This Sardinian beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Cala Biriola Beach is a good place for scuba diving, snorkelling, and climbing.
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Cala dei Gabbiani
Cala dei Gabbiani (Seagull Cove) is a marvelous cove located in east Sardinia, about 18 kilometers south-east of Cala Gonone, and 12 kilometers north-east of Baunei. Together with Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Goloritzè and Cala Fuili, it’s in the top of the list of must-see paradise beaches in east Sardinia. The beach has a length of over 230 meters, and near the northern section it can get up to 50 meters wide. Cala dei Gabbiani faces north-east, featuring stunning views over the deep blue Tyrrhenian Sea which stretches out for 350 kilometers all the way to the west coast of Italy. The fabulous scenery is enhanced by Punta Ispuligi, a rocky outcrop on the north side of the beach. The back of the beach is closed off by towering cliffs. As the sun sets in the west, these will cast a cooling shade over the cove at the end of the afternoon.
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Cala Goloritze is one of the most photogenic Sardinian beaches of its kind. Elected a UNESCO site in 1995, this is what paradise looks like.
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Cala Mariolu is another top contender on our list of Best Beaches of East Sardinia. The cove is located just north of the famous Cala Goloritze, and is decorated with little pebbles made round and smooth by the eternal movement of the waters. This spot is very suitable for scuba diving, and is one of the best snorkeling beaches of Sardinia. Due to its location, the beach of Cala Mariolu rests in the shade of the limestone rocks at the end of the afternoon. There are no hotels in the direct vicinity of Cala Mariolu, but there are plenty of accommodations to be found up north in Cala Gonone and down south in Santa Maria Navarrese. The cove can be accessed on foot from Piredda in the Plateau of Golgo (Altopiano del Golgo), but the trek to the beach is not easy and should be done well prepared. Boat trips are available from the villages of Cala Gonone and Santa Maria Navarrese.
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Cala Sisine is a gorgeous cove located in east Sardinia, about 17 kilometers north of Baunei, and 11 kilometers south of the small seaside town named Cala Gonone. Together with Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè, and Cala Fuili, it is a top contender on the shortlist of must-see beaches in Sardinia. Many tourists from all over the world travel to the Gulf of Orosei every year to explore these coves. The beach has a length of over 200 meters, and near both its edges it can get up to 100 meters wide.
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Pedra Longa beach has a rocky seashore, making it unsuitable for a relaxing day at the beach, but perfectly fine for hiking, scuba fishing, or scuba diving.
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You'll find the beautiful cove of Cala Fuili three kilometers south of the center of the seaside village named Cala Gonone, in the province of Nuoro, the provincial capital of the central area of East Sardinia. It offers extensive views over the Tyrrhenian Sea, the wooded hills and dramatic cliffs of Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu. The beach is sandy with small white pebbles around the water edge. Cala Fuili is one of the best beaches of East Sardinia, therefore it can get rather busy during high season, so it's best to go there early if you can, preferably before 9 AM. Beach activities include snorkeling around the rocks, swimming in the crystal-clear warm water, and climbing. If you'd like to take the 3.5-kilometer walk from Cala Fuili to Cala Luna, the hiking route is well signposted. You can reach Cala Fuili Beach from Cala Gonone by heading south on Viale Bue Marino. There's a parking space for about fifty cars.
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Situated beautifully in the Sardinian gulf of Orosei near Cala Gonone, lies Cala Luna beach, with its white sands, clear waters and steep limestone cliffs.
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Cala Osalla di Dorgali
Cala Osalla di Dorgali has a beach with fine, golden sands and is surrounded by lush greenery, with waters coloured in ever changing shades of light blue.
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Cala Ziu Martine
Cala Ziu Martine is surrounded by a ridge of jagged rock, and has remained completely untouched. Its sands are pure white and pebbly.
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Sos Dorroles beach offers a different color palette than most beaches of Sardinia. It is located approximately 300 meters away from Palmasera beach.
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Spiaggia La Caletta
Located roughly 6 kilometers east of Siniscola, La Caletta beach is one of the longest beaches of the Gulf of Orosei with a length of nearly 4 kilometers.
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The Sardinian beach of Cala di Cartoe, with its white sands and clear waters, certainly deserves a spot in the list of most beautiful spots on Sardinia.
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Cala Ginepro beach is characterized by fine sand, shallow and crystal clear water with pink granite rocks that occasionally rise from the water.
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Cala Liberotto beach lies just 1.6 kilometers north-east of Cala Fuili, and belongs to the group of smaller beaches of the Gulf of Orosei.
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Marina di Orosei
Marina di Orosei with its beach of golden sand and seashells of all sizes, is nearly 3 kilometers long. Its sea is deep has a steep slope.
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Osalla di Orosei
Osalla di Orosei, located next to Cala Osalle di Dorgali, has light blue water and fine white sand. A good spot for scuba diving and snorkeling.
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Spiaggia di Berchida
Spiaggia di Berchida has been voted as being one of the best beaches of Italy several times. A must see beach should you find yourself in the area of Siniscola! What makes this beach in the province of Nuoro quite unique, is that it is bordered by two other beaches: Spiaggia di Bidderosa on the north side, and Spiaggia sa Curcurica on the south side. Plus, both the northern and southern tips of Berchida are backed by two lagoons: Stagno di Bidderosa, and Stagno di Curcurica.
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Spiaggia di Bidderosa
When it comes to natural attractions in east Sardinia, Spiaggia di Bidderosa is one of the most popular beaches to visit and certainly one of the best things to do in Orosei. Featuring a sublime stretch of coastline and stunning forests, this is also a pocket of the island in which wide open spaces are in abundance and time seems to stand still. Spiagga di Bidderosa is the perfect escape and an opportunity to see the quiet and more enchanting side of east Sardinia.
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Spiaggia di Capo Comino
Capo Comino beach, well known for its sand dunes, is one of the longest beaches in the Gulf of Orosei, with a length of 3 kilometers.
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Spiaggia di Foghe Pizzinna
The beach of Foghe Pizzinna faces south-east and features vast vistas of the sun-streaked waters of the Gulf of Orosei and the mighty Tyrrhenian Sea. What makes this beach quite unique is that it’s tucked between a creek on the north side and a river bed on the south side where the Fiume Cedrino river flows into the sea. The Fiume Cedrino river is one of Sardinia’s most famous (and challenging) rivers for kayaking.
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Spiaggia sa Curcurica
Your holiday in Orosei wouldn’t be complete without spending a day at the beach of sa Curcurica (Spiaggia sa Curcurica). That’s especially true if you like snorkeling or want to experience the Caribbean in Sardinia, Italy. The most attractive feature of Spiaggia sa Curcurica is the pine forest located directly behind the beach. That’s where junipers guarantee some more cooling air and shelter you from the sun. If you have children, you’d want to unroll your towels here.
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Su Barone Beach
Nearly 7 kilometers long, Su Barone , in the Gulf of Orosei, is a delightful and unspoilt beach, with tempting white sands and waters of rich blue colors.
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Spiaggia Iscraios is a beautiful stretch of sand and one of the most impressive beaches in east Sardinia. Looking out upon the Tyrrhenian Sea, the beach is also the perfect place for sunset in the region and within easy reach of Posada. Located close to the Fiume di Posada river, this stunning beach is also quite long and extends for more than 3700 meters. This is one beach in Nuoro you don’t want to miss.
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Iscrixedda beach, backed by cooling pine forests, is located in the popular area of Lotzorai, and is located 2 kilometers south of Santa Maria Navarrese.
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Isula Manna Beach
Isula Manna Beach (Spiaggia Isula Manna) is located just a few kilometers south of Iscrixedda Beach, and is approximately 1200 meters long.
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Spiaggia di Santa Maria Navarrese
Santa Maria Navarrese beach is located 5 kilometers south of Pedra Longa. It has a beautiful bay that's being sheltered from mistral winds from the north.
