“Still little known, obscured by the fame of the nearby Cala Mariolu, it bears the same characteristics: crystal-clear water in shades of green and blue, a cliff polished by time and a lido of white pebbles.” This is why in 2017, Cala dei Gabbiani was chosen by the experts of Skyscanner, a famous holiday web portal, as the second most beautiful beach in Italy. The classification values less-known creeks, ‘hidden pearls’, just like this corner of paradise in the southern part of the Orosei Gulf, within the Baunei territory. It can be reached by sea, like the other ‘pearls’ of the Ogliastra coast, via private boat or on one departing from the marinas of Cala Gonone, Arbatax and Santa Maria Navarrese, or by trekking along a difficult and challenging path (3-4 hours’ walk), recommended for the more experienced and accompanied by guides, starting from the Golgo plateau through the Ispuligidenie forest.