Discover the 5 best beaches in Santa Teresa Gallura
Perhaps talking only about the 5 best beaches in Santa Teresa Gallura might seem an understatement.
The coast of this town, the most northern of Sardinia, extends for almost 50 km from the beach of Porto Liscia to La Liccia.
Few other places in Sardinia have a coastal extension with such diversity and with beaches overlooking two different coasts (east and west).
In fact, if in Lungoni (the ancient Gallura name of Santa Teresa) one element of nature is preponderant over the others, it is undoubtedly the sea. Which enters deep into the earth as in the narrow inlet of the port or in that wonderful fjord that is Porto Pozzo, or which seems to want to take over the land, as it seems at the Spiaggia dei due Mari.
And the sea always appears impetuous at Punta Falcone or Capo Testa, dazzling white at Rena di Ponente, almost fearful and surrounded by high rocks at Cala Francese.
In short, the sea here shows itself in all its different and fascinating shades. That’s why describing what for us are the 5 best beaches in Santa Teresa Gallura does not mean, however, belittling all the others.
Rena Bianca beach, the beach of the inhabitants of Santa Teresa
Five minutes from the center, with a spectacular view, three hundred meters of fine white sand, a crystalline backdrop that has been awarded the Blue Flag. You don’t need many adjectives to describe the Rena Bianca beach, the flagship that the Teresini have rightly valued. Suitable for families and equipped with all services, it is undoubtedly the most famous beach in Santa Teresa Gallura.
Conca Verde Beach, when there is everything in the name.
In our opinion, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Santa Teresa Gallura area is Conca Verde beach. Located at the entrance to the inlet that leads to the village of Porto Pozzo, not large and indeed almost intimate with coves hidden by granite on the left side, this beach overlooks our Felix Hotels La Coluccia has a visual impact of sure effect. The decisive green of the Mediterranean scrub and pine trees contrasts with the fine sand and the shallow seabed of the beach, extremely clear. Sheltered from the mistral, it also offers beautiful backdrops for snorkelers.
La Marmorata beach, like a natural swimming pool
This splendid area of fine white sandy beaches extends for over 500 meters near the islet of the same name. The wider beach is very suitable for families due to the seabed that remains low for several tens of meters. The transparent and very light blue seabed combined with the transparency of the water invite you to take a relaxing swim in what looks like a huge natural swimming pool.
Cala Grande or if you want Valle della Luna
If the beaches we have described above are easy to describe and please, this instead is a place that requires a strong choice: either you love it or you hate it. If you are looking for a beach with all the comforts, parking nearby, maybe a restaurant for a quick lunch, here you are in the wrong place. Because to get there you will take a dirt path of about 1 km, because the beaches are certainly beautiful, but small, and because perhaps your umbrella neighbors are a little too original.
But you will arrive in a place that seems enchanted, wild and precisely lunar. Here nature has decided to erect majestic granite blocks that emerge almost out of nowhere, surrounded by an uncontaminated Mediterranean scrub, which for decades has been populated by a community of hippies who perceive their ancestral vibrations and have elected it as their home. You will find coves surrounded by boulders that the wind has enjoyed digging and almost drawing. You will clearly perceive that you are in a unique place that in our opinion you cannot fail to visit and that for us is rightfully among the 5 best beaches in Santa Teresa Gallura.
Rena di Ponente, another Blue Flag.
Just before entering the Capo Testa promontory you find yourself on the beach of the two seas, which is made up of two beaches, that of Levante and that of Ponente. To stay true to our promise (only 5 beaches), we choose between the two the one facing south, wider and with a shallower, transparent bottom and close to the ideal of the perfect beach. And in fact it is no coincidence that it has also been awarded several times as the Blue Flag. The whiteness of the sand and the transparency of the seabed, very suitable for children because it is low for long stretches and the coverage from north-west winds (the mistral, so to speak) given by the adjacent promontory make it a perfect place for everyone to relax.