Holidays in
Badesi Mare

A beach haven in Sardinia

Badesi Mare is in an extraordinarily beautiful location – facing the shimmering Gulf of Asinara, where, on a clear day, you can see as far as Corsica. Set on a hilltop overlooking the river Coghinas, this fishing village-turned-resort in northwestern Sardinia is renowned for its pristine beauty, in particular its long, dune-backed beaches with their backdrop of yellow-and-emerald juniper trees.

Badesi Mare holidays are a magnet for adrenaline enthusiasts, as the resort offers superb conditions for kite and windsurfing and great surf. Some of the beaches nearby are prime big-wave territory, and the warm climate makes for a long surf season. Kayaking along the snaking, mirror-blue of the river is another thrill.

With an alluring mix of tranquility, high-octane water sports and authentic Sardinian cuisine, holidays to Badesi Mare will keep all the family happy. It’s without a doubt one of Sardinia’s most brilliant escapes.

Your Badesi Mare questions, answered

Tipping is not as common in Italy as elsewhere around the world – service is usually included and locals round up the bill rather than adding 10%.

With crystal-clear water, warm temperatures, luscious flora and fauna, and dramatic rock formations, this area of Sardinia offers the opportunity for fabulous underwater exploration.

The local seafood, freshly caught nearby, is delicious, but this area of Sardinia is also well known for its locally cured meats and cheeses, too.

Best things to do in Badesi Mare

Sunbathe and surf

Badesi Mare’s pristine beach is lapped by clear sea, and it stretches for 8 kilometres, backed by juniper trees and dunes. Plus the surf is amazing when the wind’s blowing.

Explore by boat

Take a boat trip out to the protected Nature Reserve of Asinara and you’ll have a good chance of spotting dolphins as well as many other sea creatures.

Go wine-tasting

Vineyards neatly hem the hills around Badesi, and several offer the chance to taste local wines and learn about the different varieties available in the area.