Cool and crystal sea overwhelmed by the astonishing green of the Mediterranean vegetation: the southern coast of Sardinia is now widely known for its Caraibic colors. The area of Chia covers the coast for around 30 kilometres in which sandy beaches, dunes and small hidden bays follow one another. Since there are countless possible itineraries for visitors to choose, our blog post will suggest what you must not miss.
Our itinerary starts from Su Giudeu, 2 kilometres far from Chia along the Strada Statale 195. It looks like a very long sandy beach hosting a deep turquoise sea: due to its natural beauty, it has been used often by filmmaker and advertising companies for their shootings. Any idea about the origin of its name? Well, this name, Su Giundeu, does not bring us back to history, nor to religious issues. It steams from a octopus, instead! In fact, the octopus – “Su Giudeu”, in Sardinian language – has been living around this coast for a long time, giving its name to the beach, and sharing is also with the rough cliff in the middle of the sea, not very far from the shore. Diving, snorkelling, aperitifs in one of the chiosks overlooking the sea, and a spectacular view from the sand hills surrounding the beach, where you can see from the top the vegetation shaped by the wind.
Cala Cipolla. This bay, as small as famous, is the one most protected from the wind along the coast. And this is certainly not a secret, if you are wondering so: it explains why Cala Cipolla is among the preferred destinations for many visitors, especially during the high season. Even though conquering your little space of paradise is not that easy, when you manage to get there the landscape’s colours and its smells of Mediterranean scrub will make you forget the crowd around you. The sandy beach of Cala Cipolla is incorporated within two granitic rocks progressively delving into an emerald sea. Arrived at Chia, visitors drive along the Viale Spartivento, following the way to the parking, linked to the beach through a secondary path.
Capo Spartivento. After 5-kilometer drive along the south-west coast of Chia, immerse in a wild, virgin nature, stands the most southern point of Sardinia. A secondary street takes visitors to a rocky cliff on top of which appears one of the oldest lighthouses in the whole island, built in 1866 and still working. The view from the lighthouse is simply stunning, and covers the whole costline of Chia until Capo Malfatano and Capo Teulada.
Tuerredda. Located in an amazing creek between Capo Malfatano e Capo Spartivento, Tuerredda is renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. This steams from the whiteness of its sand and the crystal water, looking like a natural swimming pool in days with no wind. Behind Tuerredda, the Mediterranean scrub explodes, while a little cliff emerges from the sea, catching the view and inspiring visitors to swim and have a rest by laying on its smoothed rocks.
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