Beaches in Southern Sardinia

Windsurfing at Chia Beach, ©1la/Flickr

Windsurfing at Chia Beach, ©1la/Flickr

Just like any other part of the island of Sardinia the southern shores also have beautiful and popular places and beaches. Compared to other regions of Sardinia, the south coast might seem underdeveloped, however if you take the time to explore you will definitely find a deserted beach or cove for your liking. The most fantastic beaches can be reached by car and a few minute walk. Be careful though on this side of the island where the Mistral wind blows, for you might get blown away towards Tunisia. Watch over your children and their inflatable toys and do not let the wind capture them. Here are a few tips of the best beaches on the southern shores of Sardinia.

Nora beach

If you spend your holiday in the town of Pula or in the surrounding area we recommend you pay a visit to Nora beach, a lovely sandy beach lying over the Roman ruins of the ancient town of Nora. It is one of the popular beaches and thus it can be quite crowded in the summer months.

Church on the beach,Nora, ©Effervescing Elephant/Flickr

Church on the beach,Nora, ©Effervescing Elephant/Flickr

Windsurfing at Chia beach

Another long and perfect sandy beach in the southern region of the island: Chia beach. It is among the top five European holiday destinations. The beach is a good location for windsurfing however one must be very careful when the mistral wind rules the land and sweeps across the beach.

Windsurfing at Chia Beach, ©1la/Flickr

Windsurfing at Chia Beach, ©1la/Flickr

Underwater beauty

For those who like to explore and discover we recommend the beaches of Is Molentis, Cala Cipolla and Sa Tuerredda where there are many opportunities to go for a snorkeling trip and admire the sight of the underwater world. Visit Punta Is Molentis where the velvet beach and the granite rocks are washed by crystal clear water.

Cala Cipolla, ©clurr/Flickr

Cala Cipolla, ©clurr/Flickr

St. Margherita

In case you decide to enjoy a few days at Forte Village Hotel or the resort of Abamar Hotel on the long sandy beach of St. Margherita. You can hire a sea scooter here or a speed boat and explore the waters along the southern shores.

Other suggestions

There are many other unique and special beaches along the southern shores of Sardinia. We recommend you to visit the Carbonara Gulf where you can find Cala Piscadeddus beach, Campulongu beach, Porto Sa Ruxi or Spiaggia del Riso.

Dunes at Porto Sa Ruxi beach, ©ithappensinSardinia/Flickr

Dunes at Porto Sa Ruxi beach, ©ithappensinSardinia/Flickr

Do not miss out! Visit southern Sardinia!

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