• Spiaggia del Poetto
  • near Cagliari, Province of Cagliari, South Sardinia, Italy.
  • parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, bar, restaurant.
  • windsurfing, kitesurfing.
  • 20:38
  • 06:03
  • 8000 meters.
  • suitable for families with children.

Spiaggia del Poetto

a picture of spiaggia del poetto di cagliari in south sardinia
Spiaggia del Poetto di Cagliari, in South Sardinia. Rising tall in the background, the rocky headlands of Tempio Punico.

About Spiaggia del Poetto di Cagliari

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. Being one of the longest beaches of the island, Poetto 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 Beach Kitesurfing

a picture of kitesurfers at poetto beach
Kitesurfing at Poetto Beach, Cagliari, South Sardinia.

Poetto is one of the most windy spots in Sardinia and for this reason it is a favorite spot for kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing enthusiasts. Many kitesurfers consider Poetto to be one of the best kitesurfing beaches of Sardinia. International kitesurfing and windsurfing championships frequently take place on Poetto beach, and both beginner and advanced kitesurfers can practice their sport at the Kite Generation Kitesurfing School. Poetto beach may not be one of the most impressive beaches of south Sardinia, but the good thing about it is that the beach is easy to reach by bus (it’s only a 20 minute ride from the center of Cagliari). Many locals come here during the weekend to enjoy cycling, jogging or skating on the cycling and running paths.

Where to Stay near Spiaggia del Poetto di Cagliari

B&Beach Cagliari

B&Beach Cagliari

If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s close to Poetto beach, look on the south side. Located just 100 meters from the beach you’ll find B&Beach Cagliari, a bed and breakfast with free Wi-Fi and a garden, featuring air-conditioned rooms with a minibar, a smart TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom.

Hotel Nautilus

Hotel Nautilus

Overlooking Poetto Beach, the three-star Hotel Nautilus features a garden, a bar and free WiFi in all areas. All 17 rooms have a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a minibar and a private bathroom. The Nautilus Hotel is only a 15-minute drive away from Cagliari.

How To Get To Spiaggia del Poetto

To reach the south side of Poetto beach from the city centre of Cagliari, take Viale Diaz and continue along Viale Poetto until you’ve reached the beach.


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