What are the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia? With almost 2000 km of coastline it is really difficult to choose!
From Budelli to Solanas, here is our selection of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia.
If you are planning your first holiday on the island, you are surely wondering which are the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia. After all, when thinking of Sardinia, the mind immediately runs to the wonderful sea and the numerous beaches. Consider that the second largest island in the Mediterranean (after Sicily) has about 1,900 km of coastline: practically a quarter of the entire Italian coastal profile!
Here, you find crystal clear waters and fine sand that have nothing to envy to the Caribbean, hidden coves where you can relax and equipped beaches where you can have fun. There is something for everyone!
Since there are so many Sardinian beaches worth visiting at least once in a lifetime, we want to make your choice easier by selecting the unmissable ones.
So, here are the 5 most beautiful beaches in Sardinia!
1) La Pelosa, Stintino
La Pelosa beach is located in the north-west of Sardinia, a couple of kilometers from the village of Stintino, in the Gulf of Asinara. In the background of the beach are the stacks of Capo Falcone and the Piana island.
The turquoise sea and the white sand amaze anyone who sets foot on this shore. However, its most peculiare feature is the unique panorama. In fact, in front of La Pelosa beach is an islet on which there is an ancient 16th century Aragonese watchtower.
In addition to its beauty, La Pelosa has very shallow waters that make it perfect for families with children.
Are you wondering about the origin of its bizarre name? Well, it depends on the local vegetation, formed by long and fine bushes that resemble a light down.
2) Cala Spinosa, Santa Teresa Gallura
In the north-east of Sardinia, a short distance from the famous Costa Smeralda, there is an enchanting beach sheltered by cliffs. Reaching it is not easy, since you have to follow some steep paths. But once there, you will discover a small cove overlooking a sea of a thousand shades of blue.
If you are fond of snorkeling or scuba diving, you will love this place! In fact, abundant marine flora and fauna hide among the numerous rocks of Cala Spinosa. But remember that it is quite a wild beach: you will not find umbrellas or sunbeds, not even refreshment points.
3) The pink beach of Budelli, Maddalena Archipelago (SS)
When it comes to the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, a special mention goes to the pink beach of Budelli, on the island of the same name in the Maddalena Archipelago.
As the name suggests, the sand on this beach has a wonderful pink tone, due to its composition containing countless fragments of pink shells and pink corals.
Unfortunately, the beach is not accessible to protect it from the damage of tourism. However, you can admire it from afar, for example from the nearby Spiaggia del Cavaliere and Cala di Roto.
4) Spiaggia del Principe, Arzachena
Spiaggia del Principe is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia: it is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Smeralda! Which is saying a lot, considering the fame of this Sardinian coast stretch. On Spiaggia del Principe you will find pink granite rocks and Mediterranean scrub, fine sand and an unbelievably clear water.
Indeed, it is such a beautiful beach that a real prince felt in love with it! His name was Karim Aga Khan IV, and he was an Arab prince and Muslim imam who, in the 1960s, accidentally landed near Porto Cervo and was fascinated by this beach.
As Spiaggia del Principe is on the Costa Smeralda, expect prices in line with those of the rest of this part of Sardinia.
5) Solanas beach, Cagliari
Near Villasimius and a few kilometers from Cagliari is one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Sardinia: the long Solanas beach.
It is great if you like water sports. In fact, the beach is constantly windy and that’s perfect for windsurfing or kitesurfing. In addition, the clear sea is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. But even if you wish to relax, you will find umbrellas, sunbeds and refreshment points here. The beach is also equipped with a convenient parking area that makes it easier to transport sports equipment and will make even the laziest ones happy!
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