10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Sardinia
The sunny Italian island of Sardinia has long been known as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the entire Mediterranean region. In my article today I will show you the most beautiful beaches on this dream island. Come with me on a little round trip …
When I think of Sardinia, I have a dream destination in mind, where I would go again and again. Fantastic beaches, crystal clear water and diverse nature – Sardinia is without a doubt one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Italy and is rightly referred to as the Caribbean of Europe. Here you can relax and unwind on the pristine beaches and enjoy La dolce Vita! In today’s article, I’ll tell you which beaches you shouldn’t miss out on – beware, acute danger of wanderlust!
The 10 most beautiful beaches in Sardinia
You have probably heard many times that Sardinia is called the Caribbean of Europe and anyone who has been there can definitely confirm that. According to cancermatters, the beaches on the Italian Mediterranean island are just immaculate and heavenly. Icing sugar white sand, turquoise blue water and a beautiful landscape – why should you travel so far when you can find such dream destinations in Europe? In order to give you a small overview of the beaches on the island in advance, I have put together a personal ranking. So you know directly which beaches on the island you shouldn’t miss.
On the famous Costa Smeralda in Sardinia you will find a dream bay that will amaze you. The beach of Capriccioli is one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy and inspires with its untouched nature.
Good to know:
Dogs are not officially allowed, but mostly tolerated.
The bay of Capriccioli is surrounded by pine groves and olive trees, natural granite rocks protect against the wind and the beach, which gently slopes into the sea, is the perfect destination for the whole family. The crystal clear water is also ideal for water sports. How about a little snorkeling trip, for example?
Not far from the pretty Capriccioli Bay, you will also find the next wonderful beach. The Spiaggia di Grande Pevero also joins the list of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia. It is also located on the Costa Smeralda and attracts countless yachts, ships, boats and sailors to its crescent-shaped bay with its clear, turquoise-blue sea .
The perfect place to relax
The natural beach is particularly popular with nature-loving bathers, but also with golfers, because the Pevero golf course is only a few meters behind the beach and the associated lagoon lake La Patima. The perfect place to just relax completely.
A little further north is one of the most impressive landscapes in Sardinia – La Maddalena . This is an archipelago and a national park at the same time, consisting of almost 70 small islets.
Cala Spalmatore once served as a film set for James Bond.
Pink granite rocks, attractive beaches and the emerald green water characterize the picture here. A particularly quiet and natural beach is the bay of Cala Spalmatore, which once served as a film set for the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”. Once there, it almost seems like you’ve arrived in the Caribbean.
Guru tip: Be there early enough, there are only a few parking spaces.
The Capo Testa peninsula in Sardinia is known to many because it is considered one of the most beautiful places on the entire island. Not only Mother Nature has created some natural treasures here through wind and waves, but also the spectacular, colossal sculptures that were once built from granite rocks by the Romans are a real eye-catcher.
A paradise for active vacationers
Hikers and climbers in particular appreciate this beautiful corner of Sardinia, especially since you can enjoy breathtaking views when the sky is clear, sometimes even as far as the neighboring island of Corsica . Finally, you can relax on the narrow beach section of Cala Spinosa, which meanders elegantly through the cliffs and is ideal for divers . The descent to the beach is very steep, but you can snorkel down below. With a bit of luck, you might even come across turtles taking a leisurely stroll across the beach.
Cala di Luna
If you are looking for paradise on earth, you will find it at Cala di Luna. The dream beach in Sardinia is so magical that it cannot be described in words. The way there is just as spectacular as the bay itself. Visitors have two options for reaching Cala di Luna.
Good to know:
You have to hike a bit from the existing parking spaces to the bay. Alternatively, you can also arrive by boat.
On the one hand there is a hiking trail over the steep coast, which is probably more for sports enthusiasts. The tour lasts two and a half hours and leads through several gorges. If that’s too sweaty for you, you can also reach the small bay from Cala Gonone or Marina di Orosei by boat. Either way you will not regret the trip, because this sight will leave you speechless!
On the east coast of Sardinia you will find the beautiful sandy beach Cala Mariolu, which attracts with a great rocky backdrop. In contrast to the other beaches in the east, this one is a bit quieter, not least because of its secluded location in the Gulf of Orosei.
Discover the underwater world while snorkeling or diving.
This beach, which partly consists of white marble stones, is particularly popular with snorkelers and divers, as the crystal-clear and azure blue sea attracts with a colorful and diverse underwater world. You can also only reach this beach on foot or by boat, for example from Arbatax or Santa Maria Navarrese.
Cala Galoritze is only a 20-minute walk from Cala Mariolu. If it gets too crowded there, you can just keep walking and lie down on the next dream beach. The water shimmers in various shades of blue, from turquoise to azure blue , the shiny white pebble beach could almost have sprung from a picture book. A perfect example that the most beautiful beaches are not always just the fine sandy beaches.
The water shimmers in various shades of blue
The section is particularly popular with hiking holidaymakers who are traveling along the east coast and want to take a short break. If you want to experience an unforgettable day, you can rent a boat and go to the bay! But be careful: Since it is in the nature reserve, you have to swim the last few meters to the beach.
Last but not least, I can recommend you the beautiful coastline Costa Rei, which is about 50 km from Cagliari. Caribbean beaches and crystal clear water await you here – just wonderful! The entire coastline stretches from Capo Ferrato in the north to Punta di San Giusto. Here and there, small rocks form small bays for swimming, the sea sparkles in various shades of blue and is particularly popular with surfers and divers.
Perfect for surfers and divers
Take a walk along the coast, let the fresh sea breeze blow around your nose and decide which stretch of the coast you want to relax on as you wish. The decision is really not made easy for you, because one sunny spot here seems to be more beautiful than the next – oh, how wonderful!
The west coast of Sardinia, which compared to the south has largely been spared from mass tourism, is particularly popular with those looking for relaxation and families. One of the most beautiful beaches can be found here on the Sinis Peninsula, northwest of Oristano: the Spiaggia di Is Arutas.
The colorful dream beach
This is characterized above all by its light quartz sand, which is somewhat coarse-grained, but shines in a wide variety of pastel shades – everything from white to light green to pink is included. This colorful beach is particularly popular with surfers, because the initially flat sea drops deep after a few meters and is ideal for surfing.
From the west coast we finally end up a little further to the north-west of Sardinia. This part, together with the La Maddalena archipelago, represents one of the most popular postcard motifs on the island. About 150 kilometers west of the Costa Smeralda, you will find a snow-white sandy beach – La Pelosa . In the small community of Stintino, an incredibly beautiful landscape awaits you here.
Good to know:
There is plenty of parking space on the beach, but there is a fee.
Slate rocks and the macchia bushes so typical of Sardinia give the beach a special scenic charm, the sparkling blue sea offers cooling and, in good weather conditions, also invites you to windsurf and kitesurf . A little special feature here is the view of the offshore island Asinara, which once housed a prison.