South East Coast
The stretch of coast from Cagliari to Villasimius is characterize by a provincial road that runs along the sea, offering spectacular views of the cliffs, coves and beaches of great beauty such as: Cann’e Sisa, Genn’e Mari, Cala Regina, Mare Pintau, Kala e Moru, Geremeas Baccu Mandara. The first two beaches are inserted into the promontory of Torre delle Stelle, on which stands the residence of the same name famous for its tourist complex made up of different types of property, included in a landscape of special beauty. During the summer the resort of Torre delle Stelle offers tourists, tennis, basketball and soccer and organizes special events of all kinds. There are also services such as restaurants, supermarket, pharmacy, bar and tobacco and a church for the faithful.
Continuing on the road there is Solanas, a small village in the municipality of Sinnai, situated on the beautiful beach. White sand stretches for just over a kilometre and just 11 kilometres far from Villasimius. This well-known and loved place is a traditional destination for Italian and international visitors, thanks to the protection and enhancement of its natural resources, historical, archaeological and traditional. In a fascinating landscape, offers high quality accommodation, resorts, campgrounds, cottages, bed and breakfast and vacation rentals capable of satisfying a high demand for qualified and receptivity. The town centre offers a variety of activities: shops and small workshops, some of which offer craft products, while restaurants offer traditional dishes of the Sardinia cuisine.
Of great significance and beauty is the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara, opposite the “Isola dei Cavoli”, which extends to over Punta Molentis, and the beautiful beach of Porto Sa Ruxi reached by a secondary road of a few miles. Campus and Campu Longu are followed by the main beaches along the west coast of the tongue of land that forms Capo Carbonara, the beaches of Marina (also known as the beach of the rice) and Cala Caterina. The tourist port “Marina of Villasimius” with its 750 berths equipped with all the amenities of the wharf is built near the promontory where there is also the Old Fortress. It was built in 1590 and it is currently used for cultural exhibits and is just three kilometres from the town centre. Inside the Navy, other facilities are home to the Sailing Centre, the Navy League and various Diving Center with qualified instructors. For divers and water sport hikers there is the possibility to rent boats and take part in excursions in the inland or along the coast with organized trips to the tiny islands off with the opportunity to enjoy a nice seafood lunch on board.
Continuing to Porto Giunco leaving behind the Stagno Notteri, and the Simius beach, until you get to Punta Molentis that overlooks the island of Serpentara of that great ecological importance. On the island stands the Tower of St. Louis, built in 1639, during the Spanish Domination, but the real pecularity of this place is its vegetation, in fact beyond a thicket of juniper, mastic trees and olive trees, there are about 140 different plant species, including 7 endemic ones.
Proceeding along the coast begins the area of Castiadas with its 20 kilometers of coastline characterized by long beaches of fine white sand, coves alternate with lovely sea with a unique colour and transparency. Castiadas is not only the sea, as well as miles of beautiful coastline; there is an environmental heritage, unspoiled, where the existing vegetation is remained as mother nature has created to the sea.
An authentic paradise: the deep turquoise and emerald waters covered by dense sea grass meadows, and at the surface is one of the most beautiful seas in the world, with the famous beaches of Cala Pira, Calasinzias, Santa Giusta. And then, finally Costa Rei, a small seaside town of the municipality of Muravera, with its more than 10 kilometres of beaches including Piscina Rei. The beaches heavily frequented during the summer months, equipped with kiosks, small bars and restaurants that at night turn into nice places for entertainment.
Costa Rey also offers bars, restaurants, shops, ice cream shops and pubs where you can spend pleasant evening. The small town has rediscovered in recent seasons an increasing flow of tourists to whom it has given very good response thanks to the many residences and hotels in the district, all within close proximity of the sea. Exceptionally beautiful villas built on the heights, which blend in perfectly with the area, and offer visitors views to dream.