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The best beaches on the Costa Brava

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Costa Brava is an amazing holiday destination, it especially well known for it’s fantastic and picturesque beaches and coves.

When planning a vacation to the Costa Brava, don’t forget to check out vacation rentals.

 

  1. Cala Culip, Cadaqués

Until 2004, when the Club Med located here closed, this beach was basically forbidden, as the public could only access it with a visitor's pass from the club. Located just a few kilometres from Cap de Creus, it is one of the few coves in the area where you can go scuba diving. There is a small coarse sandy beach where you can sunbathe, but it is almost impossible to keep your eyes closed for long in Cala Culip. As it has amazing local geology, which is astonishing, and the almost transparent turquoise water.

 

  1. Cala Tavallera

Cala Tavallera, located about 2 km from Port de la Selva but only accessible from the GR11, the hiking route that links the Mediterranean with the Atlantic. The safest way to get there has always been a two-hour walk that ends with a well-deserved prize: a cove that is practically deserted in summer and winter. The seabed is spectacular and has a wide variety of creatures living on it. At the height of summer, many small boats anchor there, but at the beginning and end of the season, it is very rare to find anyone else there.

 

  1. Sant Pere Beach

Another immense beach, more than 6 km long, where you can find a corner of tranquillity among the dunes even in the middle of summer.  It is one of the few places on the Costa Brava where kitesurfing is expressly authorised and regulated. It is also a perfect place for other sports such as sailing and windsurfing, as it is extraordinarily open to the wind. However, this paradise for those who like to fly over the waves can sometimes be a more dangerous place for those who want to swim, as there are strong currents; always be cautious. Note that there are plenty of lifeguards, so that should help put your mind at ease.

 

  1. Cala Montjoi and la Pelosa

This beach is easily accessible, with a normally average occupancy and with coarse sand and pebbles. There is a tourist complex that sometimes makes the beach quite crowded, however, it offers many services to this small beach.

Pelosa is a beautiful cove that is sheltered from the Tramuntana, like all of Cap de Creus. Cala Pelosa also has a very nice restaurant, that specializes in Paella and Fedua, definably book in advance, if you plan to try it.

 

  1. La Rubina Empuriabrava (Dog Friendly)

Rubina beach is also known locally as the wild beach. And with good reason. It has been preserved from urban development and has no buildings in the immediate vicinity, unlike its neighbours Santa Margarita and Empuriabrava. Located between the entrances to the marinas of these two urbanisations, this sandy beach is surrounded by dunes, hollows and lagoon systems typical of marshland areas. It is the only beach in Castelló d'Empúries where dogs and kitesurfing are allowed, and even then only at the end closest to Santa Margarida.

 

P.S We recommend to pack special water shoes as some of the beaches could have rocks, also don’t forget sunscreen and snacks, hope you enjoy!

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