Where is the best place for watching sunset in northern Sardinia? In this article, we will suggest 10 of them.
In Sardinia it is possible to admire unique sunsets, from the heights immersed in uncontaminated nature to its wild beaches. The colors of the sunset reflected on the sea create spectacular landscapes, when the sky turns yellow and gold, and then pink and purple. Want to know where to witness these wonders? Want to know where to witness these wonders? Here is a selection of 10 places to admire the most romantic sunsets in northern Sardinia.
10. Porto Cervo
A walk along the pier of Porto Cervo at sunset time will give you unique emotions. The lights of the harbour reflected on the sea and the colours of the sky will create a spectacular landscape, to be enjoyed in the company of your partner or friends. Here you can also admire the sunset from the terraces of the exclusive clubs, while enjoying an excellent aperitif in company, or a more romantic dinner, all decorated in shades of pink and orange.
Sennori is a village of seven thousand inhabitants of Roman origin, located between Sassari and Sorso, in Romangia. From this small village you have a unique view of the Gulf of Asinara, a landscape that becomes even more spectacular when the sun starts to go down to disappear into the sea on the horizon. Sennori is also famous for its agricultural productions, wine and oil, and handicrafts, such as baskets made from Mediterranean dwarf palm leaves. Some of the fascinating cultural events in North Sardinia also take place here. These include one that celebrates the famous local Moscato DOC wine and Cavart - Cultural Extractions, where musical performances take place in unusual theatrical locations, such as the ancient quarry.
8. Vignola Mare
From the beautiful beaches of crystal clear water of Vignola Mare you can enjoy a unique sunset. The tourist destination is located on the descending stretch of the north coast of Sardinia, between Santa Teresa di Gallura and Castelardo. From here you will see the sun set behind the fortress of the village, the Tower of Vignola, creating a breathtaking scenery. During the summer evenings, you can relax on this beach while waiting for the day to end to experience first-hand one of the most romantic sunsets in northern Sardinia.
Stintino is located in the extreme northwestern corner of the island, stretching towards Asinara, almost touching it. From its white sandy beaches, among the most beautiful in Europe, the sunset appears as one of the most impressive sights in Sardinia. Further north of the famous beach La Pelosa, we find the beach of Pelosetta, closed by a small island dominated by an Aragonese tower dating back to 1578. Here the landscape is unique at any time of day, but at sunset even more. The colours of the blazing sun paint the crystal-clear waters of the sea, creating an incomparable natural landscape. By far, the best place for watching a sunset.
In the North of the west coast of Sardinia we find the fortress city of Alghero. From the height of its walls and bastions, one can witness an exciting sunset over the beautiful northern Sardinian sea, a spectacle that dyes the port and the entire city red. But moving further out of the town, you can see other unspoilt landscapes, which become even more magical at sunset. One of the most beautiful and romantic viewpoints in the area is undoubtedly the panorama from the Capo Caccia cliff. You can see the sun going into the water in a natural setting created by the rocks.
Palau is a famous tourist destination on the coast of Gallura, not far away from the Costa Smeralda. The village is set in an inlet, but from its heights, you can see the whole landscape turn pink. The best place for a sunset watch is the natural monument Roccia dell'Orso (Bear Rock), reachable through a panoramic path of half a kilometer. From here the breathtaking view is guaranteed.
4. Santa Teresa di Gallura
Santa Teresa di Gallura is a beautiful village situated on a promontory in the northern end of Sardinia, overlooking the Strait of Bonifacio. Moving from the center of the village towards Capo Testa, we can reach, towards the extreme North of the peninsula-promontory, the Belvedere from which you can see a spectacular sunset, immersed in the wildest northern Sardinian nature. Another panoramic point is the Maritime Lighthouse of Capo Testa, further south of the Belvedere.
3. La Maddalena
Off the Costa Smeralda, in the northeast of Sardinia lies the La Maddalena Archipelago. La Maddalena is the largest island of this archipelago and a road runs along its entire perimeter of 45 kilometers of breathtaking views. The beach from which you can observe the most beautiful sunset is the beach of Bassa Trinità, located in the northwestern part of the island. Here you will be dazzled by an evocative panorama overlooking the nearby islands of the archipelago.
In north-eastern Sardinia, we find the village of Luogosanto, rich in history, religion and culture, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. So called because with its 22 sanctuaries it represents a popular pilgrimage destination, from its 320 meters of altitude it is possible to have a view of the whole Gallura. Reaching the Hermitage of San Trano, an oasis of peace and tranquillity, you can enjoy a sunset over the village of Luogosanto. Illuminated by the lights of its houses, it is a genuinely romantic landscape.
Castelsardo is an enchanting medieval village, located in Northern Sardinia, which stands on a promontory overlooking the center of the Gulf of Asinara. From the top of its castle, the Doria Castle, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the town and the sea. This is the best place for experiencing the sunset: you will witness one of the most unforgettable sights in Sardinia, with the sun dipping into the water as the village lights illuminate the panorama.
The spectacles that places like Castelsardo and others mentioned in this article can offer go far beyond the beauty of their sunsets. As we said for Sennori, the magic of local events and popular traditions is on stage in many towns and cities of Sardinia. To ensure you don't miss out on the best, consult the 'Salude & Trigu' programme: here you will find all the most beautiful events in northern Sardinia.