The beach of Santa Maria, set in along the large gulf of Orosei, has quite fine, golden sand mixed with seashells and dark surfacing rocks.

To the rear is the mouth of the river Cedrino, surrounded by oleanders and near to which you can find the small, medieval Pisan church dedicated to the Madonna that also gives the beach its name. Its waters are crystal clear and of a changing blue due to the plays of light created by the sun reflecting off the sea bed.