Sardinia is an island I fell in love with many years ago and with every visit my love for this Mediterranean island has continued to grow.
Years of exploring the island has led to our discovering the best beaches. Not only are they the best beaches in Sardinia, they are the best in Italy. In fact you'll find no better in Europe.
Although you'll find great coastlines and beautiful beaches throughout the island, there are two areas that are exceptional enough to make it onto Exquisite Coasts.
These are the Costa Smeralda & Maddalena Islands and the east of the island - around Cala Gonone on the Gulf of Orosei.
To me the beaches around Cala Gonone and the Gulf of Orosei are not only the best beaches in Sardinia but the best beaches I've seen anywhere in Europe.
You can find a map of the areas at the bottom of the page.
These are the four beaches I love most - click the name of the beach for more on each one:
Now let's head off to the beaches of the Costa Smeralda...
Every beach on the Costa Smeralda is lovely but there are a few that are truly out of this world – these are the best of them:
Named after the Aga Khan – the man who in the sixties turned a dreamy piece of forgotten coastline into a mecca for the rich and the famous. The Aga Khan and many of the famous celebrities have moved on to other more “fashionable” bits of this coastline leaving this lovely beach for humble folk who are happy to have nothing to do with glamour and glitz. Here's more on this stunning beach.
Well this one is a very pretty beach and a very popular one too. Being small it can get crowded, despite that it is the perfect beach for families. Click for more about Rene Bianca.
Not really one beach but a whole lot of beaches scattered around these islands situated off the coast of Sardinia. Best of the lot is the famous Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach) found on Budelli Island. Discover this and the other Maddalena beaches here.