The beautiful beach of Cala Sisine is located in the heart of the coast of Baunei, in the Gulf of Orosei. Less known but just as beautiful as the others coves of the Gulf, it offers a spectacular view. Halfway between the Fico cave and Cala Luna, this cove rises at the end of the “Codula di Sisine“, in the mountains of the Supramonte. Here runs a stream that flows just before the beach, overlooking one of the most beautiful and least visited coves of the gulf.
Cala Sisine stands out for its extremely white small and medium-sized pebbles, which make up the beach. The seabed is made of white sand of large calcareous grains and rocks rounded by the sea. It presents itself as an ideal destination for those who want to immerse themselves in its waters and explore the underwater world, or for those who wish to enjoy the sun in the shore. Cala Sisine is bounded both north and south by a cliff, which is particularly high in this area. To the south, there is a spectacular inlet more than fifty meters high, which acts as a springboard for the most daring and courageous divers.
Formerly called “Portu ‘e Sisine“, it had for decades the function of a crucial point for loading coal, collected by charcoal burners throughout the surrounding area and then transported to the peninsula, in particular in Tuscany. On the north side of the beach there is still a small building built by coal miners.
Near Cala Sisine, moreover, traces of the presence of man in this area, since 4000 years ago, have been found. In ancient times it was an usual stop made before or after having dubbed the terrible “Insani Mountains“, from which Cape Montesanto takes its name. A little further south of the beach, on the other hand, rises “Su Stuggiu” – the hideout in the Sardinian language -, in which, according to the locals, a submarine hid during the period of the Second World War.
How to reach it
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With the fleet of Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra we will take you with our motor ships to explore 40 km of the wild coast of Baunei, leaving from the port of Arbatax or from the touristic port of Santa Maria Navarrese.
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The environmental contribution
An environmental contribution of € 1.00 is asked by the Association "Costa di Baunei"; its destination is to improve quality of services the association intend to offer, such as assistance on the beaches, more and more safe moorings for tourists, the cleaning of sandy shores and their protection and conservation over time.
Travel with Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra
Why choose us to discover the incredible cost of Baunei
There are many ways to visit the coast of Baunei by sea. Here the reasons why choosing to travel with the Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra represents a guarantee for your day trip in the Gulf of Orosei.
Our motor ships, as well as safe, are comfortable. On board there are seats in the shade and in the sun, in semi-enclosed and outdoor areas. Also tables where you can consume a snack or your packed lunch. The boats are equipped with toilets. It’s our habit to try to make you feel more comfortable while traveling around the Gulf.
It is our job to offer transport service to passengers. We comply with the standards required by current regulations, our motor ships are well equipped to carry passengers. Furthermore, we provide customer assistance from before purchasing the ticket until the end of the day spent with us (and even after). We are always on time with arrival and departure from the coves.
We comply with the required safety standards and we only operates with approved motor ships for passenger transportation. Our crews are well trained and have experience in navigation. Our boats are large enough to guarantee more stability and safety than other types of boats, even in case of windy days.
♦ For everyone
Everyone can take a trip to the coves with us. We work with schools and kindergartens, with groups of seniors and high schools in occasion of sports initiatives and educational trips.
Our boats are suitable for families with small children, who are welcome on board along with their inseparable strollers. We are able to transport people with motor disability. There’s the possibility, under request, to carry passengers in a wheelchair.
We have been traveling along the coast of Baunei since the 1980s. We have behind a wide knowledge that allow us to get the best out of the Gulf every day and face every situation in the best way. We know the coast of Baunei and its history: we try to share with you as much as possible on our website and during navigation.
The Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra offers a stable service. Every summer, from May 1st to October 15th, our boats take you to the discovery of an incomparable Mediterranean stretch. For over 40 years!
Our confortable and safe motor ships will carry you through the discovery of one of the most suggestive slice of heaven in the whole Mediterranean. Boats capacity from 120 to 300 seats.
How to buy on-line
It is possible to buy tickets from this site, either via computer or smartphone. Our system is a simple and safe way for you to purchase your ticket.
How does the trip work?
Leaving in the morning, return in the evening. During the day an alternation of visit at the beach and boating until the next one, as planned by the line you choose. You should get your ticket at least the day before!