Chia bay, a coastal village in the municipality of Domus de Maria, located along the scenic road of the south west coast of Sardinia, which can be reached from Cagliari along the (SS) Highway 195.
The ancient village of Chia was in a small cove where today there is one of the many coastal towers built in the seventeenth century by the Spanish crown against the incursions of the Barbary pirates.
Among the ruins brought to light following a storm, there are the remains of a Punic Tophet and the ancient road that connects to the important city of Nora. Today it is the destination for trekking and mountain bike enthusiasts who can travel the narrow mud road that runs along the old road, enjoying particularly fascinating coastal stretches.
From the tower, overlooking the coast, there is access to a long stretch of sand interspersed with small coves framed by dense vegetation and lapped by an emerald-green sea, a true spectacle of nature that remains forever in the hearts of any visitor.
With their shallow crystal clear water, all the beaches along the Chia coast are particularly frequented mostly by families with children’s and by sea lover for underwater fishing and diving enthusiasts. Often beaten by the mistral wind, Chia is also an ideal destination for sports surfers who can perform spectacular stunts. Rich in tourist services, these beaches are as well accessible to the disabled and have ample parking.
A charming stretch of fine, golden sand, enclosed between two pink granite promontories that stretch towards the sea, forming a natural pool. Behind it, there are sand dunes with Mediterranean vegetation and a pine and juniper forest. Cala Cipolla has a distinctive appearance with solitary, wild nature: it is one of the most captivating beaches of the Chia area, in the territory of Domus de Maria. It is an ideal destination for surfers and it is popular with those who like underwater fishing and scuba diving. The car park is one hundred meters from the beach and there is also a kiosk-bar.
From high up on the little island, about a hundred meters from the shore and easy to reach on foot, especially at low tide, the beauty of the crystal clear water will look even more unreal to you. Mostly at sunset, the beach comes to life with young people and music: it is ideal for relaxing on the sand with an evening aperitif or light picnic in the company of friends. Nearby there is ample parking, hotels, bars, restaurants, camp site and a diving centre.
The sandy beach of Sa Colonia is a large expanse of soft white-amber sand plunging into a crystalline and emerald-colored sea, with seabed that slope gently towards the open sea. The beach is made even more particular by the islet of Cardolinu, joined to the beach by a narrow sandy isthmus. Nearby there are many interesting services: beach and canoe equipment rental, camp sites, bars, restaurants, convenient parking and accessibility services. Sa Colonia is also a desired destination for surf lovers, exposed to strong winds, as well as underwater fishing and diving, thanks to the beauty of the seabed.