La Marmorata

La Marmorata Beach, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.
La Marmorata Beach, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About La Marmorata

You’ll find La Marmorata beach (Spiaggia La Marmorata) 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 named Isola Marmorata that lies 800 meters off the coast. In summer, resting yachts and sailboats are added to the splendid panorama. Located near the rocky headlands of Capo Falcone, La Marmorata beach is accompanied by a smaller beach – Spiaggia La Laurina also known as Spiaggia La Marmoratina – 200 meters north-west of the beach. La Marmorata is a well equipped beach and offers a large car parking area, a bar, and several restaurants in the vicinity. Paddle boats and canoes are usually available for rent. Given its location and sometimes windy conditions, La Marmorata beach is a popular spot for surfers. The beach can get crowded in high season. Suitable for families with children.

Where to Stay

La Marmorata Vacation House
La Marmorata Vacation House

Near this beach there are two very nice apartments available at the La Marmorata Vacation House. Some units include a dining area and a terrace. A kitchenette is available as well, equipped with a fridge and stovetop. All the apartments feature a private bathroom with a bath or shower. The property has its own on-site restaurant.

Directions to La Marmorata

From Santa Teresa Gallura

Driving from Santa Teresa Gallura to La Marmorata shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes. Head west on Via Eleonora D’Arborea toward Via Nazionale/SS133bis, then turn left at the first cross street onto Via Nazionale/SS133bis. Continue on Strada Muzzeddu. Lastly, take Via La Filetta. This road will turn into La Marmorata and ultimately lead you to the beach.

From Arzachena

From Arzachena, take the SS 125 to Palau. Once near Palau, turn left onto the SS 133 to Santa Teresa Gallura. Continue on the SS 133 bis after 4.5 kilometers to Porto Pozzo. Stay on the SS 133 bis taking you through Porto Pozzo village. After 8 kilometers, turn right, following the sign to La Marmorata. Once near La Marmorata, head right onto the partially restricted road that will take you to the car parking.

Sardinian Beaches Near La Marmorata

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.

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.