The Best Sunset Beaches of Sardinia

a picture of a sunset at the beach

If you’re in search of that perfect sunset beach in Sardinia, you’ve come to the right place at sardinianbeaches.com!

We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best beaches in Sardinia to watch the sun gently settle down in the sea.

All beaches described on this page actually face due west, so when the sun sets in the west at the end of the day, the ingredients will be just perfect for that memorable sunset picture.

Or to just enjoy the last hour of the day when the drinks get taller, and the shadows get longer while you watch the sun slowly disappear below the horizon.

Generally speaking, during summer season in Sardinia, the sun sets anywhere between 8:45 and 9:15 PM, depending on where you are.

To make life a bit easier, we’ve added the exact daily sunset times as well for each beach.

So, when it comes to being at the right place at the right time for your next Sardinian sunset….

Bookmark this page and look no further.

Saluti!

Spiaggia di Maimoni

  • near Cabras, Province of Oristano, West Sardinia, Italy.
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blue waters and quartz grains of sand at Spiaggia di Maimoni in west Sardinia, Italy.

If you're staying in the area of Oristano, do yourself a favour and drive west for about half an hour. It's a scenic drive, which takes you along the Stagno di Mistras, a lagoon in the area where you can see many species of birds, including pink flamingos. After about 20 kilometers, you'll find the beach of Maimomi Spiaggia di Maimoni, a 1200 meter long stretch of white sand. 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. Stay until sunset if you can.

Cala Tremonti

  • near Baja Sardinia, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North-East Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of the shallow and clear waters at Cala Tremonti, a small beach near Baja Sardinia on the Costa Smeralda, north-east Sardinia, Italy.

Just a few kilometers south-west from the center of Baja Sardinia you'll find the beach of Cala Tremonti (Spiaggia di Tremonti). This pristine beach, shaped like a half moon, is set among polished granite rocks and has a length of about 140 meters. Cala Tremonti is one of few beaches of the Costa Smeralda that faces due west, making it the ideal romantic spot for watching the sun go down at the end of a warm day. In the middle of the beach, you'll find beach chairs and parasols available for rent. On the south side, you'll find a 150-meter long footpath that gives easy access to two smaller beaches.

Cala Li Cuncheddi

  • near porto istana, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North Sardinia, Italy.
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an aerial picture of the landscape of Cala Li Cuncheddi, near Porto Istana, Olbia-Tempio, north-east Sardinia.

Cala Li Cuncheddi is located just in front of the Hotel Cala Li Cuncheddi along some typically serene coastline near Olbia. Set in a charming bay, this pristine beach offers golden sands which are notoriously clean and fine. As with many beaches in Sardinia, the sea offers a beautiful crystalline color that collides with emerald green, turquoise, and blue. Consequently, it also has a shallow, sandy bottom with a rocky bed and a reef at either end. The presence of the above-mentioned reefs makes Cala Li Cuncheddi a perfect location for snorkeling, surfing, and other water sports.

Spiaggia di Porto Pinetto

  • near Sant'Anna Arresi, Province of Carbonia-Iglesias, South-West Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of spiaggia di porto pinetto in carbonia iglesias southwest sardinia

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.

Spiaggia del Pirata

  • near Capriccioli, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North-East Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of spiaggia del pirata in capriccioli costa smeralda north east sardinia

Spiaggia del Pirata is a small beach that's located 50 meters south of Hotel Capriccioli. It has a length of just 100 meters and faces west, offering views of la Celvia beach to the north and the mountainous surroundings behind Spiaggia Li Itriceddi to the west. It is a nice beach for some relaxed snorkelling, as its waters are shallow and you'll find some scattered rocks in the water to swim around. On the north side of the beach you'll find a dock. Parking is available right behind the beach.

Spiaggia di Turas

  • near Bosa, Province of Oristano, West Sardinia, Italy.
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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.

Spiaggia S’Abba Druche

  • near Bosa, Province of Oristano, West Sardinia, Italy.
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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.

Spiaggia Punta Nuraghe

  • near Porto Rotondo, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North-East Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of spiaggia punta nuraghe in porto rotondo sardinia

On the other side of Spiaggia Ira you'll find Punta Nuraghe, a small beach with a length of about 80 meters. It faces west, featuring views over the Golfo Cugnana and Marina di Portisco to the north-east. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent, as well as canoes.

Spiaggia di Is Solinas

  • near Sant'Anna Arresi, Province of Carbonia-Iglesias, South Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of is solinas beach at sunset

You'll find Is Solinas beach near the tiny Sardinian villages of Is Solinas and Is Murronis. The beach is located 8 kilometers north of Porto Pino beach. The beach faces due west, overlooking the blue waters of the Golfo di Palmas and Sant'Antioco island. It is backed mostly by sand dunes covered with lovely juniper trees, and by rather large ponds named Stagno di Porto Botte and Stagno Baiocca. Water is very shallow up to 80-120 meters from the shore. Statistically, this region is one of the windiest of Sardinia. The beach is a great place for kitesurfing, except for the months of June through September when kitesurfing here is prohibited,

Spiaggia Monti Russu

  • near Rena Majore, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of monti russu beach

Monti Russu beach lies near Rena Majore, between the beaches of Cala Pischina and Lu Littaroni. It got its name from the colours of the rocks at sunset.

Spiaggia di Porto Alabe

  • near Porto Alabe, Province of Oristano, West Sardinia, Italy.
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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.

Spiaggia S’Archittu

  • near S’Archittu, Province of Oristano, West Sardinia, Italy.
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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, and definitely the place to be to watch the sunset.

Spiaggia di Is Arutas

  • near Cabras, Province of Oristano, West Sardinia, Italy.
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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.

San Giovanni di Sinis

  • near San Giovanni di Sinis, Province of Oristano, West Sardinia, Italy.
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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.

Spiaggia Santa Reparata

  • near Santa Reparata, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of the beach of Santa Reparata, near Santa Teresa Gallura in north Sardinia, Italy.

Santa Reparata beach, marked by white sand with rocky coves, is a 160 meters long beach in north Sardinia, and is located near Santa Teresa Gallura. The beach faces west, with nice views over the waters of the Baia La Colba, and the rugged coastline of the Capo Testa promontory. Its surrounding cliffs make Santa Reparata beach a favorite place for divers and snorkelling enthousiasts.

Spiaggia di Punta Molentis

  • near Villasimius, Province of Cagliari, South-East Sardinia, Italy.
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Punta Molentis could very well be the southern Sardinian beach that completely renders travelling to the Caribbean obsolete - for Europeans at least.

Rena Majore Beach

  • near Rena Majore, Province of Olbia-Tempio, North Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of rena majore beach in north sardinia italy

9 kilometers from Santa Teresa Gallura lies Rena Majore beach, with golden sands, rocky patches, and blue waters with stray rocks reaching above surface.

Spiaggia di Portixeddu

  • near Portixeddu, Province of Carbonia-Iglesias, South-West Sardinia, Italy.
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a picture of Spiaggia di Portixeddu near Buggeru in south-west Sardinia, Italy.

Portixeddu beach, in south-west Sardinia, is 2.5 kilometers long and perfect for long walks along the shore and jogging. This beach is hardly ever crowded, even during peak season. It faces due west, making it a great spot to watch the sunset.