Pula stands out thanks to the wealth of options it offers to visitors, but the South Western area of Sardinia, favoured by tourists and residents alike, owes its real fame to the sea.
Travelling along the coastline, visitors will come across the long sandy serviced beaches of Santa Margherita di Pula, the paradisiac beaches of Domus de Maria and Teulada, the breath-taking dunes of Porto Pino, the coves of the Sulcis Archipelago, the spectacular cliffs of Buggerru, and the uninhabited beaches of the Costa Verde.
This coastal heritage is astonishing in its variety and beauty and you only need to travel a couple of kilometres in any direction to find some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern Sardinia.
Located close to the archaeological site of the same name, Nora beach is a white and golden sandy beach with a shallow sandy sea bed and emerald coloured waters.
Don’t miss a visit to the small church of Sant’Efisio, a short distance away.
Cala Bernardini is a beautiful beach of fine white sand, framed by majestic pink granite rocks. The sea bed is shallow and the water perfectly crystal-clear. The cove is the departure point for a breath-taking excursion along the ancient Roman road that once linked Nora to Bithia (Chia).
One of the best-known picture postcard images of Sardinia, Su Giudeu is a long beach of fine golden sand, framed by the unmistakable pair of small islands that rise up a few dozen metres from the shore against a background of an incredibly transparent sea. Of great environmental value, the dunes around the beach are covered with centuries old junipers that reach up to 20 metres in height.
Framed in a spectacular Mediterranean setting, Cala Cipolla is a small beach with extraordinarily fine golden sand that can be found immediately beyond Su Giudeu. Almost enfolded in the granite of Capo Spartivento, Cala Cipolla is the most Southern beach on the island and is a wonderful shelter on days when the Mistral wind blows strongly. The beach does not offer beach services.
Teulada boasts one of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches, located on the spectacular inlet between Capo Malfatano and Capo Spartivento. The extremely fine white sand and the extraordinarily crystalline sea, as well as the stunning view over this section of the coastline, are hard to equal: a paradise not to be missed.