This resort in Northern Sardinia has crystal clear waters with a pleasant temperature. In this article, you can find out when to go sailing in Porto Pozzo. Plus, we will give you some helpful tips for setting up a one-week itinerary. Visit this idyllic port city and discover the surrounding areas!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather in Porto Pozzo
- Ports around Porto Pozzo
- Sail in Porto Pozzo! Porto Pozzo sailing tours
- Sailing around Porto Pozzo: 1 week sailing plan
- 7 days Porto Pozzo sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Porto Pozzo, Boat gas stations around Costa Smeralda
Porto Pozzo has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, the winters are mild. The highest average temperature in July is 27°C, the lowest in January is 12°C. The wind conditions in the area are extremely favourable, which is great for sailing around. If you are interested in other outdoor holiday activities, we recommend visiting from May to October.
The port in Porto Pozzo has 400 berths for boats. It is a protected port with many services available. Moreover, you can have dinner, lunch, and also breakfast in the restaurant.
The port in La Maddalena is 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 stations, and WiFi is available.
Porto di Santa Teresa Gallura
The port can be found in the Santa Teresa Gallura holiday resort. They have 700 moorings for yachts with a maximum length of 45 metres. The depth of the water is 5 metres. It is a protected port with several great services offered, and there is also a bar and a restaurant here
Marina di Porto Rafael
This small port in the northern part of Sardinia provides 80 berths for boats up to 30 metres long. The maximum depth of water is between 2 and 5 metres. Although small in size, the port is safe, well-equipped and popular among sailors. It is a perfect starting point from where you can explore the smaller islands of the La Maddalena archipelago
Marina di Cannigione
The natural port in Arzachena Bay can accept 400 yachts with a length of up to 25 metres. The maximum depth is 4.5 metres. They have drinking water, electricity as well as bars and restaurants. Their great services also include laundry and maintenance.
Arzachena, located near Cannigione, is very popular among sailboat and yacht owners today. Poltu Quato, which opened in 1987, provides 305 berths for boats with a length of 8-35 metres. The depth of water is 3 metres around the entrance and 2 metres in the inner dock
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. The depth of the water is 1.7-7 metres. Every berth has running water and electricity.
Marina di Portisco
The port of the city has 589 berths for yachts with a length of 4-90 metres. It is perfectly protected and has all the necessary services sailors may need: running water, electricity, Wi-Fi and fuel supply.
Marina di Porto Rotondo
The beautiful port of Porto Rotondo has 650 berths for yachts as long as 90 metres. The depth of the water is 5.5 metres. The port offers several good-quality services, such as running water, electricity, Wi-Fi, fuel and maintenance. You can even require medical assistance.
Marina di Golfo Aranci
The private dock is only 20 metres from the town centre. They have 30 berths for yachts as long as 5-16 metres. The depth of the water is 1.5-5 metres. Thanks to the breakwater built-in 2017, the port provides protection against the northeastern and southwestern winds dominant in the bay. You can find a bar and a restaurant in Marina di Golfo Aranci, and they also have electricity and Wi-Fi.
Marina di Olbia
The port in Olbia provides 270 berths for yachts up to 80 metres long. The maximum depth is 5.2 metres. The protected port offers many great services. If you get hungry, there is a restaurant, and they have a bar as well.
Our journey starts from Porto Pozzo and after discovering the surrounding towns and holiday resorts of the nearby Costa Smeralda, we will return here.
Day 1. Porto Pozzo – Palau
13,57 km (8,43 mi)
First, we are sailing to Palau, which is an important port town and holiday resort. Its beautiful beach, which is ideal for swimming, attracts a lot of tourists. If you visit the place, you should definitely see the rugged mountains, unique valleys and giant granite rocks. For instance, there is the Capo d’Orso or “Rock of the Bear”, which got its name from bear-shaped granite rock. During the main season, you must see the craft market or take part in the cultural programmes.
Day 2.Palau – Cannigione
11,33 km (7,04 mi)
The town has sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, for instance, Cannigione Beach. Visit the town centre – the pastel-coloured houses provide a fascinating sight. The church of San Giovanni Battista can also be found here; it is also a sight that you shouldn’t miss. There is an excellent restaurant in town called Da Serafino e Giovanni where you can choose from delicious pizzas and burgers.
