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Is Aruttas


The famous beach of “grains of rice” is made of tiny little quartz stones worn by the sea for thousands of years that give special white and pink shades to the beach and make it unique.

The sea is transparent clear on the shores and it becomes gradually more and more turquoise. This combination of crystal clear water and extremely white quartz reflects the sun as no other places.

Some comfortable wooden passages allow access to the most beautiful part of the beach.

Perfect for

Relax and take a sun bath.

Beach features

Sand made of small quartz stones; sea slopes down rather quickly and is quite deep few meters away from the shore (at about 2 m from shore it’s about m deep).


No bathing facilities;
in two nice typical wooden buildings on the beach you’ll find the restaurant and bar:
parking lots with a fee during summer period.:
free showers:
some services are limited to some specific seasonal periods.


From Oristano, head north following the directions to Torregrande. After about 4 km, you’ll find a roundabout; take direction «Tharros – spiagge del Sinis».
After about 8 km, turn right and follow the directions to Is Aruttas.

Useful informations

It is absolutely forbidden to collect the small quartz stones in order to respect this natural treasure that has increasingly reduced in the last decades. A fine is imposed to those who disobey!

Bring everything you need to protect yourselves from the sun.

Warning: no chance to buy magazines, newspapers, sun creams or any beach equipment on site, unless going to the nearest village, about 15 km away.

Possible difficulties with the mobile phone reception.

mare, Is Aruttas
rocks and kiosk in the distance, Is Aruttas
tourists, Is Aruttas
beach, Is Aruttas
quartz, Is Aruttas
rock, Is Aruttas
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