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Bari Sardo beach lies 3 kilometers south of Cea beach. Its main attraction is its beautiful coastline that continuously stretches on for 10 kilometers.
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Spiaggia di Cea
Cea beach is located on the south of Capo Bellavista near Tortoli. It 's known for its characteristic red rocks. A good snorkelling and diving spot.
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Barca Bruciata Beach is located 6 kilometers south-east of Palau, in the Gulf of Arzachena. It faces north-east, offering a spectacular view of the islands.
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South of Tanca Manna beach, La Conia beach is located in the Golfo d'Arzachena, just under 2 kilometers north of the popular Cannigione holiday resort.
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You'll find Spiaggia di La Mannena north of Barca Bruciata. It is located 4.5 kilometers north of the small village of Cannigione, Arzachena. Bellissima spiaggia e bellissimo mare!
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The beach at Tanca Manna (Spiaggia dell'Uticeddu) is located just 3 kilometers from Cannigione. This beach is quite wide, and very suitable for beach games. To the north, there are a few smaller beaches to be discovered.
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Cala Suaraccia Beach
Cala Suaraccia beach is located on the Capo Coda Cavallo peninsula, 9 kilometers north-east of San Teodoro. It features splendid views of Isola Tavolara.
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Capo Coda Cavallo Beach
Capo Coda Cavallo beach is located at the eastermost tip of the peninsula. It's 500 meters long and features views of Isola Molara and Isola Tavolara.
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La Pipara Beach
La Pipara beach is located in Capo Coda Cavallo, San Teodoro. It has a length of just 100 meters and offers nice views of Isola Molara and Isola Tavolara.
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Salina Manna Beach
Salina Manna beach is located between Cala Brandinchi and Salinedda beach in one of the most beautiful coastal parts in Capo Coda Cavallo, San Teodoro.
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1.5 kilometers south-west of Capo Coda Cavallo beach you'll find Salinedda beach. It is 400 meters long and faces south, offering views of Isola Ruia.
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Baia Sardinia Beach
Baia Sardinia beach is one of the northernmost beaches of the Costa Smeralda area. The beach faces north, with spectacular views of the Maddalena Archipelago, which can easily be reached by boat. Various daily trips can take you to the Maddalena Archipelago and the other islands of Budelli, Caprera, Spergi, Santa Maria and Razzoli. Watersports like windsurfing are very popular in this area, thanks to the perfect combination of the bay’s location.
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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.
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Cala Romazzino is a small cove that is located just north of Hotel Romazzino. It is one of the little Sardinian treasures that requires some effort to find.
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Within a comfortable walking distance from the beach of Capriccioli you will find La Celvia beach, in the heart of the beatiful Sardinian Costa Smeralda.
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Liscia Ruja is located between Portisco and Cala di Volpe, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda
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Romazzino Beach, just north of Romazzino village and south-east of Porto Cervo, has white sand and clear blue water. Suitable for families with children.
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Capriccioli Beach belongs on the list of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda. This rather small beach is divided by enormous granite rocks. This beach offers beautiful views of the island of Mortorio, which can only be reached by small boats. Also, Capriccioli offers panoramic views of the islands of Soffi and Le Camere, both situated roughly 2 kilometers off the coast. The waters are shallow, and often very calm and smooth with a gentle tide, allowing children to play freely.
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Spiaggia del Pirata
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.
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Spiaggia del Principe
Principe beach (Spiaggia del Principe) is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda, and shouldn't be missed by those visiting Sardinia.
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Spiaggia dell Elefante has a length of only 100 meters, and is intersected by several rocky patches and pieces of residential gardens that reach all the way to the sea. Only a few parts of this beach are actually sandy, but these parts are all very secluded. You can discover all the sandy parts by carefully strolling through the rocky and shallow waters. This beach mostly faces west, and offers magnificent views of the coastal area near Spiaggia Li Itriceddi, 700 meters across the Cala di Volpe Bay. It is the perfect beach to experience pure nature, relaxation and stunning views!
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Spiaggia Li Itriceddi
South-west of Cala di Volpe you'll discover Spiaggia Li Itriceddi. It faces south-east, featuring views of Isola Soffi, and yachts passing by in summer.
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Petra Ruja Beach
Petra Ruja beach lies south of Liscia Ruja beach has pinkish sand, incredibly clear water, and is a good spot for snorkelling. Car parking is 700 meters away.
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Portisco beach and its surrounding beaches are the most beautiful beaches of the Sardinian Costa Smeralda, located 15 kilometers away from Olbia.
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Razza di Junco
Looking out over Golfo Cugnana to the east, and the Soffi and Mortorio islands to the west, Razza di Junco beach is 250 meters long and 20 meters wide.
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Spiaggia di Rena Bianca
Rena Bianca beach lies just 10 kilometers south of Porto Cervo, along the Costa Smeralda coastline, in between Razza di Junco beach and Portisco beach.
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Cala Granu Beach
Cala Granu beach (Spiaggia Cala Granu) is a small beach - 100 meters long - located 1 kilometer north of Porto Cervo, in the heart of the Costa Smeralda.
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500 meters north-east of Cala Granu you will find Colonna beach, the northenmost beach of the Costa Smeralda, and a private property of the Colonna Resort.
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Liscia di Vacca
Liscia di Vacca beach is one of the smallest of the Costa Smeralda. Together with La Pitrizza and Cala Granu, it encloses the peninsula of Capo Ferro. It offers magnificent views of the Maddalena Archipelago to the north-west, Isola Capuccini to the north, and the headlands of Capo Ferro to the north-east. The cozy beach is fully equipped with umbrellas and deck chairs.
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Pevero beach (Spiaggia del Pevero), located just 3 kilometers south of Porto Cervo, consists of two beaches: Piccolo Pevero beach and Grande Pevero beach.
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Just 200 meters north of Liscia di Vacca beach you will find Pitrizza beach. It is a private beach that belongs to the famous and luxurious Hotel Pitrizza.
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Rudargia beach (Spiaggia Rudargia) is a small beach near Porto Rotondo and Ira beach - at the southern border of the famous Costa Smeralda area in Sardinia.
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Spiaggia dei Sassi
Just a few hundred meters east of the marina of Porto Rotondo, in the direction of Punta Volpe, you'll find Spiaggia dei Sassi. It consists of fine sand and some small stones, and is surrounded by several cliffs. The beach is equipped with several facilities. To get there from the centre of Porto Rotondo follow the signs to Punta Volpe.
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Spiaggia Ira is located between the Gulf of Porto Rotondo and Cugnana, in Punta Nuraghe, Sardinia. It is the main beach of Porto Rotondo, and also its longest. Spiaggia Ira faces north-west, offering marvelous views of the Porto Rotondo Bay, with pleasure yachts sailing in and out of the Marinas of Porto Rotondo and Portisco during summer. The beach offers plenty of services and is suitable for families with kids.
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Spiaggia Punta Nuraghe
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.
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Spiaggia Punta Volpe
Spiaggia Punta Volpe is one of the most beautiful beaches of Porto Rotondo. Situated in a cove shaped like a half moon, this beach faces north-west, and has a length of about 200 meters.
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Bianca beach, 350 meters long, is the next gem you'll find in Golfo Aranci when you go north from Cala Sassari. Children will enjoy swimming and playing here.
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Cala Delfino is a little outpost of beauty and tranquility, with a length of only 30 meters. It is located 900 meters south-west of Baia Caddinas.
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Cala Greca, at Capo Figari, is one of the smallest coves of north-east Sardinia. This cove is popular among scuba-divers and snorkelling enthusiasts. It can only be reached by boat, or on foot from Cala Moresca.
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Cala Moresca beach is a small bay in Golfo Aranci featuring impressive cliffs, scattered pine trees, golden sands, and waters of Caribbean quality.
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Cala Sassari Beach
Cala Sassari beach (Spiaggia di Cala Sassari) is just one of many beaches in the Golfo Aranci area that should be part of your Sardinian beach holiday.
