has fine white sand and is characterized by stray granite boulders that have been curved by the eternal forces of nature. The stunning sea views stretch as far as Punta Sardegna and the archipelago of La Maddalena in the distance. This beach offers a fairly large car parking area that is suitable for campers. It is mostly quiet, and offers a little bar that sells sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee and ice cream.

Directions to La Licciola

Coming from Santa Teresa di Gallura, turn left from the SS 133 bis after 6.5 kilometers. After about 2.4 km, take a left, going uphill towards the car parking. The beach is reachable on foot along a gravel path.

Sardinian Beaches Near La Licciola

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.

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.

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.