About Spiaggia di Maimoni
If you’re staying in the area of Oristano or Cabras this holiday, do yourself a favour and drive west for about half an hour. It’s a scenic drive, which takes you along the lagoons named Stagno di Mistras and Stagno di Cabras. Sardinia has 77 lagoons in total, and Stagno di Cabras is the largest. Near the two ponds you can see many species of birds, including pink flamingos – “Sa Genti Arrubia“, as they are called by the Campidano locals.
Unless you’re driving a Jeep or Landrover, your car will probably get a little dusty on the dirt road – but the reward is priceless!
After about 20 kilometers, you’ll find the beach of Maimomi Spiaggia di Maimoni, a 1200 meter long stretch of white sand that faces west. It’s a gorgeous beach with very light sand made of small quartz beads that shine in the sun. Backed by low sand dunes, it’s truly one of the most beautiful and wild beaches of west Sardinia. Spiaggia di Maimoni faces west, overlooking the gorgeous waters of the Marine Protected Area of the Peninsula of Sinis – Isola di Mal di Ventre. The marine reserve features miles of rugged coastline with basalt cliffs & breathtaking beaches. Its waters are lush, exceptionally clean and not rocky at all. Go deep enough, and you’ll immediately spot sea life.
If you’d like to snorkel here, check out the southern tip of the beach, in the direction of Spiaggia di Caogheddas. You’ll find a few rocky patches there. Don’t be surprised to spot a few sea turtles. Before you go, do check the weather before leaving. Whether it’s the Mistral blowing from the North West, the Libeccio from the South West, or the Sirocco from the South East, the wind is a well-known and frequent guest here, and can make the sea a little rough. That’s good news if you’re into windsurfing or kiting. There’s enough parking space behind the beach, and access is facilitated by a convenient wooden walkway.
Stay until sunset if you can, you won’t regret it.
(Spiaggia di Maimoni is on the list of Best Sunset Beaches of Sardinia for a reason.)
How To Get To Spiaggia di Maimoni
To reach Spiaggia di Maimoni from Oristano, take the Strada Provinciale 6 in a western direction. It'll be a 20 kilometer drive. Note that the last part of the trip will be on a dirt road, so things will get a little bumpy and dusty. The car parking area is right behind the beach, near Ristorante S'Acqua Mala.
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Beaches Near Spiaggia di Maimoni
Spiaggia di Porto Alabe
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.
Learn more about Spiaggia di Porto Alabe, how to get there, and where to stay.
Spiaggia di Is Arenas
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.
Learn more about Spiaggia di Is Arenas, how to get there, and where to stay.
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, and definitely the place to be to watch the sunset.
Learn more about Spiaggia S’Archittu, how to get there, and where to stay.
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
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.
Learn more about Spiaggia di Is Arutas, how to get there, and where to stay.
Spiaggia di Mari Ermi
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.
Learn more about Spiaggia di Mari Ermi, how to get there, and where to stay.
San Giovanni di Sinis
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.
Learn more about San Giovanni di Sinis, how to get there, and where to stay.
Spiaggia di Putzu Idu
Putzu Idu beach is located in the west of Sardinia, between Porto Mandriola and Putzu Idu, and is surrounded by salt pans where flamingos can be spotted.
Learn more about Spiaggia di Putzu Idu, how to get there, and where to stay.