5 best places for family holidays in Sardinia

Where are the best places for family holidays in Sardinia?

Ah, Sardinia. White sand, clear water, genuine food, friendly people. Easily accessible from all over Europe this beautiful island of Italy is blessed with gorgeous beaches and characteristics towns.

July and August offer the highest temperatures, but booking for May, June, September or October is the best choice if you want to avoid the biggest crowds but still enjoy the sunshine and the beaches. Even in September temperatures can still reach highs of 30°C while October is quite enjoyable around 25°


1. Castelsardo

Castelsardo (means sardinian castle) is a lovely town in the north west Sardinia. Quite small town that gives tourists access to the beautiful beaches and a look to the medieval origins. You can easily spend a day walking down the castle and the centre of the village.

The coastline is not very rugged and features long stretches of sand. It’s also fairly sheltered, so it makes an ideal place for sunbathing and swimming.

But if you ever get bored (!) of beautiful beaches, visit the village and the castle (entry fee approximately €3) was built in the 12th century by the Doria family of Genoa at the top the promontory of Castelsardo.

Where to stay

Castelsardo Favola is a cheap and quiet apartment complex with sea view just 10 minutes driving from Castelsardo centre. If you prefer the proximity to the beaches and city centre PH Hotel is only 2 min walking from the beach and 3Km from the medieval town.


2. San Teodoro

San Teodoro is a tourist city to be discovered. In the East coast of Sardinia only 25Km from Olbia. It’s a place in the sun, with charming beaches, naturalistic spots and a lively city centre. Many are the activities you can enjoy with your kids: from the indelible experience of swimming with dolphins, to a boat cruise along the granite cliffs, the bird watching in the lagoon where often you can also spot the pink flamingos.

If the beach is just what you are looking for, you won’t be disappointed by the great beaches that San Teodoro can offer you:  “La Cinta” “Lu impostu” and the famous “Cala Brandinchi” just to name a few.
Discover more of Sardinia stunning beaches, including one that makes you think you are in the Caribbean right close to San Teodoro

Where to stay

Villa Drago, on Booking.com has been rated 10 by families with kids. Only 6 mins from the beach offer plenty of outdoor space and a friendly enviroment to be dicovered.

If you feel more for a hotel vacation Hotel L’Esagono, can be a great choice. Set directly on the beach, has a swimming pool, an excellent restaurant with local cusine and a kids club as a Bonus point.


3. Alghero

With its 13th-century walls, cobbled streets and attractive churches, Alghero is a thoroughly pleasant place to take a family stroll. It really is one of Sardinia’s hidden gems, a unique place that gather together nightlife admirer /shopping addict/beach lovers and family life.

Head out to Capo Caccia on the north coast for some stunning cliff-top views, but if it’s beaches you’re looking for, the four-kilometre-long Maria Pia offers plenty of room to stretch out your beach towel (forget that if you are visiting Alghero in the peak season of July and August!).

Where to stay

The Lido and Maria Pia is one of the best area for holidaying with kids. The beach is within walking distance and the sea is not very deep with calm and warm waters. Hotel Soledo is right on Via Lido, so basically you just need to cross the street to be on the beach.

If you prefer the self-catering basis, Karol Apartments is a family friendly apartment complex with all modern conforts located atonly 300 metres from the Lido beach

If you have a rental car  one of the best area to stay around Alghero is Porto Conte. Villaggio Torre di Porticciolo is a resort set in the natural reserve of Porto Conte park. It offers self-catering accommodation, tennis court, pool and restaurant. Relax is garanteed


4. Santa Maria Navarrese

If you really want to get away from it all, the charming little village of Santa Maria Navarrese is what you need. Full of history, his famous landmark is the church from 1052 built under a secular huge olive tree (some says over 2000 years old!).

From the small port you can rent a boat and visit the numerous beaches and caves of the Orosei Gulf. Make a tour around Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine, Cala Luna and the Grotta del Bue Marino (amazing cave!) and the stunning treasure of Cala Goloritzè.

Fishing trip are also an original and fun activity for your kids.  An hiking and trekking destinations as many coves and beaches can be only reached by walking trials or by boat. Expect amazing views

Where to stay

Excellent location. This cozy family friendly hotel on the promenade of Santa Maria Navarrese and yet very close to the beach where the waters are shallow enough to make this a child-friendly-beach. Breakfast is superb and the staff is friendly Hotel Nicoletta offer this and more! Check that out


5. Villasimius

Villasimius is well-known for its concentration of  white beaches, transparent clear waters. 20 beaches are dispersed throughout the miles of coast in Villasimius. Campulongu, Porto Giunco and Punta Molentis to name a few. Beaches are the most famous to enjoy a full day with your families.

The village itself offers different and pleasant attractions: visit the old Fortress – the captivating remains of the Nuragic civilization testify to this ancient people’s presence on Sardinia.

Capo Carbonara, that receives the least rain in Italy, is a marine protected area, joined to Cavoli Island and Serpentara island. “Sa Ruxi” Port, a place full of white sandy dunes. Gets very crowded in July and August so better visiting this beauty in May, June or September

Read more: 7 reasons why you should visit Sardinia in September and October

Where to stay

6 mins walking from the amazing beach of Simius stand the Residence Le Bouganville sourranded by the greenery, the flowering shrubs and Med vegetation. It’s like  to be in a oasis of peace and calm. All rooms offers sea view and private garden or terrace.

Bonus point: the swimming pool and the airport shuttle from Cagliari Elmas airport. Location has been rated with the highest point by the families with children. Why not to try?


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