The position in the middle of a wide gulf has rewarded Cagliari with this little jewel: the Poetto beach, touched by incredibly clean waters. Someone might say that this is not too strange, we're in Sardinia in the end, but it is still surprising if you think that Poetto is a city beach.
On the western side lies the small tourist port of Marina Piccola, founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century as a maritime stop, with the calcareous hill of the Sella del Diavolo towering over the city and the gulf. While on the backside of the Poetto beach, the salt pan of Quartu Sant'Elena and the Pond of Molentargius stretch along.
The beach is always very crowded, not only for the beauty of the sea, but also for the characteristic kiosks which serve snacks, fast dishes and various delicacies, with the opportunity to taste also some fresh shellfish. At night, the Poetto beach turns into an animated spot, with live music and entertainments.