Sardinia Weather September Averages, Italy
What's the weather like in Sardinia in September
September is a very popular month to visit Sardinia's many beach resorts, as well the ever popular capital, Cagliari. The sun shines for a huge 8 hours per day on average, and the temperatures are a little cooler than they have been over the last couple of peak summer months; this all in all makes for the ideal time to explore the island a little more.
You can expect an average September temperature of around 22°C in Sardinia, with a high of 26°C, and a low of only 17°C, making for some balmy summer evenings for sure. Despite that, rain is a little higher in September than it has been over the last few months, with a monthly average of around 24mm, which can affect 8 days out of the whole month. This is unlikely to be torrential, and will generally clear very quickly, as with most Mediterranean downpours at this time of year, leaving behind clear, blue skies and fresher air.
You can still swim and enjoy water-based fun in September, as the average sea temperature is a wonderfully warm 23°C, making September a slightly quieter, but very warm, month to visit Sardinia.
Sardinia Hotels in September
Blu Hotel Morisc
Of course, Costa Smeralda is a hugely popular spot, and during September when the temperatures in Sardinia are certainly still very pleasant, a beach break here is to be recommended. Blu Hotel Morisco is located in Arzachena, close to the beaches and resort. This has a huge pool and is within a stone's throw of amenities.
Club San Teodoro
Alternatively, if you're visiting the beautiful beaches of San Teodoro, then Club San Teodoro is a great choice of base. This offers a half board option if you so wish, and has a complimentary buffet breakfast served daily, perfect for fuelling up for the day.
Sardinia Beaches in September
Cala Goloritzé beach is a small slither of paradise, featuring powder white sands and stunning greenery along the cliffs; this also makes for great bird watching. The secluded nature of this beach is partly due to it being rather challenging to reach, so do bring plenty of water and supplies with you as there are no facilities here. Snorkellers will love this beach as the water is completely clear, with plenty of fish to spot.
Golfo di Orosei is made up of many sandy beaches, one of which is Cala Luna. The beach area is lined by beautiful limestone cliffs and vibrant greenery. There are also caves to explore along the edges of the beach.
Restaurants and Bars
Agriturismo Li Mori
In San Teodoro you will find Agriturismo Li Mori, a real treat for the eyes and the tastebuds. This is set in a converted Sardinian farmhouse, giving it a real rustic feel, which totally fits in with the cuisine on offer. The staff are also dressed in traditional Sardinian clothing for even more authenticity! You will find a range of Mediterranean dishes to choose from, giving you something for every taste. The handmade ravioli dishes and the pork are some of the well recommended choices here.
Continuing with the rustic feel, La Maison in Sassari offers simple Italian rustic menus, set in homely surroundings, so you feel right in the heart of an Italian family meal situation! Alternatively, when in Italy you should certainly be trying some authentic pizza, and you don't get better than GiroPizza in Olbia. Try the calzones, they're huge!
The Duke Cocktail Lounge Bar
The Duke Cocktail Lounge Bar is perfect for those who fancy some delicious cocktails to start or end a night in Sardinia. The espresso martini here is absolutely wonderful, and a must try!
Things to do in Sardinia in September
La Prisgiona Nuraghe in Arzachena
Cooler temperatures means you can explore your destination a little better, and if you're in Costa Smeralda, there is plenty to enjoy. It's not all about beaches, as there is plenty in the way of history and architecture to enjoy too. La Prisgiona Nuraghe in Arzachena offers ancient ruins to wander around and check out, with a beautiful coastline backdrop to boot. This is a former Bronze Age village archaeological site.
Stella Maris is also a must visit, a beautiful church on a hill with views overlooking the picturesque marina.
Le Ragnatele is a fantastic choice for families looking for adventure. This park is made up of tree trails, tight rope walks, ziplines and a whole host of other adventure trails. There is also a restaurant and bar on site for lunch time. Note that this park has limited opening hours during the out of season months.
BluFan Aquatic Park
BluFan Aquatic Park offers another great day out for the whole family. Kids will love the splash pad and mini slides, and adults and older children can head over to the big slides, perfect for those looking for a great adrenaline rush!
Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park
Perhaps it's Olbia you're wanting to explore, in which case you're more than catered for. Giants' Grave is a popular spot, dating back to the Bronze Age. On top of this, the natural beauty of the Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park. This is a group of islands which are stunning in their beauty and are full of wildlife.
Olbia is also fantastic for shopping, with many districts dedicated to retail therapy. You'll also find street markets on Saturdays and Tuesdays, which are fantastic for grabbing a souvenir which is a little different, perhaps even handcrafted.
Festa Sant Miquel
If you're in Alghero at the end of September, be sure to check out Festa Sant Miquel, a celebration of the patron saint of the city, with fireworks, parades, and general fun and festivities to be had.