Sardinia‘s Gallura Coast is becoming one of the most popular destinations for tourists from all over the world. Let’s find out in detail what this area has to offer and the San Teodoro beaches that you absolutely must visit!
La Cinta Beach
Perhaps the most known and crowded of San Teodoro, La Cinta is a spacious, white-sand beach with crystal clear water. Go early in the morning and try to head towards the end of the stretch if you want to have more “privacy”. To get there, just follow the countless signs that are posted and park in the lot right in front of the main entrance. It is paid parking, but you’re in luck because by Sardinian standards, it’s moderately priced. This large beach is sprinkled with little cafes and establishments for renting umbrellas and sunbeds. The only flaw of this fantastic place is, as already mentioned, the massive crowds.
Capo Coda Cavallo
It’s impossible not to fall in love with this beach! Capo Coda Cavallo’s sea is a myriad of beautiful colors and crystal clear water. The beach is mostly rocky, but the sand becomes finer as you approach the shore and seabed. The biggest challenge of this marvel, if not the only flaw, is the paid parking (10 €) that fills up quickly. Arrive early in the morning to make sure and find a space. Another suggestion is to wear comfortable shoes because to get to the beach from the car park there is a trail of about 150 m between the rocks and the Mediterranean scrub. Along your walk, there will be a breathtaking view of the islets and of the cliff. Proratora Island is easily accessible by swimming from the beach. You can also rent beach umbrellas, sunbeds, pedal boats and much more.
Cala Brandinchi is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, so much so that it is also known as “little Tahiti”. It is located in Capo Coda Cavallo and in front of it, rise the islands of Tavolara and Molara. This is the most spectacular beach in San Teodoro- a true pearl of all of Gallura. It’s characterized by fine, golden sand which contrasts with the intense blue of the crystalline water that surrounds it. In addition, Mother Nature has gifted it with a pine forest with well-kept gardens. The beach is “free” and there is only one private establishment on this beach. It does get crowded and shares parking with the nearby beach of Capo Coda Cavallo. This paradise on earth is well worth any minor effort required in getting there!
The cove of Puntaldìa looks right onto the majestic silhouette of Tavolara island- a view without rival. It boasts a backdrop of fine sand, with shallow and transparent waters that reflect the sunlight. Almost always sheltered from the wind, it is perfect to spend entire days sunbathing and swimming. Just outside the bay, however, the breeze makes this location perfect for windsurfing. There are plenty of diving centers along the beach as well. This well-known area is full of luxury accommodation facilities, pristine tourist villages and ultra-modern villas. In the residential center, you’ll also find a tourist port with numerous restaurants and other amenities.
These are only some of San Teodoro’s most famous beaches but don’t think for a minute they are the only ones. There’s more to come on the lesser-known coves of the area- be ready!