Beaches of North West Sardinia

a picture of la pelosa beach in stintino north west sardinia
Turquoise water of La Pelosa beach, Stintino, Sassari.

On this page you’ll find an overview of the beaches of north-west Sardinia.

Beaches of North West Sardinia - Alghero

Sunset over Alghero, northwest Sardinia, Italy.

The city of Alghero is part of the Sassari province. Alghero still preserves its distinct medieval charm, with the famous strong city walls, the stunning heritage of the historical center, the charming beaches and seascapes nearby or its special Catalan legacy. Due to its amazing cultural and natural heritage, the year-round mild climate and the warmth of its people combined with a character of authenticity, Alghero has become a very popular travel destination. The history of Alghero goes back for many centuries and has always been linked to the sea, a trait still very visible today.

Beaches Near Alghero

Spiaggia della Speranza

  • ✓ Length: 550 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, surfing.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of the sunset at la speranza beach near alghero in north west sardinia

La Speranza beach is located in north-west Sardinia, 8 kilometers south of Alghero. La Speranza beach is one of the best beaches of the Alghero area.

Spiaggia del Lazzaretto

  • ✓ Length: 300 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of lazzaretto beach near alghero in sassari north west sardinia

Lazzaretto beach, on the Riviera del Corallo, is located near the villages of Fertilia and Lido San Giovanni, and close to Le Bombarde beach.

Spiaggia delle Bombarde

  • ✓ Length: 500 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of bombarde beach in alghero north west sardinia

Located less than a kilometer east of Lazzaretto beach, Le Bombarde beach is another popular beach of the Alghero area and the Riviera del Corallo.

Porto Palmas

  • ✓ Length: 130 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • ✓ Facilities: bar.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of porto palmas beach

Porto Palmas beach is a small cove just north of Argentiera in north-west Sardinia, and belongs to the group of westernmost coves you'll find on the island.

Spiaggia di Maria Pia

  • ✓ Length: 1200 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: walking, jogging.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant, camping.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of maria pia beach near alghero in north west sardinia

Head north-west from the center of Alghero for just a few kilometers, and you'll discover Maria Pia beach (Spiaggia di Maria Pia). It is one of the best beaches near Alghero. It is 1200 meters long and faces south-west, featuring excellent views of the Alghero bay. Maria Pia is backed by beautiful dunes and a cooling pine forest that can give you some shade during the hottest hours of the day. The waters at Maria Pia are shallow at first and get deeper gradually, so it's a good beach for families with children. This beach is also easily accessible with wheelchairs, it has a wooden pathway. The parking space is close to the beach. Highly recommended when in Alghero!

Mugoni Beach

  • ✓ Length: 1500 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of mugoni beach near alghero in north-west sardinia

Drive north-west from Alghero for about 15 kilometers, and you'll discover Mugoni beach. The main - and widest - part of Mugoni is about 1.5 kilometers long, though the beach continues for a few hundred meters at its outskirts. Mugoni is almost completely sheltered by cooling pine tree forests, and offers extraordinary views of the Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Conte headlands and the mountainous region near Tramariglio.

Lido Beach

  • ✓ Length: 1500 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: walking.
  • ✓ Facilities: beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of lido beach near alghero in north-west sardinia

Lido beach can be found just a few hundred meters north of Alghero. It has a length of nearly 1.5 kilometers, and mostly faces south-west, featuring views of a harbor named Marina di Sant'Elmo to the south, and a small island named Isola della Maddalenetta that's situated 1.5 kilometers off the coast. This Alghero beach is a favorite spot among both tourists and locals because, in addition to being an attractive beach, one can easily reach both the marina and the old town, along the Via Lido, either on foot or by bicycle.

Fertilia

  • ✓ Length: 1000 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant, diving center, camping.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of spiaggia di fertilia near alghero in north west sardinia

From Alghero, drive north-west for about 4 kilometers and you'll find Fertilia beach, located in between Maria Pia beach and the small village named Fertilia. Backed by a pond, Fertilia beach has a length of 1 kilometer and faces south, offering nice views over the shallow light-blue waters and Fertilia's small shipyard. This beach consists of clear sand and some rocks that arise on its outskirts. The seabed consists of sand and some small rocks, and the water is always crystal clear and pleasantly cool. There a diving school nearby.

Spiaggia di Porto Ferro

  • ✓ Length: 2000 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: walking, jogging, windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, bar.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of Spiaggia di Porto Ferro near Alghero in north-west Sardinia Italy.

Spiaggia di Porto Ferro is one of the best beaches in north-west Sardinia.The beach is also known for the nearby hamlet of Villa Assunta and Lago Baratz, the only natural lake of Sardinia. Separated by towering dunes and silent pine forests, they form yet another side to an already fascinating ecosystem which are further reasons as to why this bay is such sought after destinations in Sassari. Spiaggia di Porto Ferro faces west and features two kilometers of golden sand and some ancient towers which certainly add to the charm of the area. Highly recommended!

Beaches of North West Sardinia - Stintino

a stunning aerial view of Spiaggia La Pelosa, in Stintino, north-west Sardinia, Italy.

36 kilometers north-west of the city of Sassari, in the north-western tip of Sardinia, you'll find Stintino. Stintino used to be a village of fishermen hunting for tuna, but has now grown to become quite a popular Sardinian seaside resort. The small village is best known for the beach of La Pelosa - Spiaggia della Pelosa - a true Sardinian oasis, and a top contender on the list of the best beaches of Europe. La Pelosa is accompanied by an ancient sixteenth century watchtower, the Torre della Pelosa. Stintino provides easy access to Asinara National Park to the north - Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara - in the Marine Protected Area of Isola dell'Asinara.

Beaches Near Stintino

Spiaggia La Pelosa

  • ✓ Length: 330 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, restaurant.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
gorgeous transparent waters and blue skies at Spiaggia La Pelosa, in Stintino north-west Sardinia, Italy.

Spiaggia della Pelosa, with its shallow turquoise waters and white sands, is a must-see Sardinian oasis.

Spiaggia delle Saline

  • ✓ Length: 9000 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, walking, jogging, surfing, kitesurfing.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of le saline beach near stintino north west sardinia

Le Saline beach, located in the Gulf of Saline (Capo d'Orso) in Sassari, is 9 kilometers long, making it an ideal beach for long walks or jogging.

Spiaggia de La Pelosetta

  • ✓ Length: 270 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: scuba diving, windsurfing.
  • ✓ Facilities: bar, restaurant.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of spiaggia de la pelosetta in stintino sassari sardinia

Spiaggia de La Pelosetta has a length of just under 300 meters and faces north-east, overlooking the stunningly beautiful waters of the Golfo dell' Asinara. Just behind the beach you'll find Windsurfing Center Stintino, and a beach bar where visitors can enjoy a wide variety of pizzas and pasta dishes based on fresh fish and seafood.

Ezzi Mannu

  • ✓ Length: 2000 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, bar.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
a picture of spiaggia di ezzi mannu in stintino sassari

Travel 8 kilometers south-east from Stintino and you'll discover Ezzi Mannu beach (Spiaggia di Ezzu Mannu). It faces north-east and has a length of about 2 kilometers, offering views over the Golfo dell' Asinara. Ezzi Mannu is worth visiting if you want to avoid the crowds on La Pelosa during high season.