On this page you’ll find an overview of the beaches of south east Sardinia.
South East Sardinia - Costa Rei
Costa Rei is located just 20 kilometers north-east of Villasimius, and about 70 kilometers from Cagliari. This popular beach resort area stretches for 9 kilometers between Capo Ferrato to the north, and Sant’elmo to the south. Costa Rei has long beaches with sand and water in colors that Sardinia is so famous for, with reefs, bays and small islands, where people come to snorkel, scuba dive, wind- and kitesurf.
Beaches Near Costa Rei
You'll find Cala Sinzias beach (Spiaggia di Cala Sinzias) just north of Cala Pira, on the coastal line of Costa Rei, Cagliari. The beach has white sands with stray rocks, and waters clear like crystal. It is arguably one of the best beaches of Costa Rei. The beach is well equipped, and suitable for families, although the irregular surface beneath the water might make it unsuitable for small children. This spot popular amongst surfers, on quieter days it's a good snorkelling location. Part of this beach is privately operated by Hotel Garden Beach. The wooden walkways make this beach accessible for the disabled. Near the beach you’ll find Beach Club Is Fradis, a mix of a restaurant and lounge bar. It is a great location to spend your day and evening in a relaxed atmosphere. Summer season at the club usually starts in the beginning of May.
Drive a few hundred meters north from Sant'Elmo, and you'll discover Santa Giusta beach (Spiaggia di Santa Giusta). It faces east and has a length of about 1500 meters. On the north side is where you'll find the famous Peppino’s Rock. This picturesque rock is about 30 meters long, and shaped like a big whale. Around the rock you’ll spot some natural pools and small inlets. Spiaggia di Santa Giusta has thin sand, with the presence of small pebbles scattered along its sandy shore. Near the shore, its waters are shallow, making this a nice beach for families with children.
The splendid little beach of Scoglio di Peppino (Spiaggia di Scoglio di Peppino) can be found 1.5 kilometers south of Costa Rei. It has a length of only 120 meters and faces south-east, featuring marvelous views of Scoglio di Peppino (Peppino's Rock), a natural extension of Punta Santa Giusta. Peppino's rock is the main attraction of this beach. It's about 30 meters long, and shaped like a big whale. It can easily be reached from the beach through shallow waters. The view from the rock is excellent, so if you can, bring your camera!
Walk north for a few hundred meters along the beach from Scoglio di Peppino, and you'll reach Ginestre beach (Spiaggia delle Ginestre). This is the south section of Costa Rei's main beach. Spiaggia delle Ginestre has a length of over 2 kilometers, until it changes into the beach of Marina Rei (Spiaggia di Marina Rei). Waters are shallow here for the first few meters, it's a very suitable beach for families with children. It offers a full range of facilities, including several spots to park your car, and a beachfront camping. Several cafés and restaurants are scattered along the beach. Highly recommended!
Spiaggia di Porto Pirastu is surrounded by untouched nature, providing a romantic atmosphere.
South East Sardinia - Tertenia
Tertenia is a small hill town in Sardinia, set between the mountains and the sea along the south-eastern coast of the island. This charming town is known for its delightful setting, from the stunning beaches to some fascinating archaeological sites. The village is located in a high valley at the base of Mt. Arbu and Mt. Ferru, along the Rio Quirra River, known for its beautiful surrounding landscapes.
Beaches Near Tertenia
Feraxi beach, in Muravera, faces north-east, and is 2.5 kilometers long, Often quite windy, Feraxi beach is a good spot for surfing and kitesurfing.
Cardedu beach is conveniently located near Cardedu village, just a few kilometers south of Bari Sardo beach. It has several hotels and resorts in the area.
Su Sirboni beach is located 3 kilometers south of Cardedu, has a length of 200 meters, and is one of the most beloved beaches in this part of Ogliastra.
Foxi Manna beach, shaped like a half moon with a length of 800 meters, is the largest beach in the area of Tertenia, Ogliastra. The beach faces due east.
South East Sardinia - Villasimius
Villasimius or Crabonaxa as it is called in Sardinian language, is a community in the Province of Cagliari, about 35 kilometers east of Cagliari.
Beaches Near Villasimius
The beautiful sight of the moonlight dancing on the surface of the sea always makes Spiaggia di Porto Luna live up to its name.
If you were trying to conjure up the picture-perfect image of a quaint Sardinian cove setting, you could do worse than looking at Spiaggia Cala Burroni.
At Piscadeddus, Sardinian beach life is good for everyone, including families with kids: a decent length of 170 meters, a mix of rocky and sandy beach, water clear as gin, and a shallow seabed with a gentle slope.
