Porto Taverna is a beautiful long beach which lies north of Budoni and just south of Porto San Paolo on the north eastern side of Sardinia. It is a very desirable beach as it has soft white sand and stretches for a long way.
It is also a popular stopping point as Porto Taverna has a camp site right beside the beach.
There is a car park right beside the beach however we quickly reversed out of the car park as you have to pay to use it at Porto Taverna. We did however park on the road leading to the beach. We managed to find parking at my favourite price (free) and it was within a couple of minutes walking distance.
To one side of the beach is a small bar, although on a quick visit we struggled to identify where the toilets were.
There is a clear presence of a coast guard and their office is on the beach at Porto Taverna before you pass the sunbeds and parasols, which are available for a charge.
Walking down the beach we passed what appeared to be a derelict restaurant. Bamboo canes blocked the entrance and we saw little opportunity to buy things to eat at Porto Taverna. Such a shame as it is a beach which is so long and beautiful you could spend a whole day here.
Not only is the beach of Porto Taverna stunning but so is what lies behind the beach. Based in the municipality of Loiri Porto Sao Paolo there are stunning and rugged mountain landscapes. Also it came with sand dunes and lakes which makes it a very impressive sight.
Of course the sea around Porto Taverna provides a stunning view of the amazing island of Isola Tavolara. A limestone giant which is an amazing setting on the horizon. You are also at a decent vantage point in Porto Taverna to see the Isola Molara.
At the far end of the beach is the only hotel resort on the beach at Porto Taverna. We looked at ways to get access but due to the level of the water it would require wading through some parts of the sea to get there.
As the name suggests Porto Taverna is a port. The term is quite a loose term as far as some people are concerned as it was not exactly a harbour. Some pleasure boats were anchored in the water.
Whilst we visited in June it did not seem too busy although it is claimed that in the height of the summer holidays the bay at Porto Taverna can be filled with boats.
There is little doubt this is a long and very appealing beach. We could quite easily pitch up for the day, enjoy the rays and swim in the beautiful blue waters. It may become busy but the beach at Porto Taverna is long enough to cope with this.