Cagliari - city beach

Poetta is Sardinia's answer to Copacabana: the idyllic beach stretches ten kilometres and is located just five kilometres from the vibrant centre of Cagliari. Here, Mediterranean and urban flair merge amidst turquoise water, sports, staffed beach resorts and quiet corners like Quartu Sant’Elena.

Beach description

The bay of Cagliari - poetto, a sandy beach straight from the Caribbean

Poetta is Sardinia's answer to Copacabana: the idyllic beach stretches ten kilometres and is located just five kilometres from the vibrant centre of Cagliari. Here, Mediterranean and urban flair merge amidst turquoise water, sports, staffed beach resorts and quiet corners like Quartu Sant’Elena. The beach is only separated from the city by salt pans full of flamingos. Instead of skyscrapers, Poetto enchants with beautiful beach houses.
 
The authentic beach life can be embraced in the many baretti, small bars, which are casually sprinkled over the beach. Places where gelato and espresso are served during the day give way scenes of dancing and partying at night: the longest and simultaneously most paradisical amusement strip in Sardinia hosts truly unforgettable summer nights on the sand. A good bus system makes sure everyone returns safely to the city well into the early hours. Even in the cooler months, the prettiest city beach on the Med still fascinates. Past the Scirocco towers, visitors can often find plate-sized scallops on the beaches – not to mention the incomparable light that illuminates this season, perfect for enjoying a chilled glass of wine and some typical sea urchin eggs. Poetto – authentic Sardinian lifestyle.

Bay of Cagliari

Cala Fighera

Popular with naturists: behind the Cape of Marina Piccola is a beautiful rocky bay that can only be reached by tackling a small, downhill trail. Cala Fighera is approx. 4.5 km from Cagliari.
 

Cala Mosca

A picturesque bay, popular with families: Cala Mosca is the last stop on bus line 11, and offers fantastic panoramic views, crystal-clear water and small pebbles on the beach.

Location and surroundings

Beaches in detail

Cagliari's nearly 10 km long city beach is a rendezvous for sunbathers during the day. In the evenings, there is dancing at the endless number of beach bars found everywhere - from fiery salsa sounds to hard rock.
Sella del diavolo

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Holiday homes nearby