Cala Mariolu beach

Stunning bay in Orosei Bay

Cala Mariolu is a beach in the Gulf of Orosei and one of the most beautiful coasts of Sardinia. From all sides the beach is surrounded by impressive cliffs. It is popular place with both tourists and locals.

Beach description

The coast is covered with shingle, which has the property of changing the hue from white to soft pink. Shingle is fine, does not cause discomfort, special shoes are not required. The bottom is sandy, the entry into the sea is shallow, the depth increases gradually.

Cala Mariolu Beach is considered to be the most popular in Orosei Bay. The real pearl of Sardinia. Surrounded by cliffs on all sides, the sea of emerald hue and picturesque vegetation amaze the imagination of vacationers. There is a full house here in season. There are so many tourists, that it is difficult to find a place on the coast. The season lasts from July until the end of August, then the influx of tourists decrease. The main audience is family people, youth. Families with children enjoy the sea and the beach, and youth learn extreme sports. It is possible to get to the beach only by sea. Walking route is a special tracking route, it is necessary to go more than 7 km in the heat, making your way through the bushes. It is worth using water transport and, at the same time, enjoying stunning sea views.

When is it better to go

In terms of climate, the period from May to October is the most favorable for visiting Italy. The air and water temperature becomes ideal for a classic beach holiday, followed by a trip to the coast of Italy. However, it is necessary to remember that a long summer with the scorching sun, warm sea and pleasant sea breeze attracts crowds of tourists.

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Infrastructure on the Cala Mariolu beach is practically absent, but people come here not for entertainment, but for unity with beautiful nature.

Cala Mariolu beach is not equipped with hotels on the first coastline. This is a popular bay, where it is possible to have a great time, but not live. It is worth staying in the outskirts of city of Dorgali. For tourists, locals provide comfortable guest houses with excellent conditions.

One of the best options - Residenza di Campagna Dolmen Motorra. The country house is suitable for both merried couples and groups of young people. Otherwise, there are not many options, and local hotels are not notable for having high service.

There are no restaurants and cafes on the coastline, there are small tents, that sell light snacks, so it is better to stock up on food and water on the way to the beach.

On the coast, it is possible to rent diving equipment, go boating or go on a cruise along the Orosei Bay. During the cruise, tourists will visit several bays at once, divers could explore several caves, among which the Grotta del Fico is the most popular. There are special marked paths on the beach for a pleasant walk.

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Useful information

Cala Mariolu is comfortable for rest with children. The weather is almost always calm in season. However, during the strong wind, that Sardinia is famous for, it’s uncomfortable to swim in the sea - strong waves can throw you on the rocks.

When planning a trip to the beach, it is necessary to stock up on everything necessary:

  • rent a boat or launch,
  • to purchase a sunbed and an parasol,
  • to bring along food and water,
  • to rent equipment for water sports.

Cala Mariolu - a picturesque bay, from visiting which only positive emotions will remain.

The beach participates in ratings:

7 place in rating Italy 10 place in rating Sardinia 13 place in rating TOP 20 of the most beautiful beaches in Europe 8 place in rating The best sandy beaches in Sardinia 6 place in rating The beaches in Italy with white sand 8 place in rating White sand beaches of Sardinia
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