The Costa Esmeralda is famous these days but I found some of the beaches on the other side of the island (north west) just as attractive. This selection of pics were taken around 30-50 kms north of Castelsardo We pulled up here to check out the coastline to see what it had to offer and I was impressed. Not many beaches in Europe do a lot for me, bearing in mind I come from Australia, but this one had much to recommend it. The sand was nice, the backdrop was scenic and there was a lone fisherman and one walker to be seen.
Having said that, I can imagine it would be more crowded during "the season" but, since access is limited, I can't imagine it would ever be overcrowded.