Cala Sinzias

a picture of cala sinzias near costa rei south east sardinia
A view from the north: Cala Sinzias, near Costa Rei, Cagliari, south-east Sardinia. In the background, the mountains near Cala Pira.

About Cala Sinzias

Cala Sinzias beach (Spiaggia di Cala Sinzias) lies just north of Cala Pira beach, on the coastal line of Costa Rei, Cagliari. Located in front of a grove of eucalyptus trees, the beach has white sands with stray rocks, and waters clear like crystal. This 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. Cala Sinzias can be quite windy, making this spot popular amongst surfers, on quieter days it’s a good snorkelling location. If lounging in the sun gets tiring, boats can be rented for a refreshing trip on the sea. Part of this beach is privately operated by Hotel Garden Beach. The wooden walkways make this beach accessible for the disabled.

Beach Club Is Fradis

The bar at Beach Club Is Fradis.
The bar at Beach Club Is Fradis.

At the entrance to 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. At the beach club, yoga can be practiced in the morning, and various beach activities are organized throughout the day. Luxury sunbeds are available right on the beach. The restaurant’s menu focuses on local Meditteranean cuisine, based exclusively on local catch and seasonal products. As the sun sets, the Is Fradis bar serves a series of delicious classic Italian aperitivos and cocktails, served with fresh herbs and fruit. Summer season usually starts in the beginning of May.

Where to Stay near Cala Sinzias

Hotel Garden Beach

An aerial view of Hotel Garden Beach.
An aerial view of Hotel Garden Beach.

Located at the northern section of Cala Sinzias, just steps away from the beach, you’ll find Hotel Garden Beach. It is a recently built 4-star resort offering a wide range of facilities, including a large fresh water swimming pool and several tennis courts. The beachfront resort offers 4 types of rooms: Classic Rooms, Superior, Junior Suite and Prestige. There’s a private beach, equipped with umbrellas and sun beds, and toilets and showers. At the resort’s Sunset Lounge Restaurant – a unique wooden kiosk near the sea – the chef offers an à la carte menu with table service from 8.00 PM to 10.00 PM. The beach bar is open from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM, and from 7.30 PM until midnight. It offers a small catering service with hot and cold dishes at lunchtime.

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Limone Beach Village

The pools at the Limone Beach Village beach resort.
The pools at the Limone Beach Village beach resort.

Right behind Hotel Garden Beach, at just 300 meters from Cala Sinzias, you’ll find the Limone Beach Village. This four-star beachfront resort features a restaurant, two large outdoor swimming pools, a wellness spa, and two sports areas for playing tennis and soccer. The resort offer over 50 beach villas at the heart of the village, each uniquely furnished according to traditional Sardinian style. Activities at the resort include scuba diving with expert guides, dinghy excursions, and hiking trips to the Sette Fratelli Natural Park.

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Villa Near the Beach – Villa Serena

The patio at Villa Serena.
The patio at Villa Serena.

For those looking for privacy in a luxury villa close to the Cala Sinzias, Villa Serena is one of the nicest in this area, located just 200 meters from the beach. This family-friendly home is managed by Belvilla and can accommodate up to 8 persons, including children. It has a cozy patio with a barbecue and a seasonal outdoor pool. The kitchen features a dishwasher and microwave oven. There’s a fireplace in the living room. WiFi is free to use, and free public parking is available nearby.

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Directions to Cala Sinzias

To reach Cala Sinzias from Villasimius, head south-west on Via Umbero. At the roundabout, take the second exit to Via Logudoro. Turn right after 6 kilometers. After 1.5 kilometers, turn right again, following the sign for Camping Limone Beach.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala Sinzias

Spiaggia delle Ginestre

  • Length: 2400 meters.
  • Things to do: walking, windsurfing, pedal boating.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of scoglio di peppino

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!

Cala Monte Turno

  • Length: 280 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia di cala monte turno near costa rei in south-east sardinia

With a length of just under 300 meters, Cala Monte Turno (Spiaggia di Cala Monte Turno) is one of the smaller beaches in this area of Costa Rei. It faces south-east, offering views to the north of Monte Turno - which this beach was named after. The sea is very clear in this bay, and rich in marine life. A very nice spot for some snorkelling.

Scoglio di Peppino

  • Length: 120 meters.
  • Things to do: windsurfing, pedal boating, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the entrance to scoglio di peppino beach in cagliari south-east sardinia

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!

Santa Giusta Beach

  • Length: 1100 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, walking, pedal boating.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of rocks at spiaggia di santa giusta in south-east sardinia

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.

San Pietro Beach

  • Length: 900 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia marina di san pietro in costa rei sardinia

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.

Cala Pira

  • Length: 500 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of cala pira near villasimius in cagliari south-east sardinia

Cala Pira beach (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. Cala Pira beach is located in between two hills, and is sheltered from the wind. The beach is 500 meters long, offering panoramic views of Isola Serpentara, situated 5 kilometers off the coast, and the recently restored Torre di Cala Pira. Many sailboats come to this bay to lower the anchors and spend the day. Shallow blue waters make Cala Pira a good snorkelling or canoeing spot.