Holidays in the Gulf of Marinella: beaches and sights
The Gulf of Marinella is set in the North Eastern coastline of Sardinia and it is one of the most beautiful areas in the Gulf of Aranci. The Gulf of Marinella is an amazing location, at just 5 kms from Porto Rotondo and only 15 kms from the port and airport of Olbia, which features a small tourist harbor.
The entire area of the Gulf of Aranci, and especially the Gulf of Marinella, is famous for its beaches but also for the hospitality and services provided to tourists: residential complexes, seaside resorts, restaurants serving delicious traditional seafood dishes.
The area surrounding Gulf of Aranci is famous not only for its beaches, but also for its long history.
The countryside churches are well worth a visit. The Church of Marinella in Punta Marana, is a typical example of countryside religious architecture of the Mediterranean. The Church of the Madonna del Monte is a small countryside church with many ex voto offered by worshippers, and it is set on a hilltop with a spectacular view. According to the legend it was built by some sailors from Viareggio who survived a shipwreck in the Gulf of Marinella.
The Nuragic Sacred Well called Milis is an absolute must: it has been well preserved and is located on the grounds of the Marine Colony of the Gulf of Aranci, near the railway station.
The Gulf of Aranci region is also the perfect starting point to discover the beauty of Northern Sardinia. You can visit the promontory of Capo Figari, for example, with its cliff and breathtaking views of the sea. You can also visit the Vecchio Semaforo (old traffic light), a military fortress famous for the radio experiments that the scientist Guglielmo Marconi carried out here, and from which you can enjoy the amazing panorama of the promontory of Tavolara Island.
From the Gulf of Marinella you can also easily reach the well- known Emerald Coast, the famous jet setters destination, and Palau, the departure point where the ferries sail to La Maddalena Archipelago.
The most beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Aranci and its surrounding area
The coast of the Gulf of Aranci features small coves and thin sandy beaches: there are about 24 beaches, most of which easily accessible and equipped with facilities.
Among the most beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Aranci, one cannot miss:
Marinella beach, located in the Gulf of Marinella, it is one of the longest beaches of the Gulf of Aranci and of the Emerald Coast. It features crystal clear waters with green overtones typical of the Gallura region.
Further south is the Baia de Bahas beach perfect for those who love pristine, wild locations and summer sports, it is the perfect destination for diving enthusiasts.
Cala Sabina Beach is located in the North Eastern coast of Capo Figari and it is one of the most fascinating in the area.
Last, but not least, Cala Moresca, which can be reached by following the unpaved track towards Capo Figari. Surrounded by nature, the little cove of Cala Moresca features a wonderful view of Figarolo Island.