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Costa Smeralda Beaches in Sardinia, Italy – Part 1

As I mentioned in my previous post (here), we stayed 11 days exploring Costa Smeralda beaches in Sardinia and each day we went to two or three different beaches of the region. We went in the morning to one beach and the afternoon to another (as long as they were close).
For this, we rented a car, and we were able to enjoy our days without worrying about public transport, as it seems it’s unreliable.

I created a map that you can check here: https://goo.gl/maps/gEwDVVcBB8hYrxD29

On this map, you will see that Piccolo Pevero and Pevero are distant from each other, however, in the description below, I’ll explain how to go from one to the other without having to go all the way around.

Baja Sardinia

Among the larger cities on the Costa Smeralda, without a doubt, Baja Sardinia was my favourite.
The town is composed of complexes of villas, hotels and resorts, as well as several restaurants, bars and boutiques, all arranged in a small square by the beach. And what makes it even more charming, is that the town is just above sea level, with an incredible view of the beach.

The beach of Baja Sardinia is famous for diving and, thanks to the position of the bay, it is a perfect place for water sports, such as windsurfing and sailing. The beach is sandy and with crystal clear water and gorgeous colour.Baia SardiniaFor those who like water parks, Aquadream is less than 2 kilometres from the city centre and has more than 3 hectares, with waterslides, games area and an area with more than 1,000 sun loungers and umbrellas.

Phi Beach

Phi Beach is an open-air club located near Forte Cappellini. During the day, the place is a bar, in the late afternoon offers a beautiful sunset, and at night, the most famous DJs in the world perform there.
The club’s restaurant is also famous and is said to be very good. But prepare your pocket, after all, this is a super exclusive and VIP club, so much that it has helipad and dock guests’ yachts.

Cala del Faro

Cala del Faro is two bays located in the northern area of the Costa Smeralda with a beautiful view of the La Maddalena archipelago (more information about it click here).
The sea is clear blue and has a medium depth, and the beach is sandy. It is a trendy destination for tourists, as it is more structured.Cala del Faro, Costa Smeralda Beaches, Sardinia, Italy

Liscia di Vacca

I didn’t go to the beach, but I strolled through the lovely town. The residential location is well known, recognised for huge villages, where the rich and famous spend their summer holidays.Liscia di VaccaThey say that the beach is one of the smallest on the Costa Smeralda with only 100 meters and is part of the small peninsula of Capo Ferro.

Cala Granu

Cala Granu is a beautiful beach, but unfortunately, the day we went, it had a lot of algae, and it was practically impossible to swim and enjoy the sea.
It is located just 1.5 kilometres from the Porto Cervo Marina. Its sand is white and fine, and the water has a beautiful turquoise blue colour.Cala Granu, Sardinia, ItalyUnlike the vast majority of Costa Smeralda beaches, there is a café/restaurant, as well as sun loungers and umbrellas for rent.
The beach is perfect for snorkelling, and because it is shallow and calm, it is ideal for families with children.

Porto Cervo

It is well known for being the city of billionaires and has been named one of the most expensive resorts in the world. The city has one of the best-equipped marinas in the Mediterranean, capable of welcoming up to 700 boats and yachts.

It has several 5-star hotels, the famous Pevero Golf Club and an open-air shopping, with several boutiques of famous designers, in addition to super elegant restaurants that are spread around Piazzetta.Porto CervoAnother attraction of the city is the Church of Stella Maris, from where you have a beautiful view of the marina.

It is worthwhile to take a walk and get to know it because the city is charming. Too bad my photos are not good. I only have pictures of the beach, which is in La Piazza (near the designer stores).

Piccolo Pevero

The beach has fine sand and like all the others, incredible turquoise blue colour, surrounded by rocks and cliffs that overlooks the beautiful Isole di Li Nibani island.
It has a bar and also, chairs and umbrellas for rent (but super expensive, as everywhere on the coast).Piccolo PeveroIt is possible to walk from Piccolo Pevero to Grande Pevero, as the beaches are approximately 600 meters apart.

Spiaggia del Grande Pevero

Among the beaches, I think Pevero was my favourite. I loved that water that seems like a swimming pool, transparent and calm.

The beach is characterised by fine white sand, clear and shallow water, making it great for families with children. But even though I don’t have a child, I found it a delight to swim on those calm waters and luckily, the day we went, not having so many people. However, as it is one of the most famous, it is super crowded between July and August.PeveroIt is located just 3 km from Porto Cervo and to get there, go to Picollo Pevero and continue along a narrow street, for about 400m. Park and continue on foot. The beach is approximately 350m.
That was the route I took, but I’m not sure that you can still park between these two beaches. If you go there, be sure to tell me about it.

As you can see, Costa Smeralda beaches in Sardinia are stunning, and it is best to reserve at least a week, to make the most of it.
In my next post, I talk about the other beaches, such as Spiaggia del Principe, Romazzino and several others. Check it out here.
Enjoy your holiday!

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