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10 of the Best Beaches in Sardinia, Italy

The island of Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the regions of Italy.
Raksha Kulkarni May 11, 2020
It is a favorite holiday destination in Europe as it’s blessed with more than 1,000 miles of Mediterranean shoreline.
It is undoubtedly the best place for stunning natural beaches. Also, it’s magical to see all the different shades; from turquoise to emerald. Choosing best beaches is a task while it comes to this island but we’ve made a list of some which shouldn’t be missed!
Poetto Beach
This beach is located on the outskirts of Cagliari and is easily accessible from the city center, by bus.
With beautiful white sand and clear waters, the place ideal for lazing around and for water sports like kite surfing. The 8 kilometers spread is filled with traditional baretti (wooden kiosks) that serve food, drinks and offer several diving or surf schools.
La Bombarde
It is a lesser-known beach in Alghero, which has a very lively vibe with various cafes. It is surrounded by pine forests, white-sand which compliments well with the clear and blue water! The calm water here is suitable for swimming.
Spiaggia Del Principe
The blue-green bay is beautifully tucked in a stretch of fine sand shore. The beach is named after Prince Aga Khan, considered it to be the most beautiful in Costa Smeralda.
The beach is perfect for fish spotting and snorkeling because of the clear waters. It takes a 10-minute walk down a rough patch. Also, there aren’t any restaurants so do pack your lunch.
Cala Luna
It’s known as Moon Cove because of its 700 meter long crescent shape and the white sand beach. The stunning beach has a backdrop of limestone cliffs.
It is accessible on foot or by boat. If you plan on foot, it’s a strenuous 2.5 mile hike from Cala Fuili.
The water is shallow and suitable for swimming. Do make a trip to the six small caves on one side of the beach. You can also visit beautiful neighboring coves like Cala Sisine, Cala Mariolu, and Cala Biriola.
It’s a pretty secluded beach between a vast area of dunes and a big-wave sea. It can be reached by crossing a 9 km dirt track off the Ingurtosu exit. You can also visit the neighboring beach – Spiaggia di Scivu.
Spiaggia di Piscinas
Cala Brandinchi
This beach is also known as ‘Tahiti’ as it’s a beautiful replica of the Caribbean waters. The beach is 700 meters long and has clear waters. You can rent sun beds and umbrellas and just relax here. The beach is surrounded by pine trees and sand dunes.
It’s known as the ‘beach of the grains of rice’ as you can see multi-colored small grains of quartz. It makes up a breathtaking view when sunrays fall on them. The crystal clear water here is perfect for experiencing the marine life in all its glory.
Is Arutas
The beach is unique as it’s located amidst a desert-like area and still has ruins of an ancient city.
Tharros
The crystal clear water, mountains in the background, and a long beach adds to the beauty! You can also visit the Oristano beach nearby which has pine woods, lagoons, cliffs, and opportunities for whale-watching.
Cala Mariolu
The beauty of this beach lies in the pink pebbles lining it and the azure-colored stunning waters. It’s an untouched beauty and has shallow waters which are suitable for scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming.
This beach is located to the south of Golfo di Orosei. The beach was formed by a landslide in 1962 and has been famous since then. The path to the beach is challenging and is famous among passionate hikers. Also, The Aguglia, a high rock over this beach attracts many climbers.
Cala Goloritze