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La Marinella Beach
La Marinella beach (Spiaggia di Marinella), lies just south of Porto Rotondo, near Marinella village in the Gulf of Marinella, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.
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The family-friendly Prima Spiaggia is the first beach of Golf Aranci. It is located in front of Via Cristoforo Colombo, north-east of the village's port. A beachfront restaurant offers seafood dishes, fish is purchased daily from local fishermen.
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Quarta Spiaggia is the fourth beach of Golfo Aranci. It's easy to find as you enter Golfo Aranci village. It's a small beach with a length of 70 meters.
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Quinta Spiaggia is the fifth beach of Golfo Aranci. With warm and shallow waters, this small and cozy beach is suitable for families with children.
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Spiaggia Baia Caddinas
The small and family-friendly beach of Baia Caddinas can be found directly in front of Baia Caddinas village, 500 meters north-east of S’Abba e sa Pedra Beach.
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Spiaggia dei Baracconi
Go 1 kilometer south-east from the Golfo Aranci port, and you'll find Spiaggia dei Baracconi. Spiaggia dei Baracconi is a 260 meter long, thin strip of pebbly sand that faces south-west, offering nice views of Capo Figari, the Gulf of Aranci and the small Figarolo island. The waters here are clear and shallow, nice enough for some laid-back snorkelling or scuba diving. You might even spot some bottlenose dolphins a few hundred meters off the coast.
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Spiaggia di Cala Sabina
Well-equipped Cala Sabina beach is located in the Golfo Aranci area, along the railroad track that leads to Golfo Aranci. Open from 7AM to 12 AM.
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Spiaggia S'Abba e sa Pedra
Spiaggia S'abba e sa Pedra is one of the smallest and most secluded coves you will find in the area of Golfo Aranci. It is only 70 meters long, and faces south-east. It is not easily accessible, since you will have to walk for about 200 meters along a narrow path that swirls through dense scrub vegetation and small trees. But once you have reached this tiny white sandy beach, you'll be rewarded with captivating views of Isola Tavolara and Isola di Figarolo.
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Spiaggia Sos Aranzos
Sos Aranzos beach (Spiaggia di Sos Aranzos) is a small but rather wide beach of just 120 meters long. It offers wonderful views of Capo Figari and the islands named Figarolo Tavolara. Sos Aranzos is frequently visited by guests staying at the nearby hotels, so it can get a little crowded during high season. Waters here are shallow, so this spot is suitable for families children. Facilities include a parking lot and several kiosks. A good beach for snorkelling and scuba diving.
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The family-friendly Terza Spiaggia is the third beach of Golfo Aranci. Beach services include free Wi-Fi, dressing rooms, showers, a bar and restaurant, and accessibility for the disabled.
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10 kilometers away from Olbia, lies Bados beach. This small beach displays the classic Costa Smeralda features: sugary white sands and a palette of gorgeous water colors.
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Cala Banana beach is 500 meters long, and its sands vary from pure white to gray. It is one of the most picturesque beaches between Golfo Aranci and Olbia.
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Le Vecchie Saline
Le Vecchie Saline beach is located near the city of Olbia, just 5 kilometers east of the Costa Smeralda airport and a few kilometers from Maria Murta.
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Just 8 kilometers away from Olbia lies the Pittulongu beach area containing 4 beaches: La Playa, Squalo, Pellicano and Mare e Rocce.
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Cala Li Cuncheddi
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.
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Sas Enas Appara (Le Tre Sorelle)
1.5 kilometers north-east of Porto Istana you’ll discover Sas Enas Appara, a beach that’s better known by locals as Le Tre Sorelle (the Three Sisters). It consists of three little sandy coves merged into one, and mostly faces due east. You’ll enjoy astounding views of Isola Tavolara standing tall in the distance. The smaller island named Isola Piana, home to Spiaggia dell’Isola Piana, completes the stupendous views. The beach is only accessible on foot or by boat, so even in the busiest months of July and August, Le Tre Sorelle tends to remain serene.
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Spiaggia del Dottore
If you're in the area surrounding Porto Istana, another top beach to explore during your holiday in Sardinia is Spiaggia del Dottore (the Doctor’s Beach). It is located less than 2 kilometers north-east of the center of Porto Istana. It’s a perfectly shaped lick of sugary white sand with a length of about 65 meters. The beach faces east, looking out over the glassy waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with breathtaking views of Isola Piana and the spectacular Isola Tavolara. The beach is hardly ever crowded, but don’t be surprised by the occasional boat or dinghy that comes by to enjoy this little slice of Sardinian paradise.
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Spiaggia di Porto Istana
Porto Istana beach is scattered with short rocky beds intermittently placed between stretches of white sand. Directly in front of the beach is Isolo Tavolara (Tavolara Island) which is an awe-inspiring sight while you are relaxing on the sand or walking out into the ocean. Apart from the island, you are also surrounded by beautiful scenery with a stretch of white sand and green vegetation which accompanies the turquoise shore - you may even be lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins along the way. Popular activities at this beach include windsurfing, jet skiing, diving, canoeing, sailing, and snorkeling.
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Spiaggia Sud Porto Istana
Similar to Spiaggia Porto Istana, you will have a magnificent view on this beach of the smallest kingdom in the world, Tavolara Island. It feels so close; you may even be tempted to reach out and touch it as you wade into the turquoise waters. For those that want to use the least amount of energy as possible while on holiday, preferring to relax under the sun with a good book or to the music on your iPhone, this beach fulfills all those needs. And then there are the many establishments, there are bars, restaurants, and hotels dotted along the shore providing a very luxurious touch to the beach without making it seem overcrowded with man-made structures.
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Ottiolu beach is located just 3 kilometers north of Cala di Budoni, right in front of the small village of Porto Ottiolu in Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.
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Spiaggia della Tartaruga
Walk about 650 meters from Cala Girgolu and you’ll find Spiaggia della Tartaruga, a small cove that’s better known as Turtle Beach. Its main feature, as its name suggests, is not the presence of sea turtles, but a granite rock that’s shaped like a turtle. The rock is one of the most photographed natural objects in this part of Sardinia. If you plan on going here by car, the parking area is located 300 meters south of Cala Girgolu. The rest of the trip to the cove will have to be done on foot.
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Spiaggia delle Vacche
Continue walking on the footpath from Cala Girgolu to Spiaggia della Tartaruga, and you’ll eventually discover Spiaggia delle Vacche, a small beach that’s better known as Cow Beach. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful coves of the Gallura, the small beach features fine white sand, and has a length of only 30 meters. It faces north-west, offering breattaking views of Isola Tavolara, Isola Molara, Isolotto Rosso and the headlands of Porto San Paolo. There are groups of polished granite rocks on both corners of the beach, and in the middle of the water you’ll see a few submerged rocks. That’s where you’ll want to go explore and spot some fish if you’d like to go snorkeling.
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Spiaggia di Cala Girgolu
The beach of Cala Girgolu (Spiaggia di Cala Girgolu), is a beautiful place to visit if you find yourself in the area of Porto San Paolo or San Teodoro. As with so many beaches on the coast of the Gallura, its sands are entirely white, a bit pebbly here and there, and its waters are turquoise. You’ll find a small creek on the left side of the beach. It’s a perfect place for children to play.
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Spiaggia di Porto Taverna
Pristine turquoise ocean, breathtaking views, and endless coastline ensure Spiaggia di Porto Taverna is one of the most popular beaches in Northeastern Sardinia. It is located just a few kilometers from the town of San Teodoro in Olbia and renowned for being a clean beach with white powdered sands. Another highlight is the shallow and sandy seabed, which makes it an ideal location for young families, and activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing, and scuba diving. Several boat operators also provide the opportunity to explore some of the enchanting coves nearby, which are bordered with rocks and colorful vegetation. In these parts, an attractive iridescent color of emerald green and blue make this a stunning place to visit while the majestic views of Isola Tavolara dominate the scenery from the beach. There are also the picturesque bays of Isola Molara which never fail to delight visitors and not far from Spiaggia di Porto Taverna a mesmerizing pond is a home to some of the most interesting species of marine life.
