Wonderful SardiniaPosted: June 8, 2011
The east coast is a paradise of mountains and sea, from “Punta Nera” in the Gulf of Orosei until the Ogliastro coast.
Cliffs that plunge into the sea of Sardinia, huge ramparts of limestone, the plateau of Supramonte, pyramid-shaped rocks that emerge from the water, creeks that start in the idyllic coastline, caves, and so on.
Along this coast there are the so-called “codule”, narrow gorges carved into the rock by rivers, which, lined with plants and flowers, lead to the bays of white sand.
Many of these creeks are reachable on foot or on horseback, following the rough trails crossing the mountains or the sea. Both approaches will leave you speechless and will put you in front of the amazing grandeur of Nature.
Starting from Cala Gonone, a popular marina village of Dorgali, you meet the Grotta del Bue Marino, reachable only by sea and known for its wideness and beauty.
From the cave of Bue Marino you get to Cala Luna, the most beautiful beach in the entire Mediterranean sea, not only for the white sand and crystal clear waters, but also for the presence of six large caves opening in the limestone wall towards the beach and the forest of pink oleanders growing in the small pond at the back of the beach.
From the beach of Cala Luna we reach the Cave of the Cormorant, and from here, after the limestone cliffs of Punta Onamarra, Cala Sisine, protected by two rocky ridges covered with dark “Macchia Mediterranea“.
Then Lovers’ Cove and Pirate’s Cove, not visible from the sea. Here the waters, which is rather unusual in Sardinia, famous for crystal clear waters, are a blue so dark as to appear almost black.
In the beautiful Venus Pool the sea water instead acquired almost unnatural shades, a turquoise set in the white rocks.
Cala Biriola then, dominated by dense forests, and Cala Goloritzé, declared in 1995 Italian National Monument, with its famous natural pinnacle called “L’Aguglia“, 143 meters high from the base.
Capo Monte Santo is the spur that encloses the Gulf of Orosei. On the left wall there is an opening, like a great eye, and a pointed arch, while on the top, thick woods, where the Queen hawks nest.
Beyond Cape continues the Supramonte of Baunei, which slopes right towards the sea, up to meet Pedra Longa, large pyramid-shaped rock that protrudes from the sea by 128 meters, and the red rocks of Arbatax.