Bosa

a picture of the village of Bosa in the province of Oristano Sardinia
The village of Bosa and the old castle. Picture taken at sunset.

About Bosa

Nestled in the beautiful coastline of West Sardinia, is the town of Bosa. Set amidst a stunning locale with rocky hills, green valleys, palm trees, Italian architecture and the pristine Mediterranean coast, Bosa provides a perfect escape from a busy life in the city. The cobbled streets, the imposing palazzos with their traditional balconies, piazzas and cafe’s teeming with people and the historic town square together capture what can only be called the true Mediterranean spirit. When in Bosa, you can experience a town that is steeped in heritage, true to its roots and infused with hidden charm. It is a town where time stands still, while you soak in the abundant history and beautiful surroundings.

Bosa is situated about 40 kilometers south of Alghero on the western coast of Sardinia. It was set up along the banks of the River Temo and was once an important royal town and a hub of economic activity. Even today, along the river, you will come across the ruins of ancient tanneries. Once upon a time, these tanneries used to produce fine leather which would then be exported all over Europe.

The Centre of Bosa

a picture of the village of bosa and malaspina castle in oristano west sardinia
A view of Bosa and Malaspina Castle.

To experience the heart of the town, is to explore the maze of medieval streets in the town centre which only emphasize the rich heritage of this place, for it is here you will find many stone staircases, cobbled walkways and facades painted in happy pastel shades that evoke images of another era from a long time ago. Life is vibrant in the town where busy locals hurry past the midst of their daily activities and where the beautiful River Temo flows alongside the stunning Malaspina castle and into the sea. Serene and always scenic, the hills around Bosa form a perfect backdrop to what is truly a most memorable Mediterranean moment.

Cattedrale della Immacolatare

a picture of the cathedral in Bosa in Oristano west Sardinia
Cathedral in Bosa, on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.

An then there is the Cattedrale della Immacolatare and above mentioned Malaspina castle, the colorful gilded dome of the cathedral is a popular landmark, while standing tall on a hilltop overlooking the town, the castle offers unrivalled views of the city and a decorative interior including specimens of exotic Italian craftsmanship and stunning fifteenth century frescos.

Beaches

a picture of the beach of bosa marina in oristano west sardinia
The beach of Bosa Marina, Bosa, Oristano, West Sardinia.

Just outside the town, many pristine and secluded beaches are within easy reach, as too is the Bosa Marina beach, an ideal place to watch the sun set in the evening as the sun sets into the sea and the sky changes its color to hues of pink and orange. Further along the coast, you will come across a number of beautiful beaches, some with dramatic limestone sculpture, some with alcoves and some overrun by vegetation. Yet, the beauty of each beach in unique and breathtaking in its own way.

An undiscovered gem on the western coast of Sardinia and a town which has adopted all contemporary amenities without letting go of its rich cultural history; Bosa is the perfect Mediterranean escapade and a destination rich with new experiences.

Sardinian Beaches Near Bosa

There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Bosa. Just click on a link below to find out more!

Turas

  • Length: 380 meters.
  • Things to do: surfing, walking.
a picture of spiaggia di turas in oristano west sardinia

Drive south from Bosa Marina for about 1.5 kilometers and you’ll discover the beach of Turas (La Spiaggia di Turas). The beach has a length of nearly 400 meters, and faces west, offering nice views of Bosa Marina and its ancient tower – La Torre di Bosa – to the north.

Learn more about Turas, how to get there, and where to stay.

Bosa Marina

  • Length: 900 meters.
  • Things to do: kitesurfing, pedal boating, scuba diving, windsurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the beach of bosa marina in oristano west sardinia

The beach of Bosa Marina (Spiaggia di Bosa Marina) is located in front of the village of Bosa, in the province of Oristano, west Sardinia. It’s quite a wide beach (up to 130 meters!) with a total length of nearly 900 meters.

Learn more about Bosa Marina, how to get there, and where to stay.

S’Abba Druche

  • Length: 180 meters.
  • Things to do: kayaking, snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of La Spiaggia S'Abba Druche di Bosa in oristano west sardinia

Drive 5 kilometers in a north-west direction from the center of Bosa, and you’ll find the beach named S’Abba Druche (La Spiaggia S’Abba Druche di Bosa, also known as S’Abba Drukke). This beach has a length of nearly 200 meters and faces west, overlooking the clear and transparent sea. It’s a nice secluded spot.

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Cumpoltittu

  • Length: 60 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of Cumpoltitu beach near bosa in west sardinia

Drive north-west towards Alghero for approximately 7 kilometers from the center of Bosa, and you’ll discover a pretty and tiny cove named Cumpoltittu (La Spiaggia di Cumpoltittu). Perfectly sheltered from the Mistral winds, this secluded cove is just 60 meters long, and faces south, offering beautiful views of the Bosa coast.

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Cala Managu

  • Length: 190 meters.
  • Things to do: hiking, scuba diving, snorkelling.
a picture of cala managu near bosa in west sardinia

From Bosa, head north-west in the direction of Alghero for about 10 kilometers, and you’ll discover a pretty cove named Cala Managu (Spiaggia di Cala Managu). It’s a secluded rocky cove with a length of about 180 meters.

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Torre Argentina

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: hiking, scuba diving, snorkelling.
a picture of la spiaggia di torre argentina in bosa west sardinia

From the center of Bosa, head north-west in the direction of Alghero for about 10 kilometers, and you’ll discover a beach that goes under the name of Torre Argentina (Spiaggia di Torre Argentina). This beach consists of a series of bays of a few hundred meters each. They all offer views of a small rocky island situated just 50 meters off the coast.

Learn more about Torre Argentina, how to get there, and where to stay.