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Spiaggia di Punta Don Diego
Graced with lovely white sands, with sprinkles of sea grass in between, Spiaggia di Punta Don Diego is one of the most sought after beaches in Sardinia. There are even rock formations which capture the imagination of visitors and evoke images of genuine wonder in those who come to spend some time near Loiri Porto San Paolo. Located just a few minutes from San Teodoro in Olbia, the beach offers spectacular views of Isola Tavolara Island and is often referred to as the most pristine beach on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. Spiaggia di Punta Don Diego branches into two beaches, with one facing north and another facing east. Both of them offer something unique but with the same crystal clear waters and luscious surroundings as each other. As with many beaches in this region, the sea is very shallow and sandy which makes it ideal for swimming and snorkeling while the local flora and fauna make this a natural encounter with unforgettable views.
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Cala Brandinchi beach (Spiaggia Cala Brandinchi) is one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia. Also known as 'Little Tahiti' because of its tropical looks.
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Close to the village of San Teodoro you will find the beach of Cala d'Ambra. It is located a little under 2 kilometers south of the beach of La Cinta.
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Cala di Budoni
Cala di Budoni lies in front of the village of Budoni, 8 kilometers south of San Teodoro. It is one of the last beaches you'll find near the Nuoro border.
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La Cinta Beach
La Cinta Beach (Spiaggia La Cinta), near San Teodoro, is one of the longest beaches (3.2 kilometers) in north-east Sardinia.
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Just a few hundred meters south-west of Cala d'Ambra you will find La Isuledda beach. This is the southernmost beach in the vicinity of San Teodoro.
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Lu Impostu Beach
A few hundred meters south of Cala Brandinchi you'll find Lu Impostu beach, the third largest beach of the San Teodoro area with a length of 1 kilometer.
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Puntaldia beach, one of the smallest beaches in the area of San Teodoro, faces north-east offering marvelous views of Capo Coda Cavallo and Isola Tavolara.
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Baia delle Mimose
Pirotto Li Frati beach is located 5 kilometers south-west of the village of Badesi, along of the northern coast of Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.
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Poltu Biancu beach is the westernmost beach of Olbia-Tempio, and the first beach you'll find on the stretch of coast that's home to the beaches of Badesi.
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At the border of the provinces of Sassari and Olbia-Tempio, (Spiaggia di San Pietro) begins. It is located 1.7 kilometers west of Valledoria, and 7 kilometers south-west of Badesi. San Pietro beach faces north-west, looking out over the deep blue waters of the Golfo dell' Asinara, while offering nice views of the hills behind La Ciaccia to the west. The beach is 1400 meters long, and up to 130 meters wide near the mouth of the river Coghinas. It is a good spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing. An absolute must-see beach if you happen to be in northern Sardinia!
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Spiaggia Li Feruli
Li Feruli is a long stretch of splendid coastline with beautiful views of The Gulf of Asinara and Castelsardo. The beach is an extension of a long beach of over 9 kilometers long located just a few kilometers north-west of the village of Badesi and Trinità d’Agultu e Vignola, and near the historical village of Isola Rossa. Backed by typical Mediterranean vegetation and sand dunes, Li Feruli is one of the least crowded beaches in the Badesi area. You won’t find many tourists here. The beach is especially suitable for those who would like to enjoy a clean and pristine environment, surrounded by the Mediterranean. Li Feruli beach and the other beaches of Badesi (Poltu Biancu, Pirotto Li Frati, Li Mindi and Li Junchi) are fantastic spots for kitesurfing, windsurfing and stand up paddling. They also have a prominent place on our list of Best Kitesurfing Beaches of Sardinia.
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Spiaggia Li Junchi
Li Junchi beach is considered to be the main beach of the Badesi area, in Olbia-Tempio. The beach is located in front of the small village of Li Junchi. This beach faces north-west, overlooking the azure waters of the Golfo dell'Asinara. Li Junchi beach is approximately 500 meters long, and can get up to 50 meters wide. Note however, that Li Junchi is part of a very long beach that has a length of over 9 kilometers!
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Spiaggia Li Mindi
Li Mindi beach is situated between Pirotto Li Frati beach and Li Junchi beach, 2.5 kilometers west of the village of Badesi, in Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.
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Cala di l'Ea
Cala di l’Ea served as a popular destination for hippies all over Europe way back in the sixties when very few people had even heard of the island of Sardinia itself. Cala di L’Ea is also characterized by the enormous white granite rocks which make up the surrounding landscape, and these are best known for their unusual shapes. For it is here, you can find the “Rock of Dinosaur” and many more strange names which derive from the form of each rock. The beach is connected to Ea bay which allows for an eye-popping delight next to the cliffs with colors of clear turquoise and green waters.
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It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of Spiaggia di Cala Spinosa. This memorable destination consists of three of the most idyllic beaches in Capo Testa which are arranged from north to east. The first beach has white and fine sand, while the next two have golden bronze sand, respectively. Shimmering in the morning sun, the neighboring sea is a clear, emerald green which glistens as it fades into blue and cobalt blue above a naturally rocky bed. It is a popular attraction for those who enjoy snorkeling, while the white cliffs of the Strait of Bonifacio and Corsica are a photographers’ dream which adds to the enthralling beauty of the area.
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La Colba - Rena di Ponente
The beach of La Colba – Rena di Ponente (Spiaggia Rena Di Ponente) is approximately 400 meters long and faces south-west, featuring beautiful vistas of the rugged coastline of Capo Testa and the deep-blue waters of Baia La Colba. This strip of land connects the coast of the mainlands of Sardinia with the promontory of Capo Testa. The area is uniquely characterized by dunes that extend all the way to the south-eastern end of the isthmus. Depending on weather and sea conditions of the Strait of Bonifacio, the beaches in this area of Sardinia are extremely dynamic and subject to very typical seasonal changes. Occasionally, at dawn or dusk, you can see dolphins playing in the waters nearby. It’s one of the best beaches of north Sardinia to visit if you happen to be in this part of the island.
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Rena Di Levante
Spiaggia Rena di Levante is located on the opposite side of Rena di Ponente, 2 kilometers south-west of Santa Teresa Gallura. It is 500 meters long. The area surrounding this beach is full of little coves to explore. There's a possibility to rent beach umbrellas and sun beds, but also pedal boats and canoes. Windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment can also be rented. Averagely busy during the summer season.
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Spiaggia Zia Culumba
Just steps in front of the small village of Capo Testa you'll find Zia Culumba (Spiaggia Zia Culumba). An almost supernatural appearance accompanies this beautiful beach which is also known as Tibula Beach. Named after the Roman colony which settled in the area for granite extraction, it’s amazing to think this stretch of shoreline was also the origin of the material used to construct the Pantheon in Rome. For a similar reason, Tibula is also called Beach of Granite after the beautiful granite formations that surround the beach. Spiaggia Zia Culumba is one of the finest beaches in Capo Testa and next to the village in Santa Reparata Bay to the north of Sardinia.
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Spiaggia Baja Ostina
Spiaggia Baja Ostina is one of the most secluded beaches in north Sardinia and a beautiful sight as it sits quietly in a small bay beneath a steep red face headland. In many ways, this unique appearance is why the beach is best known, but the favorable conditions also make this beach popular for practical reasons. Featuring dark golden sands, the beach is only about sixty meters in length but surprisingly developed in spite of such a small size.
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Spiaggia di Lu Bagnu
This idyllic beach may not be the largest in the region, but visitors seem to prefer the toned down nature and quiet ambiance in the area. At the same time, this is not to say the area is void of activity, for families and young couples are always quick to spend the day here. Featuring ample car parking and easy access, the beach is as popular with locals as it is with tourists.
