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Orosei travel guide

Orosei lies in the northern part of the gulf, about halfway between Nuoro and Olbia, situated in the plain between the mouth of the Cedrino River and Tuttavista granitic mountain.

 

Orosei has been built as settlement of Pisa’s merchants around X century, passing through the era of “giudicati” (ancient regions in which Sardinia was divided), whose traces are still visible in the well-kept historical centre, still reach of palaces, arches and lanes, little squares and churches.
The eastern cost of Sardinia, in the neighbourhoods, offers about 40 km of varied landscape full of enchanted beaches and bays.

The most famous seaside resorts can be divided among Orosei’s coast and all its hamlets. The town in fact is situated just in the middle of a wide beach of about 14 km, characterized by golden sand and a sea particularly teeming with fish, which is proud of the five sails that Legambiente gave it.

 

Orosei Beach

 

Orosei Beach is divided into 4 zones (useful information that includes directions): Marina di Orosei (the closest to the centre, connected by a cycle track), Su Barone (where there is a small pier for little boats), Su Petrosu (the most popular among young people) and Osalla (with the second small pier).

Once overtaken the second pier you can find two little beaches that aren’t really part of Orosei’s coast, but are easily reachable: Cartoe and Cortoeddu (both with golden sand and shallow seabed).

 

Beaches in the neighbourhoods of Orosei

 

About 15 km north of Orosei there is an alternation of little bays and wide beaches of white sand and crystal clear water, where the seabed is very shallow. Among them the most known are Cala Liberotto, Cala Ginepro, Sa Curcurica, the protected marine oasis of Biderrosa and Bèrchidda Beach.