Italy is known for many different things, such as for its beauty, its culture, the incredible food and the extremely lively people who live there but, also, for its amazing beaches.
There are kilometres and kilometres of beaches in Italy, and that is one of the many reasons why millions of tourists decide to spend their summer holidays in Italy year after year.
There are many regions in Italy which have lots of beautiful beaches to offer, but if you are looking for the most popular one and the one which is known for being the best of them all, Sardinia is the one. Many celebrities spend their summer holidays there and many movies and music videos have been filmed in those beaches.
In the north of the island of Sardinia, you will find Arzachena, an area which has some incredible beaches such as Tanca Manna, which is hidden behind a saltwater lake. The fact it's sort of hidden means it's never packed with people which makes it an ideal beach to relax on your own or to take your children to have some fun on the sand.
Also in the north of Sardinia you will find the extremely popular Costa Smeralda and its beautiful bays and beaches. Some of them are very easy to find which means they tend to be full, but many of them are also hidden in smaller areas, which makes them ideal for families.
Somewhere there you will find the Capriccioli Beach, which is one of the most popular of the whole area and where you will have the chance to hire a boat as well as enjoy some delicious meal, in some of the best restaurants in the whole of Sardinia.
But if you are hoping to keep yourself active, rather than spend your days relaxing by the sea, don't worry because Sardinia has a lot to offer. In the Isola dei Gabbiani, you will find hundreds of people practicing windsurf, thanks to the weather conditions, which are the best to practice this sport.
Also in Cannigione you will find a water sports centre, where you will be able to organise activities such as windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing and fishing.
In the south of Sardinia, you will find a mixture of underdeveloped beaches and more developed areas dotted with lots of residential areas, hotels, restaurants and bars.
In St Margherita you will find a long, sandy beach with some summer resorts where you will get the chance to hire a boat and even sea scooters.
Then there is the Chia beach, which is ideal if you are looking for a long, sandy beach with an amazing view and even more incredible water; this beach has been voted as one of the fifth best beaches to visit in Europe. There, you will also get the chance to hire material to practice windsurf as well as hire sea kayaks.