Spiaggia del Riso

spiaggia del riso near villasimius southeast sardinia italy
Spiaggia del Riso is noted for its sandy shore of little pebbles of white quartz, similar to rice grains.

About Spiaggia del Riso

  • near Villasimius, Province of Cagliari, South-East Sardinia, Italy.
  • parking, camping.
  • snorkelling.
  • 20:48 PM
  • 06:00 AM
  • 200 meters.
  • suitable for families with children.

granite rocks at spiaggia del riso near villasimius sardinia
Summer on the rocks at Spiaggia del Riso. In the background, the low hills near Spiaggia Cuccureddus.
Tucked between the Villasimius Marina and Spiaggia di Campulongu, you’ll find a small beach named Spiaggia del Riso. It’s one of the smaller beaches in the area, but definitely worth paying a visit for a few hours when it’s not too busy (Saturdays, mostly.) As its name suggests – and you probably guessed it – the sands of this little beach are white as rice, with typical Sardinian polished rocks and boulders sprinkled across the beach. Spiaggia del Riso faces northwest, with very nice views of the marina and the area surrounding Spiaggia di Campulongu. The beach is backed by a quiet residential area where several holiday villas can be found. Behind the small village, there’s Stagno di Notteri, a small but well-preserved pond that stretches to the east side of Capo Carbonara to give access to Spiaggia di Porto Giunco. Spiaggia del Riso is suitable for some casual summer swimming. You won’t be disturbed by any large waves or currents. Alternatively, take a refreshing dip while you’re on your way to explore the more immense beaches in this pocket of southeast Sardinia. If you’re bringing your snorkeling set, note that you will spot a few rocks on the opposite side of the marina, which probably attracts various fish species. Note that you won’t find any facilities on Spiaggia del Riso. For lunch, there are several restaurants nearby at a walkable distance. The parking area is on the north side of the beach, near the seaside campsite.

Stay until sunset if you can!

Places to Stay near Spiaggia del Riso

Stella Maris Hotel

  • A 4 star Hotel 0.8 kilometers from Spiaggia del Riso
a room with views of spiaggia di campulongu at the stella maris hotel near Villasimius, south-west Sardinia
Marvelous views of Spiaggia di Campulongu at the 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!

How To Get To Spiaggia del Riso

To get to Spiaggia del Riso from Villasimius, Drive along Via Umberto I and Via del Mare for about three kilometers. Then take Via Degli Oleandri in the direction of Notteri. The beach will be on your right, on Via Degli Oleandri. The parking is next to the marina.


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