Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Costa Smeralda, the most beautiful coast of Sardinia

Emerald blue sea, fantastic sandy bays with crystal clear water and a unique natural landscape of tree-covered granite: every beach and every village along the 20 kilometres of coastline in the extreme north-east of Sardinia is a breathtaking destination. It was not until the 1960s that tourism began to develop. Mainly made of granite and wood, the architecture in the style of fishing villages and farmhouses seems to have grown organically. Hard interventions in nature as in some Mediterranean regions were successfully avoided. With great foresight for the preservation of the enchanting charm and the unique beauty of the second largest Italian island, only a few areas were built on the Costa Smeralda, the most beautiful coast of Sardinia.


Recommendation: Picture book beach La Spiaggia Capriccioli Est

If you turn right towards the peninsula La Capriccioli during the half-hour stretch from Olbia towards the water sports paradise Porto Cervo, you will reach the most romantic of all the bays of the Costa Smeralda that can be reached by land. Along several estates and resorts that prevent public access to the sea, the Strada provinciale 160 ends at a public parking lot. Between cork oaks, sandy paths lead to the wind-sheltered beach Capriccioli Est. The gently curving bay with light soft sand is bordered by picturesque granite rocks. Sun chairs are not available for hire here. This could detract from the enchanting atmosphere of this unsurpassable picture book beach, whose shallow, clear water is still very warm even in October. Those who are not satisfied with sun, sand, air and water for a day full of atmosphere can walk behind a row of trees to the spacious open air bar Capriccioli. Large-format, like oversized beds looking like cuddly meadows invite you to let a cozy afternoon slowly end with Bruschetti and long drinks with a view of the emerald-colored sea.




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