It is laid down on the valley of the Cedrino river, only a few kilometers from the sea, on the eastern coast of Sardinia. Orosei is a small town of little more than 7.000 inhabitants, which also involves different hamlets such as ‘Sos Alinos’, ‘Cala Liberotto’ and ‘Cala Ginepro’. On the Orosei coast, which is about 20 kilometers, different beaches, like ‘Marina di Orosei’ and ‘Cala Ginepro’, to mention only a few, are alternated with cliffs dropping sheer to the sea.
The gulf is divided into two morphologically different parts. Indeed, on the north, the gulf is characterized by long beaches and pinewoods, while, on the south, it is composed by the final part of the Supramonte plateau. For centuries, this part of the coast, composed by characteristic sandy beaches and surrounded by vertical calcareous walls, was unreachable by sea. In order to preserve this territory, which during the last years of the past century remained uncontaminated, it has been established the national park of the gulf of Orosei and of Gennargentu.