Perched on the red porphyry cliffs from which it takes its name, Isola Rossa is a charming fishing hamlet on the Gulf of Asinara, in Northern Sardinia. A half-mooned shaped area bathed by crystal-clear waters, scented by the lush Mediterranean brush which clothes the Gallura region, Isola Rossa is well known for its shining white beaches and the family atmosphere of a small centre linked to sea and fishing traditions, where visitors can savour delicious fish dishes, sip an aperitif while enjoying a splendid view and enjoy the a warm welcome from the inhabitants. In the summertime Isola Rossa becomes a meeting place for surfing buffs – each year for the past 11 years they have been competing in the Frozen Open Surf Contest. This event, held on the beach of La Marinedda, by night becomes a feast open to all. Relaxation, dream-like places and entertainment are the perfect backdrop to a truly unforgettable holiday.
Not to be missed in Isola Rossa
La Marinedda beach
Lobster prepared according to a traditional recipe
Where to sleep in Isola Rossa
In a seaside village such as Isola Rossa, a sea view is a must. There’s a wide choice: a variety of well-known accommodation facilities, all offering an old-time, romantic atmosphere.
When to visit Isola Rossa
Isola Rossa is without any doubt one of the best locations for a summer seaside holiday, in the months running from June to the beginning of September, the best period to enjoy its warm sea waters. For visitors preferring the low season, spring and autumn offer splendid opportunities for walks and trekking.