La Maddalena

a picture taken on la maddalena spiaggia in cagliari sardinia
View from La Maddalena, Capoterra, Cagliari.

About La Maddalena

15 kilometers south-west of Poetto beach, you’ll find La Maddalena beach (La Maddalena Spiaggia). The largest part of this beach lies in front of a village with the same name. It has a total length of nearly 1200 meters, and faces south-east, overlooking the Golfo degli Angeli – or the Bay of Angels. The beach is well equipped, it has a parking area just behind the beach. There’s a restaurant as well, and beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent near the restaurant. Paddle boats are available for rent.

La Maddalena Spiaggia, also known as Petrol Beach as it’s located between two refineries, is a favorite spot among kitesurfing enthousiasts. During spring, summer and autumn, there’s nearly always more than enough wind to go kitesurfing here. Near the southern edge of La Maddalena, you’ll find Kitezone Cagliari, where kitesurfing equipment can be rented and lessons can be taken – also for groups.

Accommodations Near La Maddalena

B&B Maddalena

B&B Maddalena

For those who’d like to stay in the vicinity of La Maddalena to go kitesurfing every day, there are several accommodations to choose from. Near the Cagliari Kitesurfing School, you’ll find B&B Maddalena, on Via Mirto. This bed and breakfast offers three rooms which include a shared bathroom. There’s free WiFi throughout the property, and the B&B offers a terrace and sea views.

Home Mini Resort

Home Mini Resort

Close to the Santa Gilla Lagoon in Capoterra, approximately 500 meters from La Maddalena Spiaggia, the Home Mini Resort offers 6 self-catering apartments. All air-conditioned apartments feature a bedroom, a bathroom, and a living room with fully equipped kitchenette. This property is surrounded by a garden, and some of the apartments have either a balcony or a patio.

Directions to La Maddalena

Coming from Cagliari, La Maddalena Spiaggia can easily be reached by taking the Strada Statale 195 Sulcitana in the direction of Pula. It shouldn’t be more than a 20 minute drive.

Sardinian Beaches Near La Maddalena

Frutti d’Oro

  • Length: 280 meters.
  • Things to do: windsurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the beach of frutti d'oro in la maddalena cagliari sardinia

From Cagliari, drive south-west for about 13 kilometers, and you'll find the small beach of Frutti d'Oro (Spiaggia di Frutti d'Oro). This is one of the smallest beaches you'll find in the vicinity of Cagliari. Frutti d'Oro is mostly visited by windsurfing enthousiasts,

Poetto Beach

  • Length: 8000 meters.
  • Things to do: windsurfing, kitesurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia del poetto di cagliari in south sardinia

Poetto Beach (Spiaggia del Poetto di Cagliari) is located in between Comune di Quartu Sant Elena and Comune di Cagliari, in south Sardinia. It is the main beach of Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia. The beach has a length of 8 kilometers and faces south-east, offering views over the deep blue waters of the Golfo di Quartu. The beach is marked by beautiful views of the hills of the Sella del Diavolo to the south. Poetto beach is backed by two ponds: the Stagno di Molentargius and Stagno di Quartu where the well-known pink flamingos can be spotted. The beach has a full range of facilities: you'll find kiosks, bars with beach beds, restaurants, discos, plenty of water sports facilities, a marina, and a fair. Poetto is one of the windiest spots on the island. For this reason it is a one of the best beaches of South Sardinia for kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing enthusiasts.