From our comfortable pier at the tourist port of Arbatax it is possible to easily reach numerous splendid locations on the eastern coast of Sardinia
The stacks of Cea, known as “is scoglius arrubius”, twenty meters high are characterized by the reddish color of this particular granite.
They are located in the central part of the beach, 300 meters from the shore. The beach of Cea stands out for its fine and particularly soft sand, while the shallow water is ideal for families with children.
This small cove of about 300 meters is immersed in transparent waters of infinite shades: blue, turquoise and green. The seabed is shallow, ideal for children, with some outcropping rocks, a destination for snorkelers. Light, very thin and soft sand is mixed with pebbles smoothed by the erosion of the sea. Rocks, low and rounded, border the beach in some places, making it look like an open-air swimming pool.
It takes its name from a small pine forest of junipers with particular shapes close to the coast, which offers shelter during the hottest hours, as well as a picnic area. It is also called ‘the gulf’, because it is enclosed, almost embraced, by two cliffs.
considered one of the most beautiful and characteristic beaches on the east coast of the island, it is certainly the widest and longest: 16 kilometers of small coves, surrounded by granite cliffs which each lead to delightful little beaches, almost never crowded. Its coast is the most awarded in Sardinia with the ‘blue flags’ of Legambiente. The Orrì beach is made up of white and golden sand, very fine and soft, almost impalpable. The seabed, shallow for about 300 meters from the shore, slopes gently and allows less experienced swimmers to dive without worries, also ideal for children’s games.
One of the most evocative stretches of the Baunei coast. Shine, clarity and brilliant colors are due to the numerous freshwater resurgences that flow into the overlooking cliff and to the very clear limestone rocks that dot its predominantly sandy bottom.
The stretch of sea of such beauty borders a cove of sand mixed with small pebbles – just 50 meters long – but highly appreciated: since 2019 it has been at the top of the ranking drawn up by a well-known search engine (Holidu) on Italian beaches based on traveler reviews.
Also known as is pùligi de nie (snow fleas) for the round, white and pink pebbles mixed with the sand that make it up. Cala Mariolu owes its name to the monk seal which, it is said, ‘stole’ the catch from the fishermen’s nets coming from Ponza, therefore it was called the mariolo (thief). Its panorama is striking for the infinite shades of blue, emerald green and azure and for the pebbles that look like snowflakes. The cliff that surrounds it reaches a height of 500 meters and falls sheer into the water both to the north and to the south, making Cala Mariolu basically accessible from the sea. From the ground it is only possible through a demanding trek (for experts) in the middle of thick Mediterranean scrub.