With its fine, white sand glittering with pearly shells, Pittulongu is a crescent-shaped bay on Sardinia’s spectacular northeastern coast. Set between the world-famous Costa Smeralda and a protected marine reserve, it has a superb setting overlooking the intensely blue Gulf of Olbia, and Pittulongu holidays are a chance to explore an array of beautiful beaches.
Pittulongu’s main beach, La Playa, is the closest to the historic town of Olbia, and attracts many locals, making it the liveliest along the coast. Next are the similarly beautiful Shark and Pelican beaches, then Mare e Rocce (‘sea and rocks’), a secluded white-sand cove lapped by azure waters. With mesmerisingly beautiful coastal scenery, a bustling community, proximity to historic centres and some of the region’s finest beaches, holidays to Pittulongu have all the ingredients for a superlative beach break that feels like a voyage of discovery.
Sea kayaking from Pittulongu is a fabulous way to explore the coast, with tremendous visibility through the translucent water and lots of secret-feeling coves to explore.
Take a diving tour
Numerous companies offer diving excursions from Pittulongu. With warm, clear waters, it’s a wonderful opportunity to see hundreds of glittering Mediterranean fish on your dive.
Tour the coast
From Pittulongu you’re ideally placed to explore the famous Costa Smeralda. Organised tours are available to show you the best views and most beautiful places.