My name is Loreen and thanks for checking out my travel guide on Cala Luna, Sardinia – the world’s most beautiful beach. I was born in 1998, in a little town near Dusseldorf in the northeast of Germany. I moved to Poland when I was 10 years old and now live in a small town called Swiecie.
I graduated from Gdansk University of Technology as an engineer with a chemistry degree. As a child, I traveled a lot with my family and loved being on the road. To be honest though, I don’t remember the exact point when my passion for travel started – I guess it has just always been there with me.
What inspires me is the desire to discover and understand different cultures and connect with locals. I started taking photos and sharing my adventures on Instagram, where I try to inspire others to travel the world, do what they love and see hidden gems and things locals love to do.
5 Spectacular Days in Sardinia
Italy is a country that I have always loved. Sardinia came across my radar after I saw photos of this island on the Internet and it instantly went on my list. We ended up spending five days here. We were on a tight schedule but we saw a lot of beautiful places and fell in love with every corner.
The sunsets at Capo Caccia, caves at Cala Luna, pink flamingos at Spiaggia di Porto Giunco and several other places made these five days a special time for us. I remember seeing Cala Luna on Instagram some years ago and I knew then that I needed to go there one day myself. This beach was in fact one of the highlights of our Sardinia trip. It’s an absolute must-see!
Our Experiences at Cala Luna
We only had the opportunity to stay at Cala Luna for one day. It would have been awesome to have stayed longer at this beach but we didn’t have enough time. Our Sardinia itinerary was five days long and so we wanted to discover other beautiful parts of this amazing island as well as Cala Luna.
Our first impression was one of great delight. Cala Luna is a true paradise! The white sand, crystal clear water and beautiful caves – they combine to make this beach one of the most beautiful in the world. The wild beauty and unspoilt nature of this beach makes it a really special place.
How to Best Reach Cala Luna
Cala Luna can be reached by boat leaving from Porto di Cala Gonone and from Spiaggia Marina di Orosei. If you enjoy a good trek, then the beach can be reached by hiking a moderate trail leaving from Cala Fuili.
We decided to hike to Cala Luna. The trail begins from Cala Fuili, the last cove you can reach by car from Cala Gonone. The hike takes six hours across a 12km distance. The hike can take longer depending on how many stops you take and how many times you slow down to enjoy the views.
The trail follows the coast but much of the trek takes you into typical Mediterranean vegetation, so there actually aren’t many viewpoints to stop along the way. The hike is moderate and only difficult when climbing rocks.
Why this is the World’s Most Beautiful Beach
Some Italians say that Cala Luna will bring a smile to your face, tears to your eyes and happiness to your soul – and we totally agree with them! This beach is truly extraordinary and no amount of words can do it justice. You simply have to visit for yourself and experience what all the fuss is about.
The hike there is fantastic, the massive caves give you plenty of shelter from the sun, the white sand is a joy to walk on, and the crystal clear waters make it a snorkelers paradise! I mean what more could you ask for on a beach?! Floating on the water on your back is as relaxing as it gets.
Where to Stay when Visiting Cala Luna
No matter how you choose to get to Cala Luna – be it by trekking or by boat – the best place to stay is Cala Gogone. This seaside town located in the municipality of Dorgali is a wonderful resort-style town with many great places to stay like Hotel Villa Gustui Maris or Palmasera Bed & Breakfast.
During our trips we mainly use homestays booked on Airbnb. We were looking for a nice accommodation near Cala Luna and found a cozy apartment called IN DOMO. It’s located in the center where you will find restaurants and shops. The rooftop is definitely worth the stay. The host told us a lot and gave us tips that were useful. Highly recommended!
Best Memory from Cala Luna
We don’t like crowds so we decided to hike to Cala Luna for sunrise. It was quite the adventure! We were alone at the beach when we arrived – just us, the caves and the endless blue water stretching out before us, gently lapping on the shoreline. During this moment, I realized I was at one with nature. It was just an amazing experience that I will cherish forever!
Need to Know Before you Go
If you decide to hike to Cala Luna we suggest wearing proper footwear. The trail itself is not that physically demanding, but it’s rocky and takes you up and down the coast. If you don’t feel like doing this trail again in the middle of the day, you can buy a return ticket for the boat directly at the beach.
If you leave your car near Cala Fuili, you can pay an additional €2 for the bus to take you from Porto di Cala Gonone to your car. Moreover, bring plenty of drinks with you as it gets hot and the bar on the beach is expensive.