The best beaches of Costa Smeralda & North East Sardinia

Costa Smeralda beach, ©Wouter Kiel/Flickr

Costa Smeralda, the most popular beach of Sardinia is located on the north-eastern side of the island. Costa Smeralda is famous for its white-sand shores, crystal clear water and upscale resorts. It is also famed for its granite-covered hills and hidden coves. The coast stretches over a 10km long shore that is located between the Cugnana-gulf and Arzachnea-bay. It is an extremely beautiful and outstanding area. In the north-east region you can also find several picturesque villages, like San Pantalei, which has a charming piazza (marketplace). Visit the coastline in the north-east part of Sardinia and enjoy its dazzling beaches, popular haunts and hidden coves.

Dipping in Santa Teresa

As you head move towards the western part or Santa Teresa, to its dramatic cape, called Capo Testa, you can enjoy over the transparent turquoise water the stunning sights of the Bonifacio straits. Santa Reparata, a bay close to Santa Teresa has delightful beaches and towards the east you may also find several little beaches in the vicinity of Palau and Porto Rafael.

Santa Teresa, ©Punk Jazz/Flickr

Beaches of Arzachena

Some beaches in this area give home to spectacular sandy beaches, of which some are accompanied by a drop-scene of pine trees. From Laconia and Cannigion to the north there are many sandy coves. Tanca Manna, not lying far from a saltwater lake, has numerous facilities where all the family members can have fun. Nearby is located Barca Bruciata, a quiet and small beach for those who would like to get some private time.

The marvelous Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda beach, ©Wouter Kiel/Flickr

Costa Smeralda has many amazing beaches and bays, of which some are well signposted while others are hidden down winding and small tracks. Private villas line up on the seashore hiding the sea behind them. Sometimes it is so crowded, that you can barely see the waters from the many cars parking by the roadside. It is a place worth exploring and discovering.

Holidays in San Teodoro

San Teodoros’s main beach is called La Cinta, stretching for 5 kilometers north from the town. The shore is made of glistening sand and is very popular in the summer season. There are many facilities offering snack bars and water sports activities. If you don’t like big crowds, we recommend that you visit Capo Coda Cavallo, Cala Girgolu or Punta Morala, which are less busy places where you might want to spend your holiday.

Capo Coda Cavallo, gaspartorriero/Flickr

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