Isola Rossa Beach

a picture of the beach of isola rossa near Trinità D’Agultu northern sardinia
Spiaggia Lunga Isola Rossa, near Trinità D’Agultu, Olbia-Tempio.

About Isola Rossa

Travel 4 kilometers north-west from Trinità D’Agultu, and you’ll find the beach of Isola Rossa (Spiaggia Lunga Isola Rossa). It is the main beach of a pretty fishing village with the same name. The village is situated on a small promontory – characterized by red rocks – that stretches in a northwesterly direction between Costa Paradiso and Castelsardo.

Spiaggia Lunga Isola Rossa has a length of nearly 500 meters and faces south-west, featuring views of the small marina north of the beach, and Isola Rossa, a small island that lies a few hundred meters off the coast. It’s a nice beach for families with children. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available, and the beach offers plenty of activities. At the nearby diving center, you can rent pedal boats, canoes and inflatables. The diving center also organizes guided excursions along the coast, and it offers a taxi service to the other beaches and coves in this area.

Where to Stay near Isola Rossa Beach

Hotel Corallo

Hotel Corallo, with its outdoor pool.
Hotel Corallo, with its outdoor pool.

One of the top locations in Isola Rossa is the family-run Hotel Corallo. You’ll find it just behind the marina, on Lungomare 36. This four-star hotel offers 40 air-conditioned rooms, all in a variety of colours and styles. Some of the rooms offer either a private balcony or terrace with nice views of the attractive Isola Rossa marina and the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the rooms even have a private jacuzzi. The hotel’s à la carte restaurant serves traditional Italian and Sardinian dishes, along with locally produced wines. A typical Italian breakfast is served every morning. The hotel’s helpful staff will gladly arrange scuba diving trips and give you plenty of ideas for other places to visit in north Sardinia. Recommended!

Villa Isola Rossa

Villa Isola Rossa, near La Marinedda.
Villa Isola Rossa, near La Marinedda.

2 kilometers east of the center of Isola Rossa, there’s the particularly nice Villa Isola Rossa. This 2-bedroom beach property is located right behind the beach of La Marinedda, one of the best beaches of northern Sardinia. It’s a family-friendly villa that can sleep up to 6 persons. The property has a a sea-view patio, a garden with BBQ facilities, and a private parking area. Windsurfing and canoeing equipment can be arranged for you on request.

Directions to Isola Rossa Beach

Sardinian Beaches Near Isola Rossa Beach

Tinnari Beach

  • Length: 260 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of tinnari beach near Trinità D'Agultu in north sardinia

Tinnari beach a beautiful and quite secluded cove located on the pristine and solitary stretch of coast between the village of Costa Paradiso and Cala Canneddi in the area of Isola Rossa, in the municipality of Trinità d’Agultu. Facing north with a length of 260 meters, this beautiful beach is mostly made up of small pebbles carried by the Riu Pirastru river, and can only be reached by boat or via a walk of about 30 minutes that descends along the slopes of Mount Tinnari. Cala Tinnari beach is immersed in the typical scents and colors of the Costa Paradiso, and it is an ideal destination for those looking for tranquility and peace during their holiday in northern Sardinia. Tinnari is a spectacular beach to visit, it’s a true Sardinian work of art, and therefore on top of our list of Best Beaches of North Sardinia.

La Marinedda Beach

  • Length: 600 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, pedal boating, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of la marinedda beach in olbia-tempio sardinia

La Marinedda beach (Spiaggia la Marinedda) is located 1.2 kilometers north-east of Isola Rossa, in Comune di Trinità D’Agultu e Vignola, Olbia-Tempio. This beach faces north-west, and has a length of 600 meters. This is an excellent place for swimming and snorkelling as the bay is quite calm and the water is beautifully clean. This beach is recommended for families with young children, as the water at La Marinedda beach remains shallow for quite a distance. Many locals consider this beach to be one of the most beautiful beaches between Santa Teresa di Galluta and Castelsardo. La Marinedda is a surfer's paradise, every year in August La Marinedda hosts the Frozen Open Surf Contest attracting surf enthousiasts from around the world.

Cala Canneddi

  • Length: 280 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating.
a picture of cala canneddi in Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola

Situated in an area with bright sand and pink rocks, Cala Canneddi is located 500 meters north-west of Canneddi, in the municipality of Trinità D'Agultu.