Spiaggia Liscia Ruia

Costa Smeralda

Though busy in peak season, this beach is a beauty – a long arc of pale, fine sand and crystal-clear water. It's close to the neo-Moorish fantasy that is Hotel Cala di Volpe.

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1. Spiaggia Capriccioli

1.38 MILES

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2. Spiaggia del Principe

2.18 MILES

Also known as Portu Li Coggi, this magnificent crescent of white sand is bound by unspoiled macchia and startlingly clear blue waters. Apparently it's the…

3. Spiaggia Romazzino

2.72 MILES

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4. Spiaggia del Grande & Piccolo Pevero

3.06 MILES

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5. Piazzetta

4.32 MILES

The place to be seen is the Piazzetta, a small square at the centre of a web of discreet shopping alleys. From the piazza, stairs lead to the Sottopiazza…

6. Chiesa di Stella Maris

4.37 MILES

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7. Louise Alexander Gallery

4.38 MILES

Visit this gallery for temporary exhibitions showcasing works by contemporary artists, such as a recent one featuring Israeli sculptor Arik Levy. The…

8. Tempio di Malchittu

6.19 MILES

Accessible via a 2km track from the Nuraghe di Albucciu ticket office, this temple dating back to 1500 BC is one of only a few of its kind in Sardinia…