Porto Quadro

a picture of spiaggia porto quadro sardinia
Porto Quadro Beach, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About Porto Quadro

Drive east from Santa Teresa Gallura for about 10 or 15 minutes, and you’ll discover Porto Quadro beach (Spiaggia Porto Quadro). This beach is nicely settled between the small villages of Terravecchia – Porto Quadro to the west, La Ficaccia to the south, and Villaggio La Marmoratina to the east. The beach faces north-west, looking out over the Strait of Bonifacio and the white cliffs of Corsica in the distance. Porto Quadro beach is just 130 meters long. Its size make it a very relaxed and charming beach, with golden coloured sands that contrast beautifully with the blue waters and the lively greeneries of its surroundings. 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. Furthermore, near Punta Falcone you can visit the Fortificazione Militare Punta Falcone and the artillery units Ferrero and De Carolis, two military remnants from the Second World War. Several bars, restaurants and hotels are in the direct vicinity of Porto Quadro. The beach is suitable for families with children.

Hotels Near Porto Quadro

Residence Punta Falcone
Residence Punta Falcone

In Terravecchia – Portoquadro, just a few hundred meters west of the beach, you’ll find Residence Punta Falcone. This beach property offers 43 Sardinian-style apartments with a private entrance and garden, kitchen and beautiful views of the sea, Corsica and the islets of Lavezzi and Cavallo. The property also features an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. Rates include a weekly cleaning of the apartment and a weekly change of all linens and towels. The residence has its own private beach, located 300 meters from the property. It is easily accessible on foot via a sandy path. At this beach you rent beach chairs and umbrellas, refreshments are available at the bar.

Directions to Porto Quadro

From Santa Teresa Gallura

Porto Quadro beach is easily accessible from Santa Teresa di Gallura, the route to the beach is signposted.

From Olbia

From Olbia, on the roundabout take the 3rd exit to Via Principe Umberto. Then turn right and take the SS125, continue for 2 roundabouts. Next, turn left and take Stazzo Maltineddu/SS133 (in the directions to St. Teresa G./Tempio P.), continue following the SS133. Turn left on Via Giorgio Asproni/SS133. Continue on the SS133, then turn right onto Località La Ficaccia. Continue straight on Località Terravecchia, and turn right onto Porto Quadro. Take the first left turn and stay on Località Porto Quadro.

Sardinian Beaches Near Porto Quadro

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.

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.

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.