Cala Goloritzé, a landslide of wonders
Cala Goloritzé, in the south side of the Gulf of Orosei, is one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches: a natural wonder, created by a natural disaster.
In 1962, a landslide created the prodigious view here: a limestone obelisk that is almost 150 meters tall – known as Aguglia, now a totem for generations of climbers – and a rocky vault ceiling that juts out towards the water like a rampant arch.
It’s not easy to reach this white and turquoise corner of Sardinia, where seawater is not as salty as usual because it mixes with freshwater from a spring that gushes from the rocky beach. You can get here on foot, if you are willing to walk for about an hour; or by sea, taking one of the boats that sail from the nearby harbors in Santa Maria Navarrese and Arbatax.