The town of Quartu Sant’Elena is on the border with the city of Cagliari. It includes an important part of the beach of Poetto, among the longest promenade of the entire European territory, with its 26 km, known precisely for this as the “beach of One hundred thousand” for the number of people who flock to the beach every summer.
The coastline, from Quartu Sant’Elena to Cagliari, starting from the red margin, is well equipped with services, among bathing establishments and refreshment points, and is easily reachable through numerous lines of CTM, the city’s urban transport company. Moving away from the Poetto, along the provincial road 17 that leads to Villasimius, you meet various beaches and coves with breathtaking landscapes that are a real joy for the eyes, such as the beautiful beaches of Margine Rosso, Capitana, Is Mortorius, Murtaucci, Cala Regina, Mari Pintau, Kal ‘ e Moru, then arrive at the beach of Solanas and the village of Villasimius. The beaches of Mari Pintau and Poetto, in particular, have also Blue Flag claimed 2018. Some of these beaches are characterized by having a very fine white sand, others by the presence of pietroline and reefs. Almost all the beaches are equipped with the main services and served by the main local transport. The first beaches that deserve to be named are those of the Poetto di Quartu and the Margine Rosso that delimit the city of Quartu Sant’Elena
and Marina di Capitana, just outside Quartu Sant’Elena.
The beach is characterized by an end and white sand with a clear sandy bottom, surrounded by hills of poplars, Tamerici and eucalyptus. Nearby is the marina of Capitana, one of the most equipped of the Sardinian coasts. In the vicinity it is easy to find restaurants, pizzerias and bars. The shallow waters and the clearness of the water make bathing safe and suitable for children, controlled by a rescue service. The Mistral winds make this sea corner suitable also for sailors and surfers. We
then have the beach of Is Mortorius, characterized by the particular gravel bottom with grains of different sizes, up to the sand and rocks.
Its waters are of a iridescent blue. There is a stretch of rocks smoothed by the sea, inhabited by a fauna of patellas and hedgehogs. Nearby there are also the two coves of Baia Azzurra, fringed by vegetation and cliffs. Little frequented, it is particularly loved by the enthusiasts of the underwater fishing. Continuing along the panoramic road that runs along the coast, you will come across the suggestive beach of Cala Regina, characterised by the presence of a Spanish watchtower, with a promontory overlooking the sea. It is located in Terramala. Cala Regina has a base of pebbles and rocks, surrounded by rocks. Its waters have a iridescent blue coloration. The presence of a rich vegetation of the maquis, with eucalyptus and pines, makes the colors more accentuated. The beach is equipped with a small parking lot and its waters are particularly loved by those who practise underwater fishing.
Another area that attracts many tourists every year is that of Mari Pintau,
With its pebble sand, which once entered the crystal clear waters of its sea, leave the step to a very fine white sand. The name of this part of the coast of Quartu owes itself to the particular beauty of the place, in fact in Sardinian Mari Pintau means “painted sea”, precisely because anyone who lingers the gaze for the first time in this landscape is facing a unique spectacle, that seems to be out of the canvas of a painter. Further on you will find the beach of Baccu Mandara,
characterized by the beautiful sand and crystalline sea, and of Kal’e Moru, in the locality of Geremeas,
also in the town of Quartu Sant’Elena, the last beach before entering the municipality of Villasimius. Almost three kilometres long, the beach of Kal ‘e Moru has a very coarse white sand background and rocks. The name is related to piratesque raids of the Saracens “Morus”, which have long involved these stretches of coast often robbed of men and things. The beach is full of services: it is accessible to the disabled, it is equipped with ample parking, hotel, bar, refreshment point and places in which the nightlife is particularly lively. Kal ‘ e Moru is characterized by a shallow bottom that makes it easy to play children. You can rent umbrellas, sunbeds and skate. Being beaten by the wind, it is an ideal destination for surfers and is loved by those who practise underwater fishing. Finally, you meet the beautiful beach of Solanas,
that precedes the town of Villasimius and the beaches of the coast among which we cite the beaches of Porto Sa Ruxi,
of Punta Molentis,
of Capo Carbonara,
of Porto Giunco.
Even these last beaches are all easily reachable from the town of Quartu Sant’Elena and it is possible to return daily to the “apartment” to prepare the next excursion.