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The best 8 beaches of southern Sardinia

Deserted white sandy coves and turquoise seas, start planning your perfect luxury beach gateway in the marvellous southern part of the island. With lots of deserted bays and coves, beach lovers will easily be drawn to southern Sardinia’s coastline.

From Stintino to Villasimius through Cala Mariolu and the Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia has a special charm and some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Here below you will find a selection of some of the most beautiful beaches located on the southern coast of the island together with the directions on how to reach them.

Porto Giunco

This is a beach second to none. A forest of eucalyptus trees leads to a tropical sea, a long coastline of sand and the pond of Notteri behind, where it is easy to see the pink flamingos, who have chosen this as their habitat.

How to reach it

Leaving from Cagliari take the SS 125 to Villasimius. After passing the pond of Notteri, follow the directions to the beach, which is accessible by walking through a path within a forest of eucalyptus trees.


Overlooking the Bay of Chia, along with other beaches, it creates a long coastline of white sand, a sea of ​​dreams and very high dunes. This beach offers many services and owes its name to the islet of Giudeu, just 150 meters from the shore.

How to reach it

Take the Strada Statale Panoramica 195, characterized by numerous descents to the various beaches in the area: to reach Giudeu you need to follow the signs indicating the beach on your left side.

Cala Sinzias

Cala Sinzias is a breathtaking beach in the Costa Rei area, relatively unknown to tourists but incredibly popular with locals who claim it’s one of the best South Sardinia beaches.
The beach is right next to the eucalyptus and Mediterranean shrub grove, it boasts soft sandy dunes. The intense aroma of the plants and of the sea creates a mix of fragrances that you will remember for a long time.

The beach is accessible to people with disabilities and, due to the abundance of its sea life, it is an ideal destination for fishermen, divers, experts and surfers. In addition, Cala Sinzias is also accessible to dogs, giving you the opportunity to spend an unforgettable holiday in the company of your four-legged friend.

How to reach

Leaving from Cagliari, it is advisable to take the signs for Muravera. Once on the new SS125, take the exit for Villasimius – Costa Rei – Castiadas, turn for Costa Rei, proceed straight on the SP 18 and at the big crossroads turn left for Costa Rei – Muravera. After about 500 meters you can find the beach of Monte Turno on the right.

Cala Luna

In the Gulf of Orosei, this beach was chosen as the set for the movie “Swept Away “, directed by the director Lina Wertmuller in 1974, and this says it all about the extraordinary beauty of the place. It is defined by many as the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean for the extraordinary setting of the six grottos that open over the shore, the woods of oleander, and the beautiful wild valley that extends behind the beach. The beach of Cala Luna has clear coarse sand mixed with stones, transparent and clear water, and is characterized by shallow waters, allowing children to play in the water.

How to reach it

You can reach it by the sea with a private boat or with boats departing from the port of Cala Gonone and the beach of Marina di Orosei; for hiking lovers, the beach is reached through a difficult path, starting from Cala Fuili or Baunei.

Cala Cipolla

Cala Cipolla is in fact a small cove (about 200 meters) with pristine waters and fine sand. The place is known and appreciated by many and is one of the pearls of the is one of the Chia Bay. You can find pine and juniper trees right by the beach which will bless you with some shade during the hot hours of the day.

How to reach it

Leaving from Cagliari, go along the SS195 main road in the direction of Teulada. Turn right towards Chia and continue for a few kilometres until the indicators for the beaches are seen. Once at the large car park, it is necessary to go on foot for around 100 meters to reach the cove.

Marina Di Orosei

The beach of Marina di Orosei is inserted in the Gulf of Orosei, and extends for 2 kilometres, with clear and fairly fine sand, mixed with a lot of shells. Behind it, there is the Cedrino Pond, rich in birdlife. The waters are clear and of a changing light blue colour, with an evocative light. The sea is deep, with a thick steep entrance, the beach is almost never crowded and there aren’t any aquatic plants.


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How to reach it

Entering the town centre, take the road Via Mare, leading east to the beach.

Cala Cartoe

This beach can be called, with good reason, a true paradise on earth; it is certainly one of the most fascinating places in the world. The fine sand framing a green and blue sea, incredible transparency, behind a protective cliff, the site is surrounded by dense Mediterranean vegetation. The beach is shallow, ideal for families with children. The services offered are parking space, access for disabled, refreshment, bars, surfing, diving and snorkelling equipment.

How to reach it

To reach Cala Cartoe take the SS125 in the direction of Orosei and turn right at the fork for Ispinigoli.

Lu Impostu

Lu Impostu beach is also called Porto Brandinchi. Lu Impostu is among the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia and the area of ​​San Teodoro. It is only accessible on foot and you are in front of a very wide beach, with shallow waters and a sea of ​​a distinctive light blue. The beach is equipped with canoes, pedal boats, rubber boats and a bar kiosk.

How to reach it

It is reached by following the road SS 125 up to Lu Fraili, here turn right and follow signs for the resort Puntaldia, leaving the latter on the right.

Daniela De Luca is CEO at Home in Italy. Home in Italy is a luxury villa rental company offering high end holiday villa experiences throughout the best regions of Italy since 1993.

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Daniela De Luca

Daniela De Luca is CEO at Home in Italy. Home in Italy is a luxury villa rental company offering high-end holiday villa experiences throughout the best regions of Italy. Daniela is based in Italy and has been dealing with luxury villa rentals in Italy since 1994, always keeping in mind the following key features: luxury, privacy, charm, comfort and individuality. Home in Italy offers a careful and targeted selection of properties, visited personally to make sure they meet the high standards required by the guests. Home in Italy also offers a 24/7 concierge service ensuring the guests the warmest hospitality in the finest Italian villas.

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  1. If life’s a Beach then Southern India must be the place to go.

    Friday afternoon and I’ve got at least another 4 hours of work to do.

    It’s the beach dreams that keep me going.

  2. Obvs- meant Sardinia. Read the India post! Easy to confuse Sardinia and India on a Friday afternoon.

  3. After the last two years we really feel in need of a beach holiday. Somewhere away from it all. These suggestions are well worth a look.

  4. Amazing range of sea colours, azure to turquoise etc. They’re the sort of colours I usually associate with the Caribbean or Maldives.

  5. Nice to have instructions to get to the beaches. We’ve failed to find some of the world’s great beaches.

    Twice we’ve looked for access to Crane Beach in Barbados and couldn’t even find anywhere to park.

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