Forget the 1960s campsites without hot water and without any comfort, today’s Sardinia campsites by the sea cater for everyone, from those who love the outdoors to those who can’t live without hairdryers and discos.
The island of Sardinia is enchanting, as everyone knows. And while it is true that the inland hides gems of unusual beauty, it is also true that the coastline offers the possibility of enjoying crystal-clear waters and unspoilt beaches as in few other Italian regions. In Sardinia, therefore, seaside campsites represent an unmissable opportunity to experience the colours and scents of a land that now boasts a consolidated and impeccable tourist offer.
It’s hard to say which is the best campsite. Both on the east and west coasts there is a succession of campsites and villages that provide all the comfort you need while you enjoy the outdoors and, of course, the beauty of the breath-taking coastline. White sandy beaches, sea in all shades of blue and top quality tourist services await you everywhere. What if you tried them all, perhaps on an on-the-road trip?
Sardinia campsites by the sea: the varied offer of the east coast
When you talk about the east coast, you immediately think of the Costa Smeralda, but this is a mistake. There is so much more. From north to south, in fact, the east coast of the island extends for kilometres and kilometres, alternating low coasts with white sand, and inaccessible cliffs that plunge into the turquoise sea. Which are the best campsites by the sea in eastern Sardinia? Here is a quick overview!
Camping Tavolara – suitable for families with children who want to enjoy their holiday without fearing for their safety, this campsite overlooks the beautiful Porto Taverna beach with its shallow, crystal clear waters. Perfect for water games as well as sporting activities such as SUP and windsurfing, the beach is connected to the inner lagoon by a small bridge that leads to an enchanting place. At certain times of the year, you can even see the enchanting spectacle of the pink flamingos that pass through here on their long migratory routes.
Upon entering the campsite, you will be immediately overwhelmed by the intense scent of rosemary and myrtle, whose bushes grow wild throughout the area. More than a campsite, this could be defined as an eco-camping: the protection of the territory is one of the main concerns of the structure, which only allows electric cars to circulate, adopts solar panels to produce electricity and uses only low-consumption light bulbs for more efficient energy saving.
A paradise for you and your loved ones, which you will not hesitate to describe as one of the most beautiful campsites by the sea in Sardinia!
Camping Cala Gonone – situated between the Supramonte and the sea, overlooking the Gulf of Orosei, this Sardinian seaside campsite is only 200 metres from the beach and for good reason. The campsite lies in the shade of a large, centuries-old pine forest, beneath which are beautifully made wooden bungalows and a myriad of pitches suitable for vans, campers and tents.
The Gulf of Orosei occupies 40 km of coastline, running from Punta Nera to Capo Monte Santo in the deep south, and the campsite is exactly halfway between the extremes. The beach is enchanting: white as snow, scattered with white pebbles that are very suggestive, and behind it a limestone mountain that forms a real frame for a postcard landscape.
This is the perfect campsite for those who love the sea but don’t want to miss out on sporting activities to regenerate body and mind. For mountain lovers, Cala Gonone offers the possibility of long treks, exciting mountain bike descents and thrilling climbs. Those who love to discover new places can choose from dozens of excursions that offer unforgettable views of unparalleled beauty. Of all the campsites by the sea in Sardinia, this one is certainly worth a stop.
Camping Village Ultima Spiaggia – last but not least, here we are in the heart of Ogliastra, the campsite by the sea in Sardinia that will remain in your heart. Ideal for families and all those seeking silence and relaxation, the campsite is truly full of charm, thanks also to its four communicating swimming pools, crossed by a delightful little wooden bridge.
And for those who like a touch of glamour, there is the possibility of glamping, i.e. enjoying the joys of camping without having to renounce style and comfort. Luxurious tents equipped with everything and veritable lodges with attention to detail and super-accessories will delight those who don’t want to spend their camping holidays regretting the 5-star hotel.
Luxurious and full of accommodation solutions, this seaside campsite in Sardinia does not skimp on services: restaurants, bars, entertainment, disco, market, wi-fi and the ever-present large car park mean that you won’t have to do without anything, in the amazing setting of unspoilt nature. The campsite is also perfect for sports enthusiasts, who will not be bored for a minute with horse riding, tennis and beach volleyball!
Three campsites among many that, in our opinion, will guarantee you the services and comforts you are looking for, but above all will leave you with an indelible memory of the beauty of Sardinia.
Sardinia: campsites by the sea to enjoy the sunset
Less well known than the east coast, Sardinia’s west coast is a little gem. From Capo Spartivento in the north to the southernmost point at Capo Caccia, it is a succession of low, golden beaches and high cliffs overlooking the sea. Here nature reigns supreme, if it weren’t for those wonderful campsites by the sea, which in Sardinia are your best chance of enjoying the outdoors. And to indulge in an aperitif by the sea, enjoying the suggestive sunsets of the Sardinian island. Let’s see some of them.
Camping Is Aruttas – Is Aruttas beach is considered the pearl of the Sinis peninsula and after discovering it you will agree with this statement. Known as the ‘beach of the grains of rice’, this coastline produces a dazzling scenery due to its incredible colours. The grains of white, pink and green quartz create one of the most evocative panoramas on the island, which you can feast your eyes on every day while staying at the campsite that takes its name from this wonder of nature.
The campsite is a real holiday village, with all the services you need to make your stay in Sardinia more comfortable and enjoyable. As a seaside campsite, Is Aruttas is second to none, also by virtue of the services it offers: swimming pool, evening entertainment and children’s playground, of course, but also bars, restaurants, mini market, as well as the opportunity to spend your holiday in the company of your four-legged friend. Which, alas, is not always possible.
Campsite Ortus de Mari – forget about the large holiday villages that have become the most popular campsites and think about what a campsite fifty years ago must have been like: that is Ortus de Mari. The place is perfect for those who want to enjoy a few extra comforts, perhaps after travelling for days in a camper van, but don’t want to get into the typical holiday village atmosphere.
This campsite in the south of western Sardinia is located about 1 km from the beach of Portixeddu, a little jewel set in a thick pine forest and a sea with a transparent seabed, perfect for snorkelling enthusiasts. The beach offers a wild landscape, allowing you to feel at one with nature.
But returning to the campsite will be no different: here there are no bungalows, no entertainment, just tents, campers and caravans, immersed in the silence barely disturbed by the wind, which when the mistral blows attracts all the surfers in the area, both local and foreign.
Camping Tonnara – in the middle of the land of nuraghi, here is a campsite by the sea that many people are looking for in Sardinia: the privileged position in the Cala Sapone inlet, the suggestive sandy beach and the natural swimming pools where you can bathe safely make it a unique place, able to combine the magic of wild nature with quality services.
In the municipality of Sant’Antioco, here we are again in the “villages” category: in fact, in addition to the typical pitches, this time “sea view”, you can also choose to sleep in classic mobile homes or bungalows. Just think, they even have two-roomed villas available, where you can feel right at home. But just a stone’s throw from the beach!
In short, as you can see, life in a campsite has changed a lot in recent decades and today it is no longer just the prerogative of lovers of freedom at all costs, those ready to undergo real hardships, just to live outdoors. Modern campsites, and especially Sardinia campsites by the sea, are now a concentration of comfort and services to suit everyone, but really everyone.
As we said at the beginning, it is difficult to say which is the best campsite by the sea on the Sardinian island. And, perhaps, it would also be a pointless exercise. Because the truth is that this region has staked everything on tourism and the accommodation facilities now do their utmost to ensure quality levels worthy of a VIP. And you can trust me: that is exactly how you will feel after spending your holiday on the island!