Caribbean waters, white sand, and Mediterranean scrub: paradise in Italy is called Sardinia.
Among beautiful bays, dream waters, nature reserves, Sardinia boasts one of the most beautiful seas in Italy that allow you to compare it to some of the most famous exotic locations in the world.
The island is a real paradise for lovers of the sea and sandy beaches, some of them, among the most beautiful, are obviously very popular in high season, other beautiful instead are located on underestimated coasts, such as that of south-western Sardinia, and are little frequented in summer. There are pink beaches and white beaches cove reachable only by trekking and coves only by boat.
What is, according to you, the most beautiful beach in Sardinia? We have selected fifteen really worthy of being admired.
Best Beaches in Sardinia
Pearl is located in the Gulf of Orosei. Located within the locality of Baunei, behind the beach, walls are overlooking the sea, which can reach a height of 500 meters and see the presence of ancient trees. With white sand lapped by emerald waters, the beach can be reached by sea or on foot.
Declared Natural Monument of the Region of Sardinia and then Italian National Monument, Cala Goloritzé, absolutely uncontaminated and wild, is a jewel of inestimable value. It is located in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei. Born from a landslide, the cove is famous for the pinnacle of almost 150 meters above it, particularly loved by climbers for sport climbing. The beach, made of small white pebbles and sand, can be reached by sea. You can not really miss this cove, one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean!
La Pelosa Beach
This is a beach of rare beauty. It is located near Stintino, is distinguished by its backdrops from the colors so bright and vivid as to seem paintings. In front of the beach is the small island with the tower of the Pelosa, which should give its name to the area. Actually, more popularly, the area seems to be called so because of its strange vegetation in the form of long and thin tufts.
Situated in the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara, you will be won over by a beautiful chromatic contrast: the cool, dark pine forest acts as a backdrop to a white beach with turquoise waters. The atmosphere is breathtaking.
The play of colors that offers this beach opens the view to a landscape of great beauty, which alternates the bright white of the beach to the pink of the coral fragments, the green of the Mediterranean vegetation surrounding it turquoise blue of the clear sea. On clear days you have the opportunity to glimpse the houses of Bonifacio, the clear cliffs of Corsica, and the archipelago of La Maddalena.
The archipelago of La Maddalena
The numerous beaches and coves of the Archipelago are known for their clarity and particularity. Cala Corsara, in the Spargi Archipelago, is considered one of the most beautiful with its white beach and crystal clear sea. The pink beach on the island of Budelli is undoubtedly the most fascinating, thanks to the characteristic pink color of the sand. Cala Coticcio instead has a white and thin beach and a sea with thousands of turquoise shades.
Sheltered by ridges of granite rock, this wonderful beach in the locality of Capo Testa will drive you crazy! A small secret cove just for you, where you can take a refreshing swim in waters of a thousand shades, from blue to emerald. Rocky boulders lap this lonely stretch of coastline and make Cala Spinosa one of the most interesting coastline points for scuba diving lovers.
Pebbles, rocks, and crushed rocks, lapped by transparent water, envied tropical paradises that everyone knows: this is Cala Mariolu. The name derives from the presence of the monk seal, greedy for fish (so much so that it was renamed “mariòla,” “thief”), which the local men managed to catch with difficulty. One of the pearls of the Gulf of Orosei, with its shallow waters, pebbles, and pink sand at times, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy where you can have unforgettable moments!
Scoglio di Peppino
Once upon a time, Peppino, a Sardinian fisherman who loved to work, rest and reflect on a very bright granite rock, on which he spent most of his days. Today that rock bears his name and marks the boundary of the beach between the towns of Muravera and Castiadas: a privileged place for the beautiful sea and the seabed that slopes slowly.
Windswept in every season, bathed by a crystal clear sea, kissed by the warm sun, the beach of Solanas, set on the south coast of Sardinia, is the ideal destination for surfers and divers. An enchanted world above and below the water!
Among the white cliffs of the southwest coast, the inlet of Cala Domestica, with its bottom of fine sand mixed with gravel, is located in a former mining area. Through choreographic tunnels, you can access small stretches of beach sheltered and intimate, as the so-called Caletta, in which there is the mouth of a stream. Definitely one of the most beautiful beaches where you can spend your vacations and live moments that you will never forget.
A forest of eucalyptus trees leads to a tropical sea, a very long coastline with light sand, and the pond of Notteri behind, where it is easy to see the pink flamingos, who have chosen it as their habitat: a small Eden to explore.
A paradisiacal inlet, a small universe of peace where you can forget the hustle and bustle of the city: Tuerredda is the ideal place for long and relaxing swims, thanks to its clear sea, with temperatures always quite high. Just in front of the beach, the homonymous islet can be reached by swimming in a few minutes and is a pearl also for its vegetation.
Overlooking the bay of Chia, this beach has a very long coastline of white sand, a dreamy sea, and very high dunes on which to climb secular junipers. It owes its name to the islet of Su Giudeu, just 150 meters from the shore, or, more nicely, to the octopus that swims in these waters. Ready to dive?
White and bright sand, scenic remains of nuraghi behind and a sea that does not disappoint: Punta Molentis, which owes its name to the donkeys (su molenti) used for the extraction of granite, very abundant in this area, is part of the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara. The cove is a little frequented refuge to be discovered.