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The best beaches of northern Sardinia

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Jun 042019The best beaches of northern Sardinia The most beautiful beaches of Sardinia offer fine white sand, pristine waters, and stunning coves. They are often hard to find, almost hidden, reachable through narrow white streets.
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From Stintino to Villasimius through Cala Mariolu and the Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia has a special charm and some of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean: from the rich northern coast to the western wild beaches and the eastern cliffs overlooking the sea. Here below a selection of some of the beautiful beaches located on the northern coast of the island:

 Saline
 A charming beach and crystal clear sea. The beach is dominated by a watchtower, among the oldest of Sardinia. The water is shallow and crystal clear, the sky is blue, which is a perfect match with the color of silvery sand. The surrounding nature is solitary and wild, the sand is made up of small white pebbles and fine sand. Saline beach is not crowded, except in the parts where it is possible to get closer by car. When it is windy, which happens very often, Le Saline is much frequented by surfers.

How to reach it:
The beach can be reached along the SP34 towards Stintino, up to the sign (Km no. 27) which indicates the deviation.  


La Pelosa
The beach Pelosa of Stintino is one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia and even of Italy, situated at the foot of Capo Falcone, facing the island Piana and Asinara, bounded north by the Pelosa Tower, an imposing seventeenth-century building that dominates the coastline. The beach is protected from the open sea by a natural barrier formed by the sea stacks of Capo Falcone. For this reason its waters are always calm even when it is windy. It is a heavenly beach of soft white sand, overlooking a sea of glass, crystal and shades of colors ranging from turquoise to blue. La Pelosa beach is almost always very crowded and offers visitors parking, bars and restaurants.
How to reach it:
To get there take the SS 131 towards Porto Torres, at the entrance of the town turn left, towards Stintino, before the tower, take a paved road on the right leading to the beach of Saline. After 300 meters from the bridge on the pond Casaraccio, turn left and continue until the intersection with the road going back to the village: here you turn left and continue to the beach. 
  

Cala Arena Bianca
The Cala Arena Bianca is a beautiful beach of magnificent soft white sand like talcum powder, fringed with Mediterranean vegetation and bathed by the crystalline sea and shallow, with shades ranging from blue to emerald. The sand dunes, make it a little different than other beaches in the area. The beach Cala Arena Bianca in high season is always crowded.
How to reach it:
You reach it from Olbia, taking the road that leads to the Costa Smeralda, turn left just after the junction for Costa Smeralda, following the road signs. 
  

Portu Li Coggi
 It is a true pearl of the Costa Smeralda, also known as Spiaggia del Principe, perhaps because it was much loved by Prince Aga Khan. This is one of those beaches in Sardinia that you can not miss, a true miracle of nature.
How to reach it: 
 Get to Cala di Volpe and go past the famous hotel, heading south for about 2.5 km. Before Capriccioli, take the left fork to Romazzino. Continue North and, once in the village, take the right, towards the sea and, after about 300 meters in a dead end street, downhill, you arrive to a bar that closes the entrance to the cars. Go through the gate, from which begins a short trail which will bring you the beach in 10 minutes of pleasant walk.
   

Cala Razza Di Giunco 
 The Cala Razza di Giunco is located a few km from Porto Rotondo, on the eastern coast of northern Sardinia. It includes four beaches, all very close to a rich marshy area of reed, from which the area name come from. The cove is characterized by pink granite cliffs; the sea is clear and famous for its emerald green transparencies.
 How to reach it: 
 From Olbia, take the SS 125 direction Palau. After 7 km turn right direction Costa Smeralda (SP73). Follow this road for another 7 Km and turn right direction SP94. After 1.5 Km, turn right and take a gravel road leading the beach in 500 mt. 
   

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