An expanse of two kilometres of light sand, enhanced by grains of quartz with various tinges of white and pink, typical of the Cabras shoreline, which is 13 kilometres away. The amazing and precious beach of Maimoni, with characteristics very similar to the nearby and equally beautiful Is Arutas and Mari Ermi, is located in the marine area of the Sinis peninsula and its name comes from the Sardinian and Phoenician god of water and of the rain. Also linked to the divinity, in a sort of religious continuity, is the church of San Salvatore, built in the 17th century on the ruins of an early Christian hypogeum, a few steps from the beach.
The coastline is wide and long, with some stretches that have rocks on the shore. The water is crystal clear and transparent, the blue and turquoise colours of the sea, the sandy, gently sloping seabed, ideal for children to swim in, although with caution as the northwesterly mistral wind often creates high waves. Not surprisingly, Maimoni is a great attraction for kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing enthusiasts.
The beach, which has ample parking, a bar and restaurants, is bordered by dunes covered with Mediterranean scrub and ponds that are part of the protected area. Along the road to the beach, the charming village of San Salvatore is located six kilometres away: at the beginning of September, worshippers from Cabras come here for the Corsa degli Scalzi, a heart-felt procession, as well as one of the most evocative events linked to the identity of Sardinia. The village is known as a film location for the Cinecittà Italian film studio: between the 1960s and 1970s it was the setting for famous 'spaghetti western' films. As well as the three quartz beaches (Is Arutas, Maimoni and Mari Ermi) along the Cabras shoreline, a visit to the fine sand of San Giovanni di Sinis is also a must.