The Beach Guide

Cala Mariolu Beach

Not far along the coast from the stunning cove and rock formations of Cala Goloritze is another Sardinian gem, Cala Mariolu. This little beach is set at the foot of plunging limestone cliffs which contrast with the stunningly clear blue water of the Gulf of Orosei. So alluring is the water here that I challenge anyone to not take a dip. Given how clear the it is no surprise this is a popular scuba diving spot and also one of the best snorkeling beaches of Sardinia.

Cala Mariolu beach itself is not made up of sand as you might expect but tiny, smooth white pebbles with just a hint of pink. It is the sunlight reflected off these that give the water here its exquisite colour. The limestone cliffs along the coast here are dotted with caves including the spectacular Grotta del Fico just around the corner.

The beach slopes quite gently and the water is shallow making it generally pretty safe for families. There are a few basic facilities including a small beach cafe which serves panini, pizza, ice cream and the likes. Getting to Cala Mariolu is a little more of a mission and involves either a considerable trek or more often a boat trip. Despite this the beach is often quite busy during the summer months - testament to how lovely this beach is.

The name of the beach comes from the local name for the monk seal, “mariolu” which means thief. This is because these cute little seals have a habit of stealing the fish out of the fishermen’s nets.

Nearest city

Triei

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Cala Mariolu Beach Weather Info

Mon 27th
Fair 16°C / 61°F
Tue 28th
Partly cloudy 16°C / 61°F
Wed 29th
Clear sky 15°C / 59°F
Thu 30th
Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
Fri 31st
Clear sky 17°C / 63°F
Sat 01st
Clear sky 18°C / 64°F

5 Day Cala Mariolu Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Cala Mariolu Beach tide times & sea state

  • Mon 27/01 »
    Surf report for Mon 27/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 2:55am (0.31m)
    High 9:49am (0.55m)
    Low 4:23pm (0.36m)
    High 9:36pm (0.45m)
    Daylight
    First light07:05
    Sunrise07:34
    Sunset17:33
    Dark18:02
  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:25am (0.32m)
    High 10:19am (0.54m)
    Low 4:59pm (0.36m)
    High 10:15pm (0.44m)
    Daylight
    First light07:04
    Sunrise07:33
    Sunset17:34
    Dark18:03
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:55am (0.34m)
    High 10:50am (0.53m)
    Low 5:37pm (0.36m)
    High 11:00pm (0.44m)
    Daylight
    First light07:04
    Sunrise07:33
    Sunset17:35
    Dark18:04
  • Thu 30/01 »
    Surf report for Thu 30/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:29am (0.36m)
    High 11:23am (0.51m)
    Low 6:21pm (0.36m)
    Daylight
    First light07:03
    Sunrise07:32
    Sunset17:36
    Dark18:05
  • Fri 31/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 31/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    High 12:00am (0.43m)
    Low 5:13am (0.38m)
    High 12:02pm (0.50m)
    Low 7:14pm (0.36m)
    Daylight
    First light07:02
    Sunrise07:31
    Sunset17:38
    Dark18:06
  • Sat 01/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 01/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    High 1:25am (0.44m)
    Low 6:20am (0.40m)
    High 12:53pm (0.48m)
    Low 8:15pm (0.36m)
    Daylight
    First light07:01
    Sunrise07:30
    Sunset17:39
    Dark18:07

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