Capo Coda Cavallo – San Teodoro(OT)
When I was little and I was going on vacation with the whole family, as I’ve already mentioned in my previous post (see post), the only hope for us children was to sleep. At that time (and even today, to be honest), the roads here in Sardinia were few, narrow and curvy and to get from Sassari to San Teodoro were needed, depending on traffic, about two hours (for a child an endless period ). However, arrived near Olbia, we began to see the sea and our attention was magnetized by the sun reflection on the water, by the glimpses of Tavolara island that we could see behind some trees, by the beaches that between a curve and the other left us literally breathless. Yes, today I will not do anything but repeat as usually, that we will talk about a spectacular beach, a pearl of the Mediterranean, and you will think: “..but he does not say it all the time?”. I realize that I’m definitely repetitive, but the important thing is that what I’m saying is true. Here we are surrounded by an endless sequence of incredible beaches and hidden coves, long stretches of white sand, or beaches that have a water so blue and clear that leave you to believe of being in a huge swimming pool. Cala Brandinchi is one of them!
It is defined as the “Little Tahiti.” A dream beach with turquoise clear waters and a low sea bottom that is good for the games of the smallest and that make it worthy of the best exotic paradises. It is located in Capo Coda Cavallo, an area in the municipality of San Teodoro, about 7 km from the village. The beach stretches for over 700m and is made of fine white sand and is bordered by suggestive dunes (on which the beautiful white lilies grow wild) and by a nice, thick pine forest. Cala Brandinchi is part of the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara – Punta Coda Cavallo, an area of great interest in the flora and fauna, both on land and in the sea. The area of Capo Coda Cavallo has become a protected area in 1997, and comprises the area that goes from the Pond of S. Teodoro until three areas designated as Areas of Special Protection: the island of Tavolara, Molara, and Molarotto.
The sea is the true protagonist of Cala Brandinchi, but just for that, it has one big drawback: it is very crowded in the summer, and to really enjoy it you need to get there early! If you don’t like live the sea asphyxiated by other swimmers in crowded beaches, not far from Cala Brandinchi, you can find a myriad of beaches and coves more or less big, equally beautiful and in some cases less crowded. In the next post, we will suggest a list of recommended “stops” along the coast from Olbia down to the Gulf of Orosei (see other beaches in the Gulf of Orosei). Follow us!
Directions: from Olbia take the SS125 direction Siniscola and drive about 19.3 km; at this point turn left to Capo Coda Cavallo, continue for 900 meters and turn right into a dirt road, which continues for 1.3 km until you get to the beach of Cala Brandinchi. Equipped with a fee-paying parking.
GPS Coordinates: Beach of “Cala Brandinchi”: 40.835402, 9.686088
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