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Chia Beach Sardinia

I have spent years studying the best beaches in Sardinia (really hard work this) and I am often asked if the Bay of Chia Beaches are the best on the island or whether Poetto beach is not better...

Chia Beach, Sardinia

Well Chia Bay (Baia Chia in Italian) and the beaches lining the bay are indeed beautiful, as the video above shows, but the Bay of Chia Beaches, nor next door Cala Cipolla (named after an onion but stunning despite the unfortunate name), nor Poetto beach are the loveliest beaches in Sardinia.

The best beaches in Sardinia are those near Cala Gonone - read more here.  Cala Gonone's beaches, on the east coast of the island, are less touristy and life here tends to be a little quieter than in the north or south.

Forget the Caribbean, these beaches are better! Beaches that are the best I have found in Europe.

However if you want to combine a beach holiday with a bit of Sardinian city life then Chia Beach is ideal, and better than those east coast beaches, in that it is right on the doorstep of the city of Cagliari.

Cagliari is certainly one of the most interesting of all Sardinia's cities and is packed with great places to visit. The old town, which is a maze of ancient alleys on top of a hill, and the 13th century city walls are just two of its many attractions.

Where to Stay near the Bay of Chia Beaches

There are a number of resort hotels along this part of the coast but some of them are, to be quite honest, terrible or horribly over-priced. The best option is the Chia Laguna Resort.

Another good choice is to stay in nearby Santa Margherita di Pula at the quite wonderful Hotel Is Morus Relais.

What's Your Favorite Beach in Italy?

I would love to hear from you as to which beach you think is the best beach in Sardinia, Liguria or indeed Italy. Please let me know.

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