While indulging in a Sardinia yacht charter, discovering the best beaches is of paramount. Of course, being a very popular summer sun destination it can be hard to find a private retreat. With this in mind, we have scouted our top three beaches in Sardinia – some only accessible by boat.
Arriving via super yacht to the island of Sardinia from either the South of France or Italy is like arriving in a totally different continent and to be honest you practically are. Sardinia is as close to the shores of North Africa as it is to Italy giving way for beautiful wild beaches. In the north of the island lies La Pelosa. This piece of paradise is found just before the rugged and wild Capo Falcone, where a craggy coastline is met with the open seas of the Med. La Pelosa though, is a perfect contradiction to this and offers transparent, calm waters lapping the white sand shore. It is a great spot for an anchorage too due to its protected position. This beach can get very busy in the height of summer but it is well worth the visit.
Sun loungers and umbrellas (for those seeking shade), Al Saraceno Hotel and Restaurant serving a mix of seafood and traditional Italian Pizza’s and pastas.
Activities at La Pelosa:
Rent canoes, windsurfs and snorkeling equipment. Visit the Roccaruja Diving Center, and head out for an afternoon scuba diving session.
Berchida is renowned for its long stretch of dreamy white sand that runs through, and between various inlets all to a backdrop of rolling sand dunes. It is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of the Mediterranean. The captain can drop anchor and ferry guests to shore. For families with older children this is a great spot due to the vast expanse of beach; ideal for games. It is fairly remote here so a pack-up of drinks, sunscreen, umbrellas and beach furniture should be brought from the yacht. There is a small kiosk on the beach – this can get crowded though. Best advice, find a small inlet and set up camp there.
This is also the site of the Berchida River delta. Where the river meets the sea, a small pool has formed and is now used as the watering hole for grazing sheep and cattle, who also frequent the beach during the colder seasons.
A small kiosk renting umbrellas
Get out your yacht’s water toys and explore the inlets by jetski
This stunning beach is a popular haunt for surfers. Located on the southern most tip of Sardinia, this vast expanse of yellow sand beach attracts a younger, active crowd. Apart from the cool kids looking to catch the next big wave there is also a number of reefs found not too far from the water’s surface; so grab the snorkel gear and take a look at the colourful underwater world.
The backdrop to the beach is a number of lagoons and grazing areas where a flock of flamingoes have chosen to set-up camp. This makes for an excellent photo opportunity.
On the beach, it’s all about topping up the tan, so unfortunately no shady spots. If this is what you seek make sure to ask the captain and crew to bring a few umbrellas over for you.
What’s there? Behind the dunes and lagoons find the Chia 18-hole golf course along with several restaurants and bars.