The Best Beaches of East Sardinia

a picture of rocks on the beach of cala mariolu near cala gonone in east sardinia
Paradise found: pale-golden sand fringed by sparkling aquamarine waters and limestone rocks at Cala Mariolu.

Hiking through the long canyons, narrow gorges, and valleys of the jagged Supramonte mountain range. Taking boat trips from Cala Gonone and Santa Maria Navarrese. People around the world go to great lengths to reach some of the most precious beaches of East Sardinia. They’re just that bit harder to reach.

Mother Nature sure has her way….

But the rewards are definitely worth the effort. Your memories will be priceless.

Cala Mariolu. Cala Goloritze. Cala Luna.

These are the best beaches of East Sardinia, just about a 120 minutes’ drive away from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. At most.

Take your pick. Just go.

Spiaggia sa Curcurica

  • Location: near Orosei, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: bar, beach chairs, camping, parking, restaurant, umbrellas.
  • Length: 360 meters.
a picture of a blue umbrella on the beach named Spiaggia sa Curcurica, in Orosei, east Sardinia, Italy.

Your holiday in Orosei wouldn’t be complete without spending a day at the beach of sa Curcurica (Spiaggia sa Curcurica). That’s especially true if you like snorkeling or want to experience the Caribbean in Sardinia, Italy. The most attractive feature of Spiaggia sa Curcurica is the pine forest located directly behind the beach. That’s where junipers guarantee some more cooling air and shelter you from the sun. If you have children, you’d want to unroll your towels here.

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Spiaggia di Bidderosa

  • Location: near Orosei, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
  • Length: 360 meters.
a picture of Spiaggia Biderosa and Stagno Biderosa, near Orosei, east Sardinia, Italy.

When it comes to natural attractions in east Sardinia, Spiaggia di Bidderosa is one of the most popular beaches to visit and certainly one of the best things to do in Orosei. Featuring a sublime stretch of coastline and stunning forests, this is also a pocket of the island in which wide open spaces are in abundance and time seems to stand still. Spiagga di Bidderosa is the perfect escape and an opportunity to see the quiet and more enchanting side of east Sardinia.

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Spiaggia di Berchida

  • Location: near Siniscola, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: bar, beach chairs, parking, umbrellas.
  • Length: 800 meters.
a picture of Spiaggia di Berchida, a long stretch of sand near Orosei in east Sardinia, Italy.

Spiaggia di Berchida has been voted as being one of the best beaches of Italy several times. A must see beach should you find yourself in the area of Siniscola! What makes this beach in the province of Nuoro quite unique, is that it is bordered by two other beaches: Spiaggia di Bidderosa on the north side, and Spiaggia sa Curcurica on the south side. Plus, both the northern and southern tips of Berchida are backed by two lagoons: Stagno di Bidderosa, and Stagno di Curcurica.

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Spiaggia di Capo Comino

  • Location: near Capo Comino, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: bar, beach chairs, parking, restaurant, umbrellas.
  • Length: 3000 meters.
a picture of children playing at Spiaggia di Capo Comino, near Siniscola in the province of Nuoro, east Sardinia, Italy.

Capo Comino beach, well known for its sand dunes, is one of the longest beaches in the Gulf of Orosei, with a length of 3 kilometers.

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Cala Mariolu

  • Location: near Baunei, Province of Ogliastra, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
  • Length: 60 meters.
a picture of cala mariolu near baunei sardinia

Cala Mariolu is another top contender on our list of Best Beaches of East Sardinia. The cove is located just north of the famous Cala Goloritze, and is decorated with little pebbles made round and smooth by the eternal movement of the waters. This spot is very suitable for scuba diving, and is one of the best snorkeling beaches of Sardinia. Due to its location, the beach of Cala Mariolu rests in the shade of the limestone rocks at the end of the afternoon. There are no hotels in the direct vicinity of Cala Mariolu, but there are plenty of accommodations to be found up north in Cala Gonone and down south in Santa Maria Navarrese. The cove can be accessed on foot from Piredda in the Plateau of Golgo (Altopiano del Golgo), but the trek to the beach is not easy and should be done well prepared. Boat trips are available from the villages of Cala Gonone and Santa Maria Navarrese.

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Cala Sisine

  • Location: near Baunei, Province of Ogliastra, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: bar, restaurant.
  • Length: 200 meters.
a picture of the beach named Spiaggia di Cala Sisine, in east Sardinia, Italy.

Cala Sisine is a gorgeous cove located in east Sardinia, about 17 kilometers north of Baunei, and 11 kilometers south of the small seaside town named Cala Gonone. Together with Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè, and Cala Fuili, it is a top contender on the shortlist of must-see beaches in Sardinia. Many tourists from all over the world travel to the Gulf of Orosei every year to explore these coves. The beach has a length of over 200 meters, and near both its edges it can get up to 100 meters wide.

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Cala Luna

  • Location: near Dorgali, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: bar, restaurant.
  • Length: 500 meters.
a picture of cala luna beach in east sardinia

Situated beautifully in the Sardinian gulf of Orosei near Cala Gonone, lies Cala Luna beach, with its white sands, clear waters and steep limestone cliffs.

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Cala Fuili

  • Location: near Dorgali, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: parking.
  • Length: 100 meters.
a picture of the beach at Cala Fuili in the province of Nuoro East Sardinia

You’ll find the beautiful cove of Cala Fuili three kilometers south of the center of the seaside village named Cala Gonone, in the province of Nuoro, the provincial capital of the central area of East Sardinia. It offers extensive views over the Tyrrhenian Sea, the wooded hills and dramatic cliffs of Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu. The beach is sandy with small white pebbles around the water edge. Cala Fuili is one of the best beaches of East Sardinia, therefore it can get rather busy during high season, so it’s best to go there early if you can, preferably before 9 AM. Beach activities include snorkeling around the rocks, swimming in the crystal-clear warm water, and climbing. If you’d like to take the 3.5-kilometer walk from Cala Fuili to Cala Luna, the hiking route is well signposted. You can reach Cala Fuili Beach from Cala Gonone by heading south on Viale Bue Marino. There’s a parking space for about fifty cars.

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Su Barone Beach

  • Location: near Orosei, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia.
  • Facilities: parking.
  • Length: 7000 meters.
a picture of spiaggia di su barone near Orosei in east Sardinia Italy

Nearly 7 kilometers long, Su Barone , in the Gulf of Orosei, is a delightful and unspoilt beach, with tempting white sands and waters of rich blue colors.

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