The cliffs rising out of gorgeous, white-sand beaches are only accessible using the white stairwell carved into the rock. It is, without a doubt, a very evocative and beautiful place which surprised me even before I arrived. The sea is incredible transparent and looks even better next to the shining white steps descending into the sea. You can't miss it.
This beautiful and famous beach is in northern Sardinia. You must follow signs to Stintino Sassari and then, once there you will find directions to the beach. Follow the road until the end, until it opens in an area of waters. It is beautiful but do not be mislead by the parking lot with blue line as it is quite expensive. There is an urbanized area with chalets and you can always find a corner in which to leave the car instead. The beaches have turquoise water, and there is a small stretch of sand with islets. The largest nature reserve for albino donkeys is here. The beach is very nice but there is little sand and shallow waters so the beach becomes filled up quickly.
This July, I traveled through Sardinia, particularly the capital Cagliari, and from there we went along the south coast of the island, seeing the pristine waters, in particular in the area of Costa Esmeralda named for the color of its waters. Worth getting a boat and swimming in the sea.
To get around Sardinia, I recommend renting a car so you can explore the island and visit beaches such as Poetto. I went in March and I did not think when I dove headfirst into the water and it was a little cold but having the beach to yourself alone or with your partner is a luxury :) There was very clean water, fine sand, but it was full of shells, so don´t forget to look down towards the ground before you take a step!
Sardinia is a beautiful island! But its best beaches are in Villasimius, even the beaches of Thailand are not comparable to these and the best of all at Giunco Porto, we were recommended to go here by Italians. We went three years ago and we have never been able to forget it. Clear blue water, fine white sand, impressive! Paradise! We went in June, an ideal time, since the beaches are not too full and they make us feel like walking and sunbathing (which, incidentally, be very very careful when doing it) Just behind the beach there is a lake with flamingos,(really) hundreds of flamingos, it makes a very striking contrast.
Costa Paradiso is fantastic. It’s a place where nature rules and there are plenty of small, sandy little coves where you can relax and enjoy the clear waters. Some of them are only accessible by a short boat trip from the village of Costa Paradiso. As a side note, I've also seen many wild boars while exploring the Costa Paradiso countryside.
What to say! That day, the sea was so flat and calm. The fine, white sand derives from rock erosion caused by the wind and the sea. It's located in the south of Italy in the province of Lecce in the Puglia region.
Costa Rei is one of the best beach areas in Sardinia. It's a touristy area full of endless white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. It even gets a bit difficult to choose which beach or cove you want to visit. It's a resort area so there are plenty of amenities and restaurants but it never gets to the point of being excessive, at least not in September when I went. It's located about an hour towards Villasimius. At around the half way point, you need to take the exit towards Castiadas. I'd recommend making a day trip out of it. There are plenty of restaurants for lunch but watch out because the kitchens close at around 14:30 or 15:00.
Is another popular beach of the Alghero area and Coral Riviera ('Riviera di Corallo' in Italian). Located less than a kilometer east of Lazzaretto beach, Le Bombarde beach boasts golden sands, volcanic rocks, clear and refreshing blue waters, a dense forest with maritime pines, eucalyptus, and other typically Mediterranean varieties.
Miles and miles of white sand and blue sea wait at Is Arutas. The whiteness of the sand defies description and probably requires a good pair of sunglasses! It's locally known as "rice grain beach" because of the tiny quartz crystals that compose the shore. When you add to that the fact that it's still free of the mass-tourism and crowds so common on the Sardinian coast, it's paradise. That's why I'd really suggest spending at least one day of your Sardinia trip at Is Arutas.
Is Arutas is easy to reach by car and there's a parking lot nearby. There are some small snack bars at the beach where you can have lunch. While you're there, don't miss a visit to Tharros. Sardinia, after all, is more than just the beach. I'd also suggest spending the night in Santulussurgiu, a picturesque village that's full of great traditional restaurants.
In 2000 I visited the area after exhibiting my photographs in the LOCA collection in Rome. The area has that old charm that descends to the sea to kiss the beach and then returns back to the island and castle.
The bay of Capo Coda Cavallo is located 14 kilometers north of San Teodoro and 26 kilometers south of Olbia. It’s an enchanting place where the crystal-clear sea takes on every shade of blue imaginable.
The bay is located right in front of the islands of Proratora, Tavolara, and Molara and you can get there easily on the SS125. The area is known for its shallow, sandy waters, granite cliffs, and wealth of coves, many of which form part of the Tavolara – Punta Coda Cavallo protected area. The main white-sand beach of Capo Coda Cavallo, while not huge, does have a snack bar and a parking lot.
It’s a great area for swimming, diving, and snorkeling and is worth visiting if only to have a walk and take some photos.
We were on our way to Palermo and stopped in Cefalu for a moment. Through the quaint streets of the city, we were surprised by sunset over the beach. The sun illuminated the buildings overlooking the sea. Unforgettable.
Any person travelling that goes to Sardinia evidently is going to visit Alghero, which is the capital. Taking a stroll around the center and going towards the port, you going to be able to see magnificant beaches, where there are rocks and land equally. It´s all tranquil and relaxed.