The Top 10 Beaches in Catalonia

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Best Beaches in Catalonia

Catalonia is full of beautiful places to explore and discover. It is a mix of good weather,historical monuments, tasty gastronomy  and specially, wonderful beaches. These beaches are part of incredible coastline. From the north, with traditional towns, beautiful coves and turquoise waters to the south, with golden sands beaches and natural landscapes, there are endless of beaches to enjoy your holidays.

Girona, Barcelona and Tarragona with their coasts ( Costa Brava, Costa de Barcelona and Costa Dorada) attract thousands of visitors every year. Many of them come here to delight the warm climate of Catalonia and all their attractions. So, to help you make up your mind on just where to go this summer, here is our top ten beaches in Catalonia.


1.Aiguablava Beach, Begur

Aiguablava is located in the coastal village of Begur, surrounded with mountains full of vegetation.This beach with fine sand, calm waters and the range of services is ideal to spend the day with the family.


2.Sa Tuna Beach, Begur

Sa Tuna is a picturesque cove located in Begur with a charmy and very quiet beach. The small colourful fishermen’s houses on the water’s edge and the local boats close the perfect place to watch the sunset or the sunrise. This beach is  ideal for those wanting to escape the crowds.

Sa Tuna Beach

3.Aigua-Xelida Cove, Tamariu

Aigua Xelida is a beach located near to Tamariu, a very beautiful and tiny town in Costa Brava. It is a little beach inside a cove among rocks and pine tree. The access is not too easy but the views and the fine sand are worthy.

Aigua-Xelida Cove


4.Montjoi Cove, Roses

Montjoi Cove has coarse sand and pebbles, ideal for underwater diving (with a specialized centre). Besides there is a holiday village just at the back which provides numerous services like a restaurants or shops. The Bulli Restaurant was in this cove until 20011, this restaurant became a culinary world reference point.

Montjoi Cove 

5.Portitxol Beach, L’Escala

Rocky formations protect the setting of this stunning beach. The Arch of Portitxol is the most curious and popular rock formation. The calm and shallow waters are a kind of perfect swimming pool, where kids can play. The ruins of the ancient Greek city of Empúries are another attraction really close  to  visit.

Arch of Portitxol

6.Futadera Cove, Tossa de Mar

Futadera Cove has a beach with crystalline waters and spotless sand, surrounded by cliffs full of vegetation. Perfect to carry all our stuff and spend the whole day there.

Futadera Cove

7.Treumal Beach, Blanes

Treumal Cove is located between Lloret de Mar and Blanes, among a natural environment formed by a green pines, turquoise blue waters, the botanical garden Pinya Rosa and black cliffs forms. This heavenly place has restaurants on the beach, showers, umbrellas and nautical equipment to rent, everything you need for a great beach day.Treumal Beach


8.Estreta Cove, Palamos

Estreta Cove is surrounded by pine trees and cliffs. So, it takes some time to get there but it is certainly worth effort. A large central reef makes the beach take on a double half-moon form where you can explore hidden places.  

Estreta Cove


9.Garraf Beach, Barcelona

The beach of Garraf is situated about 20km south of Barcelona.The water is usually quite clean, the sand is fine and you can find some old beach huts which give a vintage atmosphere. This is an ideal place for a day trip with kids and family.

Garraf Beach


10.Fonda Cove or Waikiki, Tarragona

Fonda Cove or Waikiki, locally name is because of remaining Hawaii’s beaches. The access is not specially easy but their fine sand and shallow turquoise water become this beach into perfect place to spend a quiet beach day.


Fonda Cove Waikiki

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