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Tuerredda Beach is 500 meters of exquisite white sand on the southern coast of Sardinia. Its sandy bottoms extend several tens of meters from the double arch-shaped beach, creating kind of a swimming pool filled with crystal-clear water. In the shallows, snorkelers will enjoy observing sand steenbras, wide-eyed flounders, wrasses and many more Mediterranean fish species.

Tuerreda island and beach
Tuerredda Beach (right) and Tuerredda Island (left).

How to get to Tuerredda Beach snorkeling spot?

Tuerredda Beach (Spiaggia di Tuerredda) is located in Southern Sardinia, in the Teulada region. It is nestled in the bay bounded by Cape Malfatano to the west and Cape Spartivento to the east. By car, allow a drive of around 1 hour from Cagliari (30 minutes from Teulada) to reach the location. Three paying car parks are available near the beach.

Spiaggia di Tuerredda snorkeling map
Tuerredda Beach/Spiaggia di Tuerredda snorkeling map.

Water entrance for snorkeling Tuerredda Beach

Water entrance is from the beach: either at the tip of the beach, facing Tuerredda Island (if you wish to snorkel zone 1), or at the northern end of the beach for snorkeling along the rocky coast (zone 2).

Tuerredda Beach snorkeling exploration tips

There are two main snorkeling areas at Tuerredda Beach:

1/ The sandy and rocky bottoms which extend between the beach and Tuerredda Island (zone 1 on the map).

This well-sheltered snorkeling area is the busiest. It comprises the seabed extending between the tip of the beach and the island, about 140 meters apart. From the beach, you’ll first snorkel over sandy beds, which slope to relatively deep areas (↕10-20ft/3-6 meters).

Wide-eyed flounder at Tuerredda
Dozens of small wide-eyed flounder live on the sandy beds facing the beach.

In addition to the sand steenbras, which are easy to see in this area, try to spot the many wide-eyed founders dwelling on the sand.

About 40 meters from the island, the bottom gets covered with rocks, and it gets more shallow. A few Posidonia patches are found among the rocks. Ornate wrasse, rainbow wrasse and two-banded seabream are the most common fish here. You can rest on the island’s tiny beach before snorkeling back to the beach.

Fish at Spiaggia di Tuerredda
The seabed at Tuerredda Beach.

2/ The rocky shore that stretches north of the beach (zone 2 on the map).

This area is generally less interesting but may be worth the detour if you spend a long time in Tuerredda. Snorkel along the coast from the north of the beach to encounter wrasse, seabream, salema and other shore fishes.

Sand steenbras in Tuerredda
Sand steenbras are easy to spot in sandy areas.

Tuerredda Beach is generally well-sheltered and offers amazing underwater visibility. Beware of the many kayaks, pedal boats, and paddle present in the bay in summer.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

Several restaurants are available along the beach.


  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth20ft/6m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • Potential DangersBoat/paddle/kayak traffic
  • LifeguardYes
  • Visitor numbersHigh
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyYes

MAP Spot

These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.