Portisco beach is located in Marina di Portisco, in the municipality of Olbia. It is reached by the coastal road that goes from Porto Cervo to Golfo Aranci. Charter a sailboat in Portisco, the marina there offers many services, parking, hotels, bars, and restaurants. You can easily rent umbrellas and loungers on the beach as well.
Next to Portisco is the city of Olbìa, it means "happy" in Greek. It establishes the pole of access to the island and the economic engine of Gallura. Remnants of the past are visible in many parts of the city. Many artifacts found during the excavations, including a treasure of nearly 900 pieces of gold, are kept in the Archaeological Museum on Peddone Island. The Punic-Roman necropolis is comprised with 450 tombs, merges with the Necropolis Museum. It's located at the foot of the altar of the picturesque Basilica of St. Simplice. Built between the end of the 11th and the beginning of the 12th century, it is the most important religious building in the Northeast, as well as the oldest Christian witness of the island. The patron saint is celebrated in mid-May with the picturesque Feast of Saint-Simplice: a costume procession accompanying the procession. The Palio della Stella is part of the celebrations. You will also appreciate the Baroque church of San Paolo with its majolica dome.
The city overlooks a spectacular bay, which protects the marine area of Tavolara and provides access to the prestigious Emerald Coast. On the vast coast of Olbia, the turquoise coves will leave you spoiled: there are four beautiful bays of Porto Istana for you to visit. All of them belong to the protected area. The Lido Pittulongu, in particular, La Playa, is a favorite beach of the inhabitants of the city. Next to it, you will find the Squalo beaches, the Pellicano. To the north you will find another long coastal stretch: discover a white sand beach (or small pebbles) and a crystal-clear sea in Porto Rotondo, Marina di Cugnana and Portisco, especially Rena Bianca. To the south, towards San Teodoro, you can visit the yellow-ocher beaches of Lido del Sole, Saline, Bunthe, Li Cuncheddi, and Punta Corallina. Do not miss to taste the mussels of Olbia, with a good glass of Vermentino.
A paradise of dazzling colors and purity a few steps from the town center. The Rena Bianca is the town beach of Santa Teresa di Gallura, about 700 meters long. It has a low water level and soft, fine white sand. The beach is embedded in cliffs. The peninsula Municca and the islet Municchedda protect it from the west wind, the cape, on which stands the tower Torre di Longosardo, protects it to the east. The silvery and freshwater enchants the visitor by accepting a thousand shades of color, from blue to green to turquoise, while always remaining transparent.
The beach of Petra Ruja is located on the panoramic road that leads from Olbia to the Costa Smeralda, in the north-east of Sardinia. This beautiful beach owes its name to the red granite rocks that surround it, giving it an incredible contrast with the sea colors. It is separated from the granite-rich promontory of the beach Liscia Ruja and is thus located on the border between Olbia and Golfo Aranci.
The beach of Portisco is located just opposite the eponymous tourist resort along the Costa Smeralda, about 15 km from Olbia and about 3 kilometers away from Porto Rotondo. The beaches around it are considered to be the most beautiful of the Costa Smeralda, which makes it a good starting point to charter a sailboat in Portisco explore the whole coast with summer. It is easy to find parking spots and restaurants on the beach.
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