Putzu Idu

a picture of the beach at putzu idu in west sardinia
Spiaggia di Putzu Idu, Putzu Idu, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy.

About Putzu Idu

Putzu Idu beach (Spiaggia di Putzu Idu) is located in the west of Sardinia, 20 kilometers north-west of Oristano. This beach is approximately 1200 meters long, and lies between the small villages of Porto Mandriola and Putzu Idu. Putzu Idu beach is surrounded by salt pans – where often flamingos can be spotted – that are immediately found behind the beach. Its fine sands, shallow waters and long rolling waves make Putzu Idu beach one of Sardinia’s favorite surfing and kitesurfing destinations. From Putzu Idu, fascinating trips to the island of Mal di Ventre can also be made. Putzu Idu has a large car parking area, hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes. Pedal boats and other watercraft can be rented. The beach is particularly suitable for scuba fishing and snorkelling enthusiasts.

Directions to Putzu Idu

From Riola Sardo, continue on the SS 292 about 2 kilometers, then turn left towards Putzu Idu. After continuing for about 11 kilometres, you will reach Putzu Idu.

Sardinian Beaches Near Putzu Idu

Porto Alabe

  • Length: 1800 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, walking.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of porto alabe beach

Porto Alabe is located in front of the village of Porto Alabe, 16 kilometers north of S'Archittu and Is Arenas. It has a length of nearly 1800 meters.

Is Arenas

  • Length: 5500 meters.
  • Things to do: walking, jogging, surfing.
a picture of is arenas beach

Is Arenas beach is located south of Torre del Pozzo, 2 kilometers south of the small beach of S'Archittu. It has a total length of nearly 5.5 kilometers.

S’Archittu

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, kayaking.
a picture of s'archittu beach in oristano, west sardinia, italy.

S'Archittu beach got its name from a rock arch which is one of the largest natural bridges of Sardinia. The area surrounding S'Archittu is very scenic.

Is Arutas

  • Length: 500 meters.
  • Things to do: surfing.
a picture of the Is Arutas beach in the province of Oristano in west Sardinia Italy.

Is Arutas beach is covered by sands of white quartz - and is located in the north-central part of the Marine Protected Area of the Sinis Peninsula.

Mari Ermi

  • Length: 1700 meters.
  • Things to do: walking, windsurfing.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of Spiaggia di Mari Ermi in Oristano west Sardinia

Mari Ermi beach, on the Costa del Sinis, lies 7 kilometers south of Putzu Idu and has a length of 1700 meters. A fine place for walks on the beach.

San Giovanni di Sinis

  • Length: 4000 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, surfing.
a picture of san giovanni di sinis beach in oristano sardinia

San Giovanni di Sinis beach extends for 4 kilometers along the western side of the peninsula of Sinis. It's surrounded by a great variety of environments.