Beach in Cala Gonone

Cala Fuili

About 3.5km south of town (follow Viale del Bue Marino) is this captivating rocky inlet backed by a deep green valley. From here you can hike over the cliff tops to Cala Luna, about two hours (4km) away on foot. The…
Cave in Cala Gonone

Grotta del Bue Marino

It’s a scenic 40-minute hike from Cala Fuili, or a speedy boat ride from Cala Gonone, to this enchanting grotto. It was the last island refuge of the rare monk seal (‘bue marino’ or ‘sea ox’ as it was known by local…
Archaeological Site in Cala Gonone

Nuraghe Mannu

To get an eagle-eye view over the coast, follow the signs off the Cala Gonone–Dorgali road to this nuraghe. After 3km the rocky track peters out at a wild headland where you can see nearly the entire curve of the gu…
Beach in Cala Gonone

Spiaggia Sos Dorroles

About 1km south of Cala Gonone, backed by a striking yellow-orange rock wall, Spiaggia Sos Dorroles is one of the prettiest spots near town for splashing around in the aquamarine sea.
Beach in Cala Gonone

Cala Cartoe

Secluded at the end of a remote back road, this lovely sweep of sand makes a pleasant day trip from Cala Gonone, 11km to the south.
Aquarium in Cala Gonone

Acquario di Cala Gonone

Check out the local marine life before taking the plunge at this shiny new aquarium, designed by architects Peter Chermayeff and Sebastiano Gaias. The 25 tanks bubble with seahorses, jellyfish, rays and – moving int…
Beach in Cala Gonone

Spiaggia Centrale

In town, the small shingle Spiaggia Centrale is good for a quick dip, though the finest beaches lie further south.
Beach in Cala Gonone

Spiaggia Palmasera

Just south of Cala Gonone, this narrow sandy strip is interrupted by rocky stretches (watch out for sea urchins).