Olbia´s beaches

Olbia is the lively metropolis in the north-east of Sardinia with idyllic beaches. Just like the main beach Pittulongu, countless idyllic beaches in the Gulf of Olbia await to stun visitors with white sand and crystal-clear water. Relaxation and unspoiled nature - just 5 km from the centre of Olbia.

Beach description

Olbia - Idyllic beaches near the city

Olbia is the lively metropolis in the north-east of Sardinia with idyllic beaches. Just like the main beach Pittulongu, countless idyllic beaches in the Gulf of Olbia await to stun visitors with white sand and crystal-clear water. Relaxation and unspoiled nature – just 5 km from the centre of Olbia. Endless stretches of coast and small bays alternate into form a scenic spectacle that is difficult to beat.Given its close proximity to the city, the bars, restaurants and shops are open slightly longer than on the more rural beaches in Sardinia. All of the beaches are easy to reach by car along the beach road SP82.

The dream beaches near Olbia in detail:


A beautiful classic: Olbia’s house beach is a long stretch of the coast with lots of beaches and bays. From the largest beach with crystal-clear water, La Playa, visitors can continue on to the gorgeous sandy beaches of Lo Squalo, Il Pellicano and Mare Rocce before reaching the picturesque bay of Bados. In the lush green surroundings, surfboards can also be hired.

Porto Istana

The popular beach on the headland of Capo Ceraso offers stunning views of the imposing Isola Tavolara, deep green maquis and the crystal-clear sea. The shallow water is also a delight for children. Parking is available at the beach, and bus line 5 from Olbia stops here.

Location and surroundings

Beaches in detail

Golfo Aranci's main beach is accessible from the main street to the city hall. It is one of the largest beaches and has bright, fine sand and crystal-clear water; it has a partly sandy, partly rocky seabed. Furthermore, one has a great view of the gulf and the island of Tavolara. The beach is well equipped with various kiosks and a free parking. The location is perfect because of its proximity to restaurants, pizzerias and the town centre. The second beach can also be reached from the main road, or alternatively by climbing over the low granite cliffs. This beach is smaller and partially equipped with beach chairs and beach umbrellas.
Sea in front of the house
The third beach is located along the main road and is one of the most beautiful beaches in this area and can therefore become a bit crowded. The beach has fine white sand and overlooks the emerald green sea. As the water is very shallow for a long time, you can enjoy the magically transparent water. Furthermore, from here you have beautiful view of the island of Tavolara that majestically emerges out of the horizon. The lido offers a bar and is well equipped with beach chairs and beach umbrellas.
The fourth and fifth beaches are not far from the village. These two beaches have fine sand and turquoise water. On the seabed you can see a mixture of sand and stones. There are also the banchi di Posidonia, a refuge for small fish. The two beaches are separated by a small bank of rocks. At the end you can see the Capo Figari and the island of Figarolo, picturesque spots for nature lovers.
Near the centre of Golfo Aranci is the Baia Caddinas beach, which has fine white sand and clear water. The beach is well equipped, and it is possible to rent sports equipment. You can also walk to a small tourist port.
Baia Caddinas Spiaggia Golfo Aranci
The beach lies east of Golfo Aranci towards Capo Figari it is not accessible by car. The walk through the nature reserve is about 2.5 km long. At the end of the walk you reach a pine forest which overlooks the bay of Cala Moresca. Here you can marvel at the bay's two beaches, which are characterized by fine, golden sand. The emerald-coloured water along with the bright rocks offer a picturesque sight. In the background is the island of Figarolo. Behind the beach there is a disused brickworks and there are little paths leading to Capo Figari, from where one has a splendid view of the gulf. One can also visit the cemetery of the castaways and the old lighthouse.
Beach Cala Moresca, golfo Aranci 10 minutes
The white beach is located on the road from Olbia to Golfo Aranci. It is a beautiful beach with clean and clear turquoise water. The beach is about 100 metres long and is bounded laterally by two rock jetties. Behind the beach are dunes leading to the Mediterranean scrubland. In summer, the beach can become a little crowded as it has a lido.
The beach of Cala Sabina is located near the roundabout at the entrance of Golfo Aranci. It is a beautiful beach of white sand and clear, shallow water. The beach is surrounded by juniper berry trees and Mediterranean shrubs. There is a kiosk that offers various services and a car park.
Cala Sabina
Nodu Pianu opens on a spectacular stretch of coast, just north of the Gulf of Olbia, which includes the towns of Pittulongu and Nodu Pianu up to the imposing profile the Capo Figari overlooking the Gulf of Golfo Aranci. This stretch of coast just south of the Costa Smeralda is characterized by pink granite rocks and splashes of Mediterranean green bushes, overlooked by the fascinating profile of the island of Tavolara, peaking out of the sea in the south east. On the beaches there are restaurants and bars, and you can rent chairs and beach umbrellas. Because of its proximity to the city (the villages are less than 5 km from the outskirts of Olbia), the two beaches tend to fill up, especially on weekends.
Beach Cala Banana, 5 minutes
Sandy beach with a stunning view over the Golf of Cugnana. The bay is located at the East end of Porto Rotondo. Shallow water and thus very suitable for small children. Here you can rent umbrellas, sun beds and pedal boats.
Spiaggia Punta Nuraghe
This beach is very popular with VIPs. In fact, it owes its name to a famous German aristocrat, Ira von Fürstenberg, who used to stay in a villa here. In the summer months, the sea is crowded with the luxurious yachts of the Costa Smeralda´s high society. The beach is within walking distance of the centre of Porto Rotondo.
Spiaggia Ira
When you drive to the village of Murta Maria and follow the signs, you can reach several sandy beaches where the sea fascinates with its range of colours. One of them is called Porto Istana.


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