The Caribbean beaches of Villasimius
On the south-east tip of Sardinia, Villasimius and its beaches sparkle with Caribbean flair: to the left and right of the sun-drenched protected area of Capo Carbonara, turquoise bays like Cala Giunco, Spiaggia Campulongu and Punta Molentis beach mean visitors are spoilt for choice.
Villasimius - caribbean beaches galoreOn the south-east tip of Sardinia, Villasimius and its beaches sparkle with Caribbean flair: to the left and right of the sun-drenched protected area of Capo Carbonara, turquoise bays like Cala Giunco, Spiaggia Campulongu and Punta Molentis beach mean visitors are spoilt for choice. Here, the mountains often fringe the water, merging with the sea and maquis shrubland to create a veritable firework of colours and shapes – one of a kind in Sardinia and perfect for families with children, nature lovers and peace-seeking sun worshippers. The typical Sardinia stagni, idyllic lagoons with slightly brackish water, lie behind the beaches, offering a refuge for bright pink flamingos. With a little luck, you might even spot dolphins in the Caribbean-like water.
The dream beaches of Villasimius in detail
Punta MolentisFour kilometres north of Spiaggia Simius is a rocky hill that stretches some 200 metres into the sea. It is connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge, made almost entirely of white sand. Just 50 metres wide, this narrow headland offers a unique view: to the south, the shallow sea shimmers in a magical azure blue, whilst the bright royal blue of the water to the north impressively illustrates its depth.
Spiaggia SimiusThe main beach of Villasimius: popular and lively, turquoise waters and white sand make it a haven for the young and young at heart. Surrounded by dunes covered in maquis shrubs, this trendy beach is the perfect place to enjoy the sun. Visitors can also hire sun loungers and pedal boats. A stroll from Spiaggia Simius to the beautiful, neighbouring bay Cala Guinco is a must!
Cala GiuncoThe gem of a beach is in the south of Capo Carbonara. Flanked by a pretty Saracen tower, the wide white beach stretches alongside the stunningly clean azure water, with not a stone or algae in sight. Nestled in a gentle curve, Cala Guinco runs past the Notteri salt lake and small dunes to the north, where it merges with Spaggia Simius. At almost three kilometres in length, this gorgeous beach offers services, panoramic views and beach bars – in other words, everything you need for a perfect day at the beach. There is also a car park near the beach.
Spiaggia del RisoWest of Capo Carbonara lies the charming Spiaggia del Riso with its crescent shape, clear waters and intriguing, rounded granite humps that look like sculptures made of white and pink sand. The sunsets over the sea and largely undeveloped bays are legendary.
CampulonguThe finest sand behind maquis-coated dunes: Campulongu is one of the quieter beaches here. In idyllic surroundings, it’s perfect for enjoying the sun, and its favourable wind conditions mean it is also popular with kitesurfers. The beach is located behind private villas and a hotel, and parking is limited.
Sa RuxiLess than seven kilometres west of Villasimius on the SP17 lies Campulongu's wild, slightly smaller sister: Spaggia Sa Ruxi. Sea, granite rocks, sand and vegetation unite to offer a fairytale potpourri – and after excitement on the waves, it’s also a popular place for surfers to relax in the shade of the gnarled juniper trees.
Location and surroundings
Beaches in detail
The Solanas's town beach is just about 1 km long and offers white sand and shallow water. As it is practically attached to the town, you can find bars and sport equipment for rent right on the beach.
Beautiful, broad, sandy beach with deep water just before the town of Villasimius if you are coming from Cagliari.
This narrow sand beach has fine sand and is located opposite the yacht harbour. It is a famous surfing spot, and the sun sets in the west making for fantastic sunsets.
The Cala Giunco beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia: crystal-clear water and white Caribbean-like sand. Drive towards the harbour and turn left. When you see the lake, keep slightly to the right.
Small, splendid bathing bay with water as clear as glass and a dazzling white sand beach. Take the coastal road from Costa Rei to Villasimius. After about 16 km, in the middle of a left turn, turn right on a gravel road and go under the road. After another 1.3 km you reach the beach.
Cala Sinzias is situated between Villasimius and Costa Rei. Framed by high mountains, gnarled trees and macchia which reaches as far as the beach. The heavenly water has been recognized by the Goletta Verde as the cleanest of the Mediterranean Sea. Outside the high season, the bay is an oasis of silence. In the summer there are the beach bars Tamatete and Maklas (see Beach Bars).
Small bathing bay close to the road that goes from Costa Rei to Villasimius (SP 18) at about km 11, opposite the island of Serpentara. The sand is white and the water shallow.