The Best Beaches of Costa Smeralda

Here’s our handy overview of some of the best beaches of Costa Smeralda that should not be missed. The Costa Smeralda – the Emerald Coast – on Sardinia has many beaches to choose from, far too many to visit in this just one Sardinian holiday. So choose wisely….

Best Beaches of Costa Smeralda – Pevero Beach

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Grande Pevero Beach, Costa Smeralda, Olbia-Tempio

Pevero beach, just 100 meters away from Hotel Piccolo Pevero, actually consists of two beaches: the smaller Piccolo Pevero beach (Spiaggia del Piccolo Pevero) and the larger Grande Pevero beach (Spiaggia del Grande Pevero). Both beaches are located just 3 kilometers south of Porto Cervo, and 2.5 kilometers north-west of Romazzino beach – in what is largely considered to be one of the most stunning areas of the Sardinian Costa Smeralda. Grande Pevero beach spans about 300 meters, and faces north. Piccolo Pevero, in the small village of Golfo Pevero, is only 120 meters long and faces north-east. Both beaches have shallow waters, making them suitable for families with small children.

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Best Beaches of Costa Smeralda – Liscia Ruja

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A slice of paradise at Spiaggia di Liscia Ruja, Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda.

Besides being one of the best beaches of Costa Smeralda, Liscia Ruja beach – or “Long Beach” – happens to be one of the longest beaches in this area of Sardinia. Liscia Ruja beach lies in between the villages of Portisco and Cala di Volpe. Since Liscia Ruja Beach is rather long and wide, this beach is ideal for long walks along the waterline, preferably in spring. Liscia Ruja faces east, offering a beautiful view of the Soffi and Mortorio islands. An absolute must see during your Sardinian holiday! Residence Costa Ruja is the nearest hotel, located just 3 kilometers south of Liscia Ruja, in Portisco.

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Best Beaches of Costa Smeralda – Spiaggia del Principe

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Spiaggia del Principe, Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda.

Principe beach (Spiaggia del Principe), or “the Prince’s beach”, so called because it supposedly is Prince Karim Aga Khan’s favourite beach, definitely belongs to the list of best beaches of Costa Smeralda. It lies near Cala di Volpe, just south of Romazzino beach. Located about 800 meters from the car parking areas, it will take you a good ten minutes walk along a rocky path before you’ll get rewarded and reach the white sandy beach with its lovely clear water with changing hues of turquoise. Principe Beach shouldn’t be missed by those visiting the Costa Smeralda, but it can get a little crowded in August, so go early.

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Best Beaches of Costa Smeralda – Romazzino

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The shoreline at Romazzino Beach, Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.

Romazzino Beach (Spiaggia di Romazzino) is located near the luxurious Hotel Romazzino that is one of the best beach hotels of Costa Smeralda, just north of the village of Romazzino and 6 kilometers south-east of Porto Cervo. Romazzino Beach is sheltered from the wind, and its shallow waters make it suitable for families with small children. Make sure you go early during high season, this beach can get crowded!

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Best Beaches of Costa Smeralda – Capriccioli

Picture-perfect Spiaggia Capriccioli, Cala di Volpe, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.
Picture-perfect Spiaggia Capriccioli, Cala di Volpe, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

Capriccioli Beach (Spiaggia di Capriccioli) is located 1.5 kilometers south-west of the all-famous Principe Beach. This rather small beach (200 meters) is surrounded by an abundance of lush Mediterranean brush, with olive and pine trees, and the beach is divided into two parts by enormous granite rocks. It offers beautiful views of the island of Mortorio, Soffi and Le Camere. Should the number of beaches you’ll visit be limited during your Sardinian holiday, make sure you’ll visit Capriccioli. It is located just 50 meters from Hotel Capriccioli.

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