Portixeddu Beach

Portixeddu Beach, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinia.
Portixeddu Beach, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinia.

About Portixeddu Beach

Portixeddu beach (Spiaggia di Portixeddu) lies between Buggerru and Portixeddu just south of Scivu beach, and is one of the best beaches in the area. Portixeddu village, just north of the beach, lies at the foot of a hill next to a small cliff overlooking the hillside, offering a breathtaking view of the sea and a seemingly endless white beach that is nearly 2.5 kilometers long. Given its sheer length, Portixeddu beach is perfect for long walks and jogging. Part of Portixeddu beach is bordered by dunes, with forests of pines, oaks and junipers offering shelter during hot summer days. In this area of Sardinia, the Mistral wind is a well known guest, making Portixeddu beach another surfer’s paradise on Sardinia. Thanks to its large size the beach is hardly ever crowded, even during high season. Since the beach faces west, you’ve come to the right place to enjoy spectacular sunsets.

Directions to Portixeddu Beach

From Cagliari, take the SS 130 to Iglesias. Near Iglesias, head north by taking the SS 126 to Fluminimaggiore. After passing Fluminimaggiore, take the left exit to Buggerru, along the Rio Mannu river. Portixeddu beach is 6 kilometers up ahead.

Sardinian Beaches Near Portixeddu Beach

Cala Domestica

  • Length: 60 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving.
a picture of cala domestica

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.

Fontanamare

  • Length: 3000 meters.
  • Things to do: surfing, kitesurfing, birdwatching.

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.