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The 5 best Sardinian beaches to visit in Italy this summer

5 amazing Sardinian beaches that will take your breath away.

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Summer 2020 certainly has been anything but normal. For those who had planned to head to faraway and exotic destinations, the past months have forced people to choose locations closer to home. There’s a silver lining, though: this year, you have the rare opportunity to enjoy a beautiful beach without the usual crowds of people around you. You can also visit places in Italy you had never even considered before. Did you know that Italy has about 8 kilometres of coastline? Sardinia is the region with the majority of it, 900 of which are shores. We have made a list of some of the most beautiful Sardinian beaches for you, to remind you that you don’t need to travel too far to find hidden gems and beauties.

A rocky beach in Sardinia.

Le Bombarde, Alghero (Province of Sassari)

This treasure of fine, golden sand with ochre tones is in the North-Western part of Sardinia, in the Riviera del Corallo. It’s surrounded by reddish-coloured cliffs, behind which you’ll find a Mediterranean forest. The seabed is sandy but the water gets deep very quickly and turns into a spectacular show of turquoise and deep blue shades. Not far from the beach, you can visit the archaeological site of Palmavera. The location offers many amenities, including beach resorts, hotels, a campsite, a coffee bar and a restaurant.

Cala Goloritzé, Baunei (Province of Nuoro)

This sand and white-pebble beach was created by a landslide in 1962, and remains pristine and natural. It was declared an Italian National Monument in 1995. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Orosei. On one side you can see the 143-metre-high pinnacle, a popular attraction for the most athletic travelers. You can reach the shore by boat or on foot, through a 3-kilometre-long hiking trail. It’s one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean Sea.

Porto Giunco, Villasimius (Province of South Sardinia)

Located in the southern part of Sardinia, north of Cagliari, the bay of Porto Giunco is sheltered by a cape. It’s considered a real Caribbean-style beach due to the fine quality of the sand. Microscopic pink granite debris caused by erosion gives the sand its beautiful pink undertones. The sea is blue and turns turquoise as soon as you swim offshore. The shallow water makes it the best choice for families with children.

Solanas, Sinnai (Province of Cagliari)

This beach, which is in the southern part of Sardinia, near Cagliari, is known for its crystal-clear water and the golden sand. It offers a wide range of amenities, so it’s perfect for families. You can rent pedal boats, deckchairs and beach umbrellas and enjoy some relaxing time surrounded by a breathtaking landscape. Not too far from here, you’ll be able to see the upland of Capo Boi. The strong and constant winds also make this the perfect spot for surf lovers and scuba divers. Because of its deep waters, we recommend extra care when swimming, especially with children.

Is Arutas, Cabras (Province of Oristano)

This beach lies on the west coast of the island between two rocky cliffs. This area belongs to the Protected Maritime Area of the Sinis Peninsula – Island of Mal di Ventre. The beach is light-coloured, made of tiny roundish grains of quartz in shades of green, pink and white, resembling grains of rice. Much like Soloanas, Is Arutas is loved by surfers and scuba divers, who come to visit it even during wintertime.

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Travel safely with N26

At N26, safety always comes first, especially when you travel. If you want to go to Sardinia, keep in mind that the region has implemented special regulations until at least July 31st. You will be required to fill out an online form (in Italian) on the region’s website before arriving. You need to state your health conditions, the location of your stay, and any excursions you might have planned. If you want to travel with further peace of mind, have a look at the travel insurance options we include in our premium accounts N26 You and N26 Metal. They will cover any plane delays, baggage loss, or cancellations. So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Sardinia now and remember that you can always count on us, even on holiday.

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