a picture of the old port in stintino province of sassari sardinia
The picturesque old port of Stintino, Sassari.

About 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.

Things To Do in Stintino

Visit Il Museo della Tonnara

The Tonnara Museum is located in the center of Stintino near the port. The little museum was built in 1995, and serves as a tribute to all people who have worked in the tuna fishing sector. It is divided into six rooms where model fishing boats are on display, maps with swimming routes of Mediterranean tuna fish can be viewed, diaries and other historical documents can be studied, and videos showing the different stages of tuna processing can be watched.

Go Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Scuba Diving

The Windsurfing Center in Stintino offers a full range of services to anyone who’d like to enjoy water sports. At the Windsurfing Center, qualified instructors will help you enjoy windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing, or diving in the beautiful waters of Asinara National Park. On the beach of Le Saline, 4 kilometers south-east of Stintino, the Center runs Kitezone Le Saline, a wind- and kitesurfing school for both beginners and the advanced. Rental and storage of equipment is available. The Windsurfing Center also offers a taxi boat service to and from the island of Asinara, and can drop you off at the docks of Fornelli, Cala Reale and Cala d’Oliva. This is certainly one of the best things to do in Stintino!

Take Scuba Diving Lessons

The Roccaruja Diving Center near the apartments of Rocca Ruja Vip offers a complete range of diving courses. These include The PADI Open Water Diver course, which qualifies for diving up to a depth of 18 meters with several theory lessons, and dives both in confined water and open water.

Stintino Hotels - Where to Stay

Cala Rosa Club Hotel

  • A 4 star Hotel in Stintino with 125 rooms, 0 kilometers from the center of town (about 0 miles.)

Located in the Natural Park of Asinara, Sardinia, Cala Rosa Hotel is one of the most unique Stintino hotels you are likely to encounter. Built to look like a village, the hotel is ideal for anyone wanting a touch of privacy on their vacation, or even just somewhere a little bit special. Featuring a large garden surrounding each house, nature is truly on the doorstep here, and with more than 125 rooms, the Cala Rosa Hotel offers private entry, air conditioning, and comfortable and stylish rooms. Choose between the standard room, junior suite, the suite, or the superior suite, depending on your preferences. Every single room has been nicely decorated, and they come with a clean finish that gives the rooms a modern touch. Most hotels have one restaurant that their guests are free to dine in, but here is where Cala Rosa Hotel is a little different. This hotel has three restaurant rooms, meaning guests can eat wherever they please. Enjoy the buffet breakfast, another buffet at lunch time, and a barbecued meal for dinner that’s cooked right in front of you. With a nearby beach, a games playground, and an amusement room, guests with small children will be pleased to find that they can keep them occupied, whatever the weather is doing. Offering free WiFi, live music, and a swimming pool, the Cala Rosa Hotel is truly unique, throw in their child-minding service, and you have a hotel that is willing to go the extra mile for you.

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Park Hotel Asinara

  • A 3 star Hotel in Stintino with 50 rooms, 0 kilometers from the center of town (about 0 miles.)
A cozy terrace at Park Hotel Asinara, in Stintino, north-wst Sardinia, Italy.

Located on a rocky hill just five hundred meters from the sea, the Park Hotel Asinara is perfectly located and a charming place to stay. One of the nicest hotels in Stintino, the Park Hotel Asinara has decorated each of its 30 rooms in a traditional Sardinian style, offering guests that Mediterranean touch they love. With a private garden, two swimming pools, tennis courts, and offering bicycle hire, the hotel is ideal if you are looking for a nicely decorated room, an excellent restaurant that serves Sardinian and Seafood dishes, without being too elaborate. The beauty of this hotel is just not the elegant simplicity with which it has been designed, but also what it offers each of its guests. At the reception, guests can arrange excursions around the island, and with a free shuttle straight to the beach, the hotel is the ideal destination for couples who don’t want to spend a lot of money.

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Hotel Cala Reale

  • A 3 star Hotel in Stintino with 50 rooms, 0 kilometers from the center of town (about 0 miles.)
The blissful surroundings of Hotel Cala Reale, in Stintino, Sassari, Sardinia.

Recently renovated, and with a modern touch, the Hotel Cala Reale is approximately half a mile from the sea, while offering guests a room that meets all of their needs. Featuring a comfortable bed, a balcony, internet connection, and air conditioning to keep you cool on those hot Sardinian days, the rooms have that Mediterranean feel, without being too extravagant. With two swimming pools, you will not have any difficulty cooling off, and once you’ve had enough of the water, feel free to lounge by the pool and soak up the hot Sardinian sun. If you’re feeling slightly more energetic after your time by the pool, why not head to the tennis courts, and get a bit of exercise in before enjoying a trip to La Pelosa beach, which is just under 2 miles away. If you do not wish to walk to the beach, head to reception and organize a seat on the shuttle that will take you there and back again. With a buffet breakfast that offers guests everything they want, and rooms that are ideal for the whole family, or just the two of you, the Hotel Cala Reale is thought to be better value for money than many other hotels in the area.

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Residence Le Vele

  • A 3 star Apartment in Stintino with 50 rooms, 0 kilometers from the center of town (about 0 miles.)
Dreamy coastal views at Residence Le Vele, in Stintino, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.

The Residence Le Vele is just a three-minute walk from the beach, offering beach-lovers the chance to enjoy their perfect vacation. Offering extra special rooms, this hotel has that touch of luxury you’re looking for. Guests can choose between a room for with a sea view, or a room with a garden, making your time in Sardinia very special. The rooms in the hotel are nicely decorated, without being over the top, and the privacy of your garden can make your vacation seem incredibly luxurious. Guests can also enjoy having access to a tennis court and a swimming pool, making their stay even more luxurious. With a kitchenette in all of the rooms, and thought to be the very best regarding value, the Residence Le Vele is well worth a visit.

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Sardinian Beaches Near Stintino

There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Stintino. Just click on a link below to find out more!

Ezzi Mannu

  • Length: 2000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia di ezzi mannu in stintino sassari

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.

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Spiaggia de La Pelosetta

  • Length: 270 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, windsurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia de la pelosetta in stintino sassari sardinia

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.

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Le Saline Beach

  • Length: 9000 meters.
  • Things to do: jogging, kitesurfing, snorkelling, surfing, walking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of le saline beach near stintino north west sardinia

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.

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La Pelosa Beach

  • Length: 330 meters.
  • Things to do: kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of la pelosa beach in stintino north west sardinia

La Pelosa Beach (Spiaggia della Pelosa), with its shallow turquoise waters and white sands, is a Sardinian oasis, but can get crowded during peak season.

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