About Chia Beach
Chia Beach (Spiaggia di Chia or Spiaggia della Baia di Chia) is located in one of the most pristine bays that the Costa del Sud area in the province of Cagliari has to offer. With its sands’ colours reminiscent of small peaches, dunes covered with juniper trees and turquoise waves gently rolling towards the coastline, it should come as absolutely no surprise that Chia beach is one of the best beaches of south Sardinia. Chia beach is 750 meters long and up to 90 meters wide, and lies 500 meters north-east of Su Giudeu, another beach in the area that is definitely worth a visit. The lagoon behind Chia beach is an important flamingo breeding ground, and if you’re very lucky, you might spot some dolphins swimming in the sea. Located at the foot of a promontory you’ll find the local place of interest named Torre di Chia, offering impressive views of the local surroundings and good opportunities to take some pictures. Torre di Chia can be reached on foot from the beach, from the car parking it will be about a 400 meter walk. During July and August the beaches in this area can get very crowded, but in the months of June and September you should be able to find more solitude. Chia beach is one of the best kitesurfing beaches of Sardinia, it is where the Chia Classic takes place, a windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing event held each year between April and June.
Where to Stay near Chia Beach
Chia Laguna - Hotel Village
Just a few hundred meters from the beach you'll find the recently completely renovated Chia Village - Chia Laguna Resort, an excellent four-star beach resort featuring an infinity pool, private beaches, a tennis club and a golf club. Its restaurants serve Sardinian dishes both indoors and outdoors. Rooms include air conditioning, internet access and garden views. The Chia Laguna Resort offers a shuttle service that takes you to the beach.
Chia Laguna - Hotel Laguna
Set on the Chia promontory near the flamingo lagoon, you'll find the highly rated five-star Chia Laguna - Hotel Laguna. This luxurious child-friendly beach hotel is part of the larger Chia Laguna Resort and offers an excellent hotel experience near the sea, as well as access to a large variety of facilities and activities. All 72 spacious rooms and suites offer stunning sea views and have their own lounges. Bikes can be rented at the hotel, and jeeps, quads and horse-riding excursions can be arranged. Hotel Laguna has its own private beach.
A little further south in Spartivento and directly behind Su Giudeu beach, you'll find Hotel Aquadulci. This four-star hotel offers 40 air conditioned rooms, a swimming pool and a fine restaurant overlooking a palm tree garden. Hotel Aquadulci offers free parking, a bike rental and sailboat rental service. From the hotel, it's easy to reach Cala Cipolla beach and Cala Zafferano, or go on a hiking trip in the green Cannoneris forest - one of the richest forests of Sardinia.
Hotel Su Giudeu
600 meters north-west of Campana beach, on Viale Spartivento, you'll find Hotel Su Giudeu. It's a cozy two-star family-run hotel that offers just 19 rooms, with views of the nearby beaches and the lagoon (Stagno de su Sali). All rooms are air-conditioned, and decorated in a simple Sardinian style. For guests, a buffet-style breakfast is served daily. The restaurant near the hotel serves traditional Sardinian dishes - often based on fresh fish and local products. Hotel Su Giudeu is an adult-only hotel, and its location makes it very suitable for an affordable seaside holiday in southern Sardinia, even if only for just one night.
How To Get To Chia Beach
Coming From Cagliari
To reach Chia beach from Cagliari by car, take the SS 195 in the direction of Chia. It will be a 50 kilometer drive. Once you've reached Chia, turn left on Viale del Porto in the direction of "Campeggio Torre Chia" (a camping). The beach parking will be on your right after 500 meters.
