Cala Goloritzè is the first beach we can visit on our mini cruise. Cala Goloritzè was declared “Italian National Monument” in 1995 and it is easily recognizable for its natural arch dug into the rock underneath a limestone needle. A dip here is compulsory, as the unique colors of the waters make this cove one of the most beautiful in all of the Mediterranean. Cala Goloritzé is popular for its 150 meter high pinnacle, Punta Caroddi, that overlooks the creek and In a ravine among the rocks inside the beach there is also a spring of fresh water that flows into the sea from the subsoil.
The beach is composed of small white pebbles and sand.
Goloritzé can be reached by swimming, or by a path that goes from the Golgo plateau to the cove, with a vertical drop of 470 meters and about an hour and a half walk.
During our mini cruise, you will not be able to resist diving into these spectacular natural pools, directly from the dinghy.
Cala dei Gabbiani
Cala dei Gabbiani is a part of Punta Ispuligi which includes also Cala Mariolu. The two beaches are separated by an imposing landscape of rock cliffs. Candid white rocks emerge from the crystalline water creating a fascinating natural spectacle.
In 2017 Cala dei Gabbiani was chosen by the experts of “Skyscanner”, a famous holidays web portal, as the second most beautiful beach in Italy. Being less unknown, it is usually less frequented in high season. The beach it owes its name to a large colony of seagulls who, each evening from sunset to early morning, take possession of the beach embroidering it with their footprints.
Cala Mariolu gets its name from the Mediterranean monk seal that is said to have stolen the fish from the nets of the fisherman from Ponza and was therefore called the mariolo (thief).
But its original name “Ispùligi de nie” (snow fleas). It is so called by the native shepherds because it consists of small round, white and pink pebbles mixed with sand that resemble snowflakes. The waters are clear, the sand is mixed with round pink pebbles. The cliff surrounding it reaches a height of 500 meters and looks out onto the sea both to the north and to the south, making Cala Mariolu accessible from the land only by a challenging trekking trail for experts through dense Mediterranean vegetation. The transparency and the beauty of the seabed deserve a deep-sea diving: it is a habitat of various species.
Cala Sisine is located at the end of a deep valley “codula”, which is a gully, once a riverbed and now the mouth of a small torrent, which originates on the plateau of Golgo, in the “Supramonte di Baunei” area. The unspoilt beach, tucked between the spectacular cliffs of the Serra Ovra, has a length of over 200 meters, and it can get up to 100 meters wide. As an addition to the fabulous scenery, the cove is backed by Codula Sisine, a deep valley where a river cuts through. The river, which has its origins on the Golgo Plateau in the Supramonte mountain range, runs dry in summer. During the winter rains, the stream swells significantly. Its sands and seabed consist of a mix of white grains with pebbles in various sizes. The waters are a shimmering turquoise colour due to the play of sunlight reflected upon it.
Cala Sisine beach is the ideal spot for those wishing to dive, only with a mask and snorkel it will be a wonderful experience, into its waters teeming with fish. You’ll also find the restaurant Su Coile, where you can enjoy good and traditional food and refreshments while enjoying the stunning views across the valley.
Cala Luna is one of Sardinia’s most symbolic beaches, because of its wild appearance and unspoilt beauty. it is characterized by the mouth of the “Codula di Luna” torrent. Sheer rock faces protect and frame the cove, dotted with shady, spacious natural caves that offer shelter from the sun in the hottest months. The golden beach in the centre of the cove is washed by the clear blue sea.
Set against a backdrop of steep limestone cliffs and lush greenery, its turquoise and azure blue waters are clear like crystal, making it one of the best snorkeling beaches of Sardinia.
A freshwater lake separates the sandy beach from the land behind it and the oleander forest frames this spectacular beach. its evocative name evokes the romantic moon. As in Cala Sisine, also Cala Luna is equipped with a bar, a place for dining/refreshments. This restaurant is called “Su Neulagi” (“oleander”). The restaurant’s name is inspired by the oleander forest that overlooking the freshwater lake. Because of its unusual beauty and wild charm, it was chosen as the setting for the film entitled ‘Swept Away’ by Lina Wertmuller, with Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Giannini, an Italian cinema cult movie.