Located between the luxury Porto Cervo and the popular Baja Sardinia. Cannigione is probably the lesser known location in the Arzachena municipality, but it’s nonetheless a splendid – and yet affordable – beach destination. The beach of Cannigione – close to the Marina – is made of white thick sand.
Birdwatching is one of the main activities that can be done in Cannigione. The nearby pond of "Padula Saloni" is home to many species like the purple heron and the gallinule. Sometimes it is also possible to spot the osprey and the black stork.
Thanks to its strategic location, Cannigione is quite sheltered from the strong winds that frequently blow on North Eastern Sardinia. In the warmer months the average temperatures reach 28-30° and the water temperature is around 23-25°.
Places of interest
Andrea Doria Seaside
Padula Saloni pond
The typical Gallurese farmhouses (Stazzi)
Where to stay in Cannigione
Cannigione is a rather small village, but it offers some lovely restaurants and various services such as markets, shops and boutiques. It’s a very convenient place to stay for couples and families. For those who are looking for a more beach-oriented holiday, a hotel located on the coast – just a few minutes' drive from Cannigione – is definitely the ideal solution.
What is the best time of year to visit Cannigione?
The whole Summer is definitely a great time to stay in Cannigione, especially the last part (in September) when the small town is less crowded, more space at the beach and the sea water is still nice and warm.