The best beaches on the Costa Brava

Just half an hour from Casa Anamaria are the beaches of Costa Brava. The Costa Brava extends along the northern coastline of Catalonia in the province of Girona, from Blanes to the French border. Sun, sand, hidden coves among the vegetation, crystal-clear waters, tranquillity, long walks along the Camí de Ronda hiking trail, and fishing villages with lots of charm. If you’re looking for beautiful Mediterranean seaside spots, here are just some of the coastal towns we think you’ll enjoy.

In the beautiful town of L’Escala, for example, you will find Riells Beach with fine sand and shallow waters, making it ideal for families with children; Montgó Cove is a fine-sand cove protected from the north winds; and the Illa Mateua Cove is a rocky cove ideal for scuba diving.

Another example is the beach located in the bohemian village of Cadaqués, which stands out among the towns of the Cap de Creus area due to its uniqueness and authenticity. In Cadaqués you'll find both fine-sand and rocky cove beaches. Beaches Grand beach and Portdugué beach are ideal spots for families, owing to their shallow waters and sandy areas. Es Pianc offers magnificent vistas overlooking the town, especially at sunset. In addition to its coves and beaches, we recommend a visit to the old quarter of Cadaqués, where you can get lost in its labyrinthine streets made of unique paving, made from stones taken from the seashore that have been shaped by the tides. They have been laid in a herring-bone pattern in order to absorb the water and prevent people from slipping.

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  • Banyoles, the town off the lake

  • Besalú, the medieval town

  • The best beaches on the Costa Brava

  • BTT Bike itineraries and Bike Tours

  • Polo Club Ampurdan

  • Discover L’Empordà

  • DO Empordà Wine Tour

  • Figueres & The Dalí Triangle

  • The Greco-Roman ruins of Empúries

  • Guided tours of Mas Alba Cheese Dairy

  • Hiking

  • Horseback riding

  • Hot-air balloon

  • Girona city

  • Medieval towns

  • Michelin-starred restaurants

  • Ollers

  • Olot and La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone

  • What to do in the Costa Brava at summer

  • Scuba diving

  • Skydiving and Wind Tunnel on the Costa Brava

  • Via Ferrada in Sant Feliu de Guíxols