Some of the most dramatic beaches in Sardinia
Stretching almost six kilometres, Is Arenas beach is one of the longest and most beautiful in the Province of Oristano. Its name denotes the presence of dunes, the largest in Sardinia.
Mandriola beach is in the locality of the same name, in the municipality of San Vero Milis. The beach has fine white sand alternating with areas of stones and rocks. Mandriola beach has few visitors and is distinguished by stretches of posidonia seagrass.
Mari Ermi offers the visitor a long beach of bright white quartz, with areas of fine ochre-coloured sand.
Is Arutas beach stretches several hundred metres and is remarkable for its sand, which consists of small, round grains of quartz in colours varying, in parts, from pink to light-green to white.
The beach of Maimoni, like nearby Is Arutas, offers an unparalleled combination of very light-coloured sand and pink and white quartz pebbles of myriad hues.
This is a pleasant, long and narrow beach, surrounded and backed by salt pans stretching from S’Arena to Mandriola.
This beach is situated in the locality of the same name, in the municipality of Cuglieri.
S’Arena Scoada is situated in the locality of the same name, in the municipality of San Vero Milis. The beach has very fine white sand alternating with areas of tiny fragments of multicoloured quartz, stones and smooth rocks.
Sa Mesa Longa
This beach is in the locality of Putzu Idu in the municipality of San Vero Milis. The sand is of an average coarseness and reddish-yellow in colour, and also contains pinkish fragments at the water’s edge, plus areas of smooth rock.
Sa Rocca Tunda
This beach is situated in the locality of the same name, in the municipality of San Vero Milis. It is a narrow beach of light-coloured sand with greyish hues, surrounded by low dunes covered in vegetation, and opens out on to a very limpid, crystalline sea.
San Giovanni di Sinis
On the edge of the Sinis peninsula is the bathing locality of San Giovanni, once famous for its characteristic fishermen’s huts of wood and rush, of which a few remain to the east of the main road not far from the Punic excavations at Tharros.