Porto Palmas

a picture of porto palmas beach
Porto Palmas Beach, Palmadula, Sassari, Sardinia.

About Porto Palmas

Porto Palmas beach (Spiaggia di Porto Palmas) is a small and secluded cove just north of Argentiera, Sassari in the north-western part of Sardinia. It belongs to the group of westernmost coves you’ll find on the Mediterranean island. The beach faces north-west, and has a length of just 130 meters. This beach doesn’t have any facilities, except for a seasonal bar. Its waters are shallow at the beginning, making this beach suitable for families with children. Porto Palmas can easily be reached by car, there is a parking just behind the beach.

Porto Palmas Hotels

The closest accommodation you’ll find in this part of Sardinia is Agriturismo Finagliosu in Palmadula, 5 minutes away from the coast. It is a farm with authentic rooms, a traditional Sardinian restaurant, free bikes and free parking. La Pelosa beach, near Stintino, is 20 kilometers away.

Directions to Porto Palmas

To reach Porto Palmas beach, head towards Argentiera by taking the SP18 from Sassari. Continue until you’ve reached Palmadula after approximately 25 kilometers. Once you’ve reached the small village of Palmadula, exit the center of the village by making a left turn onto the Via Argentiera. After about 3 kilometers, take the dirt road that leads to the parking area of Porto Palmas beach.

Sardinian Beaches Near Porto Palmas

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!

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.