The coast of Sardinia has some of the finest beaches in the world and this is for us Italians a great source of pride. From the north coast of Alghero the south coast of Cagliari, we can find the excellence of our best coasts that have nothing to envy to the stretches of sand in the Caribbean and Polynesia, to name just a few of the most popular areas in the world for the beauty of their beaches.
Apart from the beaches of La Maddalena, a true masterpiece of nature, the spectacular sea and the white sand beaches of Villasimius and the magnificent coves of Ogliastra, in Sardinia we also find the charming Alghero territory, with its creeks and its rocky headlands, also offers incredible views.
then let’s find out what are the most beautiful beaches of Alghero, starting from the most famous, such as the Bombarde beach and that Mugoni, and coming to the less frequented, as the beach of Punta Negra or the Bay of Conte.
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Bombarde Beach – Fertilia
The most popular beach area of Alghero, Le Bombarde, is located about two kilometers from Fertilia and is very popular with young people who have the opportunity to make a large number of water sports with the ability to rent canoes, windsurf equipment and sailboats. It is equipped with deckchairs, umbrellas and food service with a children’s playground located about 100 meters from the beach. The water is always very transparent so that, right from the shore, you can glimpse the beautiful sandy bottom that characterizes it.
Mugoni Beach – Porto Conte
The beach of the Bay of Water Lilies, better known as Mugoni beach, is one of the wildest beaches of the territory of Alghero. Several kilometers long, protected from winds and currents, has behind it a thick pine forest that provides tourists a reassuring place of shading. Reachable from Fertilia following the signs for Capo Caccia, is a beach frequented by families also, thanks to the possibility of leaving the car or camper in a paid parking adjacent to the shoreline. It is a beach equipped with showers and toilets.
Lido di Alghero
Photo: Simon Q
The Lido Beach is the beach of Alghero and is also one of the finest sand and clearest water in the area. With a shallow depth and the comfortable bathing services, is presented as a much sought after destination for tourists, but also by the locals, because you can reach in a short time starting from the center or from the port of Alghero, along the walk Busquets or Via Lido, also on two wheels.
Maria Pia Beach
The Maria Pia Beach Alghero separates from the hamlet of Fertilia. Dotted with sand dunes, it is much frequented by families with small children due to its bottom that degrades very slowly; In fact, in this strip of sand, the sea becomes deep only about five meters from the shore. Completing the delightful grounds the big juniper bushes, which offer a nice shaded area, and a variety of plants such as santolina and sea lily which perfectly resist sea salt.
La Speranza Beach – Villanova Monteleone
At about eight kilometers from Alghero, towards Bosa, it is this magnificent beach. The Porto Poglina beach, commonly called The Hope, has shallow waters and sandy with very clear sea. Easily reached thanks to the large car park which is just a few meters from the beach, offers the possibility to rent sun beds and umbrellas and is very popular thanks to the location of a famous restaurant by the sea, open all year. It also has a ramp to allow access to the beach for the disabled.
Photo: Mario Mascia
Accessible from Bombarde beach through the creeks, presents, in addition to the main beach, 10 spectacular coves, ideal to enjoy a perfect privacy. Near the beach you can visit a Sardinian Nuraghe that manages to create a perfect combination of culture and nature. Jagged as the beaches of the Costa Paradiso and immersed in the scents of the Mediterranean, this beautiful beach owes its name to an ancient building which had the task to assist the vessels forced into quarantine during the plague.
Dragunara Beach – Capo Caccia
The Dragunara beach takes its name from a submerged cave, full of magnificent stalactites, located in its vicinity. Until recently, the beach was manned by the Navy with a lot of building and dock for supplies also of warships; Now, in summer, it is reached by boats that take tourists to visit the Grotta di Nettuno. The golden beach made up of fine sand, it comes through a small road located about four kilometers from Tramariglio.
Porto Ferro Beach
Just two kilometers from Capo Caccia, we find the Porto Ferro beach. Through a beautiful pine forest, you will reach this particular beach made up of sand from a lovely red shades. End of the bay, two Spanish towers dominate the landscape where the sea is characterized by a significant wave that suits the stunts of the surfers. The beach also has other special features: has very high dunes and a small source of fresh water between the sandstone of his side further south.
Torre del Porticciolo Beach
Photo: Marco Della Valle
The beautiful beach of Torre del Porticciolo, you meet on the road between Sassari and Capo Caccia, is located in Cala Viola, a beautiful natural environment. Surmounted by a Spanish tower, located on the top of the promontory, it has a thin yellow sand, a backdrop made up of pebbles and a sea that hides a myriad of different types fish. It can be accessed, leaving the car in a parking lot and down the stairs carved into the ground. On its coastline features many tourist facilities, such as campgrounds and cottages, which guarantee the long summer holidays.
Punta Negra – Arenosu
Reachable on foot from Fertilia, the Punta Negra beach has fine sand and a sloping bottom, just as sandy, characterized by some rock rising from the sea. It’s a quiet beach and therefore ideal for those who prefer to experience the sea in complete relaxation. This magnificent stretch of sand is one of the characteristics of the coast of Alghero. Its colored sand and the presence of a major hotel in its vicinity make this bay very popular with tourists.
Baia di Conte – Porto Conte
Photo: MC Ildebrando
Situated in the Porto Conte area, a few kilometers from the village of Fertilia, this tiny beach is flanked by the protected forest of “The Prigionette” and is located within the homonymous Regional Park. Protected from the wind, it is essentially composed of stones of various sizes. Ideal for snorkeling, is renowned for its sea beds, composed mostly of pebbles and rocks that hide very interesting surprises, like, for example, the mother of pearl stones and starfish unique colors.
Photo: Gianni Careddu
There are many magical places in Sardinia and Punta Giglio beach is certainly not less. Reached by a walk of about 500 meters that starts from Base Nautica near Maristella, this tiny beach is not crowded and is surrounded by spectacular pine trees. Punta Giglio is famous for its wild natural setting overlooking a very very clear sea, rich in fish of many colors.
Alghero is the main town of the famous Riviera del Corallo; this beautiful Sardinian coastline offers to all tourists paradisiacal beaches lapped by a turquoise sea and transparent. If we add to this the strong historical impact the area with ancient caves, Spanish towers or still present nuraghi, we can say without doubt that beaches like Torre del Porticciolo or Bombarde, to name a few, they represent a considerable part of the scenic treasure our beautiful Italy.