Punta Molentis Beach

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 either side are the azure waters of the sea with Punta Molentis beach having a white-sand shoreline to one side, smooth granite boulders to the other along with a shallow lagoon inbetween. The safe, calm waters here make this a great spot for families with children who will find plenty to explore.

There are plenty of facilities on the beach including a seasonal snack bar. You can also hire pedalos if you fancy getting out on the water. With the water being so clear this is also a particularly inviting spot for snorkeling, although you’ll have to bring your own kit.

For the best views of the beach it is definitely worth climbing the rocky promontory. The panorama back over the beach and hills beyond is quite stunning - a fact not lost on countless Instagrammers and even those in the film industry.

A trip to Punta Molentis could also save you the cost of a long haul trip to the Caribbean. I’m not just saying this because of the clear-blue shallow water, white sand and stunning backdrop - the beach has been used as a location for films allegedly set in the Caribbean!

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