Averages for Sardinia in March

March is a little on the wet side in Sardinia, however if you remain on the coast, you probably won’t notice it as much. You can expect an average of 23mm of precipitation throughout the month, which affects up to 14 days on average – simply take an umbrella and get out and explore the island, as any rainfall is generally short-lived and leaves behind blue skies...

Read more

  • Temperature Temperature 12°C 53°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 61°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 7°C 45°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 23 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 14 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 14°C 57°F

Averages for Sardinia in March

March is a little on the wet side in Sardinia, however if you remain on the coast, you probably won’t notice it as much. You can expect an average of 23mm of precipitation throughout the month, which affects up to 14 days on average – simply take an umbrella and get out and explore the island, as any rainfall is generally short-lived and leaves behind blue skies.

Despite the rain, the sun is beginning to shine a little more as the island begins to shape up for the summer season, averaging around 6 hours of sunshine per day, reaching an average temperature of 12°C. You can expect a high of 16°C, and a low of around 7°C, with still quite chilly evenings despite summer being just around the corner. The same goes for the sea temperature, with swimming still only for the very brave, as the Mediterranean is still only averaging around 14°C during March.

You could say that March is definitely spring time in Sardinia, which makes for the perfect excuse to go walking in the countryside and head into the centre of the island. There are many marked walking trails around, which take you through some stunning scenery.

Kayak on a pink paradise beach

Kayak on a pink paradise beach?

Where to stay

March is certainly the time to get out and about in Sardinia and if you’re in Cala Gonone then it has to be the Nuraghe Arvu Resort where you spend your time. This is a beautiful B&B which is set within stunning natural surroundings.

Alternatively, if you’re in Carbonia then the Lu Hotel is a great choice, right next to beautiful beaches, and boasting a spa and fitness centre, perfect for those less than perfect weather days which the winter months can sometimes bring in Sardinia.

Medieval town in Castelsardo

Medieval town in Castelsardo

What to do

If you find yourself with a longer holiday, or you just want to explore as much as you possibly can whilst you’re in the region, it is possible to head over to mainland Italy for a couple of days from Sardinia. The best way to do this is certainly to fly, because the ferry can taking anything from 7 hours upwards, but flights from Cagliari to the mainland are quick and certainly cheap.

If you prefer to stay on the island, head to Alghero on the second Sunday of the month for a celebration which may sound odd, but is extremely popular – The Artichoke Festival. This is a celebration of all things traditional food-wise, obviously encompassing the artichoke in particular, and includes dancing, tasting, and sporting events.

Alghero itself has plenty to enjoy during the winter months, and is one of the resorts which generally stays open to a degree all year around. The north is a more rugged, wild beast, and the beaches around here are certainly breath-taking during this time of year. Without the tourists you will experience a more authentic, Sardinian, laid-back way of life, and the perfect way to experience this is to sit and have a cup of coffee along one of the main streets in the quaint old town.

If you prefer to pamper yourself and kick back and relax, then head to the capital, Cagliari, and take your pick of many top-class spas. Here you can have treatments, massages, and basically chill the hell out in beautiful surroundings, before heading out to enjoy city life, such as shopping and entertainment. If you want to try a fish pedicure, a very popular treatment, then Garrarufa Fish Therapy is a popular place to head, or you could call at T Spa, and enjoy the pools, jacuzzi and treatments on offer. Rest and relaxation in the heart of a beautiful city!

Lighthouse in San Pietro Island

Lighthouse in San Pietro Island

Hit the beach

The improving amount of sun as summer begins to peek around the corner means you can get out and explore some of the beautiful coastline Sardinia has on offer. Arzachena is a great choice for sandy beaches with pine tree backdrops. If you want to explore further, then just north of Cannigione you will find hidden sandy coves to explore, or you could head to Capo D’Orso which sits on the headland with a famous eroded rock in the shape of a bear!

Where to eat and drink

Cagliari has some fantastic restaurants, with something for every budget, but it might also be that you don’t want to sit down for hours and pour over a large meal, and you simply want something light to pick at on the go. In that case, Panino Rustico is your best bet. The sandwiches here are simply to die for, made fresh, and mouth-watering for an on the go snack, with a coffee at the side of course.

In Olbia you have similar choices, but one restaurant you shouldn’t miss is La Rocca Olbia Ristorante. Set in beautiful countryside surroundings, the meals here are large, delicious, and very, very fresh. This is a restaurant which locals consistently visit, which is certainly a marker for quality.

At the end of the day however, sometimes you just want a good pub atmosphere, somewhere to sit, relax and feel like you don’t have to put on a show, and in that case Sale & Pepe in Sassari is your ideal choice. Here you will find a light hearted atmosphere with delicious deli food and drinks.

Your Holiday Weather Settings

Show temperature in:
Show distance in:
Select your weather icons: