After exploring the south of Sardinia and being blown away at how beautiful the beaches were I couldn’t imagine them getting any better. Northern Sardinia was even better. I’ll be telling you where to stay in Sardinia and all my favourite beaches in Northern Sardinia! I would recommend spending at least one week in Sardinia to see as much as you can. Also, if you have a drone then be sure to bring it, Sardinia has some amazing drone spots! If you don’t have a drone, or have just bought one then check out these drone tips and ideas to help you start out or just for some inspo!
How to get from South to North Sardinia
We started our drive from the very south of Sardinia near Cagliari. The roads are not straight with lots of turns so be prepared if you get car sick. It took us about 2.5 hours to get to our accommodation for the next few days.
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Where to Stay in Northern Sardinia
We stayed in a gorgeous guesthouse (L’Essenza Oasi Sensoriale) surrounded by the Sardinian countryside. The type of house is called a Pinnetu – this is a type of hut that used to be used by shepherds in Sardinia a long time ago. The whole stay is an incredible experience, each room has a different colour and combines essential oils and aromatherapy. I stayed in the Myrtle Room, which helps respiratory condition, which is perfect as I suffer with asthma. It really was one of the most unique stays!
Each morning I woke up to birds and the sun shining and each evening the sky was full of clouds! It really was the most peaceful place.
If you are looking for a place with a swimming pool then head here to check prices and availability for other places in this area.
The best beaches in Northern Sardinia
There are so many bucket list places in Sardinia! Read on to see the best beaches in Northern Sardinia. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Each place has it’s own unique charm, from crystal clear water to a lighthouse and the most incredible cliffs. Sardinia really is unique.
The most beautiful beach – Cala Coticcio
How to get to Cala Coticcio?
From the guesthouse, it was about an hour to the ferry port at Palau to get to Maddalena island. It was around €30 for a car and two people for a return trip. Once you arrive at Maddalena island, you need to drive across the bridge to Caprera island. There isn’t a proper car park for this beach, we parked under some trees along the way, and be careful there are lots of goats along the road.
From there, it’s a 30-40minute walk across the rocks to get to the beach! There is a small area that looks like a car park and then you follow small sticks with red and white paint on to find your way, but there is also a path. It is the most beautiful beach and all shaded from the wind so it was warm even in March! However, the water was icy cold. But the beach was empty and we had it all to ourselves!
Capo Cervo Lighthouse – Porto Cervo
On our second day we went to explore Capo Ferro lighthouse at Porto Cervo. This is again a steep walk but the views over all the islands nearby is amazing! Also you might stumble upon some turtles!
After this if you head towards the western side of the island, which again takes a couple of hours on the winding roads, then I would recommend going to Capo Caccia for sunset! These are some incredible rocks with the sun setting right between them. And if you’re lucky you might see dolphins like I did! We stopped at the sunset panoramic viewpoint and it was well worth the journey there!
And head over to my IGTV to see mine and @boyanoo’s video from this amazing place!