A small dazzling cove that neighbors the far larger beaches of Spiaggia di Capo Carbonara and Spiaggia di Porto Giunco.
Come to Spiaggia di Capo Carbonara early, around sunrise, and the beach will be practically yours. The views are spectacular.
The sea is lovely at Santo Stefano, and you’ll likely spot plenty of fish. Don’t be surprised to see starfish, octopus, mussels, and sea urchins.
The sands of this little beach are white as rice, with typical Sardinian polished rocks and boulders sprinkled across the beach.
Punta Molentis could very well be the southern Sardinian beach that completely renders travelling to the Caribbean obsolete - for Europeans at least.
Simius beach, located east of Campulongu, offers vistas of both the Torre di Porto Giunco standing on the peninsula, and the Isola dei Cavoli lighthouse.
Campulongu beach lies 1.5 km from Campus beach and is one of the larger beaches of the Villasimius area, with hotels, restaurants and a golf club nearby.
South East Sardinia - Torre Delle Stelle
Pure, crystalline blue seas, white sand, and delightful green surroundings perfectly illustrate Torre Delle Stelle in south Sardinia. Surrounding the Saracen Tower Torre de Su Fenugu, this is one of the very few villages of Sardinia with two beaches, Cann’e Sissa and Genn’e Mari. Both are similarly beautiful and ensure this charming seaside village is a favorite vacation destination southeast from Cagliari. Torre Selle Stelle is also a part of the breathtaking Sinnai and Maracalagonis coastal regions and has a striking appearance as it sits quietly, nestled into the hillside. It offers countless activities for guests to enjoy and the beaches are safe and particularly suitable for children and families. And then there are the other local amenities, for there are several pizzerias, shops, boutiques, scuba diving schools and recreation areas in the region.
Beaches Near Torre Delle Stelle
Spiaggia di Genn’e Mari is one of the two beaches which surround the picturesque cape of Cagliari and Villasimius. It is a five hundred-meter-long beach located to the east of Torre delle Stelle, on the South coast of Sardinia. Scenic and blessed with turquoise blue water, it provides the perfect bay in which to enjoy a vacation. The beach is covered in light, golden, and fine-grained white sand that glistens under the sun. This is especially impressive during the spring season while a vibrant emerald green hue of nearby vegetation reflects the beauty of the region. The waters are also very shallow with a sandy bottom which also makes it pleasant and ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
Located on the south coast of Sardinia, Spiaggia di Cann’e Sisa is set amidst the beautiful coastline of Cagliari and features a four hundred meters of fine white sand. This treasure trove is ideal for family holidays and is also situate next to a Mediterranean pine forest. It has cream-colored sand which is very distinct among the beaches and spectacular clear blue to turquoise-colored waters. As with some of the nearby beaches, this also has a shallow and sandy bottom, which is great for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. The breathtaking backdrop of this beach is particularly impressive and compels visitors from all corners of the world to visit Sardinia. Aside from the beautiful flora, it also has a plethora of underwater life which includes giant lobsters, mostelle, crayfish, and king of mullets.
Spiaggia di Kal’e Moru is one of the most stunning beaches in South Sardinia near Torrel Delle Stelle in the province of Cagliari. It is a 1400 meter-long beach that connects Spiaggia di Marongiu and Spiaggia del Rio Geremeas. Spiaggia di Kal’e Moru is a stunning beach with soft, fine sand which is somewhere between white and golden. The waters are also enthralling with its crystal mirror reflecting an emerald green and turquoise up into the sky. As a travel destination in Sardinia, this region is perfect for families and at the end of the beach is a western end with rich Mediterranean promontory. Spiaggia di Kal’e Moru has many facilities that allow for engaging activities. There is also a rich marine life which is even visible from the shore, and the incredibly clear water allows for a pleasant wonder that surprises every visitor.
South East Sardinia - Sant’Elmo
It's easy to see why the area surrounding Sant'Elmo can effortlessly captivate visitors for a week or more.
Beaches Near Sant’Elmo
Spiaggia di Cala Pira is located between the villages of Villasimius and Sant’elmo. This beach is one of the more popular spots in the Costa Rei area.
San Pietro beach stretches south of the highlands of Monte Turnu, and is characterized by beautiful cliffs, amazingly colored waters and fine, golden sand. Part of San Pietro beach is privately operated by the Alma Resort. Beach services include beach towels, parasols and sun loungers. The private beach can be reached via a footpath of a few hundred meters.
With a length of just under 300 meters, Spiaggia di Cala Monte Turno is one of the smaller beaches in this area.
Spiaggia Sant'Elmo is a fantastic beach that ticks all the boxes! The water's edge offers a shallow entry, making it super easy to wade in and start enjoying the refreshing waves.