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Cala Faa (Spiaggia di Cala Faa) is a small cove approximately 4 kilometers south-west of Portobello beach, along the Costa Paradiso in north Sardinia.
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Cala Sarraina beach is located 4 kilometers north-east of Costa Paradiso, and 2.4 kilometers south-west of Cala Faa. It features a bar and a restaurant.
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Li Cossi Beach
Li Cossi beach (Spiaggia di Li Cossi) is a must-see cove located 2 kilometers south-west of Costa Paradiso, in the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is named after the river that runs behind it. Tucked away in a natural amphitheater of granite rocks and sheltered from the winds, its shallow waters and gentle sea allow children to swim and play freely. It's a popular spot among snorkelling and scuba diving enthousiasts.
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Porto La Cruzitta
Porto La Cruzitta beach is located within a secluded and picturesque cove that is situated between Li Cossi beach and Cala Sarraina, in Trinità D’Agultu.
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La Marinedda beach (Spiaggia la Marinedda) is located 1.2 kilometers north-east of Isola Rossa, in Comune di Trinità D’Agultu e Vignola, Olbia-Tempio. This beach faces north-west, and has a length of 600 meters. This is an excellent place for swimming and snorkelling as the bay is quite calm and the water is beautifully clean. This beach is recommended for families with young children, as the water at La Marinedda beach remains shallow for quite a distance. Many locals consider this beach to be one of the most beautiful beaches between Santa Teresa di Gallura and Castelsardo. La Marinedda is a surfer's paradise, every year in August this beach is host to the Frozen Open Surf Contest attracting surf enthousiasts from around the world.
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Spiaggia Lunga Isola Rossa is the main beach of a small seaside village with the same name. The village is situated on a small promontory - characterized by red rocks - that stretches in a northwesterly direction between Costa Paradiso and Castelsardo. The beach offers views of the small marina north of the beach, and Isola Rossa, a small island that lies a few hundred meters off the coast. It's a well-equipped beach that's suitable for families with children. At the nearby diving center, you can rent pedal boats, canoes and inflatables. The center also offers a taxi service to the other beaches and coves in this area.
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Spiaggia Dell Isolotto
One of the most popular beaches on the mesmerizing Palau coastline is Spiaggia Dell Isolotto. Just a few meters from the port, the beauty of this beach is immediately obvious from the moment you set eyes on the white sands and crystal blue waters. Furthermore, the proximity of this beach to the bay makes it ideal for swimming and snorkeling in particular, such is the calm nature of the water.
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Spiaggia di Porto Faro
With a length of 150 meters, strategically located within a peaceful and rejuvenating village, Spiaggia di Porto Faro captures the heart of every visitor with attractive white sands overlooking the famous archipelago of La Maddalena. In this sense, visitors can expect to be amazed by stunning views, and crystal blue waters as these features genuinely make it stand out among even the best beaches in Palau.
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Spiaggia La Sciumara
Facing north, with a length of nearly 500 meters, Spiaggia La Sciumara is located between the colorful village of Palau and Porto Rafael, offering beautiful views of the Maddalena archipelago in the far distance. La Sciumara is accompanied by a low seabed which makes swimming ideal while the nearby islands are easily reached by boat. With such a strategic location and idyllic wind conditions, Spiaggia La Sciumara is perfect for families with children and also provides wheelchair access.
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Cala Trana beach (Spiaggia di Cala Trana) is a secluded beach that's mostly unknown to the average tourist. It is located 3 kilometers north-east of Porto Pollo beach and faces north in the direction of the beautiful Archipelago of La Maddalena.
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Porto Pollo Beach
Porto Pollo beach (Spiaggia Porto Pollo) is located about 1 kilometer from Porto Pollo village, in Palau, Olbia-Tempio. This beach is the epicentre of kitesurfing in Sardinia, as this spot has some of the best wind conditions in Europe. Porto Pollo beach is also very suitable for windsurfing, sailing and even for diving, canoeing and mountain biking.
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Porto Pozzo Beach
Porto Pozzo beach, in the municipality of Santa Teresa di Gallura, lies in front of a small village and is located 4 kilometers south of La Licciola.
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Lu Litarroni beach is a large stretch of fine sand, pebbles and rocks with views on the Monte Russu headland, with granitic red rocks emerging from the sea.
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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.
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The beaches of Portobello are scattered along the coastline of Portobello di Gallura, one of Sardinia's most exclusive residential parks.
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Vignola beach lies approximately 4 kilometers east of Portobello, and 4 kilometers west of the beach of Lu Littaroni in the municipality of Aglientu.
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Cala Pischina beach lies near the SP90 to Santa Teresa Gallura, conveniently within walking distance of the beaches of Rena di Matteu and Rena Majore.
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Rena di Matteu
The beach of Rena di Matteu is the first beach you'll find a little over a kilometer south-west of Rena Majore, near the small village of Rena Majore.
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Rena Majore Beach
9 kilometers from Santa Teresa Gallura lies Rena Majore beach, with golden sands, rocky patches, and blue waters with stray rocks reaching above surface.
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Cala Balcaccia is located 7 kilometers east of Santa Teresa Gallura, in northern Sardinia. It spans 200 meters, offering views of Corsica in the distance.
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Cala Sambuco is a small but picturesque beach located just 1 kilometer south-east of La Marmorata beach, near Santa Teresa di Gallura, in Northern Sardinia.
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La Licciola beach (Spiaggia della Licciola) is situated 1 kilometer south-east of La Balcaccia, in the area of Valle dell'Erica, in northern Sardinia.
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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.
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Spiaggia La Marmorata
You'll find La Marmorata beach 4 kilometers east of Santa Teresa di Gallura. It is one of the northernmost beaches of north Sardinia. It has a length of 350 meters, and faces north-east, offering views of Punta Falcone and the small islet Isola Marmorata. Located near the rocky headlands of Capo Falcone, La Marmorata beach is accompanied by a smaller beach - Spiaggia La Laurina. This beach is a well equipped and offers a large car parking area, a bar, and several restaurants in the vicinity. Paddle boats and canoes are usually available for rent.
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Spiaggia Porto Quadro
Drive east from Santa Teresa Gallura for about 10 or 15 minutes, and you'll discover Porto Quadro beach. This beach is nicely settled between the small villages of Porto Quadro to the west, and Villaggio La Marmoratina to the east. It faces north-west, looking out over the Strait of Bonifacio and the white cliffs of Corsica in the distance. Its waters are shallow and mostly calm, as Porto Quadro is sheltered from the winds by the rocky shores of Punta Falcone and Punta Marmorata, two scenic spots in the area that may be worth exploring.
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Spiaggia Rena Bianca
Currently on top of our list of The Best Beaches of North Sardinia is Rena Bianca beach (Spiaggia Rena Bianca). This is the main beach of Santa Teresa Gallura. It is situated just a few hundred meters north of the center of the ancient village. It has a length of about 200 meters and faces north, offering views of the tiny Isola Municca to the north-west, the white cliffs on the coast of Corsica to the north, and la Torre di Longonsardo to the east. Spiaggia Rena Bianca is a ‘blue flag’ beach, which means it’s always clean, well maintained, and family-friendly. You’ll find some good snorkelling spots around the rocks, and for some great holiday pictures, climb the hill of la Torre di Longonsardo and admire the stunning views and the colors of the sea, they are simply splendid! As Santa Teresa is such a popular destination, Rena Bianca can get quite busy, especially in August when the Italians are on vacation.
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Situated in an area with bright sand and pink rocks, Cala Canneddi is located 500 meters north-west of Canneddi, in the municipality of Trinità D'Agultu.
