One of Sardinia’s many glorious beaches is a great place to enjoy snorkeling, safe swimming in clear water and spectacular views of nearby islands.
Capriccioli Beach is a true slice of beach paradise on Sardinia’s northeastern coastline. Swim in perfect blue water and spot colorful marine life. Marvel at the lush green surroundings and appreciate the unrivaled views of offshore islands. Capriccioli Beach sits on a headland on magnificent Costa Smeralda, overlooking the glistening Mediterranean Sea.
The beach itself is a small curve of fine, light sand with interesting granite rock formations at each end. The shallow water of the Mediterranean Sea is suitable for young children and ideal for taking a refreshing swim on a warm day. Stand still in the sea and watch as colorful fish dart around your legs. The water is so clear that a snorkel and mask are not always necessary to observe the marine life.
Take time to admire the impressive vistas. Check out the natural surroundings of Mediterranean brush, olive groves, pine trees and rock roses. Look across the bay to the picturesque islands, Isola Soffi and Isola di Mortorio. Join a boat trip to Isola di Mortorio to discover unspoiled beaches, natural pools and birdlife such as peregrine falcons.
At the beach rent sun loungers and umbrellas, which can provide shade from the hot summer sun. Alternatively, find a quiet spot and lay down a towel on the soft sand. A café at the hotel above the beach serves drinks, snacks and light meals. It gets busy in the summer, so consider bringing a picnic to avoid lines.
Capriccioli Beach is about a 25-minute drive from Arzachena’s town center. The most convenient way to get here is via rented car or scooter. If you drive, use the large parking lot above the beach. Energetic visitors might want to rent a bike and enjoy a picturesque cycle ride along the winding tree-lined streets of northeastern Sardinia. Combine your day at Capriccioli Beach with a visit to Romazzino Beach, a 5-minute drive away.