Buggerru: the surf town of Sardinia
Never knew you can surf in Sardinia. So time to change this. Because in addition to top surf conditions, it is also incredibly beautiful here. The village of Buggerru is cozy, pleasant and quite steep. Most people who go here come to surf. This, then, is exactly what we did.
How to get to Buggerru
The most fun way to discover Sardinia is with a road trip. Each region of the island has a completely different environment. The west coast, where you’ll find Buggerru, is known for its rugged coast and great surfing conditions. From the south you have a beautiful route straight through the mountains to this cozy surf spot. It does require a bit of your car at times, but it is absolutely worth the route.
From Alghero: +/- 3 hours
From Olbia: +/- 3.5 hours
From Chia: +/ 1 hour
From Cagliari: +/ 1.5 hours
Where to stay in Buggerru
If you are like us with the motorhome then you have several options. Right on the beach you will find a small RV stop. The RV stop is not very special, but it has a small restroom and is spotty. Also towards Dido beach you will find an RV stop which I believe belongs to one of the beach bars. You have no electricity, I think, but otherwise a toilet.
Since we also have to work on the road, we decided to opt for camping. We don’t have solar panels (yet) so power is often a necessity. Wifi is also not a luxury. We chose the small-scale campground Ortis di Mari Fine campground, clean, cozy, but a bit pricey. I think we paid a total of 26 euros per night. Of course still nothing compared to hotel prices, but in the off-season for a simple campsite, this is quite pricey.
Buggerru Surf School
If you go to Buggerru then you come 99% sure to go surfing. Do! Because the surf conditions are top-notch, allowing you to surf there almost all year round. We take a lesson at Buggerru Surf School and this was really great. After a brief warm-up and a lesson in surf technique, we were finally allowed to get into the water. How enjoyable it was to get back to being active, but how incredibly difficult it also is. With each attempt, we were given new explanations and helpful tips. The explanations were really top notch and we both noticed progress after each attempt. Of course this was only 1 lesson and to really surf well you do need something longer. For example, at Buggerru you also have several surf programs where you can even sleep in the surf house. Does this seem cool to you too? Also read the article “Surfing in Sardinia with Buggerru Surf School.”
Take a hike at Capo Pecora
About 20 minutes from Buggerru you will find Capo Pecora, a beautiful place for a hike. You have a beautiful rugged coastline here where you can admire the gigantic power of the waves on several rocks. There is a parking lot where you can park your car. Although it is posted that you are not allowed to wildcamp here, it seems that several people had spent a night here. If you dare, you do wake up to an amazing view of the sea.
Feel like a kid again in the choppy waves of Dido beach. The beach may not be snow white with azure waters, but it is beautiful for its own sake. You can walk here or take a refreshing dip and overcome the power of the waves.
Hotspots Buggerru: Bistro 13
We liked Bistro 13 so much that we even went back there again. The little restaurant looks cozy and cozy, has several specialty beers and even vega options. I haven’t been eating meat for a while and this can be tricky at times. At Bistro 13, you have several vega and even vegan options. I chose the vegan pasta pesto and for dessert the Seadas, a traditional dish from Sardinia. The food was super good and also budget-friendly. Great breakfast tip!