The first Spanish coast to target tourists, Costa Brava boasts an alluring shoreline. Visit for fun in the sun. Check out some of our fave beaches.
They call it the rugged, wild coast. Whatever the meaning of its name, the Costa Brava is certainly spectacular. Come and take a look.
Watch the Blue Flag wave frantically about in the air on Costa Brava's widest, and quite possibly windiest, beach. Lay back and look at the beautiful view of the bay of Roses, including the imposing pair of Cap de Creus and Montgri Massif. There's a promenade which extends between Les Llaunes to the south and La Rubina to the north.
A family fave, welcome to whitewashed Tamariu. Reach this unspoilt beach in an hour from Girona, taking the A-7/E-15 motorway. And if you don't fancy getting your feet wet or indeed sandy, enjoy the sea breeze at one of the beachside restaurants where fresh fish is always the dish of the day.
Travelling along the coast from Llafranc, the first beach you'll hit will be El Canadell. It's the largest of Calella de Palafrugell’s beaches. Marvel at the luxury beachside apartments as you enjoy a gentle stroll along its promenade.
Cap de Creus
Explore the landscape which inspired Salvador Dalí whose Port Lligat house is a few bends along the coast away. The water's turquoise, there are rockpools galore, all in all Cap de Creus is the perfect bolthole. Spain's most easterly point puts the real into surreal.
El Port de la Selva
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Jungle Port. What was once a fishing village has extended into a popular resort. Its main beach is a mixture of sand and pebbles. Take a boat tour to explore the nearby Cap de Creus or if you're feeling even more adventurous, how about jetskiing or parasailing?
Cala del Pi
65 metres long and 15 metres wide, this is Platja d'Aro at its most paradisal. Located in the extreme north of the municipality, you can reach this tucked-away cove by taking the road to Colonge. Before lying down on a bed of golden brown.
The future's bright, the future's orange at another of Platja d'Aro's beaches. Just check out that hue, and cry. Console yourself with the thought that such an idyllic setting is a comfortable drive from Girona airport.
This quaint Begur beach is the pride of Little Africa. The area gets its name from the fact this is off the beaten track of the main Costa Brava. Yet it's still only a hour north of Barcelona.
Sant Pol de Mar
Pay a pilgramage to Sant Pol de Mar, one of the best-kept secrets on the Costa Brava. Explore nearby coves if you want to see fishy friends whilst snorkelling. And with water this clear, no mask is required.