This week, we made a list of the best marinas in Sardinia based on more than a thousand reviews from our users. We hope you will then enjoy the read and that it will give you valuable information for your next boat trip to this Italian island.
With 1850 km of wild rocky coastlines and heavenly beaches, it is a fairy tale on earth. It is also home to more than 7000 prehistorical vestiges and a natural reserve covering 25% of the island. Made famous in 1977 by James Bond surging from the water in its Lotus Esprit in the classic movie The Spy who loved me, this island’s key words are Sun, Sea and Freedom.
Sardinia is a dream destination for any sailor. But, what are the best marinas to visit while cruising these waters? Continue reading to find out.
Best marinas in Sardinia
Best marinas in Carloforte – Sardinia
According to our users, the best marinas in Sardinia are in Carloforte. Indeed, it is true that this city is an authentic place with plenty of wonders to discover with many historical vestiges. Also, from the many restaurants of quality (try the bluefin tuna) to the several local businesses, you will find everything you need. So make sure to check the restaurant recommendations left by Navily users in the comments!
You prefer natural settings? Carloforte is also the perfect stopover to discover the cliff side shore of the island. Mostly rocky, the coastline also features small picturesque beaches.
This marina has been voted “Best Marina in Sardinia” by our users with an average rating of 4.7/5. Marinatour Carloforte is therefore a must-go destination for boaters visiting the Island. With 150 berths for boats up to 65m, the marina is spacious and perfectly equipped. With great marks in all 5 of our criteria, this marina has it all and at an affordable price! The little bonus? A clubhouse in the harbour where you can enjoy a cocktail and music… what else could you want?
A really enjoyable experience in every aspect according to our users who’ve been there. Special mention to Marina Sifredi Carloforte, praised and ranked 3rd in the list of best marinas in Sardinia by sailors on Navily. Our friends at SailingAroundtheWorld visited Carloforte last year and made a recap video on their youtube channel so check it out here.
Best marinas in Alghero – Sardinia
Located on the northern part of the Island on the famous Coral reef coast, Alghero is a lovely city to explore. For example, the unique red coral reefs, attract marine life aficionados every year. Also, the city offers many historical and cultural activities to discover. The archaeological and historical vestiges greatly complement the natural beauty of the coastlines bordering the city.
As a result, from the Medieval fortifications of old town to the many beaches of this natural coastline, everything is worth seeing there. A well preserved natural and historical patrimony that illuminates the journey of the many boaters visiting the area.
The city features a developed marina complex, which are, according to our users, among the best marinas in Sardinia. With no less than 4 different organisations to choose from, you won’t have trouble finding a berth for your stay in Alghero. Indeed, you’ll find exceptional customer service, helpful and respectful staff, full commodity access, consistent prices and ideal localisation.
Porto di Alghero - Marina di Sant'Elmo
The best of the them is Marina Sant’Elmo Alghero with a 360° service where you will feel like in a hotel. Strategically located in front of the old town and featuring a 100 berths, it’s the best-rated marina of the city with an average rating of 4.7/5. The two other marinas rated as exceptional by our users, Aquatica Marina and Ser Mar Alghero, also offer a similar level of service.
Best marinas in Arbatax – Sardinia
Arbatax is a lovely fishermen town located on the east coast of the island. The slender coastline is full of wonderful anchorages in magnificent seashore settings and a relatively low population concentration. As a result, this part of Sardinia is a dream destination for boaters in quest of wilderness and calm cruising.
Arbatax is the epicenter of the coastline and a perfect starting point to explore the Island. With very few coastline cities, it is also one of your only options to find a berth for a well protected stopover.
Marina di Arbatax
Fortunately the city features one of the best-rated Marinas in Sardinia. Indeed Marina di Arbatax’s staff and its 500 berths will welcome you with open arms. A well-organized and friendly atmosphere with old-fashioned charm as described by our users. All commodities and facilities are accessible at a fair price.
Helpful and engaging staff members will also make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. The marina management is indeed praised by the Navily boaters visiting the area. In addition, reviews often mention the exceptional fish dishes you can enjoy at a very affordable price in the city, recommended by the marina staff.
Marina di Baunei
Slightly north of Arbatax, in the small village of Santa Maria Navarrese, you will find a nice stopover in Marina di Baunei. More popular and touristic than Arbatax, it’s a great landing point for boaters looking to enjoy the comfort of a resort city while discovering the many wonders the region of Baunei holds. There, you will not fall short of activities and we can assure you that the Golf of Orosei has to be on your to do list. Cala Golorizte, the Ogliastra or Cala Sisine also are trustworthy destinations for a successful boat journey.
In this perfect Sardinia setting, Marina di Baunei will give you a warm welcome in their 350 berths and pinpoint service. Boaters visiting the marina are enchanted by the staff’s hospitality and management. With the staff speaking 4 languages, it makes the overall experience more enjoyable for foreigners. Wifi, bar, plenty of food options, clean and affordable facilities… the marina is an oasis for many of our users. So don’t miss this stop if you’re in the region.
Best marinas in Stintino – Sardinia
The small town of Stintino is a strategic stopover to visit the wonderful wild landscapes of the northern part of Sardinia. Located in a sheltered area, the small town provides all commodities for a sailor looking to recharge their batteries. It is therefore the perfect starting point to undertake the visit of the Asina natural reserve and relax in the crystal clear waters of Pelosa Beach, two of the most sought-after activities in the region.
This must-go destination also features one of the best marinas of Sardinia, that will make your stay even more enjoyable.
Marina di Stintino
Our users often describe the welcoming committee as one of the most helpful and friendly they’ve experienced in the region. Marina di Stintino is the perfect place to moor and visit the wonders around the city. They offer 350 berths welcoming ships up to 85 meters in a well-protected harbour.
In addition, affordable prices, responsive and helpful staff will make your stay stress-free and relaxing. Free taxi to the beach and city are appreciated as much as the staff willingness to help in any situation (technical problems, refueling etc). With a global rating of 4 on Navily, boaters have shown their appreciation of the marina’s management.
This is how our top rated marinas of Sardinia list ends! So we hope you have all the tools and information in your hands to prepare the perfect boat trip in Sardinia. Sardinia is a gem of the Mediterranean Sea and boaters visiting the region praise the unmatched hospitality of its inhabitants.
For more destinations in the region, check out our blog post on the best anchorages in south sardinia and explore Navily App! By the way, if you know some places that are worth such a list, share them with the community and drop us a comment!
Fair Winds Captains,