Day 3. Cannigione – Porto Cervo
13,48 km (8,37 mi)
This wonderful holiday resort is the centre of Costa Smeralda. It is most famous for the exclusive mansions and hotels as well as its beautiful port. If you visit the place, you should see the Stella Maris Catholic church, built in the 20th century. It is characterised by a combination of Sardinian and modern architectural elements. There is a wonderful view of the town and the port from the church. Around the building and inside, you can see several masterpieces of art.
Day 4. Porto Cervo – Portisco
16,49 km (10,24 mi)
Portisco has crystal clear, shallow waters making it ideal for families with small children. Are you looking for a delicious meal? Ristorante Su Cubone is a particularly good choice; you must definitely try the authentic Italian spaghetti. You can also choose from a wide variety of excellent wines. Portisco Beach Music is also a great restaurant. They have delicious pasta and fish dishes and a friendly atmosphere.
Day 5. Portisco – Porto Rotondo
1,84 km (1,14 mi)
The holiday resort is located between Cugnana Bay and Marinella Bay, 13 kilometres to the north from Olbia. There are picturesque beaches here, and the square called Piazzetta San Marco can be found in the centre. The Church of San Lorenzo is a must-see sight. If you get hungry, you can find many restaurants and cafés in Porto Rotondo, which also has a buzzing nightlife.
Day 6. Porto Rotondo – Golfo Aranci
17,21 km (10,69 mi)
Our next destination is Golfo Aranci where we must definitely visit the town centre. Thanks to its stylish shops and modern boardwalk, the town is different from other typical Sardinian towns. Once you are here, you should admire the gifts made from coral, and then choose from one of the fine restaurants that all offer delicious frutti di mare. Spend the night in the port of Golfo Aranci.
Day 7. Golfo Aranci – Tavolara island (Spalmatore di Terra) – Porto Pozzo
73,1 km (45,43 mi)
The island is mostly famous for the fact that the world’s smallest kingdom can be found here. The highest point, Punta Cannone offers a fascinating view of the surrounding mountains as well as the Strait of Bonifacio and Corsica. The wonderful bays of the island are perfect for a nice swim. If you visit the place, you will find a bar and a restaurant here; still, nature is dominant on this breathtaking spot. There are unique bird species, mouflon and goats on the granite rocks.
After returning our yacht, we can explore Porto Pozzo if we still have some time. You can relax in an unspoiled natural environment in a pleasant atmosphere. If you are here, try the local seafood prepared from the classic recipes at the L’Osteria di Porto Pozzo. All dishes are prepared with fresh fish of the highest quality.
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)
- LA MADDALENA – Cala Gavetta: , Depth: 5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.211471, 9.404426
- LA MADDALENA – Cala Camiciotto: , Depth: 3 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.2147, 9.42679
- CAPRERA – Porto Palma: , Depth: 9 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.191088, 9.449766
- BONIFACIO: , Depth: 3,5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.387925, 9.163037
- PORTO VECCHIO: , Depth: 4 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.59104, 9.28352
- SANTA TERESA GALLURA: , Depth: 5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.2448, 9.20658
- PALAU: , Depth: 4 m, VHF: 09, GPS Coordinates: 41.1811, 9.3852
- ARZACHENA – Marina dell’Orso or Poltu Quatu Marina: , Depth: 3 m, Working time: in summertime it’s open every day from 8.30-20.30, GPS Coordinates: 41.139006, 9.495669
- CANNIGIONE: , Depth: 4,5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.109322, 9.440733
- PORTO CERVO: , Depth: 7 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.136078, 9.527144
- PORTISCO: , Depth: 12 m, Working time: 9-19.30, GPS Coordinates: 41.033888, 9.523888
- PORTO ROTONDO: , Depth: 5,5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.029393, 9.543547
- GOLFO ARANCI: , Depth: 5 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 40.996165, 9.622444
- OLBIA: , Depth: 5,2 m, VHF: 09, GPS Coordinates: 40.916963, 9.524358
- OLBIA – Circolo Nautico: , Depth: 2,5 m, VHF: 12, GPS Coordinates: 40.923281, 9.509794
- ARBATAX: , Depth: 10 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 39.937412, 9.704896
If you are a true sea enthusiast, visiting Porto Pozzo and the surrounding areas will be an unforgettable experience. Wherever you drop anchor, you can enjoy relaxing on beautiful beaches thanks to the pleasant, Mediterranean climate. Moreover, you can try delicious seafood dishes!