With over 7,500 kilometres of coastline, Italy offers beaches of all types, from long stretches of fine sand to rocky coves, not to mention the equipped beaches, some of which offer a heavenly setting.
It is not possible to talk about breathtaking beaches and crystal clear waters without our thoughts turning immediately to Sardinia: for many Italians, but also for many tourists coming from abroad, the Sardinian sea is among the most beautiful in Europe and in the world, comparable to Caribbean waters.
The Sardinian region this year has won fifteen Blue Flags, which means that fifteen beaches in Sardinia have been considered, internationally, worthy of the prize that recognizes the cleanliness of the water, respect for the environment and the quality of services.
The most beautiful beaches of Sardinia
Clear waters, Mediterranean scrub and sea with shades ranging from turquoise to emerald green: the beaches of Sardinia the ideal choice for those who dream of immersing themselves in a postcard landscape remaining in Italy.
The beaches scattered throughout Sardinia are so many and diverse that it would be impossible to collect them all in one article.
In fact, the region offers a great variety of beaches, whether they are free or equipped, sandy or rocky or in some cases only reachable by sea or on foot, through paths not always simple we assure you that the expense is deserved.
Each area of Sardinia has its best beaches, each with its own colors, its specific vegetation and its peculiarities that help make it even more beautiful.
Let’s discover together what are considered the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia!
Cala Coticcio, a Design Boutique Hotel Caprera
Cala Coticcio is a beach of fine white sand that offers a crystal clear turquoise sea. It is located northeast of the island of Caprera, in front of the famous rock Murru.
Some people call it “La Piccola Tahiti Sarda” and, in fact, just look at a photo to understand why.
It can be reached by sea or on foot: the second option is recommended for those who are familiar, even minimal, with trekking since the path is partly dirt.
Caprera is also famous because Garibaldi spent a good part of his life there, until his death: for this, the island contains a great historical and cultural heritage as well as offering tourists amazing natural beauty.
The Pelosa, Stintino
La Pelosa is one of the most famous beaches in Sardinia and among the most frequented by tourists: that’s why, to fully appreciate it, we recommend visiting it out of season, outside the most chaotic months that is July and August.
It is a beach surrounded by the natural barrier of the stacks of Capo Falcone, Piana Island and Asinara and is located in Stintino.
Its waters take on vivid shades ranging from blue to blue and the vegetation around is lush but, again, nature is not the only thing you can admire here: in fact, in front of La Pelosa there is the island that houses the Aragonese Tower of Pelosa, dated 1578.
Cala Goloritzé, Baunei
Cala Goloritzé was declared a Natural Monument of the Sardinian Region and then recognized as an Italian National Monument.
Located in the Gulf of Orosei, it is a beach that retains a wild atmosphere, where sea and mountains meet in perfect harmony with each other.
The area is made even more special by the fact that it was chosen by the Queen’s Falcon as a nesting area.
Cala Brandinchi, San Teodoro
We are in Capo Coda Cavallo, in the Protected Marine Area of Tavolara: here takes shape cala Brandinchi, a beach where the white beach and turquoise waters are in wonderful contrast to the dark pine forest that surrounds the area.
A little curiosity: according to the story it would be from here that Giuseppe Garibaldi, on October 17, 1867, left to free Rome, thanks to the help of the locals.
Porto Giunco, Villasimius
Porto Giunco really has nothing to envy to the Caribbean beaches that we are used to seeing in the movies and that make us daydream: this flagship of the south-coastEastern is reached through a forest of eucalyptus that leads directly to its transparent blue waters, perfect for snorkeling enthusiasts.
Behind it is the pond of Notteri where you could easily see pink flamingos.