The Orosei Gulf is located on the east coast of the Island of Sardinia, between the Punta Nera (North) and the Capo di Monte Santu (South). A very sharp geological division separates this gulf in two different regions. Their landscapes are different as well as the origin of their territories. The northern territory is characterized by a low altitude coast, sand beaches and pinewoods behind the beaches. The southern territory, where Cala Gonone is found, is characterized by a calcareous mountain chain, covered by typical Mediterranean maquis (macchia mediterranea). Monte Irveri, on the North, is right behind (Cala Gonone, some of its slopes lead directly to the sea and the others to the mountain chain where Monte Bardia (882 m. above sea level) and Monte Tului (916 m. above sea level) are found.
Such awesome natural scenery remained isolated from the inland due to its high rock barriers, which kept it unreachable for many centuries. The total lack of urban settlements or coastal roads make this wild coast one of the most interesting ones from an ecological or environmental point of view.
From a tourist point of view, the most appealing aspect in this gulf is probably its beaches. Most of them are only accessible from the sea. They show all their beauty between slopes, caverns and rock arches.