About Spiaggia Rena Bianca
Rena Bianca beach (Spiaggia Rena Bianca) 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. Rena Bianca is a ‘blue flag’ beach, so it’s always clean and well maintained. For these reasons the beach is on our list of Best Beaches in North Sardinia. It’s also well equipped: plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, pedal boats, and canoes are available for rent. There’s a bar nearby on the hill that serves snacks and drinks. It’s a very good beach for families with children, as the water here remains shallow for several meters, and the beach is sheltered from the Mistral winds. You’ll find some good snorkelling spots around the rocks. For some great holiday pictures, don’t forget to climb the hill of la Torre di Longonsardo and admire the amazing views and the colors of the sea, they are simply fantastic! As Santa Teresa is such a popular destination, Rena Bianca can get quite busy, especially in August when the Italians are on vacation.
Hotels near Spiaggia Rena Bianca - Where to Stay
Just 160 meters behind Rena Bianca beach you'll find Hotel Corallaro, a four-star hotel with 83 spacious rooms. Most rooms have been recently renovated and have a marine style. Some of the rooms offer views of the sea and the coastline of Corsica. During the summer season, the hotel's restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves Sardinian specialities and international cuisine. In summer, you can sit by the palmtree-fringed outdoor pool and dine by candlelight. For guests of the hotel, fishing trips and excursions to the Maddalena islands on the property’s own boat can be arranged.
Move towards Piazza San Vittorio in the center of Santa Teresa Gallura and you'll find Grindi Suite, on Via Amsicora. It's a fabulous little hotel that offers 6 elegant rooms with high ceilings, large draped windows, and luxurious bathrooms with free toiletries. A continental breakfast is served every morning, and during the summer season guests can enjoy special prices at the nearby spa, La Perla del Porto. Guests of the highly rated hotel can park their car for free at the exclusive beach parking area near Rena di Ponente, with direct access to the beach.
Colonna Grand Hotel Capo Testa
The most luxurious place to stay near Santa Teresa is located 2.5 kilometers south-west of the village. Set right on the southernmost part of Spiaggia Rena Di Ponente, you'll find the Colonna Grand Hotel Capo Testa, a five-star Mediterranean-style beachfront resort with spa that offers 125 rooms. They are all decorated in a Sardinian style, some rooms offer views of the surrounding greeneries, and some offer views of the Gulf of Capo Testa. The Colonna Grand Hotel has its own private beach on Spiaggia Rena Di Ponente where guests will enjoy sun loungers, sun umbrellas and beach towels.
How To Get To Spiaggia Rena Bianca
On foot, Rena Bianca beach can be easily reached from Piazza San Vittorio in Santa Teresa Gallura, by following Via Verdi. The beach is also reachable by car, there's a car parking area right behind the beach.
Sardinian Beaches Near Spiaggia Rena Bianca
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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