The Baunei coast in first place, Chia in fifth, the Sinis Peninsula in eighth, Baronia in ninth, Budoni in fourteenth, Planargia in fifteenth and Gallura in sixteenth. It means the highest step on the podium, as many as four coastlines in the top nine of the 5 Sails award ranking, and another three in the top sixteen. In 2023 Sardinia is once again the leader in the Touring Club and Legambiente ranking and adds another coastal stretch to the six already awarded in previous years. The value of the island's coastline has been so widely recognised by experienced travellers, who are accustomed to the beauty of the world, and those whose passion and profession are committed to safeguarding the quality of the natural environment. It is no coincidence that one out of three Italian seaside places awarded with the 5 Vele is in Sardinia.
The Touring Club and Legambiente thus celebrate the Sardinian sea, rewarding local communities' ingrained tendency to respect their land and the island's vocation for welcoming and hosting. Their highest recognition goes to enchanting places, some well known, others waiting to be discovered. From north to south, from east to west of the island, no stretch of coast is excluded.