A UNESCO-listed site of wild Sardinian beauty
Created by a landslide in 1962, Cala Goloritzè Beach in Sardinia’s Baunei region is now renowned for its unique beauty and fascinating rock formations.
Set deep in a picturesque ravine in Sardinia’s beautiful Ogliastra area on the Gulf of Orosei is the UNESCO-listed Cala Goloritzè beach. It may be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in spectacular Mediterranean island beauty.
Limestone rocks cluster at either end of the beach and the contrast between their craggy surfaces and the clear blue sea provides a postcard-worthy scene. The island is popular with locals looking to unwind; but equally, crewed charter yachts with inside knowledge will come here for the unrivalled snorkelling opportunities and prime beach picnic setting.
Crewed charter yachts with inside knowledge will come here for the unrivalled snorkelling opportunities and prime beach picnic setting.
Cala Goloritzè was born from a landslide detaching from the sandstone wall in 1962 and since then has become famous for its unique beauty - becoming an official "Natural Monument" in 1993 and a "National Italian Monument" in 1995.
It is defined by its unusual rock formations, most notably the dramatic calcareous pinnacle Monte Caroddi, or Aguglia, a needle of rock which towers 148 metres high above the stretch of sand.
The environmentally-protected waters have created one of the best spots for swimming and diving in West Coast Italy. Like many of the island's best beaches and coves, Cala Goloritzè is only accessible on foot or by boat, so it remains relatively quiet - but the sun does disappear behind the rocks at around 3 pm in summer so it is better enjoyed during the morning hours.
During the afternoon, this area of coastline in Baunei is known for its wild beauty and exploration opportunities. The area is home to a string of coves drenched in natural beauty, which includes Spiaggia delle Sorgenti (Springs Beach, named after its natural springs) which is around 200 metres away from Cala Goloritzè.
Località Cala Goloritzè
08040 Baunei NU