Home to some of the most exotic beaches, Sardinia is an incredible island to delight in sun sea and sand. Offering more hours of sunshine than any other part of italy, get your swimsuits ready and bask in its warmth. Also known as the island of breeze, not only can you take in the heat from the sun, but enjoy the off shore winds as you relax. The breeze breaks the humidity and makes the island perfect for many wind sports- so you can be blown away by some wind surfing along the crystal seas. With 2000 km of coastline on this island, it boasts of some beautiful bays and beaches – white sands and turquoise waters, sparkling with sunlight.
The beaches are likened to the caribbean and vary in the things they display from coves to cliffs and crystal sands. With ferries frequent to Sardinia, you can witness these marines yourself. Find out more in this infographic that inspired this article.
Located in the central eastern part of Sardinia, Cala Mariolu is one of the most sort out beaches on this island. Its surrounded by jagged cliffs and hosts seas that match the colour and clarity of the Caribbean. Partake in the exhilarating experience of jumping from the surrounding cliffs into the crystal clear waters, or scuba dive and become one with the sea and sea life.
This is the perfect beach for trekking lovers, located in the town of Baunei. Cala Goloritze is one of the island’s best snorkelling beaches so bring your snorkelling goggles and see an array of marine life. It’s one of the most beautiful bays your eyes will ever behold. With an 148m high stretch of rock towering over the beach it’s an ideal location for rock climbers. The rock also arches into the azure waters providing a picturesque view. You can trek to the bay through coves and gorges, along a mule track and spectate the trail where goats, pigs and donkeys graze.
La Pelosa Beach
With shallow seas, La Pelosa is a perfect spot for the young and old. This is a more exclusive beach and can get quite packed during the summer months. Awesome landscapes surround this location- see the collage of the sea reflect colours from aquamarine to topaz. You can view panoramic views of Asinara island from this beach. With this Sardinian oasis being 300 metres long it also offers a plethora of other sites including Piana Island and the Catalan-Aragonese watchtower.
Located on the Sinis Peninsula this beach is ranked as one of the loveliest. Reflecting a combinations of frost white quartz sands and tiny pebbles, hugged by marvellously blue seas, it’s a celestial site. This beach is famous for its quartz sands that shimmer like little crystals and are one of the many magnificent minerals that parade this island. The quartz shades range from pink, green to pure white and are a result of a long chemical evolution. For those who prefer the less crowded beaches, this is a perfect spot for you. Its secluded but spectacular because of all the gems that glow along its shores.