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The Most Beautiful Beaches in Sardinia

Picture of Gillian McGuire
Updated: 24 April 2017
Choosing the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia is an almost impossible task—they’re all spectacular. But you have to start somewhere, so here are a few of our favorites.
Arcipelago della Maddalena ©Francesca Cappa/Flickr
Arcipelago della Maddalena | ©Francesca Cappa/Flickr

Cala Corsara (Archipelago della Maddalena)

This tantalizing cove can be found on the island of Spargi, which is part of the Archipelago della Maddalena. Cala Corsara lives up to the hype as one of the prettiest spots in Sardinia. Isolated and a little bit wild, visitors must take a boat to these island shores.

Beach dell Pelosa © David Blaikie/Wikimedia
Beach della Pelosa | © David Blaikie/Wikimedia

Spiaggia della Pelosa (Stintino)

Located in the northwest of Sardinia near the town of Stintino, this beach with shallow, calm waters is good for snorkeling, diving and windsurfing. Pelosa is a large and wide beach that stretches almost 300 meters and can be busy in summer. Look over the turquoise water to see Isola Piana and Isola Asinara.

La Caletta (Siniscola) ©Superbass/Wikimedia
La Caletta (Siniscola) | ©Superbass/Wikimedia

La Caletta

This sweep of sugary sand is one of the island’s longest beaches at nearly six kilometers. There is almost always a breeze, so it’s a great choice for kite and windsurfers. There is plenty of parking and a large free section.

Is Arutas (Cabras) ©Daniele/Flickr
Is Arutas (Cabras) | ©Daniele/Flickr

Is Arutas (Cabras)

The sand is the real draw at this beach in Sardinia’s west coast near Oristano. It’s made up of rice-shaped quartz that change color depending on the light. In winter, surfers flock here for the swells.

Cala Brandinchi (San Teodoro)

This popular and well-known beach near San Teodoro is nicknamed Little Tahiti because of the blues and greens of the water. In addition to a sandy beach, there are patches of grass to relax on with a picnic.

Porto Giunco (Villasimius)

Add this beach to your itinerary while exploring the colourfully named Capo Carbonara area. This beach is part of the beautiful natural park of Villasimius, which includes the Notteri pond, where you might spot a flamingo.

Porto Giunco (Villasimius) @Non solo Pene/Fickr
Porto Giunco (Villasimius) | ©Non solo Pene Photo/Fickr