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Coordinates: 41°11'31.5"N 9°17'40.3"E

The beach of La Sciumara is located in the Golfo della Sciumara, between the village of Palau and Porto Rafael. It is a large cove covered by thick Mediterranean vegetation reachable walking  through a street.

Seabed: Low

Facilities: 
- wheelchair access
- parking
- bar
- sailing boat and rubber dinghy hire

Ideal for:  
- handicapped person
- Family with children
- Young people
- Who loves snorkeling

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Coordinates: 41°11'43.0"N 9°19'07.0"E

The Isola dei Gabbiani is located at about 6 km  far from the town of Palau, along the NE coast of Sardinia. 
The island faces towards La Maddalena and Caprera Archipelago and the small islands of Spargi, Spargiotto, Santo Stefano and Budelli. The island consist of two large sandy beaches joined to the mainland by an isthmus. Thanks to the wind that beat the beaches all year long, Isola dei Gabbiani is  considered the heaven for surfers coming from all over the world that can practice their favourite sport on summer and winter too. 

Seabed: Low

Facilities: 
- parking
- bar
- sailing and windsurfing schools

Ideal for: 
- Family with children
- Young people
- Who loves diving
- Who loves snorkeling
- Who loves windsurf
- Who loves surf
- Who loves kite surf
- Who loves fun-board

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Coordinates: 41°13'48.7"N 9°16'30.3"E

La Licciola beach is situated a little over 1 kilometer SE of La Balcaccia, in the area of Valle dell’Erica, in Northern Sardinia. La Licciola beach consists of two beaches separated by an eroded cliff. The larger part of La Licciola beach is half a kilometer long, has fine white sand and is characterized by stray granite boulders that have been curved by the eternal forces of nature. The stunning sea views stretch as far as Punta Sardegna and the archipelago of La Maddalena in the distance. La Licciola beach offers a fairly large car parking area that is suitable for campers. The beach is mostly quiet. La Licciola beach offers a little bar that sells sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee and ice cream.

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Coordinates: 41°14'09.2"N 9°09'41.6"E

The Rena di Levante beach is in the Capo Testa locality, in the Municipality of Santa Teresa Gallura. It is a long band of sand, surrounded by rocky coves and backed by the typical Mediterranean plant cover. Its azure, clear sea earned it the Blue Flag 2012. The Roman colony of Tibula once stood on this site, and traces of the ancient roads are still visible. The rock bluffs next to Rena di Ponente are an impressive sight: they have been carved by wind and water into natural pillars reminiscent of Roman columns.

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Coordinates: 41°14'07.8"N 9°09'39.7"E

The beach is located at only 3 km. far from the town of Santa Teresa di Gallura, furthest point in the northeastern Sardinia, in the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, due to its fine and white sand. Capo Testa, known also as "Taltana", has  clear and transparent water and its shore is low for few metres from the shore. The beach is surrounded by enchanting coves and thick Mediterranean vegetation. Since during Roman ages Capo Testa was the main site of the ancient colony of Tibula today it is still possible to see the street guides on the rocky side of the beach.

Sea bed: low

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 Coordinates: 41°14'19.1"N 9°08'27.1"E

Valle della Luna beach is located in Capo Testa, a tiny village close to Santa Teresa di Gallura, in the NE Sardinia coast. 
It is a place unique of its kind and it is popular because since the sixties it is one of the most favourite gathering for hippies coming from all over Europe. Valle della Luna is made of 7 valleys divided by huge granite-rocks which are rich in caves digged by the erosion. 
By the entry of this stunning valley which is recognizable by two big rocks, there is a freshwater spring. Valle della Luna is the best place where to live in harness with the nature.

Facilities: none...but Heaven doesn’t need any.

Ideal for:
– young people 
– divers
– people who love snorkelling 

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Coordinates: 41°14'29.6"N 9°14'48.8"E

Cala Sambuco beach is a very small beach near Santa Teresa di Gallura in the area of Punta Falcone, in Northern Sardinia. This beach is located just 1 kilometer SE of La Marmorata beach, offering views of the islands of the La Maddalena in the distance. Cala Sambuco spans just 70 meters, but boasts all the features that Sardinian beaches are so famous for. It's not easy to reach, it is accessible by a rather steep path that is best conquered with a 4 wheel drive car, or an SUV. The beach is a good spot for snorkelling, offers a bar, and several kinds of water sports equipment are available for rent.

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Coordinates: 41°14'42.5"N 9°11'21.0"E

The Rena Bianca beach is in the territory of Santa Teresa Gallura. The beach and its seabed are made up of sparkling fine white sand and shallow waters making it safe and enjoyable for children and toddlers. The beach is framed by a multicoloured natural scenery: the sparkling white sand alternates with the pink hues of coral fragments, and is bordered by the green hues of the Mediterranean scrub and the sparkling turquoise water so clear you can see every detail of the sandy bottom. Since 1987, the Rena Bianca beach has received the Blue Flag label. This label is given by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) based on the following criteria: water quality, cleanliness of the coast, services and safety measures, environmental education. On clear days, across the sea from the beach it is possible to spy the houses of Bonifacio, the white cliffs of Corsica and the Maddalena Archipelago. The cove is framed at one end by the cape on the summit of which perches the 16th-century tower of Luogosanto and on the other end by the rocks of Munichedda and Municca, which can be reached on foot. Not far from the beach is an abandoned granite quarry.

