Some of Sardinia's most sensational beaches are to be found in the vicinity of the traditional coastal village of Villasimius. Located near Villasimius harbour. Spiaggia di Porto Giunco counts as one of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches. Its crystal clear water and gleaming white sand making it a rare find, even on an island so replete with natural wonders. Also here is the renowned wellness hotel Timi Ama Sofitel, a great place to enjoy a relaxing cool drink while taking a break from sunbathing. Let yourself be enchanted by the videoclip of "Cala Giunco"!
Towards Cape Carbonara, the sand dunes give way to another coastal jewel, the salt water lake Timi Ama, where with a bit of luck you might catch a glimpse of pink flamingos. And oftentimes leaping dolphins can be seen offshore from a boat or even from Cape Carbona itself.
Also well worth a visit is the swimming bay Cala Pira, just off the road to Costa Rei opposite the island of Serpentara, where an intoxicating combination of aromatic maquis and glistening white strand will bring the most urbane of urbanites back to nature. One of Sardinia’s 7,000 nuraghis stands watching over the bay, bearing mute testimony to the most ancient of times. The sea here looks like a freshly cleaned sheet of glass: it’s only in the distance that you catch a glimpse of gleaming azure.
Spiaggia di Campulongu, west of the Capo Carbonara light house, is the perfect place to catch the sun bidding adieu for the day as the beach faces west. This gloriously long stretch of pristine sand is a popular venue for wind surfers, and though well stocked with sun worshipers in summer, never feels crowded.