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Tinnari beach a beautiful and quite secluded cove located on the pristine and solitary stretch of coast between the village of Costa Paradiso and Cala Canneddi in the area of Isola Rossa, in the municipality of Trinità d’Agultu. Facing north with a length of 260 meters, this beautiful beach is mostly made up of small pebbles carried by the Riu Pirastru river, and can only be reached by boat or via a walk of about 30 minutes that descends along the slopes of Mount Tinnari. Cala Tinnari beach is immersed in the typical scents and colors of the Costa Paradiso, and it is an ideal destination for those looking for tranquility and peace during their holiday in northern Sardinia. Tinnari is a spectacular beach to visit, it’s a true Sardinian work of art, and therefore on top of our list of Best Beaches of North Sardinia.
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From Alghero, drive north-west for about 4 kilometers and you'll find Fertilia beach, located in between Maria Pia beach and the small village named Fertilia. Backed by a pond, Fertilia beach has a length of 1 kilometer and faces south, offering nice views over the shallow light-blue waters and Fertilia's small shipyard. This beach consists of clear sand and some rocks that arise on its outskirts. The seabed consists of sand and some small rocks, and the water is always crystal clear and pleasantly cool. There a diving school nearby.
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La Speranza beach is located in north-west Sardinia, 8 kilometers south of Alghero. La Speranza beach is one of the best beaches of the Alghero area.
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Lazzaretto beach, on the Riviera del Corallo, is located near the villages of Fertilia and Lido San Giovanni, and close to Le Bombarde beach.
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Located less than a kilometer east of Lazzaretto beach, Le Bombarde beach is another popular beach of the Alghero area and the Riviera del Corallo.
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Lido beach can be found just a few hundred meters north of Alghero. It has a length of nearly 1.5 kilometers, and mostly faces south-west, featuring views of a harbor named Marina di Sant'Elmo to the south, and a small island named Isola della Maddalenetta that's situated 1.5 kilometers off the coast. This Alghero beach is a favorite spot among both tourists and locals because, in addition to being an attractive beach, one can easily reach both the marina and the old town, along the Via Lido, either on foot or by bicycle.
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Maria Pia Beach
Head north-west from the center of Alghero for just a few kilometers, and you'll discover Maria Pia beach (Spiaggia di Maria Pia). It is one of the best beaches near Alghero. It is 1200 meters long and faces south-west, featuring excellent views of the Alghero bay. Maria Pia is backed by beautiful dunes and a cooling pine forest that can give you some shade during the hottest hours of the day. The waters at Maria Pia are shallow at first and get deeper gradually, so it's a good beach for families with children. This beach is also easily accessible with wheelchairs, it has a wooden pathway. The parking space is close to the beach. Highly recommended when in Alghero!
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Drive north-west from Alghero for about 15 kilometers, and you'll discover Mugoni beach. The main - and widest - part of Mugoni is about 1.5 kilometers long, though the beach continues for a few hundred meters at its outskirts. Mugoni is almost completely sheltered by cooling pine tree forests, and offers extraordinary views of the Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Conte headlands and the mountainous region near Tramariglio.
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Porto Palmas beach is a small cove just north of Argentiera in north-west Sardinia, and belongs to the group of westernmost coves you'll find on the island.
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Spiaggia di Porto Ferro
Spiaggia di Porto Ferro is one of the best beaches in north-west Sardinia.The beach is also known for the nearby hamlet of Villa Assunta and Lago Baratz, the only natural lake of Sardinia. Separated by towering dunes and silent pine forests, they form yet another side to an already fascinating ecosystem which are further reasons as to why this bay is such sought after destinations in Sassari. Spiaggia di Porto Ferro faces west and features two kilometers of golden sand and some ancient towers which certainly add to the charm of the area. Highly recommended!
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Travel 8 kilometers south-east from Stintino and you'll discover Ezzi Mannu beach (Spiaggia di Ezzu Mannu). It faces north-east and has a length of about 2 kilometers, offering views over the Golfo dell' Asinara. Ezzi Mannu is worth visiting if you want to avoid the crowds on La Pelosa during high season.
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Spiaggia de La Pelosetta
Spiaggia de La Pelosetta has a length of just under 300 meters and faces north-east, overlooking the stunningly beautiful waters of the Golfo dell' Asinara. Just behind the beach you'll find Windsurfing Center Stintino, and a beach bar where visitors can enjoy a wide variety of pizzas and pasta dishes based on fresh fish and seafood.
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Spiaggia delle Saline
Le Saline beach, located in the Gulf of Saline (Capo d'Orso) in Sassari, is 9 kilometers long, making it an ideal beach for long walks or jogging.
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Spiaggia La Pelosa
La Pelosa Beach (Spiaggia della Pelosa), with its shallow turquoise waters and white sands, is a Sardinian oasis, but can get crowded during peak season.
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Cala Monte Turno
With a length of just under 300 meters, Cala Monte Turno (Spiaggia di Cala Monte Turno) is one of the smaller beaches in this area of Costa Rei. It faces south-east, offering views to the north of Monte Turno - which this beach was named after. The sea is very clear in this bay, and rich in marine life. A very nice spot for some snorkelling.
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Cala Pira beach (Spiaggia di Cala Pira) is located between the villages of Villasimius and Sant’elmo. This beach is one of the more popular spots in the Costa Rei area. Cala Pira beach is located in between two hills, and is sheltered from the wind. The beach is 500 meters long, offering panoramic views of Isola Serpentara, situated 5 kilometers off the coast, and the recently restored Torre di Cala Pira. Many sailboats come to this bay to lower the anchors and spend the day. Shallow blue waters make Cala Pira a good snorkelling or canoeing spot.
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You'll find Cala Sinzias beach (Spiaggia di Cala Sinzias) just north of Cala Pira, on the coastal line of Costa Rei, Cagliari. The beach has white sands with stray rocks, and waters clear like crystal. It is arguably one of the best beaches of Costa Rei. The beach is well equipped, and suitable for families, although the irregular surface beneath the water might make it unsuitable for small children. This spot popular amongst surfers, on quieter days it's a good snorkelling location. Part of this beach is privately operated by Hotel Garden Beach. The wooden walkways make this beach accessible for the disabled. Near the beach you’ll find Beach Club Is Fradis, a mix of a restaurant and lounge bar. It is a great location to spend your day and evening in a relaxed atmosphere. Summer season at the club usually starts in the beginning of May.
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San Pietro Beach
San Pietro beach stretches south of the highlands of Monte Turnu, and is characterized by beautiful cliffs, amazingly colored waters and fine, golden sand. Part of San Pietro beach is privately operated by the Alma Resort. Beach services include beach towels, parasols and sun loungers. The private beach can be reached via a footpath of a few hundred meters.
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Santa Giusta Beach
Drive a few hundred meters north from Sant'Elmo, and you'll discover Santa Giusta beach (Spiaggia di Santa Giusta). It faces east and has a length of about 1500 meters. On the north side is where you'll find the famous Peppino’s Rock. This picturesque rock is about 30 meters long, and shaped like a big whale. Around the rock you’ll spot some natural pools and small inlets. Spiaggia di Santa Giusta has thin sand, with the presence of small pebbles scattered along its sandy shore. Near the shore, its waters are shallow, making this a nice beach for families with children.
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Scoglio di Peppino
The splendid little beach of Scoglio di Peppino (Spiaggia di Scoglio di Peppino) can be found 1.5 kilometers south of Costa Rei. It has a length of only 120 meters and faces south-east, featuring marvelous views of Scoglio di Peppino (Peppino's Rock), a natural extension of Punta Santa Giusta. Peppino's rock is the main attraction of this beach. It's about 30 meters long, and shaped like a big whale. It can easily be reached from the beach through shallow waters. The view from the rock is excellent, so if you can, bring your camera!
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Spiaggia delle Ginestre
Walk north for a few hundred meters along the beach from Scoglio di Peppino, and you'll reach Ginestre beach (Spiaggia delle Ginestre). This is the south section of Costa Rei's main beach. Spiaggia delle Ginestre has a length of over 2 kilometers, until it changes into the beach of Marina Rei (Spiaggia di Marina Rei). Waters are shallow here for the first few meters, it's a very suitable beach for families with children. It offers a full range of facilities, including several spots to park your car, and a beachfront camping. Several cafés and restaurants are scattered along the beach. Highly recommended!
