HOLIDAYS IN SARDINIA

BEACH LIFE AND COASTAL DRIVES

If you're looking for an uncomplicated slice of beachside bliss, then Sardinia can provide it in droves. 

With over 1,000 miles of spectacular coastline to explore on this idyllic island off the Italian peninsula, endless beautiful (white!) sandy beaches, mountainous regions, forest hiking opportunities and Bronze Age ruins make this an ideal family adventure under the sun.

Laid-back or fast-paced, Sardinia welcomes all dispositions, with rambling through canyons and diving to discover shipwrecks possible in the same breath as a gentle drive while taking in the scenic coast.

Elaborate festivals and carnivals complete the picture of an Italian island filled with eye-opening variety at every turn. 

  

REASONS TO VISIT

Plenty of sun
Festivals 
Great for watersports

REGION HIGHLIGHTS

Hidden Gem: Grotta di Nettuno

Neptune's Grotto is a spectacular cave reached by steps, full of stalactites and stalagmites, a 120 metre long underwater salt lake and a white sand beach!

Old Favourite: Cagliari

The largest town on Sardinia is full of amazing historical buildings including a Roman amphitheatre, Byzantine basilica and a medieval castle.

Local Cuisine: Pardulas

Pardulas are just one of the many culinary specialities of the island. These individual sweet pastries, stuffed with ricotta were originally baked for Easter.

See & Do: Cala Sapone

Right next to our Tonnara campsite is Cala Sapone, a beautiful little beach surrounded by spectacular rocks, with shallow, crystal water ideal for swimming.

Festivals & Events: Girotonno

Sardinia is famous for tuna and every year they celebrate this catch with the Girotonno - a four-day festival dedicated to these fascinating fish. 

Beaches & Lakes: Spiaggia di Chia

At 750 meters long and 90 meters wide, filled with golden sand and surrounded by juniper trees, Chia beach is one of the finest in Sardinia.

YOUR SARDINIA QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Where is Sardinia?

Sardinia is the largest island off the west coast of Italy, separated only by the Tyrrhenian Sea, while the Balearic Islands of Spain sit the opposing side. The island sits second in scale to Sicily as the biggest in the Med. 

What's the weather like in Sardinia?

As you may expect, Sardinia enjoys a glorious Mediterranean climate consisting of long, hot summers and coastal temperatures of around 28 degrees in the peak summer months of July and August. Beach days are naturally a significant part of life here, with swimming in warm sea waters possible from as early as May.   
 

Where can I find the best beaches in Sardinia?

We've mentioned that the sands of Sardinia are pretty special, but where exactly should you choose to spend your time? The best powder white sands difficult to find away from the likes of the Caribbean can be sought to the south of the island, especially near capital Cagliari. While the city itself is impressive enough, it's the spread of beautiful beaches here that keep holidaymakers coming back for more.