Spiaggia Ira

a picture of the shallow waters at spiaggia ira near porto rotondo on the costa smeralda sardinia
Shallow crystalline water at Spiaggia Ira.

About Spiaggia Ira

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A busy summer’s day at Spiaggia di Ira, Porto Rotondo, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.

Ira beach (Spiaggia Ira) is well known by celebrities all over the world, and was named after the actress Ira von Furstenberg. In fact, the beach owes its name to the nearby villa of the famous actress. The beach is located between the Gulf of Porto Rotondo and Cugnana, near the small headlands of Punta Nuraghe, in north-east Sardinia. Ira beach is the main beach of Porto Rotondo, and also happens to be its longest with a length of about 200 meters. It’s about 25 meters wide on average. It is located 450 meters west of the smaller Spiaggia Rudargia. Both beaches have sugary white sands and clear blue waters, surrounded by stray rocks and typical Mediterranean greenery.

Spiaggia Ira faces north-west, offering marvelous vistas of the Porto Rotondo bay backed by Isola Soffa 5 kilometers off the Punta Nuraghe coast. You’ll likely spot plenty of pleasure yachts big and small sailing in and out of the marinas of both Porto Rotondo and Portisco during summer. Spiaggia Ira features plenty of services: there is a bar and a restaurant, a nearby hotel, and in the vicinity you’ll find several diving schools. Sailing, windsurfing, and other water sports equipment can be rented on-site. Ira beach is well suited for families with children – waters are shallow here – and for people looking for a chance to relax, or snorkel.

Where to Stay near Spiaggia Ira

Residence Eurotel Portorotondo Asfodeli

Sea views at Residence Eurotel Portorotondo Asfodeli.
Sea views at Residence Eurotel Porto Rotondo Asfodeli.

Just 160 meters south of Spiaggia Punta Nuraghe, on Via Sa Tazza, you’ll find Residence Eurotel Portorotondo Asfodeli. Here, nearly 120 self-catering apartments are available featuring a terrace and a seating area. The beachfront accommodations have a kitchenette with a refrigerator. On the premises you’ll find two tennis courts, a private beach area, and several water sports facilities. The 18 meter outdoor pool is right by the beach. Activities in the area include fishing, windsurfing and canoeing. Residence Eurotel Portorotondo Asfodeli is family-friendly: it offers evening entertainment, a kids’ club, entertainment staff and a children’s playground. The Residence is only a 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive from the centre of Porto Rotondo.

Directions to Spiaggia Ira

Coming from Olbia, take the SS 125 towards Palau. Then take the SP 73 to turn towards the Costa Smeralda. Take a right turn to the SP 99 after 2 kilometers. Then, after 3 kilometers, turn left on Via Monte Ladu towards Porto Rotondo. Just before you enter the village, turn left. Ira beach lies in front of Hotel Nuraghe, west of Porto Rotondo.

Sardinian Beaches Near Spiaggia Ira

Spiaggia Punta Nuraghe

  • Length: 80 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia punta nuraghe in porto rotondo sardinia

On the other side of Spiaggia Ira you'll find Punta Nuraghe, a small beach with a length of about 80 meters. It faces west, featuring views over the Golfo Cugnana and Marina di Portisco to the north-east. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent, as well as canoes.

Spiaggia Punta Volpe

  • Length: 230 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
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Spiaggia Punta Volpe is one of the most beautiful beaches of Porto Rotondo. Situated in a cove shaped like a half moon, this beach faces north-west, and has a length of about 200 meters.

Spiaggia dei Sassi

  • Length: 110 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
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Just a few hundred meters east of the marina of Porto Rotondo, in the direction of Punta Volpe, you'll find Spiaggia dei Sassi. It consists of fine sand and some small stones, and is surrounded by several cliffs. The beach is equipped with several facilities. To get there from the centre of Porto Rotondo follow the signs to Punta Volpe.

Rudargia Beach

  • Length: 100 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of rudargia beach on sardinia

Rudargia beach (Spiaggia Rudargia) is a small beach near Porto Rotondo and Ira beach - at the southern border of the famous Costa Smeralda area in Sardinia.