Cala Luna – Sardegna, Italy


We headed out of Cala Gonone today on a small boat toward the beaches that dot the coastline.  This area of Sardegna has some great beaches – deemed the best in Italy.  We took a direct boat as the “mini cruise” boats were sold out by the time we got to the harbor this morning.  We were told we didn’t have to reserve in advance, but it was not to be.  This turned out to be a blessing, however.  The “mini Cruise” boats were glorified rafts and taking little NH on one of those would have been an exercise in really bad parenting.  Instead, we took the 2-way boat to the Cala Luna beach.

Enormous caves line the beach – about 7 or 8 in all.  The beach itself is a mix of sand, pebbles and stones.  The waters are a clear chilly blue and give the whole stretch of beach a beautiful blue hue.

The beach itself was fairly full of people.  Ferries from different tours came and went most of the day.  People splashed in the water, undertook various rock-climbing activities on the sheer cliffs that lined the beach and others just took naps like beached whales.  There were lots of people there but not too many.  I can imagine it would be another story in the high season.

So, was it one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy?  It was gorgeous, to be sure.  But, I like the ability to come and go at my own speed.  I also like to take a mid-day break from the beach to go gorge myself on some great Italian meal to better facilitate the afternoon nap.  There is nary a restaurant here, save for one that appears to be over a small pond and behind some bushes.  (We brought our own beer and sandwiches so we didn’t have a look.)  So, if you like just beach – this is definitely one of the most beautiful.  But if you like the occasional beer or Negroni with (or as) your afternoon snack, this may not be the place.

Oh, one more thing on this beach – there were cows.  As soon as we pulled up and disembarked, cows.  Life is full of surprises.

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4 thoughts on “Cala Luna – Sardegna, Italy

  1. You guys are literally killing me! Thank goodness I know you don’t take any of it for granted… It’s time for another strategically packed, “midsize car,” other side of the family, trip!

  2. Hear, hear! We’re ready when you are. And you’re right, we’re not taking any of this for granted. Who knows how long the Prague gig will last and what good are unused vacation days when you’re thousands of miles away from any of this?

  3. Oh my! I had no idea you guys were going to Sardinia! One of my favourite islands ever… I hope you love it as much as I do 🙂

    1. Yes, it is really beautiful and the people are great. Windy as heck today but we’re hanging out on the porch, beach in front of the hotel, playground and will maybe enjoy some local wine. We actually have plans to read a bit during nap time. Hope you’re doing well and we’ll send some sunshine your way!

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