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DON’T EAT ME PLEASE!

The Mangiabarche lighthouse (named Boat Eater) is one of the most evocative beacon of South Sardinia. Despite its name, its purpose is of course to keep boats from crashing on the dangerous rocks which are hiding just underneath the surface.

In front of the lighthouse and behind the cliffs overhanging the sea, you will find an enchanting beach, where the sea is incredibly transparent and the sun reflecting on the seabed creates thousands shimmering shades of blue.

This lovely spot is on the island of Sant’Antioco, which can easily be reached from the Sardinian South coast by crossing the bridge. To get there follow the coastal road and shortly before reaching the beaches of Calasetta, turn at the sign and follow the unpaved road.

The beach has a small parking, hotels, bars, refreshment and is particularly loved by scuba divers and snorkelers. So don’t forget to bring all your gear to admire the rich seabed of this area!

Photo: Foto Andrea Utzeri, www.farisardegna.it

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AN INVIGORATING STROLL BY THE BEACH … and more

In the last few days snow has arrived in European…. Just on time for the advent as beautiful winter landscapes are taking shape and the first snowmen are being built. But what if the return of the cold makes you dream of pristine beaches and sunny days instead?

The desire of a sunny break could lead you straight to South Sardinia where nature awakes early March already. Carpets of flowers cover the plains, flamingos and other birds meet for their yearly reunion and the beaches are all yours to enjoy.

A delight for all sun seekers and nature lovers! For a private and comfortable accommodation check out our stylish Villetta Chillout near Chia and the beach. No matter the season, life in Sardinia is so much better!

#sardinia #spring #beach #holidays #rental #homes #break #summer

Things to know about the Posidonia

In late autumn you may notice on the shore of the most beautiful Sardinian beaches an accumulation of brown leaves, which is caused by the Posidonia.

In fact the Posidonia is not a seaweed but a plant that forms large underwater meadows that are an important part of the ecosystem. It consists of roots, stem and leaves, which fall in autumn and are washed up to the nearby shoreline creating bulks or little brown balls.

These dead leaves can often bring discomfort because of the bad smell they emanate. However, they are essential because they protect the beach from the impact of the waves, thereby limiting its erosion. The Posidonia protects the beauty of our beaches, so protect it too!

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ESCAPE THE CROWD – A PERFECT CHILL OUT

For most people, July and August means “Summer Holidays”. However, if you have the chance to avoid the high season, why not come and enjoy South Sardinia, when most of the tourists have left the island?

Here are the 5 top reasons why South Sardinia is better out of season:

1. Pleasant warm weather – an average of 28 degrees in September and 24 in October! Excellent for excursions and sports 🙂
2. Less crowded beaches – no shouts, no ringing phones, no parking fees, just you and the sea!
3. Stay for less – accommodation, ferries, flights and rental cars massively drop their prices past August.
4. Cultural highlights – enjoy local festivals, explore historical sites, visit museums and learn more about the island.
5. Meet the locals – visit the local markets, enjoy the buzz of the city, learn from and become friends with Sardinian folks.
AND MUCH MORE!

For your stay in South Sardinia, why not check out our selection of holiday homes, even available when most hotels have already ended the season…!

Photo: Diane Leibinger
Written by Patricia at www.simplychillout.com

#sardinia #automn #fall #holidays #rentals #chia #pula #beach

CALA MARINA – LOVED BY FAMILIES

If you are staying in one of our rental properties in Eden Rock, the beach is never too far away (600 – 1500 m). The family-friendly beach of Cala Marina has fine white sand, clear emerald waters, sandy and shallow bottom for several tens of meters from the shore. A few rocks can be found in the water and on the beach, but there is practically no seaweed. Even in the busy summer months, you can find your small piece of paradise – just for you.

How to get there: Take either the junction to Cala Marina (just across the Capo Blu village) then head towards the sea. You can find free parkings under the pines but arriving early in high season is essential. Services (in the summer): bar, toilets, sunbed and umbrella rental.

