About Porto Pino Beach
Porto Pino beach (Spiaggia di Porto Pino) is widely considered to be one of the best beaches of south Sardinia. This wonderful southern Sardinian oasis is located right at the border between the provinces of Cagliari and Carbonia-Iglesias, just southeast of the villages of Porto Pino and Porto Pinetto. Porto Pino beach has a length of 4 kilometers and faces southwest, offering views of Isola La Vacca situated 15 kilometers off the coast. The beach is characterized by majestic sand dunes and is surrounded by several ponds (Stagno di Brebéis and Stagno di Maestrale) where marvelous pink flamingos can be spotted. The Porto Pino beach area is well equipped with sun umbrellas, bars, bathrooms and water sports opportunities such as surfing or scuba diving. The sea at Porto Pino beach is crystal clear and shallow, ideal for families with children or for those who’d like to walk along the long shore. The walk from the parking lot to the beach will take you approximately 5 minutes. Spiaggia di Porto Pino can get quite busy during high season, head south towards Spiaggia delle Dune if you feel like having a bit more serenity.
Spiaggia molto bella!
Where to Stay near Porto Pino Beach
Hotel Cala Dei Pini
Accommodations near the beach can be found in the nearby village of Porto Pino. 600 meters from the northernmost point of Porto Pino beach, you'll find the three-star Hotel Cala Dei Pini, featuring a large seasonal outdoor pool with multiple depths and a playground for children in the garden. All 50 rooms at this hotel are air-conditioned and have a TV and private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. The restaurant serves local dishes such as gnocchi alla campidanese, traditional cheeses, mixed grill, and fresh fish. The area around Hotel Cala Dei Pini is popular among cycling enthusiasts, there are several scenic routes to choose from in the vicinity of the hotel. Bicycle rental can be arranged at the front desk.
Also near the northern section of Spiaggia di Porto Pino, on Via del Porticciolo 16, you'll find the Medusa guesthouse. It is a nice location, just a few minutes' stroll from the beach. This adult-only accommodation offers a Bed & Breakfast experience with just 5 air-conditioned rooms. All rooms have modern furnishings, and a private bathroom. Room types include a King Room with disability access, Double Rooms and a Twin Room. Guesthouse Medusa has recently been renovated. Parking is free.
La Perla Hotel
Just 6 kilometers north-east of Porto Pino Beach and its pristine dunes, a few good hotels are available in the small village of Sant’Anna Arresi. For example, here you’ll find the small three-star La Perla Hotel, featuring eleven air-conditioned rooms. The hotel was built using traditional ancient techniques of the area and stands on a promontory overlooking the bay where you can enjoy unforgettable vistas of the Gulf of Palmas and the southern Sardinian coastline. Double rooms have either sea views or a private balcony with sea views, and the superior triple rooms have a large terrace with spectacular ocean views. La Perla Hotel is suitable for travelers who'd love to spend their vacation to further explore the beautiful seaside resorts, numerous archeological sites and natural areas in this region including the enchanting caves of Is Zuddas near Santadi, the necropolis of Montessu in the municipality of Villaperuccio, and the Pantaleo natural reserve.
How To Get To Porto Pino Beach
From Cagliari, Spiaggia di Porto Pino can be reached by taking the SP 2 heading west to leave the city, then taking the SS 293 heading south in the direction of Giba. It will be about an 80 kilometer drive.
Sardinian Beaches Near Porto Pino 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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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. Also known as White Sands, this beach is backed by two lagoons where migratory birds including flamingos come to spend their summer days. Le Dune beach is one of the widest beaches in South Sardinia. You’ll be mesmerized by the majestic rolling dunes behind the beach. These can rise to 30 meters. Juniper trees and other Mediterranean greenery cover the inland dunes to complete the beautiful scenery. Beach umbrellas, deck chairs and pedal boats are available for rent. The seabed of Le Dune beach has a gradual slope; it is suitable for families with children. Beach activities include underwater fishing, snorkeling, and walking along the long shoreline. Highly recommended.
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