You sailboat vacation in Sardinia starts in Cagliari.
Located at the center of the Golfo degli Angeli, the city of Cagliari is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sardegna. Bordered by Capo Carbonara on the east and Capo Spartivento on the west, Cagliari is the perfect port for your vacation and the ideal point of departure for visits to other enchanting spots around the Gulf.
Offering 8 km of fine grain sand, Poetto Beach is the city’s favorite. With the chalk cliffs of the Sella del Diavolo at its back, it extends from the small port of Marina Piccola to the Quartu S.Elena shoreline. Cala Fighera, a small and hidden cove that has always been considered a nudist’s paradise, is only a few minutes away from Poetto Beach. Just 4 km from the center of town, Calamosca, is another fine beach with a historical watchtower atop a promontory with a spectacular view of the city and the open sea that was built for purposes of defense in the 17th Century. The strategic position of the city of Cagliari offers its more adventurous visitors the chance to visit many of southern Sardinia’s marvelous beaches only hours away, such as Chia, Santa Margherita di Pula, Nora on the west coast; Mari Pintau, Torre delle Stelle, Solanas, Geremeas, and Villasimius on the east coast.
Cagliari is also perfect for those in search of a city vacation.
Sardinian art and handicrafts, boutiques, specialty food and drink stores, and restaurants serving the finest Sardinian and Mediterranean cuisine can be easily found along Via Roma, Largo Carlo Felice and Corso Vittorio Emanuele just a few steps from the port. Cagliari is a lively city that never stops changing, and is perfect for younger visitors as well. The bars and food stalls lining Poetto Beach and the clubs in the center of town are invariably full and stay open late.