Where: Cala Coticcio, Maddalena Islands

What: Only the most intrepid travelers are rewarded with crystal clear waters and fine white sand at Cala Coticcio, on the east coast of the island of Caprera. The idyllic spiaggia is reachable by either intense one-hour downhill hike (and uphill, on the way back) or private boat, keeping crowds to a minimum.