Top Sardinia Beaches

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  • 16. Cala Granara

    Cala Granara

    Set on n Isola di Spargi in Sardinia's Maddalena Archipelago is Cala Granara, another stunning beach that you could easily be forgiven thinking you were on a tropical island. Backed by lush island plants and palm trees, it is quite unusual in that most Italian beaches are backed by rugged cliffs.

    The shallow and clam turquoise waters lapping the silvery sands are also popular with snorkelers.

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  • 17. Baja Sardinia

    Baja Sardinia

    Located on Costa Smeralda on the northeast coast of Sardinia, Baja Sardinia offers scenic views of the Capo d'Orso and the jagged coastline of Cannigione further along the coast.

    This popular beach resort sits in the Gulf of Arzachena. It's a small seaside town offering villas and hotels along with restaurants, bars and small shops. A sought-after haven it is favoured by many VIPs and celebrities.

    The fan-shaped beach is… read more »

  • 18. Cala Domestica

    Cala Domestica

    Cala Domestica is a family friendly beach on the Costa Verde (Green Coast) in western Sardinia.

    Close to the town of Buggerru, the beach is sheltered by cliffs and sand dunes and there are traces of its former mining activity in the cliffside ruins. You can walk south up the path to the old Spanish Tower (Torre di Cala Domestica), which is a local landmark, for stunning views.

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  • 19. Cala Liberotto

    Cala Liberotto
    Massimo Frasson

    Cala Liberotto is about 14 km north of Orosei on the east coast of Sardinia near Capo Comino. Ideal for sunbathing and families, Cala Liberotto has good facilities including showers, toilets, shops, food stands, parking, lifeguards and beach chair rentals, mainly on the central bay area or in front of the hotels. There's also a beach bar and café.

    Facing southeast, Cala Liberotto is not one beach but a series… read more »

  • 20. Cala Sinzias

    Cala Sinzias
    Elena Giglia

    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 »

  • 21. Capo Comino

    Capo Comino

    Capo Comino Beach is a northeast facing cove near Santa Lucia and Siniscola. This large family-friendly beach has plenty of car parks (fee payable in the summer) and easy access.

    The shallow sloping beach descends into the crystal clear waters with barely a wave disturbing the surface. It's very safe, and consequently popular with families, but it can be crowded in peak summer months. Look forward to snorkelling, scuba diving,… read more »

  • 22. Costa Rei

    Costa Rei
    Josef Grunig

    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 »

  • 23. Spiaggia del Lazzaretto

    Spiaggia del Lazzaretto
    Benoît Prieur

    Nestled on the shores of the Rada di Alghero bay, Spiaggia del Lazzaretto has a lovely 300 metre long white sandy bay with calm clear seas framed by a typical Mediterranean coastline. This scenic area is known as Riviera del Corallo.

    The road to the beach is signposted from the SS127 Fertilia road. The south end of this gorgeous bay is marked by the landmark Torre del Lazzaretto castle, a round… read more »

  • 24. Spiaggia di Mari Ermi

    Spiaggia di Mari Ermi
    Carlo Pelagalli

    Just 3 km north of the better-known Is Arutas on the Sinis peninsula is the remarkably beautiful sandy beach of Spiaggia di Mari Ermi. It is scattered with tiny white and pink quartz pebbles that look like grains of rice sparkling in the sun and adding to the appeal. The beach is 2.5 km long and lovely for a walk, but it remains uncrowded even in the peak summer… read more »

  • 25. Poetto


    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 »

  • 26. Porto Ferro

    Porto Ferro
    © Ivan84jim

    Appearing as a bite out of a largely rocky coastline, Porto Ferro Beach in the northwest of Sardinia boasts 1.5 km of golden sand, clear waters and plenty of opportunities for watersports.

    Regular swells offer good surfing conditions but inexperienced swimmers and surfers should beware of the dangerous currents. Bathers should also look out for some sharp rocks and the occasional jellyfish.

    The beach has free parking at the south end… read more »

  • 27. Spiaggia di Simius

    Spiaggia di Simius

    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 »

  • 28. Cala Gonone

    Cala Gonone
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