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Coordinates: 41°01'35.0"N 8°53'33.5"E

Cala Canneddi is located on the Isola Rossa (Red Island), in the commune of Trinità D'Agultu e Vignola. The sand is spotless and more-or less fine-grained and has multicoloured pebbles at the water’s edge, a number of different sized and shaped rocks and several imposing extremely beautiful dark pink masses at its end.
On the Li Canneddi Headland, before the Tinnari Coast, the beach of Cala Rossa is found in a magnificent natural environment, among bright sand, pink-coloured rocks, characterised by the presence of quartz crystals, and last but not least. the deep-blue sea and the green of the vegetation around the shore.

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Coordinates:41°00'55.5"N 8°53'15.0"E

The fabulous free access beach of Marinedda, is the iseal place for those who love quiet strolls and want to explore the charming red rock coves on the two sides of the beach, framing transparent waters such as only Sardinia can offer, and backed by unspoilt, perfumed natural vegetation.

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Coordinates: 41°00'37.6"N 8°52'36.5"E

The nice beach is located in the centre of Isola Rossa. A big inlet between the red rocks create a beach with pink sand and a light blue water with some shades of green. The beach is also the natural stage of an enchanting sunset with the sun hiding itself and disappearing behind the rocks of the small island in the shore.

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Coordinates: 41°02'01.6"N 8°55'09.5"E

A fifteen minute drive from Isola Rossa, and access to this stunning beach is by boat or foot. The 214 m walk down is flanked with cork trees and offers a beautiful panorama of The Asinara Islands and Corsica. The walk down is not for the faint of heart. It’s a rugged, often unstable path which winds its way slowly down the 214 m mountain. Tinnari is compromised of two small half-moon bays and the beach is formed from small fragments of sea shells, granite rocks and round coloured pebbles which have ebbed and flowed for eons.

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Coordinates:  41°02'48.1"N 8°56'08.1"E

Among the most well known beaches in Sardinia, Li Cossi it is a corner of great beauty and evocativeness, whose peculiar characteristic is that of being positioned within in a wind-sheltered cove, enclosed between rocks and bluffs of pink trachyte, that stand out imposing on the green sea. The shallow waters and gentle sea shelf allow children to swim and play freely. The beach owes its name to the Li Cossi river that crosses it, forming a small pond to its rear.
The variegated sea depths, full of fish, in some places most spectacular, are much loved by scuba divers and snorkellers.

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Coordinates: 40°54'46.5"N 8°43'17.9"E

The beach located on the village of Castelsardo offers fantastic colour contrasts between the blue sea and the bright colours of the beach, behind which stands the setting of the trachytic rock overlooking the castle.

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Coordinates: 40°54'56.3"N 8°44'19.0"E

A few kilometres beyond Castelsardo, a small road leads to the charming Cala Ostina, the inlet into which the homonymous stream flows, among impending trachyte rocks which edge the sandy arc of the small beach, washed by crystalline waters. Although it appears rather secluded, it is much frequented during the summer season, also because this stretch of coast, which closes the Gulf of Asinara to the east, is quite steep and short of sandy shores.

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Coordinates: 40°44'25.1"N 8°08'51.9"E

Cala dell’Argentiera looks out onto an evocative scenery of manufacturing archaeology, formed by the Argentiera mine buildings, which over the centuries exploited the area for its rich lead, silver and zinc deposits. The mining village, closed in 1962, further amplifies the motionless atmosphere where time stands still, of this beautiful cove, that makes the shape of an arc covered by a mixture of sand, gravel and mineral dusts. The sea is extraordinarily limpid and crystalline: the light bouncing of its surface contrasts with the brown rocks that flank the beach producing a spectacular chromatic show.

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Coordinates: 40°35'23.4"N 8°10'09.7"E

From the greens of the Mediterranean vegetation stands out a seventeenth-century tower overlooking the small bay of Tramariglio. Just a few minutes from the imposing cliffs of Capo Caccia is a small equipped tourists' port and a small and tranquil golden sand and pebble beach. Behind the beach lies a forest, host to a splendid oasis of replanted fauna called the “Le Prigionette' (The Small Prisons).

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Coordinates: 40°34'06.0"N 8°12'15.8"E

It  is a small  beach hidden among the pines of Punta Giglio, get there after a long walk, the water is wonderful, the pristine beach and plenty of fish. The Mediterranean brush is present in its various evolutionary and climatic stages, from the low, degraded brush to the more evolved holm oak and strawberry tree

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Coordinates: 40° 34' 33.150" N     8° 9' 39.499" E 

At the foot of the Capo Caccia cliffs, nestled in Mediterranean scrub, lies Cala Dragunara (Dragunara Cove). Close to the cove can be found the Grotta della Medusa (Medusa's Grotto), in which Neolithic artifacts have been discovered, and the Inghiotitoio di Dragunara (Dragunara Ponor). From the Cala Dragunara – above which stands the Bollo tower – there is ferry service to Neptune's Grotto. 

