1. Cala Pira

Cala Pira is a gorgeous small beach not far from the famous Costa Rei in beautiful Sardinia. I love its clear waters and the view from either the Spanish tower or the other side. It gets a bit crowded during the peak season so try to show up early.

2. Spiaggia Le Saline

This beach in Le Saline is one of the many around Stintino, in the north of Sardinia. Its main characteristics are the tiny white pebbles that give the water a beautiful light blue color and the 15th-Century Spanish tower that overlooks it. If you walk to the left of the tower there’s a beautiful, all-encompassing view of the whole beach that is great to photograph. I also like it when the Scirocco wind blows, and the water offers an incredible show of windsurf and kitesurf. It’s not easy to catch the moment though!”

3. Santa Giusta

Santa Giusta, in Costa Rei, is one of my favorite places in Sardinia and in the world. It’s 12 kilometers of golden, fine sand and clear waters and I’ve been visiting for as long as I can remember. This is where my heart belongs. I took this shot near the Scoglio di Peppino, or Peppino’s Rock. It can only be reached via an easy walk along the beach. As it gets really crowded during the summer with people from nearby resorts, I prefer to visit during spring. The best time of the day to fully capture its beauty is in the morning when the view of the bay from the top of the rock is spectacular. I like kneeling and holding my camera as close to the water as possible to show how clear it is.

4. Sa Marinedda

A favorite among surfers, Isola Rossa is a gorgeous small beach in the north of Sardinia, located in a bay that gets beaten by the strong mistral winds. When the wind isn’t blowing and surfers won’t be able to ride the waves, it’s a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the clear waters. A beautiful and easy walk along the cliffs offers gorgeous views that are fun to take pictures of. Go in the late afternoon to enjoy a more subtle light.

5. Scoglio Santo Stefano

Santo Stefano is my latest discovery among the small coves around the south of Sardinia. Clear waters, a variety of marine life, and the view of the promontory of Capo Caccia make it a great place to spend a day either exploring or relaxing. For top photos, either stand in the water to capture its transparency or hike up the hill behind it, which offers a breathtaking view.