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What to know about Seagull Cove

Cala dei Gabbiani is a little-known beach located in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei, in the territory of Baunei. In 2017 it was ranked as the second most beautiful beach in Italy. Crystal-clear waters tinged with green and blue meet a cliff polished by time and a beach of white pebbles. The beach is about 250 meters long and is surrounded by towering 500-meter-high cliffs dotted with lush vegetation. You can reach the beach by sea in private boats or via a 3-4 hour trekking trail.

Beach characteristics

Cala dei Gabbiani beach is a hidden gem on the southern coast of the Gulf of Orosei, characterized by crystal-clear waters tinged with green and blue, a reef smoothed by time and a shore of pink and white pebbles. About 250 meters long and more than ten meters wide in places, it is enclosed to the north and south by the sheer mountain, and behind it tower towering 500-meter-high cliffs, illuminated by the sun and dotted with lush vegetation.

Activities that can be done

At Cala dei Gabbiani beach, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and diving to explore the seabed rich in marine life. You can also rent canoes and paddleboards to discover the coast from a different point of view. For those who enjoy trekking, there is an approximately 3-hour hike through the Ispuligidenie forest to reach the beach. Finally, the beach is a great place to relax in the sun and enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding cliffs.

How do you get to Seagull Cove?

Cala dei Gabbiani can be reached by sea with private boats or tourist boats that depart from the tourist ports of Cala Gonone, Arbatax and Santa Maria Navarrese. Alternatively, a 3-4 hour trekking trail, recommended for the more experienced and accompanied by guides, can be taken from the Golgo plateau through the Ispuligidenie forest.

How to reach Cala dei Gabbiani with our excursions

Our boat excursions to reach Cala dei Gabbiani depart from the tourist port of Cala Gonone. During the excursion, there will be stops to admire the natural beauty of the coast and, of course, swim in the crystal clear waters of Cala dei Gabbiani and other coves in the area.

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How to reach Cala dei Gabbiani with a dinghy rental

Cala dei Gabbiani can be reached by rented dinghy starting from the port of Cala Gonone. From the coast, the bay looks like an inlet enclosed by cliffs, so care must be taken when navigating. We do not recommend getting too close to the shore to avoid possible damage to your boats and the delicate ecosystem of the area.

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How to get to Cala dei Gabbiani on foot

Cala dei Gabbiani can be reached on foot via a trekking trail of about 3-4 hours that starts from the Golgo plateau and goes through the Ispuligidenie forest. The trail is quite challenging and recommended only for experienced hikers accompanied by guides. The trail offers panoramic views of the Gulf of Orosei and the coast, and allows you to discover the wilderness and beauty of the surrounding area. It is recommended to prepare adequately for the hike, bringing water, food, appropriate equipment and comfortable hiking shoes.

How much does it cost and when to visit Seagull Cove

There is no entrance fee to visit Cala dei Gabbiani, but renting a dinghy or boat excursion may cost different depending on the period. The beach is accessible year-round, but the main tourist season is from June to September. It is important to pay attention to weather and sea conditions, as the beach may be closed in rough seas or strong winds.

Frequently asked questions about Seagull Cove

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about Cala dei Gabbiani, the wonderful beach located on the east coast of Sardinia. Read the answers to find out everything you need to know about this beautiful destination, from its unique features to the history and legends surrounding it.

What are the characteristics of Seagull Cove beach?

Cala dei Gabbiani beach features a crystal-clear sea in shades of green and blue, a cliff polished by time and a beach of white pebbles. It is located in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei, within the territory of Baunei.

What activities can you do on Seagull Cove beach?

Activities such as swimming, snorkeling, spearfishing and bathing can be enjoyed on Cala dei Gabbiani beach. In addition, the beach is the starting point for hiking and boat trips to discover the natural beauty of the area.

How do you get to Seagull Cove?

Cala dei Gabbiani can be reached by sea, by private boats or boats that leave from the marinas of Cala Gonone, Arbatax and Santa Maria Navarrese; or via a trekking trail (3-4 hour walk) from the Golgo plateau through the Ispuligidenie forest.

What is the best time to visit Seagull Cove?

The best time to visit Cala dei Gabbiani is from May to September, when the weather is mild and the sea is calm. However, the beach can also be visited out of season, when there are fewer tourists and prices are lower.

Are there any accommodations on the beach Cala dei Gabbiani?

On Cala dei Gabbiani beach there are no accommodations directly on the beach, but in Cala Gonone you can find hotels, bed and breakfasts, and farmhouses. In addition, there are no services such as bars, restaurants and public toilets on the beach.

Is there parking in the vicinity of Seagull Cove?

There is no parking in the vicinity of Seagull Cove.