Itinerary in the Maddalena Archipelago

Itinerary in the Maddalena Archipelago.

The  Maddalena Archipelago is real heritage, now a National Park. A protected area with several islands northeast of the Gallura coastline, most of which are entirely uninhabited. The itinerary is therefore ones of the most wonderful trips in Sardinia, discovering the most hidden place to dive into the blue sky you are sailing in .

Arcipelago La Maddalena

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Budelli – Spiaggia Rosa 41°17'1.76"N, 09°21'33.22"E

The Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach), is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Located in the south/west side of the Budelli island,  it is undoubtedly the most famous beach in the Archipelago. Its shape recalls a crescent and it is named after the colour of its sand, whose shades range from pale pink to fuchsia. Its particular colour is due both to the powdered granite the beach is composed of, and to countless fragments - mainly of seashells. Access to the beach is forbidden. There is a boat service – from Maddalena, Cannigione and Palau – from which you will have the opportunity to admire the beach. The boats can sail 300 meters from the shore but are not allowed to stop. The eastern coast of Budelli hosts a Multi Buoy Mooring (MBM) managed by the Park authority.  Please take care when sailing here and pay particular attention to rocky outcrops. 

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Spargi - Cala Corsara 41°13'47.52"N, 09°20'37.27"E

Cala Corsara is one of the most famous bays in La Maddalena National Park. It is located south of Spargi island, the third biggest island in the Archipelago. The cove is characterized by crystal-clear waters, a sandy beach and rocky outcrops situated in the middle of the bay. In summer, the beach is a favorite destination for one-day boat tours. You can reach Cala Corsara either with your own boat or by a boat service from Palau, Cannigione and La Maddalena. No facilities available on the beach.

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Cala Francese 41°13'13.14"N, 09°22'39.26"E

Hidden among the rocks and facing Spargi island, it is one of the few bays in the western coast of La Maddalena. It is a quiet mooring offering shelter from the winds of the 1st and 2nd quadrant , but not from those coming from the west. The beach is washed  by a crystal-clear sea and has a seabed rich in sealife - excellent for fishing. The bay is popular with tourists thanks to its Cava Francese (French quarry), one of the oldest granite quarries in Sardinia. No facilities available on the beach.

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Cala Spalmatore 41°14'56.70"N, 09°25'44.30"E

Located south of Porto Massimo, in the northeastern end of La Maddalena, is a good place to spend the night at anchor. Mooring is safe. The beach is surrounded by lush Mediterranean flora (scrub). It boasts coarse-grained golden sand and the colours of the shallow water range from light blue to green. Cala Spalmatore provides shelter from the winds. The beach, which is very popular in high season, is characterized by numerous sets of beautiful pink rocks which frame small sandy areas

 The shallow water is perfect for children. Unlike many other beaches in La Maddalena, Cala Spalmatore offers numerous beach and catering services.

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Other destinations in the La Maddalena Archipelago

Caprera – Cala Garibaldi                  41°13'24.79"N,                                   09°27'27.24"E
Caprera – Cala Coticcio                    41°13'2.28"N,                                     09°29'6.72"E
Caprera – Cala Portese                     41°11'3.59"N,                                     09°27'57.44"E

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