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DUNE DI CAMPANA BEACH: A DELIGHT FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET

The beach of Dune di Campana is surrounded by centuries-old junipers and very fine, white sand, which enriched by sea lilies, seems to shine. But the real point of attraction are the sand dunes, which can reach up to 20 metres high. Note that it is strictly forbidden to walk on the dunes!

With its shallow and stunningly transparent waters, Dune di Campana beach is ideal for families with children. Snorkelers, scuba fishing enthusiasts and divers will love this exceptional location, while on a windy day, it becomes the perfect spot for wind and kite surfers.

The beach has many facilities and is wheelchair accessible. It has a large car park, café, restaurant, camping as well as water sport equipment. To reach the beach, drive in direction of Chia, turn at the junction for Capo Spartivento and follow the signposts that point towards the beach.

Written by Patricia at www.simplychillout.com

#sardinia #campana #beach #chia #dune #dunedicampana

SOUTH SARDINIA BEACHES – CALA MARINA

 

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This post starts a series about the beaches of South Sardinia, near and around Pula, Chia and Teulada. Today we start with the beach of Cala Marina (also called Cala Bernardini).

If you are staying in one of our rental properties in Eden Rock, the beach is never too far away (600 – 1500 m) and can be reached on foot. The family-friendly beach of Cala Bernardini forms, with the beach of Riva dei Pini, a single beach of fine white sand, clear emerald waters, sandy and shallow bottom for several tens of meters from the shore. A few rocks can be found in the water and on the beach, but there is practically no seaweed.

Following the trail on the right towards the pink granite rocks, you will discover other small coves of fine sand and further the beach of Pinus Village. Behind lies a dense Mediterranean vegetation which perfumes the air.

How to get there: Take either the junction to Cala Marina (just across the Capo Blu village) or to the village Riva dei Pini, then head towards the sea. You can also reach the Pinus Village beach by crossing the village.

Services (in the summer): bar, toilets, sunbed and umbrella rental, parking

Our tip: If you prefer to take the car, make sure to arrive before 10 am, especially in July and August. In the summer you can park for a fee, out of season it’s mostly free of charge. Avoid driving through Pinus Village in July/August.

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#sardini #beach #calabernardini #rivadeipini #calamarina #edenrock

SNORKELING IN CHIA BAY

With its 1800 kilometers of coastline, Sardinia is a paradise for those who love diving and snorkeling. In its seabed you can discover ship and aircraft wrecks as well as archaeological finds, which now seem like they always belonged to that world.

If you are staying in South West Sardinia we recommend the Chia Bay, a golden dream beach with stunning crystal clear waters and a rich underwater world. The high sandy dunes, the charming islet of Su Giudeu just in front and a beautiful beach… What else could you ask for? Welcome to paradise!

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MY BEACH IN SOUTH SARDINIA

This is Tuerredda Beach on the south western coast of Sardinia, near Teulada. Some travelers like to call it “Mauritius in the Med”, but I prefer to simply call it “my beach”. When I was a child I used to come here with my family and already back then this mind-blowing spot of natural beauty was my favorite in all South Sardinia.

Still today Tuerredda has not changed and continues to play its magic on visitors … Its fascination has definitely deeply touched my soul.. and that’s why I continue to come here, year after year, almost like a pilgrim.

Here the sand is fine and white, the water incredibly transparent, nature pristine. If you prefer, come in the evening to discover all its glamour!

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#sardinia #tuerredda #teulada #beach #nature

FASCINATING HORSE RIDE BY THE BEACH

Have you ever dreamed of a horse riding by the beach but never tried this before? Well, this might just be the right thing for you!

Join the Maneggio Sulcis on Sunday 11 October for a horse ride for beginners at Porto Pino beach amid the wonderful white dunes. What a scenery! The horses are used to and perfectly suited for beginners.

From the Chia area, Porto Pino can be reached in about one hour.

Call Maneggio Sulcis: +39 347 627 97 52
http://www.trekkingsardinia.it/

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