Porto Istana’s beach: dream or reality?

Welcome back to Baia Turchese Olbia’s blog!

Today I will talk about a beach that many of our guests have visited during their holiday at Baia Turchese Olbia, because they had already heard of it but also because the staff, which knows the area very well, can’t forget to list it among the beaches to go to see for those who do not know it or who have never come to Sardinia before.
I will talk about the beach of Porto Istana!

Porto Istana’s beach is really handy to Baia Turchese Olbia!

Take note of the information I’m about to give you: the beach of Porto Istana is linked by public transport to our residence: at the entrance of the beach there is in fact the terminal of the line “5” that starts from Porto Rotondo, passes throught Olbia’s centre, stops in front of our residence and as a last stop marks “Porto Istana” (check out the official web site of Olbia’s public transport to organize your trip www.aspo.it/#1497016451403-c48f15ce-4268).
So, if one day you feel particularly unwilling to get in the car but still want to spend the day in a breathtaking beach, just get on the bus and after 10 minutes you will be at your destination.

Alternatively you can take the car and go there in complete autonomy. At the exit of Via Isola Padron Fiaso, at the intersection with the SS 125, turn left. Go straight about 3 km and you will arrive in Murta Maria; at the first roundabout of Murta Maria take the exit on your left following the signs for Porto Istana. Go ahead for about 2 km and at the end of the road you will have reached your destination.

There are plenty of paid parking and the rates are not too much expensive (but not too cheap, unfortunately throughout the area is so if not worse).

After leaving the car, head towards the tile passage leading to the beach and here in front of you’ll find one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, set between a green hill on the left and rocks on the right.

View by the little rocky dock.

The first thing you will notice will certainly be the soft consistency and the dazzling color of the sand that you’ll feel like walking on a golden foam.

Looking up, the view is definitely unforgettable: a transparent water table that disperses in the distance, acquiring shades that are gradually darker. From this you will immediately perceive that the water slopes slowly, allowing you serenity while your children play in the water.
The same applies to those who do not like splashing in deep water and like a warm water temperature.

Turquoise water of Porto Istana.

One of the things I love most about this beach is that I can lie on the water’s edge and soak up the sun while the timid waves refresh me from the summer heat.

Returning to the landscape, you will surely recognize the imposing “mountain” that stands right in front of the beach: its majesty Tavolara and all its spectacular height above sea level, which seems to protect them the beach of Porto Istana from wind and weather.
For photography enthusiasts, but also for those who love taking pictures with their mobile phone to send to their friends, it’s impossible to not immortalize this unique landscape.

Porto Istana and Tavolara in background in a november’s afternoon.

It’s not all!
There is a small restaurant and bar service to have a nice coffee or eat a good ice cream after lunch. The toilets, however, are located a few more meters, surmounting the cliff on the right of the beach and reaching the other beach.
The only flaw, in my opinion, is that this bar closes a little early and so, if you want to have a cold beer before to go dinner while the sun sets, you can’t.

If we really want to find a defect in this beautiful beach, I must confide that it is always very crowded: this is unfortunately a direct consequence of its fame, its beauty but also its shape. In fact, it is not very large so it has a limited capacity.
But do not be disheartened: a little place for your beach towels is always there and even a single half day is a must. You will not regret it, assured!

If you have already been there, we’d love to hear your opinion, perhaps leaving a comment under this post!

The beach of Porto Istana, which we are sure you will bring in the heart and memory after visiting it, is easily reachable from our Baia Turchese Olbia residence as it is just over 5 minutes by car.
An earthly paradise right behind your apartment 🙂


If you need more information or would like a free quote for your stay in Sardinia at Baia Turchese Olbia, do not hesitate to contact us at commercialebaiaturchese@gmail.com or by calling +39 389 9361910.

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