Coast of Cagliari: the wonders of the winter season
Sardinia has thousands of years of history but also a contemporary touch, it’s the perfect destination for a vacation at any time of the year to visit the splendid coast of Cagliari which is just as beautiful in winter as it is in other seasons.
Sardinia is a magical place and it’s not by chance that The Guardian, authoritative British news platform and one of the most read in the world, included the ancient city of Casteddu in a list of European cities with the most beautiful seas, the list also includes Cádiz (Spain), Tolone (France), Rovinj (Croatia), Volos (Greece) and Ostend (Holland).
The Guardian particularly suggests visiting a symbolic area of the city: Poetto beach, an 8 km stretch of soft white sand embraced by crystal clear water, from Cagliari to the municipality of Quartu Sant’Elena.
Do you dream of having a “slow-motion” vacation and rediscovering the peace of living in the moment, transform your time into unforgettable memories – we will tell you how, the ten reasons for choosing the coast of Cagliari during wintertime.
Coast of Cagliari: ten reasons for visiting during the winter
Let’s discover together ten reasons that make the coast of Cagliari a rich and fascinating destination during winter.
- Mediterranean climate: the climate in Sardinia is typically Mediterranean, the summers are dry and hot and the winters are warm with not very abundant rainfalls. The winter days are usually at about 10° /14° C and quite sunny, perfect for a walk along the marvelous Cagliari Coast.
- The Poetto beach: also known as the beach of “one-hundred-thousand” because of the many people that populate it during the summer. Poetto is among the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia and the most famous in Cagliari. It’s about four kilometers long, stretching from the Sella del Diavolo until Quartu Sant’Elena, where its name becomes Poetto di Quartu, meanwhile the beach that stretches from Marina Piccola to Margine Rosso is seven kilometers and a half. There are three theories explaining the origin of the name Poetto. It’s said it comes from the story of the Spanish tower “del Poeta” of which ruins are on the promontory of the Sella del Diavolo, another theory says it originates from a name in Catalan pohuet (little well) or it could come from “port” in Spanish.
- Marina Piccola: the small Marina Piccola is in the proximity of the Sella del Diavolo and hosts 350 boats, an information point, and a splendid amphitheater. It is the starting point for anyone wanting to have a long walk along the beautiful Poetto beach and the marvelous seafront of Cagliari.
- Myths and legends: the charming coast of Cagliari is rich in extraordinary and mysterious legends like the one describing the origin of the Sella del Diavolo or Sella dei Suricati. According to the story, the promontory was created by a battle between God’s army and Lucifer, on the Gulf of Cagliari.
- A love escape: the coast of Cagliari is the ideal destination for who wants to wind down and have a romantic vacation with their partner. Beaches like Calamosca are a true paradise and when far from the summer chaos, silence reveals their beauty.
- Benefits of the sea: the blue crystal clear water of the Sardinian sea are irresistible even during the winter and a walk on the beach is very good for mental and physical health. Beach walking during winter has positive psychophysical effects: lowers stress levels and stimulates creativity, contrasts water retention and relieves the legs, helps breathing problems, blood pressure and the metabolism.
- Giorgino fisherman’s village: Giorgino is a district west of the Santa Gilla lagoon. It’s named after the San Giorgio chapel, one of the stopping points of the religious celebration of Sant’Efisio. The district hosts a festival every year, a three day event with typical fish dishes.
- Molentargius-Saline park: facing the Lungomare Poetto is the regional Natural park Molentargius-Saline, one of the most important humid areas in Europe and home to protected species including cormorants, great white herons, red herons, fraticelli, swamp hawks and pink flamingos known on the island as “Sa Genti Arrubia”, meaning “red folk” in dialect.
- Made for sports: sporty people just love to go for long walks, jogging, biking, skateboarding or roller skating on the coast of Cagliari. Other fun activities not to be forgotten are the water sports for example surf and windsurf which can be done all year round because of the Mediterranean climate and the strategic position of Sardinia which is dominated by Maestral and Ponente winds.
- Local cuisine: trying local products in a new place is the best way to know more about the culture and traditions. Sardinian cuisine has ancient origins and its Mediterranean recipes are based on farm or fishing products. The Mediterranean diet was recognized by the UNESCO in 2010 as an immaterial heritage of humanity. Along the seashore, there are many kiosks, trattorias, and restaurants where you can discover the authentic taste of Sardinian cuisine.
Take a break and discover the winter season of Cagliari, South Sardinia.