Summer in Sardinia? Here are the top three beaches you don’t want to missMay 26, 2023
Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a breathtaking island, and those who venture to this stunning island are treated to some of Italy's most awe-inspiring landscapes. With its turquoise waters and pristine beaches, Sardinia is an idyll that leaves you spellbound and, for this reason, it is considered a heavenly destination.
The island boasts over a thousand miles of coastline, one of the many reasons its beaches are among Europe's most beautiful. Whether you're looking for a secluded spot to relax and recharge your batteries, a family-friendly coastline or adventurous coves to explore, Sardinia's beaches always turn out to be the perfect destination.
But which one to choose? Here is our ranking of the three Sardinian beaches you should absolutely visit during your holiday on the island.
Cala Luna: crystal-clear turquoise waters and sandy white beach
Cala Luna is located on the eastern coast of Sardinia and is famous for its crystalline turquoise waters and the splendid beach of fine white sand. Surrounded by spectacular cliffs, it has a unique charm that makes it one of the most popular destinations on the island and is such a stunning location that it has been used as a filming set for numerous films and TV programs.
However, Cala Luna is not only a beautiful beach but also a place full of magic. Called "Elune" in the Sardinian dialect, the pearl of the Costa di Baunei overlooks the breathtaking waters of the Gulf of Orosei to the east, creating panoramas of spectacular beauty that even recall those of Polynesia. Its name means "tail of the moon", and the beach is said to be named after the moon-shaped rock formation visible from the shore.
Visitors can access Cala Luna by boat or by hiking, via a panoramic path that winds along the coast. Once you arrive at your destination, you can spend the day swimming, sunbathing and exploring the nearby caves and coves. The area also includes several cafes and restaurants where you can taste delicious fish dishes.
Spiaggia del Principe: immerse yourself in nature like an actual prince
Spiaggia del Principe is one of the jewels of the northeastern coast of Sardinia and is named after Prince Aga Khan IV. Like Cala Luna, this corner of paradise also boasts splendid turquoise waters and fine white sand that will immediately enchant you. Surrounded by fragrant juniper trees, this beach is characterized by majestic and timeless natural beauty.
Very popular with both locals and tourists, Spiaggia del Principe is preserved with the utmost care, without any commercial development that could mar its natural beauty. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by an expanse of crystal clear water and sand so soft it will feel like you are walking on silk. The scent of the junipers surrounding it will immerse you in a unique and unforgettable atmosphere.
Whether you reach Spiaggia del Principe by car or boat, you can spend the day relaxing in the water and in the sun or exploring the many coves and rock formations in the area. If you love hiking, you will find several paths from which to enjoy the splendid view of the coast from a higher observation point: imagine being on top of a cliff and letting your gaze wander over the beautiful blue sea of Sardinia!
This place is not just a beach but a destination offering an ideal blend of natural beauty and spiritual tranquility. Perfect for getting lost and then finding yourself.
Porto Giunco: shallow clear waters for a new concept of wellbeing
Porto Giunco is a true paradise for sea lovers. Located on the southern coast of Sardinia, this beach is an idyllic spot boasting some of the clearest waters in Italy.
Surrounded by a thick pine forest, Porto Giunco welcomes you with its fine sand and clear, shallow waters, which are very safe for swimming and therefore perfect for both children and snorkellers. Would you prefer stronger emotions? Then, you've found the ideal place for windsurfing, kitesurfing and other adrenaline-pumping water sports!
Plus, you'll be able to explore the area's many coves and rock formations, discovering abundant marine life and unique glimpses of the area's natural beauty. If you are a birdwatcher, the nearby lagoon is home to many species of birds and is an ideal place to observe the incredible Italian wildlife.
Porto Giunco can be accessed by land or by sea.
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Sardinia is a paradise for sea lovers, and the ones we have just listed are just three of the many unique destinations that await you on the island: others include Spiaggia Rosa, with its sublime pink sand, or Capo Caccia, with its dramatic cliffs.
Why not plan your next vacation right here and touch its untamed beauty? You will fall in love with the pristine nature of these places, as well as with the rich history and culture that make Sardinia one of the most exclusive destinations in Europe.
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