21 Beaches to explore in Sardinia
Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.
Berchida is a town south of Siniscola, in the territory of the Baronie on the east coast of Sardinia, known above all for the homonymous beach. The beach, known for its beauty, is characterized by low or absent values of the main pollutants being assessed for the purity of the seas. The beach acts, among other things, as a barrier to the Rio Berchida, creating the homonymous pond richly populated by animal species, some of which are quite rare.
Le Bombarde is a beach in north-western Sardinia located in the municipality of Alghero. It is about 3 km from Fertilia and about ten from Alghero. The beach is well known by both Sardinians and continental people. For this reason, for several years it has been necessary to build several bar-restaurant kiosks to meet the needs of bathers who do not stay in the hotel. Above the beach, there is paid parking for cars and motorbikes.
Cala dei Gabbiani is a marvelous cove located in east Sardinia, about 18 kilometers south-east of Cala Gonone, and 12 kilometers north-east of Baunei. Gabbiani beach has a length of over 230 meters, and near the northern section it can get up to 50 meters wide. Compared to most coves on the jagged Ogliastra coast, that’s an unusually large stretch of sand.
Cala Domestica is one of the rare sandy bays along the stretch of coast between Buggerru and Masua and for this reason it hosted the boarding point for minerals from the Acquaresi and San Luigi mines until 1940. The mining activity is still testified today by the tunnels and by the warehouses for the mineral, obtained in the premises of a disused seventeenth-century tonnara. In front of the beach, on the limestone peninsula that turns to the south, the view is dominated by the Spanish tower that
Cala Goloritzé is a beach located in the municipal area of Baunei in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei in the province of Nuoro. The beach, one of the most evocative in Sardinia, born from a landslide in 1962, is famous for the 143 meters high pinnacle overlooking the cove, also known to rock climbers for its sport climbing routes; the best known is the Symphony of the Windmills, opened by Manolo and Alessandro Gogna in the late seventies.
Cala Luna is a beach in the Gulf of Orosei, halfway between the towns of Dorgali and Baunei. The beach represents the mouth of a stream that marks the boundary of the municipalities of Dorgali and Baunei. The beach is characterized by the presence of some caves and inlets in the part in front of the shoreline, due to the erosion of the sea on the limestone rock. Cala Luna is famous for its beauty and particularity and has been used as a setting for the recording of some cinematographic films.
Cala Sisine is a beach located in the territory of the municipality of Baunei , in the province of Nuoro . It is part of the coves present in the Gulf of Orosei . View of Cala Sisine The beach , about 200 m wide, represents the mouth of a small winter stream ( codula in Sardinian ) that descends from the nearby mountains of the Golgo plateau . It is made up of very white pebbles that stand out with the color of the water making it particularly clear and transparent.
The Cape Carbonara is a rocky peninsula located in the municipality of Villasimius in the province of South Sardinia south-eastern Sardinia. Six kilometers from the city center and connected to the land by a sandy isthmus, it delimits the Gulf of Cagliari to the east. Its length is approximately 3.5 km and its maximum width is 1.8 km. Sights include the remains of a fortress on the western side, and the beaches Punta Molentis.
Capo Spartivento is a promontory in south-western Sardinia and constitutes the eastern limit of the Gulf of Teulada and the western limit of the Gulf of Cagliari. It is located about 5 km south-west of Chia in the municipality of Domus de Maria. The promontory is of granite constitution, and its highest point is located at 66 meters above sea level. To the east of the cape, there is the beautiful little beach of portu Simoni Gibudda, known as Cala Cipolla, surrounded by pine and juniper trees.
