Su Portu

an aerial picture of su portu beach in cagliari south sardinia
An aerial view of Spiaggia di Su Portu, Comune di Domus de Maria, Cagliari, Sardinia.

About Su Portu

Su Portu beach (Spiaggia di Su Portu) is located right in front of Campeggio Torre Chia, just a few hundred meters north-east of Chia beach. Shaped like a half moon and bordered by a cliff, this beach is 250 meters long and 40 meters wide on average. Facing south-east, it offers wonderful views of the local points of interest: Torre di Chia, featuring ruins of the ancient Phoenician city of Bithia (Acropoli di Bithia), and Isola Su Cardolinu. From the beach, Torre di Chia can be accessed on foot via a winding footpath up the small hill.

Just in front of Isola Su Cardolinu, there’s another small beach which can be accessed via a 300 meter long footpath. As it can be seen as an extension of Chia beach, Spiaggia di Su Portu too is a favorite spot among the windsurfing crowd and water sports enthousiasts. The nearby beach of Chia is host to the yearly Chia Classic, a windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing event that takes place in April and June. Chances are there will be quite some wind from the Mistral at Su Portu, so be sure to bring something to weight down your beach towels. A large parking area can be found nearby. Su Portu has shallow waters, it is a very nice beach for families with children.

Where to Stay near Spiaggia di Su Portu

Appartamenti Torre di Chia

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Located just 80 meters from Spiaggia di Su Portu, on Via Giovanni Pascoli, you’ll find Appartamenti Torre di Chia. This beach property offers modern self-catering apartments featuring a patio with garden views. The beach of Su Giudeu is just a 10-minute drive from the accommodation. This property and its surroundings are very suitable for a typical Sardinian seaside family vacation.

Hotel Il Gabbiano

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On Viale di Tanit, 700 meters west of Su Portu, you’ll find the three-star hotel Il Gabbiano (The Seagull). This small family-run hotel offers 24 comfortable rooms, all equipped with air conditioning and a mini-bar. A private parking area is available for guests of the hotel. From its private garden, a short footpath of approximately 100 meters leads you to Chia beach.

Holiday Home Case Dune di Chia

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Alternatively, 1.5 kilometers north of Spiaggia di Su Portu, you’ll find the recently renovated Case Dune di Chia. This cozy semi-detached small villa features a kitchenette with dishwasher, and the property has a private bathroom with shower. The property has a patio, and is furnished and equipped with all the modern comforts. Case Dune di Chia is suitable for a comfortable stay of up to 5 people. Bike hire is available at the property.

Directions to Su Portu

Su Portu beach can be reached by taking the SS 195 which will take you to the various beaches in the Chia area. To reach Su Portu, just follow the signs for Torre di Chia.

Sardinian Beaches Near Su Portu

Monte Cogoni Beach

  • Length: 240 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, surfing, birdwatching.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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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.

Campana Dune

  • Length: 440 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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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.

Malfatano

  • Length: 350 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, pedal boating.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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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.

Chia Beach

  • Length: 750 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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Chia Beach, with sands colored like peaches and turquoise waves rolling towards the coastline, is one of the best beaches of south Sardinia. 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 nearby you'll find the Torre di Chia, offering impressive views of the local surroundings and good opportunities to take some great vacation pictures.

Perda Longa

  • Length: 160 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
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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.

Cala Ferraglione

  • Length: 120 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
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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.

Cala Cipolla

  • Length: 150 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, surfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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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!

Tuerredda

  • Length: 400 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, kayaking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
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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.

Su Giudeu

  • Length: 600 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking, hiking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of su giudeu beach near domus de maria in southern sardinia

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.