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With over 1,800km of unspoilt coastline, Sardinia is renowned for beautiful beaches and the most translucent azure blue sea in the Mediterranean.
Being the second largest island in the Mediterranean, the coastline varies enormously from north to south and east to west. However, wherever you are in Sardinia, there will be a stunning coastline with beautiful bays and beaches to discover, from the famous Costa Smeralda stretching for 55km in the north east, to the unspoilt south coast with many deserted beaches and Caribbean-like turquoise sea.
"Sardinia has some of the world’s most idyllic beaches. Mile upon mile of pearly-white sands dip into waters of dazzling shades of aquamarine and emerald green. Elsewhere, rugged cliffs plunge into the sea and tiny coves and picturesque harbours beg to be explored. The waters really are swimming-pool-blue – and the sandy coves are often deserted."
Times Online ‘Best Beaches in Sardinia’, Adele Evans (1950-2012) to whom we dedicate this page, with our thanks.
Below, separated by area are some of the best beaches Sardinia has to offer. Most beaches are easily accessible by car or on foot but in some instances they will be accessible only by boat. Please ask our Reservations Team for more information on 01202 484858.
Archipelago di Maddalena
7 beautiful islands, 5 of which are uninhabited, all surrounded by a national marine park ideal for snorkelling and swimming, accessed from Cannigione, Palau, Porto Pozzo and Santa Teresa.
There is a beautiful long white sandy beach with electric turquoise sea and the coastline from here to Golfo Aranci has numerous picturesque coves.
The coastline is characterised by numerous white sandy bays including La Cinta and Cala Brandinchi known as ‘Tahiti’ due to the fine white sand and azure blue sea.
Stunning town beach of Rena Bianca and the Spiaggia dei Due Mari double bay at Capo Testa. Both have white sand and turquoise sea surrounded by fascinating rock formations carved by the wind.
A wonderful location with secluded coves and long white sandy beach of La Licciola, with stunning sea views to the Maddalena islands and Corsica beyond.
'The Emerald Coast' stretches 55km (34 miles) with more than 80 bays and coves such as the famous Capriccioli beach, Spiaggia di Principe and Baia Sardinia.
Golfo di Marinella
Near the glamourous yacht marina of Porto Rotondo, a beautiful bay with clear waters and white sand.
Situated on the headland near the picturesque fishing village of Isola Rossa.
Spiaggia della Pelosa ‘Flour-fine white sand is lapped by crystalline shallow water in every shade of turquoise and hue of electric blue’.
5km stretch of white sandy beach and Spiaggia di Bombarde and Lazzeretto near Porto Conte.
Access the dramatic east coast of Sardinia by boat and visit the renowned satellite beaches of Cala Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna.
Sardinia’s wildest, most stunningly beautiful beaches south of Oristano on the west coast.
Famous for its fabulous beach, with a forest of Juniper trees and sand dunes as a backdrop to the beautiful white sands found here. Has been voted the best beach in Europe by readers of the Daily Telegraph.
Poetto beach, popular with the locals is just 5km from the city, and stretches for 11km with Marina Piccola for restaurants and ice creams!
Capo Carbonara in south east Sardinia has a selection of stunning beaches including a double bay with Spiaggia del Simius on the eastern side and Spiaggia del Riso on the other side.
Beautiful 8km white sandy beach and along the 30km scenic coastal road to Villasimius some amazing beaches including Cala Pira, Cala Sinzias and Cala Marina.
Explore some of Sardinia’s most stunning beach locations on this tour taking in Sardinia’s picturesque eastern coastline.
Sardinia Beach Tour >