Capo Testa is a small peninsula located in the north of Sardinia, a few kilometers from Santa Teresa di Gallura. It overlooks the Bocche di Bonifacio and is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, along which two beaches extend. The promontory is made up of the typical Gallura granite rocks eroded by the wind and has a perimeter of about ten kilometers. On the promontory of Capo Testa, there is a lighthouse of fundamental importance for navigation in the stretch of sea of the Bocche di
Capriccioli is a famous seaside resort on the Costa Smeralda, in the municipality of Arzachena, in Sardinia. Its two beaches, divided by a passage of granite rocks, are of fine white sand, easily accessible and served by a large parking lot. During the summer they are the destination of hundreds of vacationers attracted by the beauty of the place which is immersed in Mediterranean scrub and enriched by the view of the islands of Mortorio, Soffi, and Camere, islands included in the Maddalena Arc
The Costa Smeralda is a coastal stretch of Gallura in the north-east of Sardinia, which extends for 55 kilometers. The expression indicates the stretch of the coast of Arzachena, in the province of Sassari, which extends from Capo Ferro - located just north of Porto Cervo - to the Gulf of Cugnana, at the beginning of the territory municipal of Olbia, at the beach of Rena Bianca Portisco.
Gulf of Orosei is a treasure trove for nature lovers: wild, romantic rocky beaches, some of which can only be accessed via idyllic footpaths – perfect for snorkelling, climbing, bathing and admiring. The Gulf of Orosei stretches 30 kilometres along the eastern coast of Sardinia, marked by the foothills of the Supramonte massif.
L'Isuledda is an area of about 180,000 m², almost totally surrounded by the sea, joined to the mainland by an isthmus of sandy soil, and is, therefore, a peninsula. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Palau and is located near the towns of Porto Pollo and Barrabisa. L'Isuledda overlooks the protected marine park of the La Maddalena Archipelago, in turn part of the Marine Mammal Sanctuary.
The Maddalena Archipelago is located on the north-western coast of Sardinia, off the Costa Smeralda. It consists of 7 major islands (La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Spargi, Razzoli) and other smaller islands surrounded by the beautiful clear and transparent sea. It is a popular tourist destination especially among boaters. In 2006 it was placed on the tentative list for consideration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Poetto is the main beach of Cagliari that stretches for about twelve kilometers, from Sella del Diavolo to the beginning of the coast of Quartu Sant'Elena which is called the Quartu beach. The beach in its extension, which goes from Marina Piccola to Margine Rosso, extends for about seven and a half kilometers between the territory of Cagliari and Quartu Sant'Elena. Poetto is an important tourist resort and one of the main places of summer nightlife in the city and in the vast area.
Li Cossi beach belongs to some of the most famous beaches of north Sardinia. Enclosed in a natural amphitheater of granite rocks, the beach has a length of just 80 meters but can be up to 70 meters wide, reaching all the way back to the riverbed. It's a great spot for taking pictures of the sunset as Li Cossi faces due west.
The Mugoni beach is a beach of Sardinia North West located in the locality, in the territory of Alghero. It faces the bay of Porto Conte and is part of the Porto Conte Regional Natural Park, the entire bay of Porto Conto is an integral part of the Capo Caccia - Isola Piana marine protected area, therefore "hunting, capture, collection, damage and, in general, any activity that may constitute a danger or disturbance of animal and plant species, including the introduction of alien species.
Spiaggia di Marina di Orosei with its beach of golden sand and seashells of all colors and sizes, is nearly 3 kilometers long and is located just north of Su Barone beach . Its sea is deep and can get rough, and it has a steep slope. The area of Marina di Orosei - near the Cedrino river - has lush greenery and rich birdlife, and is surrounded by pine forests. Just behind the beach is the Marina Beach Resort and Club Hotel Marina Beach, with car parkings in the area.
Pittulongu is a small seaside town in the province of Olbia-Tempio in the northeast part of Sardinia. The largest beach is around 800 meters long, and all four beaches feature tantalizing views of Isola Tavolara located 12 kilometers off the coast. From the beach, ferryboats can also be seen entering towards the harbor of Olbia all throughout the day, and the area is also particularly ideal for both surfing and snorkeling.