Dog-friendly beaches: the best beaches in Sardinia with access for pets

dog-friendly beachesWe are now in the midst of the 2015 summer season, which for many dog owners heading on holiday can present a problem: how to travel together with your four legged friends without leaving them closed in a hotel room while owners enjoy themselves on the beach.

Sardinia, in its quest to continuously improve the quality of tourism, while respecting animals and the environment, is making progress in hospitality for pets. This includes accommodation facilities willing to accept dogs as well as beach establishments suitable for dogs and equipped accordingly. Still a way behind leading countries such as Switzerland and Germany, Sardinia now has over 30 dog-friendly beaches around the island. Below, a selection of the best:


Located at the entrance of Tiliguerta Camping Village, Tiliguerta Dog Beach is open to guests of the camping village and to visitors. The Dog Beach is on one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Sardinia, Costa Rei.

Services: bowls of water always available, floating toys for the sea, showers for dogs, dog sitter and canine educator on request, 100% natural snacks, biodegradable bags for excrement, cleaning and daily disinfestation.

Vet: available 24 hours

Cost: see website for tariffs

Please note: an up-to-date vaccination certificate is requested

Website: for booking and further information


The dog beach at Porto Pino was the first dog beach to be established in Sardinia and also one of the most beautiful, with its clear waters and fine white sand. Located between the first and the second beach in the renowned tourist destination, the animal-friendly area is 40 metres wide, free of charge and is run by volunteers of the national society for the protection of dogs, in collaboration with the town of Sant’Anna Arresi. Nearby there is a pine forest for cool breaks and relaxing walks.
Services: bowls of fresh water, pocket ecocases, bags for excrement

Vet: yes

Cost: free of charge



Located on the beach of Porto Quadro, Porto Fido has 25 places and accepts dogs of all sizes.

Services: use of area with beach umbrella, kit including a water bowl, shovel and hygienic bags for excrement

Vet: on request

Cost: see website for tariffs

Please note: request of an up-to-date health certificate and a muzzle in case of need. Bitches in season and aggressive dogs are not admitted



Located in Caprera, at the beach of Porto Palma, in the heart of the national park of La Maddalena, Caprera Doggie Beach is a collaborative effort between the voluntary association AREVAPANA Onlus and the national park of La Maddalena. It requests the mandatory use of a leash, an up-to-date health certificate and immediate cleaning of excrement.

Services: for 5 euros, a kit complete with shovel and bag, water bowl, beach umbrella and use of shower

Cost: €5.00

Vet: on request


We recommend consulting the websites of each dog-friendly beach before visiting, for rules and tariffs. Some facilities are free of charge, while others charge a fee and request prior booking. As a general rule, keep an up-to-date health certificate at hand.

For a list of all dog-friendly beaches, please visit the website.

Here at, specialists of holidays in Sardinia, we can propose a list of hotels that accept pets. For information, please call + 39 070 671861 or write to us at Our multilingual staff will be delighted to assist you.

Have a great holiday!

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