Is a secluded beach holiday on the Med really possible?

Spring may be just around the corner but with a winter chill still in the air, you’re probably thinking ahead to that much desired summer holiday on the beach. If you don’t want to travel too far from home but can’t face the idea of fighting for a spec on the ‘costas’, never fear. We’ve searched the web and come up with the perfect secluded beach destination.

The small resort town Cala Gonone, Sardinia is top of the list. It’s not too secluded, with plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants to keep you fed and watered, reports BBC travel, and it makes an excellent base for exploring the magnificent coves along this stretch of Sardinia’s coast. The town’s setting is stunning, lying at the foot of imposing cliffs which make the very best beaches further down the coast accessible only by sea.

So head south on a boat trip and really escape the crowds. Boats stop at the Grotta del Bue Marino, a complex of caves where monk seals used to pup, from where you can reach the breathtaking coves of Cala Luna and Cala Sisine, Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritzè. The latter is popular with rock climbers who come to climb its granite pinnacles. If you’re not into boat trips, some beaches are accessible from the town by car or on foot.

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