Free shore access
This spot have a free shore access: you can go snorkeling there freely and without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee.
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Last updated on July 11, 2023
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.
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.
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).
There are two main snorkeling areas at Tuerredda Beach:
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).
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.
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.
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.
Several restaurants are available along the beach.
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.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
The data contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is not legal advice. It is intended to provide snorkelers with the information that will enable them to engage in safe and enjoyable snorkeling, and it is not meant as a substitute for swim level, physical condition, experience, or local knowledge. Remember that all marine activities, including snorkeling, are potentially dangerous, and that you enter the water at your own risk. You must take an individual weather, sea conditions and hazards assessment before entering the water. If snorkeling conditions are degraded, postpone your snorkeling or select an alternate site. Know and obey local laws and regulations, including regulated areas, protected species, wildlife interaction and dive flag laws.
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