Not only the Sea
The Golfo Aranci territory
Golfo Aranci appears like a strip of land in the middle of the sea. On one side you overlook the Gulf of Olbia, while at the furthest end is the promontory of Capo Figari. The area is a natural oasis of outstanding beauty, ideal for families, sports enthusiasts, and hikers.
Discover with us the charm of this area.
The village of Golfo Aranci includes 5 Beaches, small inlets of white sand and turquoise sea, one of which is the wonderful “Terza Spiaggia“, overlooked by the Hotel Castello.
In addition to these, we recommend at least a visit to other beaches in the area: Cala Moresca, in the natural park of Capo Figari, a small cove with crystal clear sea, ideal for snorkelling; Cala Sabina, with various shades of blue and surrounded by Mediterranean scrub; Spiaggia Bianca, a small beach sheltered from the wind and ideal for families; Cala Sassari, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Smeralda; Spiaggia di Marinella, large, comfortable and equipped, famous for the turquoise colour of its waters.
Culture and Heritage
Golfo Aranci is also a place rich in heritage and appeal!
We recommend a visit to the Sacred Well of Milis, built by the Sardinian Nuragic people in 700 BC. it retains the staircase and the chamber of the well called “tholos” which is of imposing proportions. It was first discovered in 1883 during the laying of the railway tracks at Golfo Aranci. It is situated right next to the railway. Perfectly preserved, don’t miss it!
The Old Semaphore of Golfo Aranci is an ancient fortress, formerly the Marina Militare 1890, built on top of Capo Figari. Behind the Cala Moresca beach, a dirt road leads to the Vecchio Semaforo (Old Traffic Light), which offers a unique view of the islet of Figarolo, Tavolara, and the whole gulf of Marinella. The now dilapidated structure consists of a circular tower, which is the old traffic light in Golfo Aranci, and an adjacent building used as accommodation for the military. On the traffic light terrace (342 metres above sea level), Guglielmo Marconi experimented with sending radiotelegraphic and radiotelephonic signals on 11 August 1932. Once at the top, the view is priceless!