Porto S. Paolo

Porto San Paolo - paradisical beaches, hiking trails and islands. Porto San Paolo enjoys a particularly idyllic location in north-east Sardinia: not far from Olbia, it presents a fascinating fusion of beautiful little bays and diverse hinterland landscapes for hikers. Just ten minutes away, the islands Tavolara and Molara offer breathtaking scenery.

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Porto San Paolo – paradisical beaches, hiking trails and islands

Porto San Paolo enjoys a particularly idyllic location in north-east Sardinia: not far from Olbia, it presents a fascinating fusion of beautiful little bays and diverse hinterland landscapes for hikers. Just ten minutes away, the islands Tavolara and Molara offer breathtaking scenery. The former fishing village belongs to the Loiri district and just like neighbouring San Teodoro, has become a popular holiday destination today. Legend has it that the Apostle Paul came to Porto San Paolo to live in peace, and the port was therefore named after him. Those in search of truly divine relaxation will find just what they are looking for on the enchanting beaches in the immediate vicinity. Porto Istana and Spiaggia Porto Taverna exude an authentic Caribbean atmosphere with their crystal-clear azure waters. And active holidaymakers are in for a treat, too: countless sports activities from surfing and diving through romantic horse rides, all the way to tennis and golf demonstrate the diverse leisure offered in Porto San Paolo.

Around Porto San Paolo: island charm and little bays

Nearby beaches

- Spiaggia Porto Taverna

Isola di Tavolara: fairytale scenery and hiking paradise

With its striking rocky ridge, the island has become a true landmark. Ten minutes from Porto San Paolo lies this unspoiled island with less than 20 inhabitants – all of whom descend from a self-proclaimed royal family who was given the island by the real Sardinian King Carlo Alberto at the beginning of the 19th century. But it's not just its history that is intriguing – the island is also guaranteed to stun with its untouched nature. Rare birds come here to breed in peace, goats and mouflon sheep happily chew the cud amidst maquis shrubs and mastic bushes. For daredevils, Punto Cannone offers the ultimate challenge: at 565 metres, reaching the highest point of Isola di Tavolara requires a good deal of skill and a head for heights. It’s more than worth it for the magnificent view at the top. Inexperienced climbers can also hire a climbing guide to accompany them.

Location and surroundings

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