About Le Dune Beach
Le Dune beach (Spiaggia delle Dune) in the locality of Porto Pino is a gorgeous lick of silky white sand with a length of nearly two kilometers. It is located right on the border between the provinces of Cagliari and Carbonia-Iglesias, southeast of the small coastal villages of Porto Pino and Porto Pinetto. Le Dune faces southwest, offering views of the Punta Tonnara and Punta Menga headlands in the north. Also known as White Sands, this masterpiece of nature is backed by Stagno del Corvo and Stagno de Foxi, two lagoons where migratory birds including flamingos come to spend their summer days. Le Dune beach can get up to 300 meters wide and is one of the widest beaches in South Sardinia. You’ll be mesmerized by the majestic rolling dunes behind Spiaggia delle Dune. These can rise to 30 meters. Juniper trees and other Mediterranean greenery cover the inland dunes to complete the beautiful scenery. The contrast between the white dunes and the astonishingly blue waters will literally take your breath away! Beach umbrellas, deck chairs and pedal boats are available for rent. You’ll also find a few beach bars and eateries. The seabed of Le Dune beach has a gradual slope; it is suitable for families with children. Beach activities include underwater fishing and snorkeling. Long walks, or an early morning run along the shoreline spring to mind as well, as Spiaggia delle Dune connects to Porto Pino Beach to the north. In total, this pristine arc of white sand is nearly 4 kilometers long. Should you decide to pay Le Dune beach a visit, be sure to bring a camera because this is as scenic as the beaches of South Sardinia can get!
Where to Stay near Le Dune Beach
Apartments Casa Vacanze Porto Pino
If you'd like to stay near Le Dune beach, there are several accommodations available in the unspoiled fisherman's village of Porto Pino. For example, Apartments Casa Vacanze Porto Pino offers two self-catering apartments with a kitchenette. The garden offers barbecue facilities. The apartments are family-friendly and are air conditioned. A terrace offers great views of sea and is perfect to enjoy your breakfast or dinner. The nearest restaurant and supermarket are less than one kilometers from the premises. The beach of Porto Pino is just a few hundred meters to the south, where you can go swimming, snorkeling and diving.
Villa Casa Dei Lentischi
One of the nicest rental villas available in the vicinity of Porto Pino is Villa Casa Dei Lentischi. It is located just 100 meters from Porto Pinetto beach. Surrounded by characteristic Mediterranean Macchia, this family-friendly beachfront villa can accommodate up to ten persons. It features five bedrooms, each with a private bathroom with shower. The villa is perfect for self-catering, the kitchen offers an oven, washing machine, dishwasher and refrigerator. The nearest supermarket can be found in Porto Pino, less than one kilometer south of the villa. The garden offers sea views and has an outdoor pool with sundeck. WiFi and parking are free.
How To Get To Le Dune Beach
It's easy to reach Le Dune beach from the villages of Teulada, Sa Portedda, and Sant'Anna Arresi. From Teulada, head west on the Strada Statale 195 Sulcitana toward Via Enrico Addis. After 13 kilometers, turn left onto Via Porto Pino and continue on the Strada Provinciale 73. After 2 kilometers, turn left onto Via Risorgimento. Keep heading south and go around Stagno de Foxi. You'll eventually reach Le Dune Posteggio, a large parking lot just behind the lagoon. The walk from the parking lot to the dunes behind the beach will be about 300 meters. A wooden path will lead you to the beach.
Sardinian Beaches Near Le Dune Beach
The cozy beach of Portopineddu (Spiaggia Portopineddu) has a length of only 125 meters, but don’t let its small size fool you; it has a gorgeous lick of white sand and usually remains quiet even during high season. For these reasons, we’ve added it to our overview of Best Beaches of South Sardinia. Spiaggia Portopineddu faces south, offering excellent views of the headlands of Punta Menga. On the right side of the beach, you’ll see Punta Sa Bua, a rocky outcrop that provides a nice spot to take some pictures of your holiday in Southern Sardinia. The shallow waters around the rocks offer a few good spots for some afternoon snorkeling. The beach is backed by a combination of small sand dunes and pine forests, through which a few beachfront villas are scattered. The beach is easily accessible through a short walk through the pine forest. The sandy bottom makes the water easily accessible. Spiaggia Portopineddu is suitable for families with children. Highly recommended!
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Porto Pinetto Beach
Spiaggia di Porto Pinetto is located just a few hundred meters west of the tiny coastal village of Porto Pino, in the province of Carbonia-Iglesias, in Southwest Sardinia. The hidden beach is shaped like a half moon and has a length of about 180 meters. The beach faces west, offering lovely views of the headlands near Punta Menga on the south side. About 14 kilometers across the lush blue waters, you can spot the southeast coast of Sant’Antioco, the second largest island of Sardinia, after Sardinia itself, and the fourth largest island in Italy, after Sicily. The two small island you’ll see on the horizon are Isola la Vacca and Isola del Toro. The north and south side of Spiaggia di Porto Pinetto are backed by small sand dunes. Behind those dunes, you’ll find thick stretches of pine forest. You’ll find scattered rocks along the beach, and the sandy parts of the beach have a golden color. Walk to the south side, and you’ll discover another small beach that is completely composed of a rocky bed. On the north side of Spiaggia di Porto Pinetto, there are more inlets and little reefs to explore along Via del Pino d’Aleppo. The beach is suitable for families with children.
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Porto Pino Beach
Porto Pino beach is one of the best beaches of south Sardinia. It is located between the provinces of Cagliari and Carbonia, just south-east of Porto Pino. It has a length of 4 kilometers and faces south-west, offering views of Isola La Vacca situated 15 kilometers off the coast. Characterized by majestic sand dunes, the beach is backed by several ponds (Stagno di Brebéis and Stagno di Maestrale) where marvellous pink flamingos can be spotted. The beach area is well equipped with sun umbrellas, bars, and bathrooms. Water sports opportunities include surfing and scuba diving.
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