About Spiaggia Cala Burroni
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. Set right on the southernmost tip of the Villasimius headlands, this quiet cove lies right in the middle of Area Naturale Marina Protetta Capo Carbonara, with the magnificent Tyrrhenian Sea stretching as far as the eye can see and Isola Dei Cavoli casually interrupting the horizon. Can you spot the lighthouse? That’s Faro Dell’Isola Dei Cavoli, one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Sardinia; it was built in 1858 and recently reopened in 2021. As it is now a host to a museum, It has become a famous landmark, and a taxi boat service can take you to Cavoli Island. As you might expect, Spiaggia Cala Burroni offers next to nothing when it comes to services. Just a tiny stretch of sand, a rockier part on the south side of the beach, Mediterranean maquis behind the beach, and a few dusty footpaths to get around the area. The cove faces southeast and has a length of a mere 160 meters. Come here early enough (or just before sunset), and all you’ll find is privacy. If you like hiking, explore the footpaths for a few hours. Snorkeling here for a while isn’t a bad idea, especially on the north side where the big rocks are. Whether you spend just a few hours here or on a day trip to explore the other beaches of Villasimius, don’t forget to bring some drinks and snacks. Please remember to clean up your trash when you leave – it’s no coincidence this is a protected zone, so treat the fragile landscape respectfully.
Places to Stay near Spiaggia Cala Burroni
Stella Maris Hotel
If you’d like to spend a few days at Spiaggia di Campulongu, Spiaggia del Riso and Spiaggia di Santo Stefano, you’re in luck! Tucked in the middle of the cooling pine and juniper forest behind Campulongu beach, you’ll find Hotel Stella Maris. This highly rated property (four stars) overlooks the Bay of Campulongu, and offers a supervised private beach area in the middle of Campulongu. Beach towels, sun loungers and parasols are free for guests. Furthermore, six showers can be found directly off the beach to rinse off the salty water. At the hotel, 2 beachfront dining rooms serve traditional Sardinian and Italian cuisine à la carte, and there’s an extensive local wine list with several surprising Sardinian varieties. An infinity swimming pool for a relaxing morning or evening swim, sounds like a good idea doesn’t it? All rooms at Stella Maris, varying from Basic to the Presidential Suite, offer either garden views or sea views. The room interiors are enriched by various works of art and artistic local craftsmanship. Other highlights of this property include a buffet breakfast, transfers to and from the hotel, and a tennis court. As this location is an ideal place for peace and meditation, massages and yoga classes are available as well. At Stella Maris, staff will be delighted to help you rent a car or to organise a guided tour of the other astonishing beaches in the vicinity of Villasimius. Highly recommended!
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