Situated right in Palau, near the small port, is pretty Isolotto Beach. As with many of the beaches in this region, it’s all about golden sands and turquoise seas. The shallow water is safe for swimming and its incredible clearness makes for good snorkelling. While there are no facilities on the beach itself, you have plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. It’s a popular choice for families staying in the town but rarely becomes over-crowded.
La Sciumara Beach
Only a few minutes’ drive, or a 25-minute walk from Palau is the sweep of golden sand at La Sciumara. Isolated and peaceful, and with stunning views, this is the perfect place for you to unwind. It’s possible to hire little dinghies to paddle out to the nearby islands and explore, or just float above the ripples and snorkel in the protected bay. Backed by colourful foliage, the 500-metre beach is nestled in a beautiful corner of Sardinia.
If you’re after something a little different, escape to the islands of the Maddalena Archipelago. You can either hire a boat in Palau and explore them yourself, discovering endless tiny white-sand coves, or take a ferry across to the larger islands and walk around. It’s even possible to hire scooters and bikes on La Maddalena itself and spend a dedicated day discovering what for you makes the perfect beach. Head down dirt trails to find the finest of them all.