Costa Rei Beach
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.
The nearby fields were once worked by prisoners of the Castiadas Penal Colony and the 1877 building is now an interesting museum and cultural centre.
The northern area of Costa Rei, known as Piscina Rei, has a shallow beach and a lagoon that is often visited by flocks of pink flamingos – a gorgeous sight! Rent canoes, pedal boats and watersports equipment and you can spend all day here.
The beach is well served along its entire length with beach bars, restaurants, shops, lifeguards, resorts and camping making it a popular destination midway between Capo Ferrato and Sant’Elmo. It is an hour east of Cagliari Elmas Airport if you fancy staying nearby.
- Diving & snorkelling
- Kite surfing
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