Beaches of Cagliari: nature oasis overlooking the sea
Postcard landscapes, the sky reflection on the crystal clear waters of one of the most beautiful seas in the world and soft silky sand: the beaches of Cagliari are natural paradises where you can enjoy long moments of relaxation.
The beaches surrounding Cagliari have nothing to envy the tropical ones and are the perfect destination for those seeking sun, sea, relaxation and breathtaking views.
A treasure in the Mediterranean between sea and mountain, a city illuminated by the sun and caressed by the wind, Cagliari is the city where history and legend meet, sacred and profane, the charm of tradition and taste of modernity.
The ancient Casteddu, as called in Sardinian, is in an ideal position to explore the beautiful southern coast of the island and discover the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia, where vast and long stretches of soft white sand follow one another, which the sunlight seems to transform into a precious silk rug woven with gold threads.
The coast of Cagliari is rich in fascinating and unforgettable places with miles of beaches that hide caves and coves of dreams surrounded by crystal clear waters of a thousand shades that recall the colour of precious stones such as sapphire, emerald or pearl. All around is wild and uncontaminated nature with the scents of the Mediterranean maquis.
Let’s now find out together the ten unmissable beaches of Cagliari.
Cagliari Beaches: the 10 most beautiful beaches in South Sardinia
If Cagliari and its surroundings are the destinations of your next trip, here are the ten beaches that you must visit:
- Poetto: the famous Beach of Poetto, more simply known as Poetto or Poettu in Sardinian, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia and is just a few kilometres from the centre of Cagliari. The beach is about eight kilometres long, extending from the promontory of the Sella del Diavolo to the beginning of the coast of Quartu Sant’Elena, where the name changes to the Beach of Quartu or Poetto di Quartu. It owes its name to the Spanish tower “del Poeta” of which remains rise on the promontory of the Sella del Diavolo and is also known under the name “beach of the hundred thousand” for the number of the beach-goers that populate it during the summer months.
- Calamosca: a sea with emerald green shades that strokes the fine white sand of a small beach. Calamosca, overlooked by the homonymous tower dating back to 1638, is about four kilometres from the city centre and is in the middle of an inlet surrounded by cliffs that protect it from the Mistral.
- Cala Fighera: along the cliff of Calamosca, going in the direction of the Sella del Diavolo, you reach the beautiful bay of Cala Fighera, loved by naturist tourists. It’s sheltered from the wind and has a shallow, pebble ground in the initial stretch. From this little corner of paradise, not far away from the city, you can reach the nearby Grotta dei Colombi inhabited, according to popular stories, by a ghost named Dais.
- Cala Regina: in Terramala and surrounded by the colours and scents of the Mediterranean, Cala Regina is the beach loved by those who do underwater fishing. The beach has a shallow, pebble bottom in the initial part with rocks on the sides, it’s underneath a Spanish watchtower on the promontory.
- Margine Rosso: a sea of green-blue colour and a long beach of white sand, fine and soft to the touch, Margine Rosso is the natural continuation of the Beach of Poetto. The beach has a shallow and sandy bottom that in the case of Mistral, thins and becomes bright because of the presence of quartzite grains. From the top of the hill of Margine Rosso, you can admire the whole Golfo degli Angeli and enjoy a romantic and suggestive scene.
- Solanas: 1.2 km of soft golden sand and a crystal-clear sea amidst a thousand shades of emerald-blue, the beach of Solanas is a natural paradise loved by surfers, those passionate about underwater fishing and families with children. Here, the depth of the sea gradually increases, and the little ones can swim without being at risk.
- Cala Bernat: known as Su Perdusemmini or Lazzaretto Beach or San Bernardo, Cala Bernat is not an easily accessible beach, and it is advisable to go there swimming or canoeing. Turquoise water and fine limestone sand make this secret beach one of the most fascinating on the island.
- Mari Pintau: the name means “painted sea” because looking at the bay of Mari Pintau, you cannot help but think of a beautiful painting created by Mother Nature. The beach surrounded by rich and fragrant vegetation, has an expanse of pebbles smoothed by the sea that leaves space for a fine-white sand seafloor, once entered the water. The crystalline and transparent water has an extraordinary colour with nuances ranging from blue to turquoise and emerald green.
- Is canaleddus: is between Cala Regina and Mari Pintau and owes its name to the small canals dug by rainwater. The beach mainly has pebbles smoothed by the sea while the bottom is shallow and sandy. The beach is an oasis of peace overlooking a crystal clear sea and surrounded by fragrant, tall eucalyptus trees that offer a cool shelter during the hottest hours of the day.
- Kal’e Moru: in the western part of the bay of Geremeas, the beach of Kal’e Moru is one of the most beautiful on the southern coast of Sardinia and among the all-time favourite destinations for lovers of surfers or for snorkelling. It isn’t far from the Park of the Sette Fratelli and is a long strip of coarse-grained sand of a golden-white colour. Here the sea is crystal clear, with shades of emerald green in each reflection of the water.