South West Sardinia

Piscinas, Costa Verde, Sardinia.
Piscinas, Costa Verde, Sardinia.

On the south-west side of Sardinia, far away from the megayachts, the Italian playboys and Arab oligarchs on the crowded Costa Smeralda beaches in the north-east, one can find the quiet coastal stretches of the Costa Verde. With their wild natural beauty and ever restless seas, the Costa Verde beaches are some of the most unspoilt beaches of the Mediterranean island. Below, you’ll find an overview of the beaches of south west Sardinia.

South West Sardinia - Iglesias

a picture of buggerru village in the province of carbonia-iglesias south-west sardinia

Iglesias is a beautiful historic destination in south-west Sardinia with a rich Spanish culture that buzzes with energy in the summer months. Even in winter it retains its charm and is a quieter place to relax. For visitors to Sardinia some time spent in Iglesias is a wonderful way to experience local culture and hospitality.

Beaches Near Iglesias

Spiaggia di Fontanamare

  • ✓ Length: 3000 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: surfing, kitesurfing, birdwatching.
  • ✓ Facilities: None. You'll want to bring some food and snacks.

Mezzo beach has golden sands that span several kilometers. Limestone cliffs, foothills that go as fas as the sea, and the Mistral make the beach a must-see.

South West Sardinia - Guspini

a picture of Arcuentu and view of Arbus coast called Costa Verde, Sardinia, Italy

Located on the south-western coast of Sardinia, Guspini is situated in the midst of stunning countryside and panoramic ocean views. Known as the “Green Coast”, this stretch is overflowing with beaches, caves, and cliffs while the town itself is a wonderful encounter with old town Sardinia. Whether you decide to be active or take to life in the slow lane, Guspini in Sardinia is a charming town with an opportunity to do both. In fact, this is one of the oldest towns on the island with a very silent nature and magical aura to the place. From the quiet coastal paths and beautiful beaches to the limestone cliffs and ancient buildings in between, indeed, Guspini is unforgettable.

Beaches Near Guspini

Spiaggia di Piscinas

  • ✓ Length: 3500 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, walking, surfing, kitesurfing, hiking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, restaurant.
the sand dunes behind the beach of Piscinas near Guspini in south-west Sardinia

Piscinas beach on the Costa Verde is uniquely surrounded by sand dunes up to 60 meters tall, where junipers, rare flowers and wild olive trees grow.

Spiaggia di Scivu

  • ✓ Length: 3000 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: kitesurfing, hiking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking.

Scivu beach (Spiaggia Scivu) on the Sardininan coastline of Costa Verde, is a strip of golden sand in an environment that has remained completely untouched.

Spiaggia di Pistis

  • ✓ Length: 1600 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: scuba diving, kitesurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar.

Pistis beach lies in between Pistis and Torre di Flumentorgiu. It features dunes up to 30 meters high, giving the area a typically Saharian quality.

South West Sardinia - Buggeru

a picture of the seaside village of Buggeru in south-west Sardinia, Italy.

The seaside town of Buggeru lies hidden deep within a mountainous area and a beach known for shallow water and a sandy seabed. Since the last mines closed down in 1980, Buggerru has also become a popular tourist destination with some surviving miners acting as tourist guides throughout the region. A descending winding road surrounded with breathtaking mountainous scenery welcomes you to Buggerru and at the center of the village is a lovely port overlooking the Galleria Henry, one of the most visited mines in the area.

Beaches Near Buggeru

Spiaggia di Portixeddu

  • ✓ Length: 2500 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: scuba diving, surfing, kitesurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • ✓ This beach should be nice for families with kids.
  • ✓ This beach faces west, nice for sunsets!
a picture of Spiaggia di Portixeddu near Buggeru in south-west Sardinia, Italy.

Portixeddu beach, in south-west Sardinia, is 2.5 kilometers long and perfect for long walks along the shore and jogging. This beach is hardly ever crowded, even during peak season. It faces due west, making it a great spot to watch the sunset.

Cala Domestica

  • ✓ Length: 60 meters.
  • ✓ Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, pedal boating, hiking.
  • ✓ Facilities: parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar.
a picture of Cala Domestica near Buggeru in south-west Sardinia, Italy.

Situated in what used to be a mining area, Cala Domestica is located on the south-western coast of Sardinia. Cala Domestica is a popular scuba diving spot, there’s plenty of fish if you dive a bit around the rocks at the border of the crescent bay. A must-see beach if you're in the area, it's one of the best beaches of south Sardinia!