Golfo Aranci

A fishing village near Olbia with daily ferry connections. Its idyllic beaches with turquoise water are the perfect place to relax, the small harbour a spot for dolphin watching.

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Golfo Aranci – idyllic bays and dolphin watching

Golfo Aranci is a fishing village near Olbia with daily ferry connections. Here, life is enjoyed at a slower pace than in the city, and its idyllic beaches with turquoise water are the perfect place to relax. And Golfo Aranci’s small harbour is also the ideal spot for dolphin watching. The friendly village has everything needed for daily life, including restaurants and bars for enjoying warm summer nights. It is also home to a beautiful beach with five small bays and emerald green water. Just a couple of minutes away lies the gorgeous, sheltered pebble beach Cala Moresca. Golfo Aranci is also a great base for exploring the rest of Costa Smeralda with its classy beach and jet-set lifestyle. Incidentally, Golfo Aranci isn’t named after oranges (Italian arance) but rather crabs (granchi), which once resided in abundance in the area’s waters.

Around Golfo Aranci: Untouched nature and virgin beaches

Nearby beaches

- Spiaggia Bianca
- Cala Greca
- Cala Moresca
- Cala Banana

Into the wilderness: The Capo Figari Natural Park

At the tip of the Gulf of Aranci peninsula lies a truly special reserve: spanning 850 ha, Capo Figari is a sprawling landscape of wild, unspoiled nature with specially protected fauna. Those in search of adventure and nature lovers can explore this fascinating green area by foot or mountain bike, and with a little luck might even encounter some wild sheep, cormorants and peregrine falcons.

Location and surroundings

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