The Gulf of Olbia overlooks the north-eastern coast of Sardinia and owns its name to the city of Olbia, that has Roman origins. The shape of the Gulf reminds of a fjord. The area extends from Capo Figari up to Capo Ceraso and it includes some of the most well-known tourist destinations of the whole Island. Thanks to long beaches of fine sand, water with many shades of colours and a flourished Mediterranean scrub, this location became a tourist destination for nature, beach and sport lovers, who consider this side of the island the best place to spend their holiday while enjoying the typical Sardinian hospitality.
Among the most fascinating beaches of the Gulf of Olbia we must mention the following: Porto Taverna with its spacious beach of fine sand, its shallow water and suggestive pond that make this place one of the most interesting of the region for its endemic fauna; Costa Dorata with its long beach of golden sand and water with colours between light blue and emerald; the beach of Marina Maria, that belongs to the district of Murta Maria, known for the numerous seashells of different sizes and shapes that can be found on the beach but can’t be taken away because protected by regional law.
Besides discovering the natural beauties of the region, this area offers many other activities and itineraries: walking along the shopping streets in Costa Smeralda, that can be easily reached in few minutes by car, tasting delicious fish specialities in wonderful places like Porto Rotondo, visiting sites of cultural and historical interests that surround Olbia and that can be found in the area that goes from the city centre to the renewed tourist harbour.