It’s incredibile how such an inaccessible coast is so rich with small coves and bays which are quite easily reachable on foot, by car and by boot.
The coast is steep, with hanging cliffs reaching down to the sea, pinnacles and rock towers, interrupted by some small and gorgeous coves.
Water is now green, now turquoise: its color depends on the white sand and on underground springs that reflect the sunlight.
The sea shows its charm both during sunny and stormy days when the wind blows from East and the violence of waves break against the coast and the breakwater of the harbour. When the wind comes from the mountains, often very strong, it “brushes” the crests of sea waves rising the water in the air several meter high and creating a natural marine aerosol.
To really enjoy and feel what seawater element give to the atmosphere of the place you have to do two things: wake up at dawn to admire the sun rising from the sea and lay down on the beach on summer nights to contemplate stars shine.
Some of the beaches to visit:
- Palmasera: Pinkish white sand and fine gravel.
- Ziu Martine: Fine sand mixed to pebbles with shallow water.
- Cala Fuili: Coars gravel, sand and pebbles, reachable by a suggestive stairs in the rock.
- Cala Luna: the most famous and well-known all over the world, with coarse sand mixed with pebbles, reachable by sea and trekking. Several caves overlook the southern part of the beach. The river that creates the famous Codula di Luna is located behind the beach. An ideal place for diving and climbing.
- Cala Sisine: of white sand with large grains and pebbles, ideal for diving, it can be reached by sea or trekking.
- Cala Biriola: a backdrop of white pebbles similar to sugared almonds reflects the sunlight filtered by emerald water.
- Cala Mariolu: mixed pink and white sand, with shallow water. Can be reached only from the sea.
- Cala dei Gabbiani: small strip of white sand under high cliffs. Reachable only from the sea.
- Cala Goloritzè: pebbly white sand, emerald-colored water due to underground springs. Famous for its arch extending towards the sea and the Spire of Goloritzè, an majestic monolith, elected as a natural monument of Sardinia. It’s a must for climbers and can be reached only by trekking from Baunei. Motor boats cannot reach the beach.
- Porto Cuau: enchanting cove in a fjord, accessible only from the sea.
- Bue Marino Cave: the sea cavities, once the habitat of the monk seal, have become a place visited and admired by millions of tourists
- Grotta del fico: natural tunnels that run deeply through extraordinary limestone concretions.