The best beaches for swimming in Alghero in September
Oh no, summer in Alghero is not over yet! September offers pleasant temperatures and crystal-clear waters. This month, with fewer tourists and a sense of tranquility, turns into a perfect refuge for those seeking a relaxing vacation. If you want to discover the most charming beaches to visit in this enchanting city in September, you’re in the right place.
5 beaches not to be missed in Alghero during September
Enjoy your beach holiday in one of Sardinia’s most fascinating destinations!
1. Maria Pia beach
Maria Pia Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Alghero. With its white sand dunes and turquoise waters, this beach is a true paradise for swimmers. In September, you will find fewer people compared to the summer months, making it easier to find a quiet spot to relax in the sun. Not far from the historic center, it is easily accessible by bus or bicycle. It is also ideal for children due to the gently sloping seabed.
Activities in the area: Along the Maria Pia Beach, you will find numerous establishments with bars, restaurants, umbrella and sunbed rentals, and various water activities.
Location: The beach is located along Viale I Maggio and is approximately 4 kilometers from the city center. You can easily reach it using the AF public bus or the Beach Bus.
2. Bombarde beach
The Bombarde Beach is one of the coastal gems of Alghero and is famous for its natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. A part of the beach features rocks, but it is predominantly sandy. As it’s not too large, it tends to get crowded quickly, especially in high season in August and on weekends. It’s better to plan a visit in September to fully enjoy this beach, which is a true institution of the Alghero Riviera.
Activities in the area: Beach chair and umbrella rentals, water activities, bars, and restaurants.
Location: Vicinale Le Bombarde Road. It’s about 10 kilometers from the center of Alghero and can be reached by bus with the Capo Caccia line (9321) or via the Beach Bus. There is paid parking (be cautious of fines outside official parking areas!).
3. Lazzaretto beach
Lazzaretto Beach is a charming place surrounded by unspoiled nature, with the Aragonese tower standing as a fascinating symbol of the beach. In September, you can enjoy it in peace and take pleasant walks among the hidden coves around the tower. What’s typical of this beach is its clear and refreshing water!
Activities in the area: The beach is equipped with facilities, bars, restaurants, and offers SUP, kayak, and pedal boat rentals.
Location: Strada Vicinale Lazzaretto Road. It’s about 10 kilometers from the center of Alghero and can be reached by bus with the Capo Caccia line (9321) or via the Beach Bus. There is paid parking available.
4. Cala Dragunara
Dragunara Beach is a hidden gem located in the northern area of Alghero. This small beach is famous for its extraordinary location (right next to the Capo Caccia promontory) and the emerald green water. It’s a great place for snorkeling and enjoying the beautiful seabed rich in marine life. Even in September, it’s advisable to arrive early in the morning to find a spot as the space is limited. From the pier, boats depart for the Neptune’s Grotto, which can make it quite crowded.
Activities in the area: There is a bar that also offers beach chair and umbrella rentals, as well as various activities such as SUP and canoeing.
Location: Dragunara Beach is located approximately 20 kilometers north of Alghero, easily accessible by car towards the Neptune’s Grotto. You can also reach it by the 9321 public bus line or the Beach Bus.
5. Mugoni Beach
Mugoni Beach is one of the largest on the Alghero coast. Famous for its long stretch of golden sand, it’s a perfect destination for families. In September, the conditions are ideal for a refreshing swim or long walks on the shoreline. It’s a place where you can spend days by the sea in close contact with nature and enjoy the splendid views of the Porto Conte Park.
Activities in the area: Bars and restaurants are available. You can also rent beach chairs and umbrellas and engage in various activities such as SUP, canoeing, wind foiling, and renting inflatable boats.
Location: Mugoni Beach is located approximately 15 kilometers north of Alghero, easily accessible by car towards Porto Conte. You can also reach it by the 9321 public bus line or the Beach Bus.