“The numerous beaches in San Teodoro, which are all just a few minutes away from the centre of town, are among the most beautiful in Sardinia and are famous all over the world for their white sands and incomparable transparency of the sea. The nearest beaches to the centre of town (slightly more than 1 km away) are La Cinta and Cala d’Ambra. The remaining beaches can be reached using the 125 highway towards Olbia. Along the road, on the right, are three main junctions. The first, in the town of Lu Fraili, allows you to reach the beaches of Punta di L’Aldia (9.8 km) and Lu Impostu (8.7 km). The second junction, in Lutturai, leads towards the resort of Coda Cavallo. Along this road are the beaches of Cala Brandinchi (9.8 km), Salina Bamba (11.5 km) and Baia Salinedda (12.2 km).” – San Teodoro map of the beaches and the area, distributed by the San Teodoro Tourism Office
“A true jewel of our coast, Brandinchi can be compared with the paradises of Polynesia by the intensity and brilliance of its nuances and it is also known to tourists as Little Tahiti. It boasts shallow water, fine sand next to a pine forest and a large patch of juniper, thistle and rushes. Definitely meant for families with children, behind the beach adjacent to the beautiful pine forest there’s a parking lot organized in a perfect corner of nature. The beach of Brandinchi has as a spectacular skyline view that is the unmistakable silhouette of the island of Tavolara to the north, an islet called Ruja Island to the east and the Capicciolu Point to the south. At its back, and this is true for many other nearby beaches, there is a lagoon area that during the summer season is dry.” – Source
Cala Brandinchi is a 15-minute walk from our home at Villaggio Porto Coda Cavallo through grazing lands and hills. We first arrive at a small pine forest with picnic tables, that is next to a snack bar, and a small parking lot for vehicles. From here, we walk towards the beach. Although Brandinchi is a long stretch of beach, we never make it far. We always lay down our beach towel just near the garden and try not to venture too far. Often, the beach is full, and unless we make it there very early, as in eight in the morning, the beach is almost always full of people. These photos were taken on different days, some with my phone’s camera, some with my Nikon with a lens with a filter, sometimes without.
There are huts, tables, and lounging chairs for rent on the beach too with half-day and day rates.
Lia and Tutu enjoy the beach anyway. 🙂
Note that this is a half-hearted effort at photographing and blogging about Cala Brandinchi. I would like to explore farther and take more photos. I do need a new lens but I will address that problem when I get back to the Philippines. 😉 Stay tuned for another blog about Brandinchi sometime in the next weeks.