The Pink Beach, Sardinia: where is and how to get to a real paradise

Pink Beach Sardinia

Its name is mentioned frequently as summer begins and holidays are planned. It is a place known for the beauty and peculiarity of its nature. And it could also be a great idea for an excursion from Olbia or Golfo Aranci. But now the question is: where is the famous Pink Beach of Sardinia?



If the Pink Beach is so famous, the reason is the colour of its sand: fragments of coral, very small pieces of granite and shells create the characteristic pink shade. In addition to the beauty of the place, the Pink Beach is also famous because, in 1964, Michelangelo Antonioni chose it as location to shoot some scenes of his Red desert.

It is a really unique place in Sardinia (and not only). And so, as you have surely guessed, the Pink Beach is located in Cala Roto, in the southeastern part of Budelli Island, which is part of the La Maddalena Archipelago.


How to get there

Now you know where it is. The Pink Beach of Sardinia can no longer be visited, since it is included in the integral protection area of the La Maddalena Archipelago. It is possible, however, to admire it by walking along one of these two paths:

  • The Strada rosa (literally, “pink road”), a path between juniper and Mediterranean scrub;
  • The Strada azzurra (literally, “blue road”), that leads to the spiaggia di Cavalieri.

For further information about these two paths and how to visit the Pink Beach, you can visit the official website of La Maddalena Archipelago National Park,


The Pink Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in La Maddalena Archipelago. So you could easily reach it from Olbia or Golfo Aranci. And, to get to La Maddalena Archipelago, you just have to take a ferry departing from Palau.


Image source: Di trevis_lu (Luca Giudicatti) – spiaggia rosa, isola di budelli, sardegna, CC BY-SA 2.0,

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