- Beaches, Sightseeing Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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Reaching Cala Mariolu, a pebble beach segmented by large limestone rocks on Sardinia's east coast, takes some effort – but most travelers say the picturesque spot is worth the exertion. The waters that lap the shore are every shade of blue, and the tucked-away spot feels like a hidden paradise.
Although most visitors say that this beach is truly magnificent, some say that the sheer number of beachgoers can detract from its tranquility. Several visitors recommend renting snorkeling equipment to use at a nearby, swimmable cove.
The best way to reach the beaches that hide among limestone cliffs along the Golfo di Orosei in the Tyrrhenian Sea is by boat. You can book a mini-cruise operator, such as Escursioni Cala Gonone, to take you to Cala Mariolu, as well as other popular beaches along this eastern stretch, including Cala Luna, Cala Sisine and Cala Biriola. And because there are no facilities nearby, you'll want to bring everything you require for a day at the beach, including sunscreen, water and snacks.