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Cardedu beach is conveniently located near Cardedu village, just a few kilometers south of Bari Sardo beach. It has several hotels and resorts in the area.
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Feraxi beach, in Muravera, faces north-east, and is 2.5 kilometers long, Often quite windy, Feraxi beach is a good spot for surfing and kitesurfing.
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Foxi Manna beach, shaped like a half moon with a length of 800 meters, is the largest beach in the area of Tertenia, Ogliastra. The beach faces due east.
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Su Sirboni beach is located 3 kilometers south of Cardedu, has a length of 200 meters, and is one of the most beloved beaches in this part of Ogliastra.
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Spiaggia di Cann’e Sisa
Located on the south coast of Sardinia, Spiaggia di Cann’e Sisa is set amidst the beautiful coastline of Cagliari and features a four hundred meters of fine white sand. This treasure trove is ideal for family holidays and is also situate next to a Mediterranean pine forest. It has cream-colored sand which is very distinct among the beaches and spectacular clear blue to turquoise-colored waters. As with some of the nearby beaches, this also has a shallow and sandy bottom, which is great for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. The breathtaking backdrop of this beach is particularly impressive and compels visitors from all corners of the world to visit Sardinia. Aside from the beautiful flora, it also has a plethora of underwater life which includes giant lobsters, mostelle, crayfish, and king of mullets.
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Spiaggia di Genn'e Mari
Spiaggia di Genn’e Mari is one of the two beaches which surround the picturesque cape of Cagliari and Villasimius. It is a five hundred-meter-long beach located to the east of Torre delle Stelle, on the South coast of Sardinia. Scenic and blessed with turquoise blue water, it provides the perfect bay in which to enjoy a vacation. The beach is covered in light, golden, and fine-grained white sand that glistens under the sun. This is especially impressive during the spring season while a vibrant emerald green hue of nearby vegetation reflects the beauty of the region. The waters are also very shallow with a sandy bottom which also makes it pleasant and ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
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Spiaggia di Kal'e Moru
Spiaggia di Kal’e Moru is one of the most stunning beaches in South Sardinia near Torrel Delle Stelle in the province of Cagliari. It is a 1400 meter-long beach that connects Spiaggia di Marongiu and Spiaggia del Rio Geremeas. Spiaggia di Kal’e Moru is a stunning beach with soft, fine sand which is somewhere between white and golden. The waters are also enthralling with its crystal mirror reflecting an emerald green and turquoise up into the sky. As a travel destination in Sardinia, this region is perfect for families and at the end of the beach is a western end with rich Mediterranean promontory. Spiaggia di Kal’e Moru has many facilities that allow for engaging activities. There is also a rich marine life which is even visible from the shore, and the incredibly clear water allows for a pleasant wonder that surprises every visitor.
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Campulongu beach lies 1.5 km from Campus beach and is one of the larger beaches of the Villasimius area, with hotels, restaurants and a golf club nearby.
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Campus beach, in the area of Villasimius, is one of the larger beaches of the south-east, ideal for long walks or jogging in the early hours of the day.
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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.
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Simius beach, located east of Campulongu, offers vistas of both the Torre di Porto Giunco standing on the peninsula, and the Isola dei Cavoli lighthouse.
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From Cagliari, drive south-west for about 13 kilometers, and you'll find the small beach of Frutti d'Oro (Spiaggia di Frutti d'Oro). This is one of the smallest beaches you'll find in the vicinity of Cagliari. Frutti d'Oro is mostly visited by windsurfing enthousiasts,
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15 kilometers south-west of Poetto beach, you'll find La Maddalena beach (La Maddalena Spiaggia). The largest part of this beach lies in front of a village with the same name. It has a total length of nearly 1200 meters, and faces south-east, overlooking the Golfo degli Angeli - or the Bay of Angels. This beach is a favorite spot among kitesurfing enthousiasts, as wind conditions at this beach are exceptional from May to September.
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Poetto Beach (Spiaggia del Poetto di Cagliari) is located in between Comune di Quartu Sant Elena and Comune di Cagliari, in south Sardinia. It is the main beach of Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia. The beach has a length of 8 kilometers and faces south-east, offering views over the deep blue waters of the Golfo di Quartu. The beach is marked by beautiful views of the hills of the Sella del Diavolo to the south. Poetto beach is backed by two ponds: the Stagno di Molentargius and Stagno di Quartu where the well-known pink flamingos can be spotted. The beach has a full range of facilities: you'll find kiosks, bars with beach beds, restaurants, discos, plenty of water sports facilities, a marina, and a fair. Poetto is one of the windiest spots on the island. For this reason it is a one of the best beaches of South Sardinia for kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing enthusiasts.
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Cala Cipolla (Spiaggia di Cala Cipolla) is one of the pearls that the Chia Bay is famous for, and is another favorite spot among off-season surfers. The beach is tucked away in a narrow bay and only spans 150 meters, with sands white and fine, backed by dense Mediterranean Maquis. There are pine and juniper trees right by the beach where you can find some shade during the hot hours of the day. The cove faces south, and on the west side, you'll admire the views of the lighthouse on the headlands of Capo Spartivento located one kilometer away. The working lighthouse is a unique location in Chia, as it serves as a hotel with six rooms. Make sure to bring some snorkeling gear!
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Cala Ferraglione beach is a small and secluded cove featuring a golden sand beach and granite rocks, giving the landscape a rugged character.
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1 kilometer south-east of Setti Ballas, you'll discover the beach of Campana Dune (Spiaggia di Campana Dune). This is the northernmost part of a 1.7 kilometer long stretch of sand that extends all the way to the beach of Su Giudeu. The beach is backed by pretty dunes that can reach up to 20 meters high, and features marvelous vistas of the Torre di Chia to the north-east, and Isola su Giudeu to the south. Beach activities include beach tennis, kayaking, paddle boating, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. Overall, this part of south Sardinia is very nice for hiking and walking as well.
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Chia Beach, with sands colored like peaches and turquoise waves rolling towards the coastline, is one of the best beaches of south Sardinia. The lagoon behind Chia beach is an important flamingo breeding ground, and if you're very lucky, you might spot some dolphins swimming in the sea. Located nearby you'll find the Torre di Chia, offering impressive views of the local surroundings and good opportunities to take some great vacation pictures.
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Monte Cogoni Beach
Monte Cogoni Beach (Spiaggia di Monte Cogoni), located in Chia, Domus de Maria, belongs to the best beaches of South Sardinia. It has a length of approximately 200 meters. The beach faces southwest, offering beautiful views over the deep blue waters of Chia Bay. La Torre di Chia, a sixteenth-century watchtower, compliments the scenery on the north side of the beach. The beach is backed by a few low dunes and a pond where flamingos can be spotted in summer. Shallow waters make Monte Cogoni Beach suitable for families with children. Wind conditions at this beach are ideal for surfing, and it's also a favorite spot in Chia for scuba diving.
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Perda Longa beach is a delightful little cove with a narrow strip of fine sand. It is located 800 meters north of Cala Ferraglione, and is 160 meters long.
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Spiaggia di Malfatano
Malfatano beach (Spiaggia di Malfatano) can be found inside the bay of Capo Malfatano, in Teulada, Cagliari. You'll find it a few kilometers west of the well known and busier beach of Tuerredda. Its waters are usually very calm, making it a nice and peaceful place for families with children to come and spend the day. You can rent a pedal boat, and the beach features a bar and restaurant that serves long drinks and a variety of quick meals. The beach features nice vistas of the Capo Malfatano bay, the sixteenth century Torre di Malfatano and a small island named L'isolotto di Tuerredda.
