Picturesque cove of the Costa Brava located just an hour from Barcelona, Sa Tuna is only 80 meters long and 25 meters wide. A modest size that gives it all its charm but which also requires an early summer approach if you want to put your towel on it. You will appreciate its calm and crystalline waters as much as its immediate environment made up of pretty fishermen's houses.
Another must-see beach located south of Begur, Aiguablava, is aptly named. It is an invitation to idleness and relaxation, a great cove of white sand with turquoise water surrounded by cliffs and pines. Nautical activities such as snorkelling, kayaking or a boat trip can also be on the program of your day in Aiguablava.
Tamariu, Port bo and Cala San Roque beaches in Palafrugell: spoiled for choice
Connected to the coves of Aiguablava and Sa Tuna de Begur by the Camí de Ronda coastal path, Tamariu has something to appeal to all tourist profiles with its superb sandy beach surrounded by pines and tamarisks to which it owes its name. You will easily find something to eat in one of the many establishments along the coast and to spend your energy with the presence of diving clubs, kayaks for rent and other water activities available to young and old.
Many coves help make Calella de Palafrugell a charming seaside destination. The Platja del Port bo, with its beached boats, rocky reefs, and the fishing village's typical arcades. Music lovers can attend Calella's habaneras recital every summer, held on the beach, decked out for the occasion.
Equally charming, the cove Sant Roc or the Conyers is worth deserving. Only 40 meters long and overlooked by the Sant Roc district with its panoramic view over the bay of Calella, it is accessed by stairs. A little cocoon in the city that will delight divers because of its rocky seabed as well as happy vacationers who have managed to find a place to put their beach towel.
Cala S’Alguer in Palamós: a change of scenery guaranteed
A tremendous little cove, Cala S'Alguer, lined with pines and 16th-century fishermen's houses, white buildings with coloured doors and windows. This white pebble beach will give you the impression of travelling through time. As surprising as it may seem, given the uniqueness and charm of this beach, it remains relatively uncrowded even in summer. All the more reason to make it one of your must-haves.
Cap Roig in Calonge: the beach with two atmospheres
A rocky cove with reddish tones, Cap Roig beach, is separated by the islet of the same name. You will enjoy capturing two spaces and two atmospheres since the place readily turns into a prime photo spot at sunrise and sunset. The rest of the time, you can go out, mask and snorkel to explore a particularly rich seabed.
Cala Rovira and Cala del Pi in Platja d'Aro: a stone's throw from the historic site
Due to its steep entry into the water, Cala Rovira is not necessarily the most suitable beach for young children, although it has all the facilities popular with families. Some could also be cooled by its coarse-grained sand, making it less pleasant than other coves in the area, and yet this beach does not lack charm or assets, starting with its privileged location just 150 m from the ancient site from the Roman Empire villa of Pla de Palol.
Cala del Pi is another little gem of the Costa Brava with its fine golden sand, rocky landscape, and famous pine trees. You can complement your tanning session with a swim to the small rocky island located not far away. In addition, the lack of parking near this cove contributes to making it relatively private and uncrowded even in summer. The only way to get there: take the Cami de Ronda and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean.