On this page you’ll find an overview of the beaches of north-west Sardinia.
North West Sardinia - Alghero
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
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.
Lazzaretto beach, on the Riviera del Corallo, is located near the villages of Fertilia and Lido San Giovanni, and close to Le Bombarde beach.
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 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.
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!
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 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.
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 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!
North West Sardinia - Stintino
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 della Pelosa, with its shallow turquoise waters and white sands, is a must-see Sardinian oasis.
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 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.
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.