The "Emerald Coast" is not only widely celebrated as a playground for the rich and famous, but also for its unrivalled beaches and secluded coves. Sardinia’s northern Costa Smeralda is 55 kilometres long and features 80 bays with pinkish white swimming beaches. Many of the idyllic, remote bays are best reached by boat
, although of course there are plenty of pristine beaches that are also accessible by car.
Ensconced in the unspoiled wilderness of northern Sardinia’s coast is Lisca di Vacca, with its captivating and unique panoramic view of the national park located on the islands of Maddalena and Caprera
. Liscia di Vacca, which is part of Porto Cervo
, features a small but enchanting stretch of sandy beach.
The alluring arcipelago La Maddalena
consists of seven large and twenty smaller islands all of which have been made a national park owing to their unique wildlife and vegetation. Although the ferry from Palau takes visitors to the largest of La Maddalena‘s islands, this island paradise, with its remote and unspoiled bays, is best explored in a rented boat. Visitors who are having a lucky day might catch a tantalizing glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the crystal clear water.
The world famous luxury resort hotel Cala di Volpe and its eponymous long beaches lie 10 kilometers south of Porto Cervo. The hotel is favored by many of Europe’s crowned heads, as well as stars from various media, who come here to revel in Sardinia’s beauty. Il Pevero, one of Europe’s most spectacular golf
courses, is also nearby.