About Maria Pia Beach
Head north-west from the center of Alghero for just a few kilometers, and you’ll discover Maria Pia beach (Spiaggia di Maria Pia). Together with Le Bombarde, this beach is one of the best beaches near Alghero. It is 1200 meters long and faces south-west, featuring excellent views of the small settlement of Fertilia, the Alghero bay and the tiny Isola della Maddalenetta situated 1.5 kilometers off the coast. 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 water is really beautiful and clear, the sand is clean and white, without too many rocks. Maria Pia is a great spot for walking or jogging along the shore. The waters at Maria Pia are shallow at first and get deeper gradually, so it’s a good beach for families with children. Plenty of sun loungers are available for rent, and there are several snack bars selling drinks and icecream dotted along the beach. The 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!
Where to Stay near Maria Pia Beach
Just a few steps behind the south section of Maria Pia beach, on Viale I Maggio, you'll find the four-star Hotel Oasis. This family-friendly hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a mini golf course. This hotel offers 120 en suite bedrooms in total, all of which feature a balcony, air conditioning, an LCD TV and a mini fridge. The hotel's restaurant serves Sardinian and Italian specialities daily, along with a delicious buffet breakfast.
Various types of en suite apartments for families and groups can be found at Residence Oasis. Their three-room apartments can accommodate up to 6 persons. All self-catering apartments here have their own balcony, TV, air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen. The lush garden surrounding the Oasis Hotel & Residence features two large swimming pools. Each adult pool also has a children's pool next to it.
How To Get To Maria Pia Beach
Spiaggia di Maria Pia can easily be reached from the historical centre of Alghero. Just head north-west, and follow directions for the Lido, then carry on toward Fertilia along Viale Primo Maggio. Note that in order to reach the beach, you must go through the pine forest.
Sardinian Beaches Near Maria Pia Beach
Spiaggia di Porto Ferro
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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lazzaretto beach, on the Riviera del Corallo, is located near the villages of Fertilia and Lido San Giovanni, and close to Le Bombarde beach.
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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.
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