Mugoni Beach

a picture of mugoni beach near alghero in north-west sardinia
The Thai vistas at Mugoni beach, near Alghero, north-west Sardinia.

About Mugoni Beach

Drive north-west from Alghero for about 15 kilometers, and you’ll discover Mugoni beach (Spiaggia di Mugoni). Popular among the Alghero locals, this spot is one of the lesser known must-see beaches to visit, should you find yourself in this part of the province of Sassari.

The main – and widest – part of Mugoni beach is about 1.5 kilometers long, though the beach continues for a few hundred meters at its outskirts. Almost completely sheltered by thick and cooling pine tree forests, Spiaggia di Mugoni faces south and offers extraordinary views of the headlands of Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Conte and the mountainous region near the village of Tramariglio, as you can see in the above image.

With crystal clear waters, fine golden sands, plenty of pretty pine forests, and stunning views reminiscent of sceneries one typically finds in Thailand, Mugoni beach could very well become your favorite beach near Alghero.

If you can, do stay until sunset and be mesmerized.

This beach is well equipped: sun loungers and parasols are available for rent, and you will love lounging near the Nimfe bar where you can buy some cold drinks and nibbles to get you through the day. Spiaggia di Mugoni is family-friendly, it’s a great place to stay with your children the entire day.

Highly recommended!

Where to Stay near Mugoni Beach

Hotel Corte Rosada Resort & Spa

Hotel Corte Rosada Resort & Spa
Hotel Corte Rosada Resort & Spa

If you’d like to stay close to this beach, just a few kilometers south-east of Spiaggia di Mugoni, in Localita’ Porto Conte, you’ll find the four-star Hotel Corte Rosada Resort & Spa. This family-friendly resort features a free private beach, an outdoor pool, and a fully equipped spa. The spa resort offers 160 air-conditioned rooms in total, all of which feature a satellite TV, and a private bathroom. The resort’s restaurant serves Sardinian and Italian specialities daily, along with a daily breakfast. Lunch can be enjoyed outside in the ocean-view garden, and an à la carte menu is available at dinner.

Directions to Mugoni Beach

To reach Mugoni beach from Alghero, head to Capo Caccia and Fertilia by taking the SS127bis. After about 10 kilometers you will come across an intersection, where you’ll turn right onto the SP55 in the direction of Capo Caccia. The beach will be on your left after about two kilometers. It shouldn’t be more than a half hour drive.

Sardinian Beaches Near Mugoni 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.

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.

Lazzaretto Beach

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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.

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.