Sardinia: The Most Beautiful Beaches in Italy

Is there any point in planning a summer holiday this year?

Melbourne isn’t exactly known for its great weather but it would have been nice to have had more than a handful of sunny days since I moved here in November. Curious about the weather situation on the other side of the world, I randomly checked Sardinia and the capital Cagliari has the exact same forecast as Melbourne today, 18°C and cloudy. I feel like that shouldn’t be right.

This prompted me to reread my original road trip post from when I visited Sardinia in 2015. I’m always surprised how my bad my old posts are when I come across them, particularly the quality of the photos. So rather than write a new post today, I’ve updated that one with freshly edited photos and more details on where you’ll find the best beaches.

This is a bit of a long post but if you don’t want to read it, at least check out the photos. These are some of my favourites from all my travels and goes to show how important lighting is if you want the best photos.

Read: The Best Beaches in Sardinia

4 am Starts

I didn’t enjoy it at the time but getting up at 4 am every morning really was worth it from a photography viewpoint as well as having the beaches to ourselves. My B&B hosts were always surprised I would bother getting up at a ridiculous hour to go to the beach. But I find the water magical at sunrise, especially on the east coast.

Sardinia is absolutely stunning. It had never been on my radar as I thought it was a destination for wealthy tourists who like to laze around the pool at all-inclusive resorts. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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