THE 5 BEST BEACHES IN SARDEGNA
Separated from the mainland by 200 kilometers of sea, it is almost impossible not to be impacted by the shallow beaches in turquoise tones and the verdant mountains covered by maquis vegetation from the Sardinian archipelago. No wonder, many people are attracted by its five star hotels, its gastronomic scene and, of course, its longevity and dolce vita – the island has nearly ten times more centenarians than anywhere else in the world.
With 300 days of sunshine a year and a mild climate that embraces and welcomes those who seek for constant inspiration, the Mediterranean island has always received wide international recognition for its rich culture, its production of wine, olive oil, artichokes, spectacular tomatoes, lambs and cheeses, and for having one of the biggest forests in Italy. But it is its stunning beaches that make Sardinia a unique destination. In an exercise of letting go, we selected five of them:
SPIAGGIA DEL PRINCIPE
It takes a ten minute hike to get to the beach, on the Costa Esmeralda, in the Northeast of Sardinia. The path is narrow, steep and rocky, but any sign of regret is dissipated when you hit the dream-like beach with its shallow, clear water.
This secluded and preserved little cove East of Sardinia on the Orosei Gulf is characterized by white cliffs and incredibly transparent blue water. There are no services or activity there. It is possible to get there via mountain trail (that takes more than two hours), but the ideal is to go by boat from Cala Gonone..
SPIAGGIA DI CALA COTICCIO
Located on the North of Sardinia, on the Island of Caprera, the second biggest of the archipelago, this beach is breathtakingly wonderful, surrounded by rocks that form a small bay that is similar to a natural pool, with a shallow seabed, crystal clear water and fine white sand.
SPIAGGIA DI IS ARUTAS
One of the jewels of the Sinis Peninsula, on the mid-west coast of the island, is the best place for those who want to enjoy nature. The sand is full of quartz stones, very thin sand, similar to grains of rice, and with varied colors: green, white and pink. Therefore, the sea becomes even clearer and more transparent.
SPIAGGIA DI PORTO GIUNCO
In the eastern part of the archipelago, its beauty was already the setting of several TV commercials. Surrounded by incredible Mediterranean vegetation, with an extensive sand bank and turquoise waters, it is one of the most sought beaches by surfers as well as by diving and snorkeling practitioners.