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Best Beaches in Italy
Maria Pia Beach near Alghero Sardinia

One of our visitors, Ceridwen Harwood, recently sent us some lovely photos of Maria Pia beach in Alghero Sardinia. This must be one of the best beaches in Italy.

Ceridwen describes the beach as:"Absolutely beautiful and it seems to stretch on for miles and miles".

I have to say that I do agree with her completely - this is a stunning beach.

I particularly love the shady trees just behind the beach itself - see the first photo further down this page.

These trees are great for a lunchtime picnic, an after-lunch nap or a bit of cool shade after a long morning of lying in the hot Sardinian sun.

Please scroll down for the photos and our tip of the best hotel to stay near this beach.

For more of our best beaches in Italy visit:

1. The Best Beach in Sardinia
2. Our Visitors Best Beach picks
3. The Best Beach in Le Marche
4. The Best Beach near Venice Italy
5. The Costa Smeralda Beach Guide


Best Beaches in Italy - Maria PiaMaria Pia Beach by Ceridwen Harwood

Definitely one of the best beaches in Alghero and Sardinia

Maria Pia Beach  Boats on Maria Pia Beach - photo by Ceridwen Harwood

Few beaches in Italy are better than this

BeautifulBeach in Sardinia Photo by Ceridwen Harwood

Where to Stay near Maria Pia Beach

The Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa is our hotel pick near the Maria Pia beach. It is about half a mile from the beach and is set on its own headland. Have a look at the photo page on this link for an idea of the marvellous setting and to learn more about the hotel.


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