Sardinia may not be the first place you’d search in Europe for tropical-style beaches, but once there, you’ll discover white sandy beaches and emerald-colored seas, which are only a boat trip away from the mainland. With almost 2,000 kilometers of shoreline, the island offers a beach for everyone. We’ve compiled 10 of the best beaches in Sardinia for your perusal, whether you’re looking for family-friendly, quiet beaches and coves perfect for watersports or simply daydreaming.
Depending on your location, you may require a car to access the sugary white sands that bring travelers to Is Arturas. But this beautiful beach on the Sinis Peninsula is well worth the effort. Its famous white rough sands were formerly traveled all over the island and utilized in anything from aquariums to private beaches. Visitors are now encouraged to leave this treasure alone. If just resting isn’t enough, wave-, wind-, and kite-surfers are also drawn to this location, but above all, this is the perfect place to seize the day.
Spiaggia di Piscinas
This gold band with towering dunes on the Costa Verde offers a glimpse of Sardinia’s wilder side. It is Sardinia’s widest beach, stretching two kilometers inland and creating the appearance of a desert. Furthermore, it is an excellent location for observing uncommon Flora. While you’re in the region, we recommend visiting the historical village of Piscinas, and if you enjoy scuba diving, Spiaggia di Piscinas has an ancient lead vessel wreck right off the coast, ready for you to investigate.
Spiaggia Rena Bianca
Spiaggia Rena Bianca is worth a closer look if you’re looking for a family-friendly excursion. This beach has some of the shallowest waters in Sardinia, making it suitable for even the smallest visitors to enjoy a swim. The beach provides a good view of the island of Corsica, where the 16th-century architecture of Torre di Longonsardo may be seen. If you want to continue your day with a picturesque stroll, a convenient route runs down the coast from the Sardinia beaches’ eastern edge, taking you past some really innovative rock formations.
Spiaggia del Principe
Spiaggia del Principe is one of the best beaches on the Costa Smeralda. Spiaggia del Principe tucked away in the embrace of low cliffs, is famed as Prince Karim Aga Khan’s favorite beach, which gave it its name. The waters here range from aquamarine to cobalt blue and are ideal for snorkeling since they are divided by the reach of a rock structure. Remember that Costa Smeralda is known for its jet-set celebrity clientele. It can get crowded during the peak season, but this unspoiled Sardinian gem may be more dreamy if you visit earlier in the year.
None of the beaches on our list have bad views. But what makes Cala Goloritzè so stunning is that climbers may enjoy it from a height of 148 meters on The Aguglia, a towering granite needle. The beach also descends from the Altopiano del Golgo via an old mule track, necessary if you want to see some intriguing vistas. Remember that these activities may be for more experienced hikers and climbs, but the rest of us may relax and enjoy the completely uncontaminated beach from the ground.
Spiaggia La Cinta
Spiaggia la Cinta’s sands have been compared to sugar, stretching over three kilometers on the northeastern shoreline and several hundred shallow meters out into the Sardinian sea, and the position is ideal for spending all day on the beach. It’s great for a long walk along the sand before or after dawn or sunset. Paddleboards and windsurfing equipment are available, as is basic training. The Stagno di San Teodoro lagoon, within walking distance of the dunes, is great for observing flamingos and herons.
Cala Pira is conveniently and beautifully placed between two hills, shielding itself from the wind. It should be no surprise that this is where yachts anchor and hang out after hours. Even if you arrive by land, its shallow waters are ideal for snorkeling amidst technicolor fish, kayaking, or simply soaking in the panoramic vista of Isola Serpentara. Which also happens to be one of the recommended best beaches in Sardinia!
If you’re looking for a change of view, come to S’Archittu to see how a neighboring lighthouse illuminates the smooth arch of its surrounding cliffs. If you visit during the day, you may observe that the cliffs form a natural bridge. Be cautious of its rough bottom, but don’t be put off by it; this beach is stunningly beautiful and ideal for a holiday picture session.
Santa Giusta Beach
Santa Guista’s shallow waves create a gentle natural ocean pool. To the north, you can see the whale-shaped Peppino’s Rock, accessible by sea and level enough to stroll on. There are also several sun-warmed pools nearby. Because of its distinctive outlook and family-friendly ambiance, it is one of the most popular on this island.
Cala Brandinchi has been dubbed “Little Tahiti,” so you can imagine how lovely it is. A pine forest surrounds it, and the green of the foliage, combined with the startling blue of the sea, is most beautiful between October and May. It’s a sight for sore eyes, especially if you’re here during the off-season. You’ll fit in with the birdwatchers looking for flamingos and kingfishers.