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Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Spiaggia di Tuerredda, located on the headlands of Capo Spartivento, certainly deserves a spot on the top ten list of most beautiful beaches of South Sardinia. Located just west of Perda Longa and near the beach of Su Giudeu, its natural beauty is breathtaking. Sheltered from the wind, the v-shaped beach stretches for just about half a kilometer, but big treats come in small packages! The beach faces south-east, offering pleasant views of Isola di Tuerredda located 150 meters off the coast. In the far distance, you can see the headlands of Capo Malfatano and Torre di Capo Malfatano, a sixteenth century watchtower.
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Su Giudeu beach (Spiaggia di Su Giudeu, also called de s’Acqua Durci (fresh water)) is located just 1 kilometer south of the renowned Chia beach, near the southernmost point of Sardinia about 50 kilometers from Elmas airport in Cagliari. Su Giudeu is one of the best beaches in the Cagliari area, and arguably one of the best beaches of South Sardinia. A popular beach for the alternative and surfing crowd of the island, Su Giudeu features several reefs just above the surface of the sea that make it good scuba diving spot. Apart from dudes with surfboards hunting for the highest Mediterranean waves, flocks of flamingos have chosen the area of Chia Su Giudeu as their summer playing ground in the lagoons nearby.
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Su Portu beach is located just a few hundred meters north-east of Chia Beach. It offers wonderful views of Torre di Chia and Isola Su Cardolinu. This beach is a favorite spot among the windsurfing crowd and water sports enthousiasts. Very suitable for a seaside family vacation.
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Spiaggia delle Dune
Le Dune beach (Spiaggia delle Dune) in the locality of Porto Pino is a gorgeous lick of silky white sand with a length of nearly two kilometers. Also known as White Sands, this beach is backed by two lagoons where migratory birds including flamingos come to spend their summer days. Le Dune beach is one of the widest beaches in South Sardinia. You'll be mesmerized by the majestic rolling dunes behind the beach. These can rise to 30 meters. Juniper trees and other Mediterranean greenery cover the inland dunes to complete the beautiful scenery. Beach umbrellas, deck chairs and pedal boats are available for rent. The seabed of Le Dune beach has a gradual slope; it is suitable for families with children. Beach activities include underwater fishing, snorkeling, and walking along the long shoreline. Highly recommended.
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Spiaggia di Porto Pinetto
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.
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Spiaggia di Porto Pino
Porto Pino beach is one of the best beaches of south Sardinia. It is located between the provinces of Cagliari and Carbonia, just south-east of Porto Pino. It has a length of 4 kilometers and faces south-west, offering views of Isola La Vacca situated 15 kilometers off the coast. Characterized by majestic sand dunes, the beach is backed by several ponds (Stagno di Brebéis and Stagno di Maestrale) where marvellous pink flamingos can be spotted. The beach area is well equipped with sun umbrellas, bars, and bathrooms. Water sports opportunities include surfing and scuba diving.
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The cozy beach of Portopineddu (Spiaggia Portopineddu) has a length of only 125 meters, but don't let its small size fool you; it has a gorgeous lick of white sand and usually remains quiet even during high season. For these reasons, we've added it to our overview of Best Beaches of South Sardinia. Spiaggia Portopineddu faces south, offering excellent views of the headlands of Punta Menga. On the right side of the beach, you'll see Punta Sa Bua, a rocky outcrop that provides a nice spot to take some pictures of your holiday in Southern Sardinia. The shallow waters around the rocks offer a few good spots for some afternoon snorkeling. The beach is backed by a combination of small sand dunes and pine forests, through which a few beachfront villas are scattered. The beach is easily accessible through a short walk through the pine forest. The sandy bottom makes the water easily accessible. Spiaggia Portopineddu is suitable for families with children. Highly recommended!
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Walk a few hundred meters south-west from Spiaggia di Su Guventeddu, and the beach changes into Fichi beach (Spiaggia dei Fichi). The beach is situated in the middle of a 1.3 kilometer long stretch of white sand that extends all the way to Nora beach. Named after the many fig trees that grow in this area, Fichi has a length of over 400 meters and faces south-east, featuring beautiful views of the islet of San Macario to the north and il Torre del Coltellazzo di Nora to the south.
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Nora beach can be found 2.5 kilometers south-east of Pula, in the province of Cagliari. The beach is located near the archaeological site of Nora.
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Pinus Village beach is located close to the Strada Statale 195. It is set in a beautiful cove bordered by rocky slopes that gently descend into the sea.
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Located just under 3 kilometers north-east of Pula, right in front of the little seaside village named Perd'e Sali, you'll find the beach of Porto Columbu (Spiaggia di Porto Columbu). This beach has a length of 750 meters, and faces south-east, offering views of the small marina to the north - il Porto turistico di Perd'e Sali.
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Santa Margherita di Pula Beach
Santa Margherita di Pula beach (Spiaggia di Santa Margherita di Pula) is located in front of the village with the same name, just 5 kilometers east of the community of Domus de Maria. You'll find several beaches in this area, all conveniently located parallel to the SS 195 for about 5 kilometers. With a length of 2600 meters, this beach is the longest stretch of sand you'll find in this part of Cagliari. Santa Margherita di Pula beach features grains of sand in shades of pink, and its waters are quite shallow - a feature that will be appreciated by families with small children. The wind conditions allow Santa Margherita di Pula to be popular among the surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing crowd. Its surroundings are an interesting mix of cultivated agriculture, green and cooling pine forests, campings and nearby beach resorts.
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2.3 kilometers south-east of Pula, in the locality of Nora, you'll find the cozy beach of Su Guventeddu (Spiaggia di Su Guventeddu). It has a length of over 600 meters and can get up to 30 meters wide. Facing south-east, the beach offers beautiful views of the islet of San Macario to the north. To the south, you can spot il Torre del Coltellazzo di Nora, near the Nora Archaeological Site, and the small island named Isola del Coltellazzo.
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Spiaggia di Is Solinas
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,
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Spiaggia di Porto Tramatzu
Porto Tramatzu is a favourite among the locals. The beach has a length of about 350 meters and faces south-east, featuring nice views of a little island named Isola Rossa that lies 1 kilometers off the coast. You'd almost think you're on a Caribbean beach, but this is South Sardinia! Porto Tramatzu is a family-friendly beach where the sand is white and fine. The incredibly blue waters are shallow enough for children to play in, and the seabed has a gentle slope. The area is excellent for snorkeling. It is possible to rent a boat to go around the coast and enjoy the fantastic views of Isla Rossa and other beaches in the area. Kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent as well.
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Su Portu de su Trigu
Spiaggia di Su Portu de su Trigu, also known as Cala Sa Barracca is one of the smallest beaches of south Sardinia. This fine little beach is located just a few kilometers south-west of Porto Pino, and 6 kilometers west of the community of Sant'Anna Arresi. The beautiful sandy beach has very thin and white sands. You'll find some scattered rocks along the beach, making it an even more beautiful and charming environment. This beach faces due west overlooking the azure waters of Golfi di Palma. Su Portu de su Trigu has no facilities except for a car parking area, but this private and secluded gem should definitely be on your list of beaches to visit if you're in South Sardinia. It is the perfect place for some relaxation and snorkeling. Highly recommended!
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Situated in what used to be a mining area, Cala Domestica is located on the south-western coast of Sardinia. Cala Domestica is a popular scuba diving spot.
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Spiaggia di Portixeddu
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.
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Piscinas beach on the Costa Verde is uniquely surrounded by sand dunes up to 60 meters tall, where junipers, rare flowers and wild olive trees grow.
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Pistis beach lies in between Pistis and Torre di Flumentorgiu. It features dunes up to 30 meters high, giving the area a typically Saharian quality.
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Scivu beach (Spiaggia Scivu) on the Sardininan coastline of Costa Verde, is a strip of golden sand in an environment that has remained completely untouched.
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Mezzo beach has golden sands that span several kilometers. Limestone cliffs, foothills that go as fas as the sea, and the Mistral make the beach a must-see.
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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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