Best Beaches In & Around Cagliari

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  • 1. Poetto


    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 0.5 hrs

    Poetto Beach is a broad sandy beach which runs for 8km from Cagliari to Quart Sant'Elena. This lengthy beach is served by a tram with four stops at regular intervals along the beachfront.

    The soft white sand, blue seas and excellent amenities make Poetta popular for sports and relaxation for all ages. As a city beach, it can be crowded with locals and visitors in summer and is nicknamed "Spiaggia… read more »

  • 2. Spiaggia di Nora

    Spiaggia di Nora

    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 0.5 hrs

    Nora Beach, in the far southeast of Sardinia, offers a wonderful mix of natural beauty and fascinating history. Set at the base of the long, narrow headland of Capo di Pula, Spiaggia di Nora has a beautifully rural backdrop with woodland behind and mountains in the distance.

    Sitting on a slender isthmus, the beach itself is a good-sized stretch of pale golden sand set in a sheltered bay. Facing east means… read more »

  • 3. Porto Giunco

    Porto Giunco

    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 1 hr

    Located in the southeastern corner of Sardinia is one of the finest beaches on the island, Porto Giunco. This long stretch of near-white sand has water on both sides; the clear azure of the Mediterranean to one and the Stagno di Notteri, a large lagoon, to the other. With verdant headlands at either end of the beach and a backdrop of mountains the scenery here really is quite stunning.

    Despite its… read more »

  • 4. Spiaggia di Su Giudeu

    Spiaggia di Su Giudeu
    Elena Giglia

    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 1 hr

    Spiaggia di Su Giudeu is one of a number of fantastic beaches located near the resort of Chia, on the very southern tip of Sardinia. A wide stretch of curving, pale golden sand backed by high sand dunes and lapped by the crystal clear, blue waters of the Med.

    Su Giudeu Beach has a wonderfully natural feel about it with little in the way of development visible from the sand. Juniper… read more »

  • 5. Spiaggia di Tuerredda

    Spiaggia di Tuerredda
    Elena Giglia

    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 1 hr

    The beautiful sandy beach of Tuerredda is often described as the gem of Sardinia's far southern coast. With its crystal clear azure water, fine golden sand and backdrop of verdant hills it is easy to see why.

    Not only is the water a delight to behold it is ideal for swimming as the Tuerredda is fairly sheltered. The beach is framed by Capo Malfatano and Capo Spartivento, rocky headlands which provide… read more »

  • 6. Punta Molentis

    Punta Molentis

    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 1 hr

    The small Sardinian beach of Punta Molentis is one of the most recognisable and iconic on the island. Situated on the southeastern corner, near the popular resort town of Villasimius this is one of the very best beaches in Sardinia, and that's quite a claim.

    Set on a narrow strip of land between a hill and promontory both of which have a covering of typical Mediterranean shrubs and even cactus. To… read more »

  • 7. Spiaggia di Simius

    Spiaggia di Simius

    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 1 hr

    Sitting at the extreme southeast tip of Sardinia, Spiaggia di Simius gave its name to the nearby town of Villasimius. Located in the Cagliari province, it is well frequented with holidaymakers and has excellent facilities.

    The beach has fine white sand leading down into clear turquoise waters which are teeming with fish, making it a snorkeller's dream. It's also safe and easy for swimming, kayaking and windsurfing as it is protected… read more »

  • 8. Cala Sinzias

    Cala Sinzias
    Elena Giglia

    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 1 hr

    A top spot for families, Cala Sinzias is a lovely white sandy beach on the southeast coast of Sardinia. It has all the amenities you might be looking for with kids in tow (and even if you haven't!) Parking, lifeguards, showers, toilets, beach chair rentals, food and drink are all convenient and some of the gravel parking areas are free.

    This long beach stretches for 1.7 km (about a mile)… read more »

  • 9. Costa Rei

    Costa Rei
    Josef Grunig

    Travel time from Cagliari: approx 1 hr

    Head to Costa Rei in southeast Sardinia, home to an enviable 8 km stretch of white sand running down to the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It's in one of Sardinia's most beautiful areas known as Sarrabus.

    The beach is renowned for its enchanting bay scenery, green hilly backdrop, offshore islands and coral reefs so bring your snorkelling gear or go diving and windsurfing on the blue-hued waters.… read more »

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