Spain is one of the favourite holiday destinations for the country’s own tourism as well as for millions of foreign visitors who find in our beaches the climate, the beautiful nature, the good atmosphere and the variety of services all the requirements for a complete holiday.
However, you would need a lot of time to get to know each and every one of the coasts of the country’s coastline, so you will need to focus your visits on a single area: we have already advised you on some of the best areas for a beach route in the north and south, and today we would like to bring you closer to some of the most magnificent Mediterranean coasts in the east, the Catalan beaches. Girona, Barcelona and Tarragona are the three coastal provinces of this autonomous region, where you can find everything from the most urbanised and active beaches to the most secluded coves. Among the immense range of beaches that are definitely worth visiting, we recommend the following:
– La Barceloneta, Barcelona City: Not that it is particularly beautiful and in fact it is usually crowded, but this beach is one of the most popular and central beaches in the city of Barcelona and you should definitely visit it. A perfect place to combine beach with city, culture and incredible services.
– La Ribera, Sitges: A beautiful beach of golden sand and clean transparent waters surrounded by a town with an incredible atmosphere as well as excellent services.
– Platja Gran, Platja d’Aro: Magnificent golden sandy beach with clean waters surrounded by a promenade full of terraces, restaurants and shops. The town is ideal for combining relaxation with a wide range of leisure activities.
– Cadaqués: Any of the little beaches in the village of Dalí is idyllic, not so much for its comfort or its natural beauty (in fact the stony ground is quite uncomfortable) but for the charming landscape of the little fishing village of white houses that characterises it.
– Cala Giverola, Tossa de Mar: It is a semi-urban beach of fine golden sand and turquoise waters, ideal to escape from the busy and bustling main beach of the area.
– Platja Llarga, Cambrils: A vast golden stretch of sand where you’ll never have any problems laying your towel. Some areas can be considered semi-urban, but in front of the town centre the beach is noticeably more crowded.
– Platja Fonda or Waikiki: This small cove of barely 200 metres is a good alternative to the noisy and crowded central beaches of Tarragona’s cities.