10 unique beaches on the costa brava

The coastal area from Blanes to Portbou, on the border with France, is known as the Costa Brava. It is one of the great tourist attractions of Catalonia, which does not only live off the beauty and attraction of Barcelona. Those who come from abroad also do so with the intention of bathing in beaches as incredible as the ones I show you in this article. Shall we start?

Pola Cove (Tossa de Mar)

We begin with Cala Pola, a classic for those who live in Tossa de Mar or very close to this beautiful town located less than 40 kilometres from Girona. White sand, crystal-clear waters and a small stretch of sand allow you to enjoy a paradise that is becoming less and less unspoilt.


Sa Boadella cove (Lloret de Mar)

Although Lloret de Mar does not enjoy a very good reputation for teenage tourism that causes altercations in its streets, the truth is that it is worth visiting a natural wonder such as Cala Sa Boadella, which is about 200 metres long and allows the practice of nudism, which is usually common in the easternmost part of the beach. If you access it from a path on the westernmost part, you will enjoy some of the best views in the area.


Aiguablava (Begur)

It is normal that it is a very popular beach, as its transparent waters and tranquillity are priceless. Many people agree that Aiguablava is one of the best beaches in Catalonia, which explains why it is becoming increasingly crowded in July and August.


El Castell beach (Palamós)

In a town as beautiful as Palamós we come across Playa El Castell, which is located in an area full of pine trees and at the mouth of a stream. Basic services are covered, and you can even go to eat at a restaurant or stop by a kayaking school.


Cala Montjoi (Roses)

In the bay of Roses, specifically in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus, Cala Montjoi is a very solitary place that is ideal for disconnecting from the problems of everyday life. It is about 300 metres long and is home to one of Ferran Adrià’s most prestigious restaurants: El Bulli.


Sa Frutadera Cove (Tossa de Mar)

We return to Tossa de Mar, as Sa Frutadera is another of those beaches that deserve to be on this list of the best on the Costa Brava. It is actually located between Tossa and Sant Feliu de Guíxols, in a particularly unspoilt area that is not easily accessible. It is a nudist beach with crystal-clear waters where you can’t go without taking a dip.


Treumal beach (Lloret de Mar)

Treumal Beach is 400 metres long and lies just below Pinya Rosa, a protected spot with a botanical garden that will drive any cactus lover crazy. There is a guarded car park, sun loungers for hire and a beach bar. But don’t worry if you’re in a hurry, as it’s just over 5 minutes from the centre of Lloret de Mar.


Gola del Ter Beach (Torroella de Montgrí)

In Torroella de Montgrí there are also incredible sandy beaches. The most beautiful of all is the beach of Gola del Ter, with fine sand and a very generous extension. It stands out for its tranquillity and the dunes that complete the landscape. Its name, by the way, is due to the simple fact that it is right at the mouth of the river Ter.


Rovira cove (Platja d’Aro)

At the end of Platja d’Aro’s Playa Grande we come to Cala Rovira, which is just over 200 metres long and about 45 metres wide. It is a very family-friendly beach with all kinds of services, such as a beach bar, sun lounger hire and three showers.


Canadell Beach (Calella de Palafrugell)

It must be said that it is a beach where it is very difficult to lay your towel. The area of sand available is very small and that makes many people discard it. However, it has an incredible charm due to the simple fact that it is guarded by a long row of houses that show that it is an old fishing village. This is still evident in its bars and restaurants, which are located on the seafront and are often not too competitively priced as they are always full.

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