Spiaggia di Santo Stefano

a snorkeling spot at spiaggia di santo stefano near villasimius south sardinia
Crystal clear waters at Spiaggia di Santo Stefano, one of the best snorkeling spots of Capo Carbonara.

About Spiaggia di Santo Stefano

  • near Villasimius, Province of Cagliari, South-East Sardinia, Italy.
  • parking.
  • snorkelling.
  • 20:36 PM
  • 06:02 AM
  • 250 meters.
  • suitable for families with children.

Spiaggia di Santo Stefano is tucked between the southern tip of Capo Carbonara and the Marina of Villasimius, just about 1 kilometer south of Spiaggia del Riso. It’s a decently sized beach with a length of 250 meters. Shaped like a half moon, the beach faces west, with splendid views of Scoglio San Stefano, a tiny island 500 meters off the coast.

Spiaggia di Stefano offers the familiar ingredients of a south Sardinian beach: crystal clear waters, stretches of grainy sand, with parts of the beach dotted with granite rocks. Some light snorkeling certainly comes to mind; the sea is lovely here, and you’ll likely spot plenty of fish, even close to the shore. Don’t be surprised to see starfish, octopus, mussels, and sea urchins. About twenty meters from the beach, the seabed becomes a bit rockier, so you may want to bring a pair of swimming shoes.

During the high season in July and August, it’s not a bad idea to come here early to reserve a good spot. Bring an umbrella for some shade. Also, make sure you stock up on supplies if you’re planning to spend more than a few hours (drinks, snacks), as Spiaggia di Santo Stefano offers no services. You’ll find a mini market just two kilometers away. Santo Stefano is suitable for families with children and is a must-see beach if you’re staying near Villasimius.

Sunsets are known to be gorgeous here!

Places to Stay near Spiaggia di Santo Stefano

Stella Maris Hotel

  • A 4 star Hotel 2 kilometers from Spiaggia di Santo Stefano
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!


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