Santa Guilia beach was our home beach, since we stayed in a residence hotel within walking distance. Next to Palombaggia, it is the most well known and popular beach in the area. The water is very shallow and crystal clear, great for little kids. The sand is fine and white, good for sand castles. The beach is a bit narrow, but it is almost 2 km long, so plenty of room to spread out. It feels a little busier than the other beaches we visited in the area with lots of restaurants and rentals for umbrella chairs and beach equipment scattered along the beach. But it’s still mostly surrounded by trees and nature with no high rise apartments, so it still feels calm and relaxing, not like Miami beach.
The image below shows an aerial view of the Santa Guilia gulf. There is a parking lot on the north side and other smaller parking lots hidden in the neighborhood. The main part of the beach is near the parking.
To get here, use the map below. You could plug 41°33’36.4″N 9°20’10.3″E into your GPS.
Now for some pictures. The big beach, about 2 km long, great for walking.
Good sand for castle building.
The water is shallow very far out, great for kids.
East of the main beach, there are some small coves bordered by rocks, as shown below. There are some rocky bits both near the shore and a short swim in the middle, fun for kids to climb on but be careful not to step on sea anemones.
You can walk around the rocks through the water or over the top of the rocks as shown below.
Here we are standing on those rocks, looking back at the main beach.
It’s fun to explore and see the different character of the various sections. Some have more pebbly sand, some more fine.
The more east you go, more rocks and less beach.
Some rocks sticking out of the water. They create little pools that are fun for little kids to splash in.
View from the far southwest corner of the beach.