Sardinian Beaches Near Chia Beach
Monte Cogoni Beach
Monte Cogoni Beach (Spiaggia di Monte Cogoni), located in Chia, Domus de Maria, belongs to the best beaches of South Sardinia. It has a length of approximately 200 meters. The beach faces southwest, offering beautiful views over the deep blue waters of Chia Bay. La Torre di Chia, a sixteenth-century watchtower, compliments the scenery on the north side of the beach. The beach is backed by a few low dunes and a pond where flamingos can be spotted in summer. Shallow waters make Monte Cogoni Beach suitable for families with children. Wind conditions at this beach are ideal for surfing, and it’s also a favorite spot in Chia for scuba diving.
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1 kilometer south-east of Setti Ballas, you’ll discover the beach of Campana Dune (Spiaggia di Campana Dune). This is the northernmost part of a 1.7 kilometer long stretch of sand that extends all the way to the beach of Su Giudeu. The beach is backed by pretty dunes that can reach up to 20 meters high, and features marvelous vistas of the Torre di Chia to the north-east, and Isola su Giudeu to the south. Beach activities include beach tennis, kayaking, paddle boating, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. Overall, this part of south Sardinia is very nice for hiking and walking as well.
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Su Portu beach is located just a few hundred meters north-east of Chia Beach. It offers wonderful views of Torre di Chia and Isola Su Cardolinu. This beach is a favorite spot among the windsurfing crowd and water sports enthousiasts. Very suitable for a seaside family vacation.
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Malfatano beach (Spiaggia di Malfatano) can be found inside the bay of Capo Malfatano, in Teulada, Cagliari. You’ll find it a few kilometers west of the well known and busier beach of Tuerredda. Its waters are usually very calm, making it a nice and peaceful place for families with children to come and spend the day. You can rent a pedal boat, and the beach features a bar and restaurant that serves long drinks and a variety of quick meals. The beach features nice vistas of the Capo Malfatano bay, the sixteenth century Torre di Malfatano and a small island named L’isolotto di Tuerredda.
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Perda Longa beach is a delightful little cove with a narrow strip of fine sand. It is located 800 meters north of Cala Ferraglione, and is 160 meters long.
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Cala Ferraglione beach is a small and secluded cove featuring a golden sand beach and granite rocks, giving the landscape a rugged character.
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Cala Cipolla (Spiaggia di Cala Cipolla) is one of the pearls that the Chia Bay is famous for, and is another favorite spot among off-season surfers. The beach is tucked away in a narrow bay and only spans 150 meters, with sands white and fine, backed by dense Mediterranean Maquis. There are pine and juniper trees right by the beach where you can find some shade during the hot hours of the day. The cove faces south, and on the west side, you’ll admire the views of the lighthouse on the headlands of Capo Spartivento located one kilometer away. The working lighthouse is a unique location in Chia, as it serves as a hotel with six rooms. Make sure to bring some snorkeling gear!
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Spiaggia di Tuerredda, located on the headlands of Capo Spartivento, certainly deserves a spot on the top ten list of most beautiful beaches of South Sardinia. Located just west of Perda Longa and near the beach of Su Giudeu, its natural beauty is breathtaking. Sheltered from the wind, the v-shaped beach stretches for just about half a kilometer, but big treats come in small packages! The beach faces south-east, offering pleasant views of Isola di Tuerredda located 150 meters off the coast. In the far distance, you can see the headlands of Capo Malfatano and Torre di Capo Malfatano, a sixteenth century watchtower.
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Su Giudeu beach (Spiaggia di Su Giudeu, also called de s’Acqua Durci (fresh water)) is located just 1 kilometer south of the renowned Chia beach, near the southernmost point of Sardinia about 50 kilometers from Elmas airport in Cagliari. Su Giudeu is one of the best beaches in the Cagliari area, and arguably one of the best beaches of South Sardinia. A popular beach for the alternative and surfing crowd of the island, Su Giudeu features several reefs just above the surface of the sea that make it good scuba diving spot. Apart from dudes with surfboards hunting for the highest Mediterranean waves, flocks of flamingos have chosen the area of Chia Su Giudeu as their summer playing ground in the lagoons nearby.
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