Tucked away in the rocky coastline of the Gulf of Orosei are a number of stunning, secluded coves. Along with nearby Cala Goloritzè and Mariolu, the beach of Cala Luna is one of the most spectacular and beautiful in all Sardinia. Translating as “Moon Cove” this doubtless refers to the crescent of near-white sand that forms the beach here.
Set at the foot of a lush green valley Cala Luna is flanked by limestone cliffs. The headland at the southern end of the beach is particularly impressive with a sheer, white rock face towering over the beach. This backdrop is reflective of much of the landscape of the surrounding Gennargentu National Park where sun-bleached limestone peaks rise out of the green oak woods.
The crystal clear azure water along this stretch of coast make it perfect for snorkeling. Also shallow and relatively calm this is ideal for a cooling dip. During the hottest months you may want to seek shelter from the sun in one of the shady caves which punctuate the cliffs along the beach.
If caves are your thing then you should definitely make the 3 kilometre trip to the Blue Marino Caves. This labyrinthine network of sea caves feature colourful stalactites and stalagmites along with Neolithic wall carvings.
During the summer months Cala Luna can become quite busy, with many Italian families arriving by boat from the little harbour of Cala Gonone. For this reason we would recommend visiting out of season, when the temperature is a little more bearable too.
Type of beach
- Diving & snorkelling
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