Lido San Giovanni Beach
The nearest beach to the centre of the city. It’s well equipped with restaurants, cafés and bars. However, ask any Sardinian and they will say it’s not as good as other beaches on the island! However, there are other beautiful beaches and lots to enjoy within the city. I visited here after 6 days on beautiful beaches in Olbia so I was more than happy to skip the beaches and head to the port.
Maria Pia Beach
I didn’t manage to visit this beach, however if you are looking for beautiful turquoise sea lapping on white sands near the city this is the one to go to!
On Danny’s recommendation we headed to her favourite spot – Trattoria Lo Romani, Da Vittoria e Gigi. It has the best sea food platter i’ve ever eaten! It’s a starter for two, however, there are 8 dishes and you really won’t need any more! The hospitality is also superb, everyone is so upbeat. Pro tip – book well in advance and book even further in advance for a table outside.