Valledoria can rightly boast one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes of Sardinia. Its location allows tourists, to reach the most beautiful beaches of the west Sardinia in a very short time: Stintino, Capo Caccia, Alghero, Castelsardo, and of the east Sardinia: Costa Paradiso Costa Smeralda with the islands of the archipelago, Capo Coda Cavallo and coves that lead to San Teodoro. It is also east to get to her most beautiful islands:
- Asinara and its natural park reachable with the ferry that leaves from Porto Torres (1h 30m cruise) or by private boats that leave from the tourist port of Stintino.
- La Maddalena and Caprera reached by ferry from Palau.
The small islands of the archipelago reached by private boat from the port of Santa Teresa di Gallura
The closest sand beach from Blu Latte (900mt) is La Ciaccia.
1 km from La Ciaccia, you find the wide golden sandy beach of Maragnani, with shallow water ideal for children.
Dominated by a rural church, placed on a small promontory, San Pietro is the most beautiful beach of Valledoria, extending over 10 km and characterized by fine golden sand and white sandy dunes reflecting in the turquoise sea.
The wide, 8-km-long white beach at Badesi Marina is so large it extends inland for kilometres in a series of dunes and terraces covered with fragrant junipers and lentisks.
Vast and silent, it is frequented by local residents and numerous tourists who do not yet have to fight for a place. Swept by the mistral, crowds of surfers often find ideal year-round wind conditions there.
Bay of the Mimose is an expanse of candid sand caressed by a celestial sea and framed by dunes to the rear, on which the typical coastal vegetation spontaneously rises, that spreads its scents along the beach.
Isola Rossa is a distinctive island of reddish porphyric granite rock that gave the village its name; the majestic Aragonese tower, the lovely “Longa” Beach, the charming tourist harbour and the relaxing seafront promenade, with the amazing colours characterizing this particular stretch of coast, are the pride of the town and make it especially beautiful at sunset, with the additional attraction of the fragrance of the helichrysum and myrtle dotting the coast.
This village is still relatively unknown and you can spend a simple, relaxing holiday there, getting to know the local residents.
Further east, one kilometre before the Isola Rossa, a right-hand turn takes you directly to “La Marinedda”, which can be reached by walking along the natural paths near the rocks. Broad, airy and framed by tiny inlets among sharp rocks, it’s a place where you can still experience the thrill of swimming on a deserted beach. Ideal for families and for those who want to surf.
Cala Tinnari, accessibile by a 20 minutes walk, is a wonderful beach, perfect for couples who are looking for a quiete place. The beach is made of grey and red round pebbles, forms a doubled arch and is surrounded by big rocks that look like animal sculptures or strange figures that take on a reddish colour, depending on the direction of sun’s rays. The sea-water here is a transparent emerald-green colour and allows one to admire the beauty of the seabed.
The beach of Li Cossi lies to the west of Costa Paradiso. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia for its evocativeness, whose peculiar characteristic is that of being positioned within in a wind-sheltered cove, enclosed between rocks and bluffs of pink trachyte.
Rena Maiori is one of the most beautiful beaches on the northern coast of the island,. It is a vast expanse of fine, white sand, surrounded by limpid waters of indescribable colours.
The small beach of Baia Ostina is covered with light-coloured sand mixed with rocky debris. It is lapped by a sea whose surface reflects the green of the vegetation climbing up on the rugged rocks. Shallow waters are ideal for children.
Platamona isthe main beach for a vast bathing area occupying a considerable portion of the large sandy gulf extending to Castelsardo. The long sandy beach with numerous dunes divides the sea from the pond behind it.As it faces north, this beach is sheltered from north-east and south-east winds.
The coastline along the Gulf of Asinara between Punta Tramontana and Platamona is called the Sorso Riviera. The Marina di Sorso beach is sandy and the sea crystal-clear.