The city is an excellent starting-off point to explore Corsica, the La Maddalena island group and the breath-taking Costa Smeralda. Our article reveals why it is worth sailing in Santa Teresa Gallura. Moreover, you will get some tips on how to make a one-week itinerary. Visit the popular port city of North-East Sardinia and its vicinity.
The main points are the following:
- The weather of Santa Teresa Gallura
- Ports around Santa Teresa Gallura
- Sail in Santa Teresa Gallura! Santa Teresa Gallura sailing itineraries:
- A one-week sailing plan: sailing around Santa Teresa Gallura
- Santa Teresa Gallura sailing: 7 days sailing itinerary (longer)
The climate of Santa Teresa Gallura is the Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters. The hottest period is between the middle and end of August. At this time the daily temperature is about 28.2 °C, at night it can drop up to 21.4 °C. Summers are generally dry; there is precipitation at the end of November and at the beginning of December. The windy area provides superb water sports opportunities, such as windsurfing and kite surfing. If you want to avoid the crowd, October is the best month to visit Santa Teresa Gallura.
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 boats 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 cruise commences from Santa Teresa Gallura and after visiting the wonderful places in its vicinity we sail back here.
Day 1: Santa Teresa Gallura – Spargi island(Cala Corsara)
15,89 km (9,87 mile)
First, we sail to the unpopulated island of Spargio in the Strait of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia. It is the third-largest island of the La Maddalena island group with marvellous coves and sandy beaches. The 35-metre long Roman yacht wreck of Spargi was built BC 120 and discovered in 1939. The La Maddalena Nino Lamboglia Museum preserves all its treasures nowadays. There are some fortresses on the island as well that originate from the world war.
Day 2: Spargi island (Cala Corsara) – La Maddalena island (Porto Massimo)
11,00 km (6,83 mile)
The most significant sight of the island is the 20-kilometre long Strada Panoramica or Panoramic road. The town with the same name, La Maddalena is a popular port town and the centre of the Italian navy. Moreover, thanks to its unique beauty people also call it the ‘Paris of Sardinia’. The 18-century old palaces, narrow streets and wonderful stairways are really typical here. If you happen to visit it, you can find outstanding restaurants, bars and stores.
Day 3: La Maddalena island – Caprera island(Pontile di Porto Palma)
11,90 km (7,39 mi)
The beautiful Caprera is the second-largest island of the La Maddalena island group. On the North-East part, there are many breath-taking bays like Cala Coticcio where lots of species live, so different fishes and sea stars. If you fancy hiking, the numerous hiking trails are looking forward to seeing you there. There are shorter hiking tours for 45 minutes and longer ones for 1.5 hours. There is also a visitor’s centre on Caprera called Centauro Educazione Ambientale, the CEA. Although the most popular tourist sight is the home of Giuseppe Garibaldi; nowadays it is a museum presenting the life of this Italian freedom fighter. Besides, the island also hides an international sailing school.
Day 4: Caprera island (Pontile di Porto Palma) – Baja Sardinia (Cala Bitta)
7,43 km (4,61 mi)
You can try here such exciting water sports like surfing, sailing or diving. For entertainment, we advise Baja Sardinia with many crazy night clubs and bars. The most favourite one is Phi Beach with terraces looking onto the sea. The Ritual disco carved into a cave is also a popular club.
Day 5: Baja Sardinia (Cala Bitta) – Cannigione
3,07 km (1,91 mi)
The wonderful town is proud of its crystal-clear seawater and sandy beach like Cannigione Beach which lies very close to the port. If you are there, definitely visit the splendid pastel houses at the centre. There is also the famous San Giovanni Battista Church. Do you want to taste fine meals? We highly recommend the Da Serafino e Giovanni restaurant. It serves excellent burgers and pizza.
Day 6: Cannigione – Palau
11,33 km (7,04 mi)
The important port town and holiday resort lure its visitors with breath-taking beaches. If you love hiking, go to the rocky mountain tops, the delightful valleys and huge granite blocks. There is a unique granite rock called Capo d’Orso which has a form like a bear. As far as culture is concerned, do not miss the handicraft market and other cultural programmes.
Day 7: Palau – Porto Pozzo – Santa Teresa Gallura
26,93 km (16,74 mi)
The idyllic Porto Pozzo lies next to the Val di Mela river’s estuary. A sheer untouched environment awaits you here where you can feel relieved. When you are hungry, order some local seafood based on classical recipes at the L’Osteria di Porto Pozzo restaurant. The cooks always prepare it with fresh high-quality fish.
If you have handed over your yacht and still have a bit of time it is worth visiting Santa Teresa Gallura. The town has such crystal-clear seawater and sandy beaches like Rena Bianca, La Liscia or La Marmorata. Do not miss out the resort’s most interesting sight and symbol, the Longosardo Tower. The Nuragic complex of Lu Brandali, a famous archaeological site can also be found here. Provided culinary experience is important for you, choose Il Grottino restaurant with its pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff.
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)
Santa Teresa Gallura is an excellent sailing destination since not just beautiful towns, but picturesque islands await you here. Regardless of where you put your feet on the ground, there are pleasant wind conditions and crystal-clear water.