Nature is a powerful teacher of presence. Notice the natural flow and the peaceful environment. Notice how everything is as it should be without force….
Cala Goloritzé was formed in 1962 as a consequence of a landslide that detached from a sandstone wall. This is not a sandy beach as you may imagine – instead of sand, you will find endless, minuscule white pebbles that make it completely unique.
A 143-meters pinnacle rises above it and to the south there is a rock arch that many enjoy climbing to then dive in the clearest, bluest waters you can imagine.
Do bring your snorkelling goggles, ease into the water and take a swim, spot some fish – the water features unbelievable shades of blue and green. Cala Goloritze is just another example of what Sardinian paradise looks like, and little compares with the uniqueness of this spot.
It should be no wonder that Cala Goloritze was elected a UNESCO site in 1995, and definitely is one of the best snorkeling beaches of Sardinia.
Cala Luna’s beach:
A sand tong 800 metres long, a white crescent moon with 6 huge caves, opening themselves on the beach crowned by an oleander forest preceded by a fresh water pond.
The beach can be reached via sea, by boat, such as the boats departing from the nearest tourist ports (Cala Gonone, Santa Maria Navarrese and Arbatax). For trekking enthusiasts, the beach can be reached via a difficult trail (suitable for real experts), leaving from Cala Fiuli (Dorgali) or from Baunei. Because of its unusual beauty and wild charm, it was chosen as the setting for the film entitled ‘Swept Away’ by Lina Wertmuller, with Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Giannini, an Italian cinema cult movie. It was also the setting for the remake of the film, starring the superstar, Madonna.
After two weeks on anchor we decided for a quick stop for cleaning and shopping at the Marina Santa Maria Navarrese.