Sardinia is renowned for its beautiful beaches. Along the east coast in particular there are innumerable enchanting holiday spots for swimming and beach enthusiasts. But Costa Rei, i.e. King’s Coast, is situated in the southeastern part of the island, approx. one hour’s drive from the island’s capital city of Cagliari. Ten kilometres of white sandy beach extend between Scoglio di Peppino in the south and Capo Ferrato at the northern end of the bay.
Costa Rei – dream beach and tip for families
Costa Rei has been a very popular holiday region for many years. If you are looking for a vacation home in Sardinia, you will find a wide choice of options here. From an inexpensive holiday apartment to a luxurious villa with a pool – there are many options and many that are primarily geared to families.
Small, private residential areas have developed along the gently sloping beach with lots of shallow water that is ideal for children. They all radiate their own individual charm and of course comply with the island’s strict building regulations. If you want to be close to the beach, you can find the perfect spot in one of the vacation homes right next to the sea. That combination of proximity to the town and the beach is especially appealing to families with small children.
By contrast, those who long for more peace and quiet when on holiday will prefer to rent one of the houses with a view of the sea that are perched on the slopes of the mountain Monte Nai: they are still close to the beach, but most of them provide fantastic panoramic views of the picturesque coastline. Even from here, the town centre of Costa Rei is within easy walking distance.
Paradise for children + beach enthusiasts
Ultimately, Costa Rei is so popular because it offers options that cover a huge range of holiday interests. For example, holiday makers young and old will find the perfect way to spend serenely harmonious days under the southern sun.
For example, those who would like to engage in sports activities are sure to find surfing, diving or beach volleyball options and opportunities to get moving.
An early morning jogging session along the beach at sunrise or a racing bike or mountain bike tour along the coastal road to Villasimius with lovely views of the islands off the coast are additional highlights that are indispensible travel tips for a holiday at Costa Rei.
Tourism minus the crowds
Because the beach is so long, even in peak season it is usually still possible to find a quiet spot in the sun that is some distance away from the beach access paths and the beach kiosks. And by the way: the majority of Costa Rei bay is freely accessible beach. So you can spread out your beach towel and set up your sunshade wherever you want. But if you prefer to do without that kind of freedom and opt for the amenities offered by a deckchair rental outfit, you can easily do so along the beach sections that are signposted accordingly.
Short distances are the goal
It sunbathing and swimming
in the sea have left you feeling quite hungry, you can finish your vacation day
at Costa Rei in one of the many pubs and restaurants. Whether you are looking for a pizza, a fish food or local Sardinian
specialities – the area around the town centre offers a huge selection.
Then on your way home, you can indulge in the typical Italian pastime of “just strolling around” in the “piazza” with its sales booths, When you finally get home to your vacation home, the quiet of the star-bright night will help you drift into dreams of your next sunny day in Sardinia.
Costa Rei, tips
With their beach venue on Cala Sinzias, Daniele and his team are a byword for first-class hospitality.
In the evening, the pub becomes a restaurant with sand underfoot, accompanied by the sound of the waves. Please have a look.
Centro Immersioni Costa Rei
Among the local diving schools, this is our favourite. Good equipment and good guides ensure safe excursions.
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Cala Sinzias beach
The magnificent beach of Cala Sinzias is located about five kilometres south of Costa Rei.Aside from its fantastic natural surroundings, this beach also boasts of great beach bars with plenty of good culinary options.It’s definitely worth a visit!
Take the car and leave Costa Rei heading towards “Castiadas”; keep driving for about 15 minutes.
You will be rewarded with the “best pizza in town”!
Reservations: (+39) 070- 995 009
Riding and Quads
Iba sa Cresia
Guided horseback rides and quad excursions. If you are lucky you might even be able to “hijack” your steeds and take them to the beach at dusk.
Located in the northern part of Costa Rei. (on Facebook)
Antpasti + Aperitivo
The loving attention to detail with which Roberto serves the best local salumi, formaggi and all kinds of antipasti is really incredible! And he can be found right in the heart of Costa Rei.
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Capo Ferrato adventures
If you yearn for a contrast to the gentle landscape of Costa Rei, you should drive to its northern end.That is formed by the headland of Capo Ferrato.Wild and imposing – it can only be reached via a gravel track.
Situated in the hinterland just north of Costa Rei, this agrotourism farm offers the finest dishes of Sardinian cuisine.Served with the wonderful wine of Cantina Castiadas.The multi-course menu costs approx. €35, for information and reservations visit Facebook.