The Costa Smeralda is a luxurious corner of Sardinia and is a tourist hub built around some of the most beautiful beaches not only in Italy, but in the world. A series of stretches of white sand and jagged rocks, overlooking the crystal clear sea and protected by the lush Mediterranean scrub behind them.
The beaches listed below are all just a few kilometres from Hotel Balocco and can be reached by car, in a time that varies from 5 to 20 minutes. Here are some of the most beautiful beaches of Porto Cervo and of the Costa Smeralda:
Just 5 minutes from the Hotel and situated in the locality of the same name, Cala Granu is a cove with soft, white sand and a sparkling, transparent sea, partly surrounded by vegetation. The beach of Cala Granu is easy to get to, as well as being sheltered from the wind and is ideal for families.
Just 4 km south of the Hotel, you can reach the beach of Grande Pevero, located in the Gulf of the same name, opposite the Li Nibani Islands. Among the most popular of the Costa Smeralda, the Pevero is a crescent-shaped beach of white sand, surrounded by Mediterranean scrub and granite rocks emerging from a turquoise sea. Hotel Balocco offers its customers a free shuttle service to/from the beach.
Also known as “Long Beach”, the Liscia Ruja beach is the largest and most famous of the Costa Smeralda. Fine, light, golden sand and a sea of incredible colours, surrounded only by solitary, wild nature, this beach can also be reached by travelling just 10 km. It is also a popular destination on the 15 August Ferragosto holiday for the great celebration that is organized every year.
Just 10 km to the south, you will encounter a stretch of coast that includes at least five sandy shores and as many strips of sand, which can be reached by walking amidst the rocks and the juniper woods. La Celvia is the most extensive beach of all.
Principe is one of the Costa Smeralda’s most famous beaches. The cove is an arch-shaped expanse of white sand and emerald green sea, which owes its name (previously Poltu di li Cogghj) to Prince Karim Aga Khan’s alleged preference.
About 11 km from our hotel, there is the beach of Romazzino, named this way because of the numerous wild rosemary plants growing in the area. The beach is characterised by an extremely evocative view that is still intact, at the base of the promontory of Punta Capaccia, on which a sandy beach sloping down into the blue-green sea opens up.