Lazzaretto Beach

a picture of lazzaretto beach near alghero in sassari north west sardinia
Lazzaretto Beach, Alghero, Sassari.

About Lazzaretto Beach

Lazzaretto beach (Spiaggia del Lazzaretto) is located north-west of Alghero, near the villages of Fertilia and Lido San Giovanni, and close to Le Bombarde beach. This coastal area, called Riviera del Corallo, offers several coves nearby, the closest one is located just north-east towards Fertilia and can be reached by walking for 200 meters along a footpath. Lazzaretto beach faces south-east, with beautiful views of Alghero in the distance and Torre del Lazzaretto to the right – an ancient tower that was built with local limestone around 1580. The beach has a wide range of services and facilities. If you’re on holiday in the Alghero area, this beach shouldn’t be missed.

Directions to Lazzaretto Beach

From Sassari, take the SS 291 towards Alghero. After 20 kilometers, at the roundabout, take the third exit onto the SP 42 to Alghero and Fertilia. Just before Alghero, at the roundabout, take the exit to the SS 127 bis to Fertilia. Once passed Fertilia, continue towards Porto Conte. After passing Le Bombarde beach, look for signs for Lazzaretto. Lazzaretto beach is signposted off the main road.

Sardinian Beaches Near Lazzaretto Beach

Fertilia

  • Length: 1000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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.

Lido Beach

  • Length: 1500 meters.
  • Things to do: walking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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.

Mugoni Beach

  • Length: 1500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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.

Maria Pia Beach

  • Length: 1200 meters.
  • Things to do: walking, jogging.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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!

Porto Palmas

  • Length: 130 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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.

Le Bombarde

  • Length: 500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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.

La Speranza

  • Length: 550 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, surfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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.