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Location of Porto Pozzo
The town is in northern Sardinia, near Santa Teresa Gallura. It lies in one of the largest natural bays on the island. Porto Pozzo is the perfect starting point to discover the nearby La Maddalena Archipelago and Costa Smeralda in northeastern Sardinia, also known as the Emerald Coast.
History of Porto Pozzo
The ancient Greek poet, Homer wrote about the adventures of Odysseus, the king of Ithaca. According to the descriptions and references in Odyssey, all the locations he mentions in the epic can be identified with some points in the Mediterranean basin. Interestingly, Porto Pozzo Bay is also known as the Odyssey Bay.
Weather in Porto Pozzo
Porto Pozzo has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, winters are mild. The highest average temperature in July is 17 °C and the lowest in January is 12 °C. Moreover, due to the favourable weather and moderate precipitation, we recommend visiting this Sardinia holiday resort from May to October.
Highlights around Porto Pozzo
The nearby holiday resort, Santa Teresa Gallura The main attraction and symbol of the resort are the Longosardo Tower; its function was to control the important sea routes in front of the Strait of Bonifacio. If you are keen on hiking, visit the mountains of Capo Testa and Limbara nearby. Capo d’Orso, the symbol of the neighbouring town, Palau, the famous bear’s cliff is unmissable.
Gastronomy in Porto Pozzo
If you are visiting Porto Pozzo, we especially recommend L’Osteria di Porto Pozzo, where you can try some high-quality seafood dishes. Another good place to eat at is Sintonia. This restaurant predominantly offers seafood dishes, but it is known for the pizza as well. Would you like to have a delicious breakfast? The beautiful restaurant overlooking the sea also offers this option.
Beaches around Porto Pozzo
Porto Pozzo Beach
The beach of this charming holiday resort has beautiful natural surroundings. You can see Mediterranean shrubs, and the beautiful Coluccia Peninsula borders the eastern part of the beach. The 330 metres long beach is especially recommended for families with small children. There are many bars, restaurants and a campsite near the beach. If you like water sports, snorkelling is a particularly unforgettable experience.
La Liscia Beach
The breath-taking holiday resort is fairly large, about 2-kilometre long. From its shore, you can take a glimpse of the Strait of Bonifacio and the island of Spargi. The beach is perfect for families with children. Here you can try exciting water sports like windsurfing and kite surfing. There are buffets on the shore; moreover, you can rent sunbeds and deck chairs. Behind the beach, there is a serene lake with many bird species.
Yacht charter in Porto Pozzo
The port in Porto Pozzo offers 400 berths for boats. There are many services offered in this protected port. If you are hungry, you can have dinner, lunch, but also breakfast at the restaurant.
The port in La Maddalena is also known as Cala Gavetta or Porto Turistico Comunale di Cala Gavetta. It offers 140 berths for boats with a maximum length of 50 metres. The sea is 5 metres deep here. On the other hand, there is a restaurant, a fuelling station, and WiFi is available.
Porto di Santa Teresa Gallura
There are 700 permanent berths for boats with a maximum length of 45 metres. The sea bottom is 5 metres deep. The perfectly protected port offers great services, and there is a great bar and a restaurant nearby.
Marina di Cannigione
The port can accept boats with a length of up to 25 metres with its 400 moorings. The maximum depth is 4.5 metres. They have drinking water, electricity, laundry and they also provide boat maintenance. You can also explore a cosy bar and a restaurant nearby.
Arzachena’s port, which opened in 1987, is still very popular to this day. They have 305 berths for ships as long as 8-35 metres. The depth of water is 3 metres around the entrance and 2 metres in the inner dock. Information about sailing in Arzachena, or yacht charter in Arzachena
Porto Cervo Marina
This is one of the best equipped and most welcoming ports on the Adriatic Sea. There are 700 berths available, 100 of which are preserved for ships passing through. Ships with a length of up to 120 metres can be docked here. The depth of the water is 1.7-7 metres. Every berth provides drinking water and electricity.
Marina di Portisco
This port in Costa Smeralda offers 589 berths for ships between 4–90 metres long. It is protected well and has all the services you might need: running water, electricity, Wi-Fi and fuel.
Marina di Porto Rotondo
There are 650 berths here for ships with a length of 90 metres. The depth of the water is 5.5 metres. They provide fuel, maintenance and medical assistance as well as drinking water, electricity and Wi-Fi.
Marina di Golfo Aranci
The well-equipped port is only 20 metres from the centre of Golfo Aranci. They have 30 berths for ships as long as 5-16 metres. The depth of the water is 1.5-5 metres. The breakwater provides safety against winds dominant in the area. They offer electricity, Wi-Fi, a bar and a restaurant.
Marina di Olbia
The important port has 270 berths for ships up to 80 metres long. The maximum depth is 5.2 metres. The protected port offers several good-quality services, and there is a bar and a restaurant.
If you are sailing around Porto Pozzo, visit the nearby holiday resorts. Palau, Cannigione, Porto Cervo, Portisco, Porto Rotondo, Golfo Aranci and Olbia are also great holiday destinations. Find yacht routes in Costa Smeralda or choose another yacht charter in Costa Smeralda.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Porto Pozzo. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Porto Pozzo shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Porto Pozzo shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in Porto Pozzo, and cruise around Porto Pozzo
Day 1. Porto Pozzo – Palau 13,57 km (8,43 mi), Day 2. Palau – Cannigione 11,33 km (7,04 mi) Day 3. Cannigione – Porto Cervo 13,48 km (8,37 mi) Day 4. Porto Cervo – Portisco 16,49 km (10,24 mi) Day 5. Portisco – Porto Rotondo 1,84 km (1,14 mi) Day 6. Porto Rotondo – Golfo Aranci 17,21 km (10,69 mi) Day 7. Golfo Aranci – Tavolara island (Spalmatore di Terra) – Porto Pozzo 73,1 km (45,43 mi).
Read more about Porto Pozzo sailing
Day 1. Porto Pozzo – Santa Teresa Gallura 15,83 km (9,83 mi), Day 2. Santa Teresa Gallura – Bonifacio 16,45 km (10,22 mi), Day 3. Bonifacio – Porto Vecchio 46,5 km (28,92 mi), Day 4. Porto Vecchio – Cala Santa Maria 43,6 km (27,09 mi), Day 5. Cala Santa Maria – Tavolara island 57,36 km (35,64 mi), Day 6. Tavolara – Porto Cervo 33,98 km (21,12 mi), Day 7. Porto Cervo – Porto Pollo – Porto Pozzo 32,03 km (19,90 mi)
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