Cala dei Gabbiani or Gabbiani beach has nothing to envy to the other beaches of the Gulf. The others, on the other hand, envy the calm of this beach that is still little known. The name of the Gabbiani beach is recent. Until a few decades ago, in fact, this stretch of beach, together with Cala Mariolu, was referred to solely as “Ispulige de nie“. This beach is very similar to Cala Mariolu: in fact, it is its natural southward continuation, and still preserves its main features: the small white pebbles, the crystal clear waters and the breathtaking scenery.
Its young name is due precisely to the Gabbiani: at dusk, in fact, they still find an ideal refuge in the deserted cove, and they leave it during daytime and fishing hours. The crystalline water, which touches different and numerous shades of green and blue, offers a particular play of lights and colors both in the morning, when the sun is high, in the afternoon and during sunset. The seabed of Cala dei Gabbiani, rocky and sometimes sandy, reflects the sunlight giving incredible shades always different.
Cala dei Gabbiani is located in Punta Ispuligi, not even a mile away from Cala Goloritzé, immediately after the so-called “lovers’ beach” and just before the famous Cala Mariolu. The cove, more than ten meters wide, ends both in the north and in the south with the mountain overlooking the sea. The surrounding cliff is about 500m high at this point, and backs away from the sea. The northern end of the cove is bounded by Punta Ispuligedenie or Ispuligi, once a docking point for loading coal from the surrounding areas by the Tuscany charcoal burners, the “furisteris“.
To the north, Cala Mariolu is located just around the corner, while to the south the beach is completely isolated from the rest of the coast, and we don’t have another beach for about a mile. Cape Monte Santo, a natural border between the Gulf of Arbatax and the Gulf of Orosei, is visible in the distance. There’s a precious underwater life, but that’s not the only one: in fact, the surrounding environment can also easily give the sight of some rare species of birds: the Queen’s Hawk, the Peregrine Falcon, the Cormorant of the tuft, the Golden Eagle, to name some. Finally, it is impossible not to mention the Mediterranean scrub and the typical lush vegetation on the cliff that completes the picture just described. Blue, white and green are the predominant colors.
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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!