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The marina at Villasimius

Villasimius is a large, modern marina situated 12 miles east of Cagliari on the west side of Punta Santa Caterina, the extreme SE point of Sardinia. Since 1998 the area around Villasimius has been part of the Cabo Carbonara marine nature reserve. There are some wonderful beaches and a spectacular salt water lagoon within easy reach of the marina.


See Sardinia.


See Italy - weather.


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


  • Isola dei Cavoli (at southern end of Punta Caterina). Day anchorage only.


Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


No dangers in the approaches, but beware of the isolated rocky reef of Scoglio Santo Stefano if approaching from the south. The marina entrance is at the end of a long breakwater extending some 350 metres north from the shore. Entry is from the NE.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The marina offers a total of over 700 berths on a combination of concrete quays and pontoons enclosed by breakwaters. Yachts of maximum length 50 metres can be accommodated. Maximum depth 6.5 metres. Water and electricity at all berths. Slipway. Mobile (40T) and fixed cranes. Travel lift.

Call Marina Villasimius on VHF channel 09 (0600 - 2200). Telephone: +39 (0)70 797137; E-mail.


Golfo di Carbonara

Warning: In 2009, the local police/coast guard were fining yachts anchoring within a mile or so of the entrance to Villasimius marina, but they since have stopped this practice.

Many boats anchor in this area and stay here for a while. It offers very good anchorage and protection from the East wind. The water is very clear with a sandy bottom. Just move on the other side of the peninsula when the wind turns around.

Cala Giunco

On the eastern side of the Santa Caterina peninsula, Cala Guinco is a wonderful site, where yachts can anchor in 5.0 - 10.0 metres off a long sandy beach backed by a huge salt water lagoon. Idyllic, but completely open to all winds from N round to SE although right at the N end of the beach is a bay with a hooked headland that gives protection from W-N-E.

Cala Pina

World icon.png 39°10.2′N, 09°34.3′E This small anchorage is about 5 miles N of Cala Giunco. The water is exceptionally clear, anchor on sand in 4-5 metres. Open to E-S. There is a small holiday village behind the beach with a beach bar, space for perhaps 6-8 yachts.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

There is a small chandlery/fishing equipment/snorkels etc store in the marina


Boatyard in the marina. Hauling out and winter storage for yachts up to 20 metres. Engine, mechanical and electrical repairs. GRP, steel and wood repairs.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Water and electricity at all berths. Fuel station at end of eastern breakwater (0800 - 2200).

Things to do Ashore


The stroll across the peninsula to the salt water lagoon on the east side is a must. There are also wonderful walks to the end of Punta Caterina, with spectacular views out over the sea to the Isola dei Cavoli.

The lagoon, Villasimius

Grocery & Supply Stores

There is a mini-market in the campsite adjacent to the marina - a short walk along the beach from the marina to a car park, then about 150m on the left; or a long walk along the road and back into the campsite.


Both marina and campsite have bars & restaurants.




The marina has a self service laundry facility under the marina office. 2 x small machines + 1 x large + 2 x dryers.

Motorbike & Car Rentals


Garbage Disposal

Bins in the marina.


  • Shuttle bus serving the local area, mostly aimed at hotels etc
  • ARST buses from Villasimius to Cagliari


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


References & Publications

See Italy.


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