Sardinia Day Six: Olbia to Rena Bianca – Santa Teresa Di Gallura
If turquoise water, sandy beaches and rock cliffs are up your alley, then Rena Bianca, Santa Teresa Di Gallura is certainly the place for you!
Day 6 of our Sardinia holiday is where we stumbled across our favourite beach in all of Sardinia! Rena Bianca, Santa Teresa Di Gallura! It is located on the very tip of Sardinia and about an hour drive north from Olbia. It was certain to us, we had saved the best till last! To read more about our other stops, check out our full Sardinia blog: Sardinia: 7 day Italian love affair!
Rena Bianca, Santa Teresa Di Gallura
Rena Bianca had something for everyone, restaurants and gelato nearby, white sandy beaches, perfectly crystal clear water and an amazing rocky outlook where you can go exploring. We had initially planned on spending 1 hour at this beach before moving to the next, but Jenna didn’t want to leave! So, I ran back up to the car, topped up our parking ticket and picked up some gelato on my way back to settle in for the day.
After our gelato, it was time to go exploring! We took the path on the right which took you right up overlooking the beach.
The views were amazing… so we continued walking up and around and if it wasn’t beautiful enough, the higher you go the more beautiful it became.
We spent a bit of time exploring around the top before making our way back down to the beach for some more relaxation and cooling off with a dip in the ocean.
Like the other beaches in Sardinia, they have vendors walking the beaches selling Turkish towels, jewellery and other things. They don’t bother you too much once you say no so wasn’t a problem for us.
After a day sitting at the beach, we drove back to Olbia to freshen up and head out for some dinner. There were some market stalls set up for the evening, selling a variety of things from tourist souvenirs to local bits and pieces – there is something for everyone. It is a great atmosphere and we just took our time, enjoying the local live music and deciding on where to eat that evening.
Where to eat
We found a busy little restaurant down the main street in Olbia and decided to stop in there for dinner. It was called Il Vecchio Porto. We both ordered Spaghetti Bolognese with added chilli oil (of course)! The service was a little slow at times, but the food was absolutely delicious!
Where to stay
We decided to book an AirB&B for our stay in Olbia and it worked out extremely well for us. We had an extremely late check in (due to getting a little lost on our way up from Arbatax) and were able to have a late check out, meaning we could leave our luggage and have a shower prior to boarding our afternoon flight back to London.
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide