Nora Beach

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Nora beach, Nora, Comune di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia.

About Nora Beach

Nora beach (Spiaggia di Nora) can be found 2.5 kilometers south-east of the village of Pula, in the province of Cagliari in south Sardinia. This beach has a length of 500 meters and is 30 meters wide on average. The beach faces due east, offering splendid views of Torre del Coltellazzo di Nora to the south. Nora beach is located north of the archaeological site of Nora, an ancient Phoenician city founded in the ninth and eighth centuries BC, one of the oldest in Sardinia. The archaeological site is located at the foot of the promontory of Capo di Pula. Nora beach is sheltered from the strong onshore breezes, its sands are white and clean. The main beach is unspoiled, family-friendly and an excellent spot for a dip in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean, especially after visiting the Nora ruins.

Nora Beach Hotels

Located conveniently close to the beach, you’ll find the four-star Hotel Baia Di Nora. Overlooking Nora’s white sandy beaches, the hotel offers an outdoor pool, a Sardinian restaurant and free private beach including a daily change of beach towels, a free sun umbrella and a deckchair per room. Rooms are air-conditioned, and feature a furnished balcony or patio. Go 500 meters further north towards Su Guventeddu, and you’ll find the two-star Hotel Su Gunventeddu, just 100 meters from the beach. This hotel offers 9 classic-style rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Hotel guests can enjoy breakfast and Sardinian cuisine at the restaurant. Go 1 kilometer inland towards the village of Pula, and you’ll find the four-star Nora Club Hotel. Surrounded by a lush garden with olive trees and flowers, the Nora Club Hotel provides elegantly furnished rooms with private bathrooms. The hotel features an outdoor pool, a spa center, and a relaxation and massage area overlooking the garden. For a complete overview of available hotels, apartments, villas and bed & breakfasts in Pula, click here.

Directions to Nora Beach

Nora beach can be reached by taking the SS 195 in the direction of Pula. Once you’ve reached Pula, follow the signs that will lead you to the beach.

Sardinian Beaches Near Nora Beach

Fichi

  • Length: 400 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, windsurfing, pedal boating, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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Walk a few hundred meters south-west from Spiaggia di Su Guventeddu, and the beach changes into Fichi beach (Spiaggia dei Fichi). The beach is situated in the middle of a 1.3 kilometer long stretch of white sand that extends all the way to Nora beach. Named after the many fig trees that grow in this area, Fichi has a length of over 400 meters and faces south-east, featuring beautiful views of the islet of San Macario to the north and il Torre del Coltellazzo di Nora to the south.

Su Guventeddu

  • Length: 600 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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2.3 kilometers south-east of Pula, in the locality of Nora, you'll find the cozy beach of Su Guventeddu (Spiaggia di Su Guventeddu). It has a length of over 600 meters and can get up to 30 meters wide. Facing south-east, the beach offers beautiful views of the islet of San Macario to the north. To the south, you can spot il Torre del Coltellazzo di Nora, near the Nora Archaeological Site, and the small island named Isola del Coltellazzo.

Porto Columbu

  • Length: 750 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving.
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Located just under 3 kilometers north-east of Pula, right in front of the little seaside village named Perd'e Sali, you'll find the beach of Porto Columbu (Spiaggia di Porto Columbu). This beach has a length of 750 meters, and faces south-east, offering views of the small marina to the north - il Porto turistico di Perd'e Sali.

Pinus

  • Length: 130 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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Pinus Village beach is located close to the Strada Statale 195. It is set in a beautiful cove bordered by rocky slopes that gently descend into the sea.

Santa Margherita di Pula Beach

  • Length: 2600 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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Santa Margherita di Pula beach (Spiaggia di Santa Margherita di Pula) is located in front of the village with the same name, just 5 kilometers east of the community of Domus de Maria. You'll find several beaches in this area, all conveniently located parallel to the SS 195 for about 5 kilometers. With a length of 2600 meters, this beach is the longest stretch of sand you'll find in this part of Cagliari. Santa Margherita di Pula beach features grains of sand in shades of pink, and its waters are quite shallow - a feature that will be appreciated by families with small children. The wind conditions allow Santa Margherita di Pula to be popular among the surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing crowd. Its surroundings are an interesting mix of cultivated agriculture, green and cooling pine forests, campings and nearby beach resorts.