The best beaches in the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava is the perfect example of the symbiosis between the sea, mountain, art and history. Despite this, this region is mostly known for its beaches with deep blue waters, surrounded by green, almost virgin, countryside.
There’s more than one hundred beaches in the Costa Brava, from small hidden coves to large stretches of fine sand. Some are perfect for going surfing and others for toasting yourself in the sun, meaning that the search for the perfect beach runs in function to what you’re looking for. It’s very difficult to say which are the best beaches of the Costa Brava, but we’ve recommended a few of our favourites anyway.
Playa de Aiguablava (Begur)
This small beach, just over 75 m long, is known for being one of the best beaches in the Costa Brava. It fills up quickly in summer; so if you want to find a good place to spread your towel out, we recommend heading over early in the morning. Aiguablava beach has all kinds of amenities: toilets, deckchair hire and even a diving centre. If you go up to the Punta d’Es Muts, where the hotel is, you’ll find an amazing panorama of the countryside.
Playa del Castell (Palamós)
A beach with high-quality sand that managed to avoid the concrete-happy years. Above all, natural, construction-free splendour has been maintained here. As well as virgin countryside, another of this beach’s great attractions are the remains of the Iberian settlement which can be visited in its outskirts. The Playa del Castell also offers various services such as sun umbrella, deckchair and kayak rental.
Cala Taballera (Port de la Selva)
This is an isolated cove which is boxed in between two cliffs, in a countryside which can only be defined and idyllic. Cala Taballera is perfect for those looking to combine a day out with a trip to the beach. To get there, you have a walk of about one hour in front of you, following the GR-11 from Port de la Selva. It’s not an easy work, but the countryside is worth it, and a refreshing dip after trekking through the fields will taste of glory.
Playa de Sant Pere Pescador (Sant Pere Pescador)
A large beach of finely-milled sand, situated in the middle of Roses Bay. This Costa Brava beach is more than six kilometres long, and normally isn’t too full. An authentic paradise for lovers of surfing, kitesurfing and other watersports. Furthermore, it’s next to the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de L’Empordà, where you can go for a bike ride or watch the birds when you get tired of sunbathing.
That’s all for today, folks… and if you want to leave the swimming costumes and bikinis at home, here are some nudist beaches in the area. Which are your favourite beaches in the Costa Brava?
Laura – Marketing Team