isola rossa, sardinia
Where the red of the rocks sparkles with the sun setting over the Sardinia sea
The name itself is misleading: this locality in northern Sardinia is not actually an island, but one of the most beautiful peninsulas of the Costa Paradiso, an aptly named stretch of coast running from Castelsardo to Santa Teresa Gallura. It takes its name from a rock 500 m off shore whereas the word “rossa” comes from the deep red colour of its porphyry rocks.
Isola Rossa is an enchanting locality of the Municipality of Trinità d’Agultu and Vignola in the Province of Olbia-Tempio in Sardinia.
The hamlet stands on a small promontory overlooked by an Aragonese watchtower dating back to the 1500s, just 4 km from the Santa Teresa Gallura - Porto Torres coastal road. As you approach your destination along the scenic road, splendid views of pristine nature prepare you for the beauty and tranquillity of your stay.
Your Hotel in Isola Rossa invites you to discover the following points of interest and the most beautiful beaches of the coast in Northern Sardinia.
Born as a fishermen’s hamlet between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, over the past few decades Isola Rossa has become a tourist destination, yet still preserving its natural beauty, its traditional air and its feel as a family holiday venue. Every evening, the centre of the village becomes a pedestrian-only promenade, for a romantic stroll or time out with the family.
Isola rossa has a well-equipped, modern marina, with some 400 berths and the full range of services for pleasure boaters. It is the starting point for sea excursions along the Costa.
The beaches of Isola Rossa are a rainbow of colours.
Let’s start from Marinedda just 1 km from the centre of the village of Isola Rossa and 250 m from the Hotel swimming pool. This wide sandy beach is closed off to the west by the rocky promontory of Isola Rossa while to the north it is protected by the headland of Punta Li Canneddi. The crystal-clear water is emerald green and the bottom slopes gently from the shore. This is a free beach but also has a private lido where you can rent beach umbrellas, deck chairs and beach beds.
To the south of the village is “Spiaggia Longa”, the main beach of Isola Rossa. This is a 1 km-long band of fine white sand with a gentle slope, ideal for kids.
The “Spiaggia Nuova”, next to the marina, is separated from Spiaggia Longa by a very short stretch of rocky coast. It has yellow sand, shallow depth and crystal-clear water.
How to reach Isola Rossa and the Hotel Marinedda
Take the main S.S. 127 road for Tempio Pausania and turn off for Aggius/Trinità d’Agultu. Take the turning for Isola Rossa (80 kms).
From Porto Torres
Take the main S.S. 200 road for Santa Teresa Gallura and turn off for Isola Rossa (Km 60).
Take the main S.S. 200 road for Sassari then turn off onto the S.P. 42. Then take the S.P.34 for Porto Torres and next the S.P. 81 for Castelsardo. Turn off the S.S 200 for Santa Teresa Gallura at the turning for Isola Rossa (95 kms).
Isola Rossa: sheltered coves and small bays, all waiting to be discovered!
A land with 320 days of sunshine a year, an amazing variety of scenery and itineraries, the intense scents of Mediterranean plants, a cultural heritage spanning thousands of years – Sardinia is all this and much more, an extraordinary, unforgettable island in the sun.