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Location of Santa Teresa Gallura
It is a small town on the northern tip of Sardinia, Italy, in Olbia-Tempio County. Santa Teresa Gallura’s neighbouring towns are Palau, Tempio Pausania and Aglientu. Due to its favourable location, it is a perfect starting-off point to explore Corsica nearby and the picturesque La Maddalena island group.
History of Santa Teresa Gallura
At the beginning of 1800’, the officer of the Magnon Tower asked for permission to build a town to prevent smuggling between Corsica and Sardinia. The decree of city foundation released by Victor Emmanuel I was named after his wife, the Austrian Maria Theresa. Santa Teresa Gallura preserved its strategical importance until the previous century. Several watch-towers prove this fact by the shore.
Weather of Santa Teresa Gallura
It has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and dry, whereas winters are mild. The warmest period is the middle-end of August with a daily temperature of 28.2 °C. North-Sardinia is a windy place; thus it is a beloved destination for water sports lovers. The best time to visit Santa Teresa Gallura is not just the summer; you can enjoy the pleasant weather until October.
Main sights around Santa Teresa Gallura
There are excellent beaches in Santa Teresa Gallura with a huge port. 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 of Santa Teresa Gallura
When in town, reserve a table at the Il Grottino restaurant. The most recommended dishes are seafood, grilled meat and pizza. There are a pleasant atmosphere and polite waiters and waitresses. Piazza Vittorio Emanuele I Square lies at the heart of the city offering cosy restaurants, coffee shops and ice-parlours.
Beaches in Santa Teresa Gallura
Rena Bianca Beach
The 200-metre long beach is easily accessible with a few steps from the city centre. As a matter of fact, it is a Blue Flag beach with white sand and rose corals. There is a magnificent view on the tiny Municca Island, the white cliffs by the coastline of Corsica and the Longosardo Tower. If you happen to choose this beach, there is a chance to have really high-quality services. Just a few examples, sun umbrella, sunbed, canoe and paddleboat.
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.
La Marmorata Beach
The beach with quite clear sand is one of the most beautiful beaches of North-Sardinia. Thanks to its shallow water mostly families with children prefer it. The beach is well-equipped, it is an excellent choice for water sports lovers if they fancy snorkelling and surfing. If you want to have an active holiday and go hiking, you can choose from numerous hiking paths that lead you to the admirable bays nearby.
Boat rental Santa Teresa Gallura
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 yachts 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 yachts passing through. Yachts 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
589 4-90-metre long yachts can dock in the port of Costa Smeralda. It provides excellent protection and offers all the services you need. There is water supply, electricity, Wi-Fi and a petrol station.
Marina di Porto Rotondo
There are 650 berths here for yachts 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 boats 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 yachts up to 80 metres long. The maximum depth is 5.2 metres. The protected port offers several good-quality services, and there are a bar and a restaurant.
If you should happen to sail by Santa Teresa Gallura, definitely visit the other wonderful resorts. The islands of Spargi, La Maddalena, Caprera, Baja Sardinia, Cannigione, Palau and Porto Pozzo are also famous destinations. Find yacht routes in Sardinia or choose another Sardinia yacht charter.
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 Santa Teresa Gallura. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Santa Teresa Gallura shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Santa Teresa Gallura shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in Santa Teresa Gallura, and cruise around Santa Teresa Gallura
Day 1. Santa Teresa Gallura – Spargi island(Cala Corsara) 15, 89 km (9, 87 mile), Day 2. Spargi island (Cala Corsara) – La Maddalena island (Porto Massimo) 11, 00 km (6, 83 mile), Day 3. La Maddalena island – Caprera island(Pontile di Porto Palma) 11, 90 km (7, 39 mi), Day 4. Caprera island (Pontile di Porto Palma) – Baja Sardinia (Cala Bitta) 7, 43 km (4, 61 mi), Day 5. Baja Sardinia (Cala Bitta) – Cannigione 3, 07 km (1, 91 mi), Day 6. Cannigione – Palau 11, 33 km (7, 04 mi), Day 7. Palau – Porto Pozzo – Santa Teresa Gallura 26, 93 km (16, 74 mi).
Read more about Santa Teresa Gallura sailing
Day 1. Santa Teresa Gallura – Bonifacio 16, 45 km (10, 22 mi), Day 2. Bonifacio – Porto Vecchio 46, 5 km (28, 92 mi), Day 3. Porto Vecchio – Cala Santa Maria 43, 6 km (27, 09 mi), Day 4. Cala Santa Maria – Tavolara island57, 36 km (35, 64 mi), Day 5. Tavolara – Porto Cervo 33, 98 km (21, 12 mi), Day 6. Porto Cervo – Porto Pollo 24, 91 km (15, 48 mi), Day 7. Porto Pollo – Porto Pozzo – Santa Teresa Gallura 23, 37 km (14, 52 mi)
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