Saturday, March 15, 2014

BARCELONA AND CATALONIA: BEACHES


As we are in summer (northern hemisphere), I would like to show you the most charming beaches in Catalonia I have visited until now. If you like going to the beach, you will enjoy them, I'm sure.

In Catalonia there are two kinds of beaches: along the coast of Girona you can enjoy the imposing and wild landscapes of la Costa Brava while taking a bath in the clear and turquoise water of a cove. On the other hand, the long and sandy beaches of Barcelona, like the ones of Sant Pol de Marand Tarragona will make you think you are close to paradise.

Next, these are my favourite beaches until now. Of course, there are fantastic beaches in Catalonia I haven't visited yet, but I hope to do it soon.



Other beaches I hope to visit soon:
  • More beaches and coves in la Costa Brava

Begur - Sa Tuna beach


Sa Tuna Beach in BegurOverview of Sa Tuna Beach in Begur, probably the beach I like the most

Begur - Sa Riera beach


Sa Riera Beach in BegurTurquoise water of Sa Riera beach in Begur from the Ronda Way


Calella de Palafrugell - Port Bo beach


Port Bo Beach in Calella de PalafrugellPort Bo Beach in Calella de Palafrugell through a white archs



Platja d'Aro - Sa Cova beach



Sa Cova beach in Platja d'Aro

Sa Cova beach in Costa Brava, located beside Platja d'Aro


Sant Antoni de Calonge - Cap Roig beach




Cap Roig beach in Costa Brava

Cap Roig beach in Sant Antoni de Calonge


Tossa de Mar - El Codolar beach


El Codolar beach in Tossa de MarEl Codolar Cove from the old town of Tossa de Mar in La Costa Brava


Tamariu beach


Tamariu beach in La Costa BravaA lot of people enjoy the beach of Tamariu in La Costa Brava in summer


Palamós - La Fosca


La Fosca beach in Palamós


Blanes - Sant Francesc beach


Cala Bona (Sant Francesc) in Blanes

Cala Bona (Sant Francesc) in Blanes is another fantastic beach in La Costa Brava

L'Escala - Cala Montgó Beach


Cala Montgó in L'Escala
Cala Montgó in L'Escala

Llafranc beach


Llafranc beach in La Costa BravaLlafranc Beach and the marina, which also appears in the background


Sitges

Beach of Sitges in Barcelona
Sunset in one of the lovely beaches of Sitges, with the bell tower of the church in the background


Castelldefels beach


Castelldefels beach near BarcelonaCastelldefels long sandy beach from the nearby Garraf Natural Park


Barcelona Beach


Barcelona beachThe Vela Hotel (Vela means sail) has changed the views from Barcelona beaches


Empuriabrava beach


Beach of Empuriabrava in La Costa Brava
Sunset in Empuriabrava beach


From Camins de Ronda you can enjoy nice views of many beaches and coves in Costa Brava:



Besides, if you liked this pictures, clicking on the next links you will find more pictures of another fantastic beaches in La Costa Daurada, like:

Other fantastic beaches I have visited in Spain and Portugal are:



As you can see in the previous pictures, there are a lot of beautiful beaches in Catalonia where you can spend a lovely day enjoying fantastic landscapes while taking a bath. I strongly recommend visiting them!




4 comments:

John said...

There are a several number of charming beaches in Barcelona and Catalonia...........
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Frank said...

You are right, John. There are a lot of wonderful beaches in Catalonia, especially those of Costa Brava.

Arousa x said...

I've just come across your blog and it's amazing! Such lovely photos.
I am coming to barcelona with my mother at the end of march and I'm looking for a beach that has beautiful clear water and coves.
I wnt to make a day trip to some beach that also has a nice area to wonder around.
I will be staying near Sants station so whatever around an hour/ hour half away from that would be fine.
if you could recommend me a place that would fantastic.
There's just so many to choose from and I think youd be able to give the best advice. Thank you.

Frank said...

Thanks a lot for your comment, Arosa.
Unfortunately by train you can go to many beaches from Barcelona but not to those with clear water. However you could go by train to Sitges or Sant Pol de Mar, which are typical nice villages with beautiful beaches.
You could go to Blanes too, which is not as nice but its beaches and coves are really beautiful.
Another option would be to go to Tossa de Mar by bus, a lovely town with clear beaches and coves with nice areas to wander around. I think the buses leave from Estació del Nord, where you can easily get from Sants Station or metro (stop Arc de Triomf).
In this blog I wrote posts about Sitges, Sant Pol de Mar, Blanes and Tossa de Mar where you can see pictures and get more information.