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Coordinates: 40°40'55.9"N 8°12'18.1"E

Large free beach, situated on the border between Alghero and Sassari, bordered by large dunes. It is located near the Baratz Lake, the only natural lake in Sardinia and valuable nature area. A path connects the beach to the lake area. Beaten by Mistral winds, the beach is a favoured by surfers.

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Coordinates: 40°35'03.4"N 8°18'28.4"E

Pine forest beach towards Fertilia. Famous for its clean and warm water. White sandy dunes, centuries old junipers sculpted by winds and various kinds of plants typical of the Mediterranean scrub dot the scenery of this beach. The shallow water and sandy bottom, as well as the possibility of finding shade in the Maria Pia pine forest make it a nice place for spending an entire day of relaxation, in a valuable oasis of green. Just a few hundred metres from the city, along the coastal road linking Alghero to the town of Fertilia.

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Coordinates: 40°56'54.4"N 8°14'04.8"E

Cala Lupo is a mixture of rocks and coarse-grained sand facing an extraordinary limpid sea , with shades that go from an emerald green to a light blue and very much appreciated by divers. The landscape in which the creek is immersed is enchanting and very striking thanks to the blooming vegetation and sharp rocks that reflect into the sea. The beach is ideal for peace and tranquillity and not very busy. 

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Coordinates: 40°54'23.8"N 8°14'08.0"E

The Beach of Le Saline is far about 2-3 kilometres from Stintino. The beach name Le Saline derives by the salt works located here that was run by the monks of Santa Maria di Tergu. The beach is a long stretch of very small crushed smoothed white stones (as grains of rice). The color of the sea is blue, clear and transparent.

The beach of Le Saline Stintino is a pretty popular place that is close to the structures of ancient salt mines, existing since the thirteenth century, and the abandoned buildings of the seventeenth-century. Moreover the beach is much visited by lovers of the windsurfing.

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Coordinates: 40°52'40.9"N 8°15'50.9"E

Ezzi Mannu beach extends for quite a distance and to the North connects to Le Saline beach in Stintino, and to the South with the Pilo pool and then Porto Torres. The beach covers about 4 km of coast and varies in width from between 20-40m.

The scenery is stunning. The sea is transparent and azure with a sandy bottom, the sand of the beach is very fine and mixed with grains of quartz and other, coloured, minerals, and  in contrast in the background, you can see the chimneys of Fiumesanto, the  industrial area of Porto Torres. With respect to the beach the industrial area should be considered simply as an element of the scenery, as it does not affect the quality or possibility of visiting the beach  in any way. 
Typical coastal vegetation grows on the small developing dunes, such as  Cakile maritima, sand grasses like sand couch (Elytrigia juncea), Eryngium maritimum, and  sea chamomile (Anthemis maritima). The back dune area that is normally home to junipers, has been transformed to make way for the holiday homes and cultivated fields you must cross to reach the beach. The sensation of walking through a rural landscape amidst fields and animals at pasture rather than a seaside environment is one of the unusual characteristics of this seaside area.



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Coordinates: 40°37'03.9"N 8°12'08.8"E

White sand beach and clear water with a beautiful natural setting. Protected by very dense eucalyptus trees, Mugoni Beach is quite narrow but several kilometres long. With very fine white sand, the water is always cool, even in August, and being a bay, it is usually sheltered from currents and winds. The water is crystal-clear with a sandy bottom. 

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Coordinates: 40°35'03.9"N 8°15'28.4"E

Le Bombarde Beach is a small bay between the rocks. Less than 1 km long, the beach is a few dozen metres wide. It slopes towards the water, which deepens just a few metres from shore. 
The water is almost always calm, crystal-clear, and always quite cold. There is a sandy bottom with numerous rocks emerging, especially at the two ends. The sand is fine and very white. 
Extremely popular among young people who tend to congregate near the bar, making the beach more "livable" towards the sides.  
Behind the beach there is a dense pine and eucalyptus woods.

 

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Coordinates: 40°57'58.1"N 8°12'33.5"E

One of the most renowned beach in Sardinia. A breathtaking sandy white beach with crystal water overlooking the famous Pelosa and Falcone Towers.
It  is located 2 km from Stintino, at the bottom of Capo Falcone, northern extremity of the island, close to the small  fishing village. The sand is extraordinarily white and thin and it is characterized by the seventeenth-century tower of La Pelosa. Just in front of it rises the Asinara island, ex penitentiary and now park, which has become the destination of numerous tourists.
Sea bed: low
 
Facilities:
– kiosk
– car park
– restaurant
 
Ideal for:
– families with children
– young people 
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