A captivating little village, a white beach, cobalt blue sea and a tourist port among the most well-equipped in Sardinia. Porto Ottiolu is a splendid bay situated halfway between Budoni, of which it is a district, and San Teodoro, on the border between Baronìa and Gallura.
Its beach is perfect for people to enjoy and a must for anyone wanting to experience all the amenities offered by the beach establishments: half a kilometre of fine, light, slightly sparkly sand, forming small dunes covered with low vegetation and a shallow seabed that makes bathing easy for children, in front of the little island namedTo d’ottiolu.
CalaOttiolu is accessible to the disabled, it has ample parking, places for dining/refreshments and it is very popular with windsurf and recreational fishing lovers, as well as by diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. It is possible to rent beach umbrellas, sunbeds and pedalos. Departing from Ottiolu and walking to Punta Li Turchi allowsyou to discover evocative places, like the Spiaggia dei Francesi and Poltu Quadu, in a sheltered and secluded little cove. From here, you can easily get to the other beaches of Budoni and those of San Teodoro.
The port takes up a large part of the bay and its position is sheltered from the winds. With a series of docks that stretch for two kilometres, it can accommodate up to 400 boats and vessels of every category. It is currently one of the most important tourist ports in Sardinia. Behind it, there is the village and residential area of Ottiolu, with its little main square and services, bars, restaurants, commercial premises and offices. From the port, you can set off on a journey to discover the natural beauty of the north-eastern part of the Island. You can choosefrom a large selection of organized tours, particularly in themarine protected area of Tavolara - Capo Coda Cavallo, in the park of the Maddalena archipelago and in the Gulf of Orosei with its unspoilt islands, sheer cliffs, little bays and charming beaches.