Catalunya is one of the most stunning places to visit if you’re dreaming of escaping to the coast while you’re in Spain. From the pebbled shores of Costa Brava, to the shimmering sands of Costa Dorada, this destination is indeed the epitome of paradise. Every beach in this region boasts its own unique characteristics. Whether its an endless stretch of golden sand or a quaint cove, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love. To narrow it down for you, here’s our list of the most beautiful beaches in Catalunya:
Platja de Portlligat, Cadaqués
Cadaqués is undeniably one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. Located in the small town of Costa Brava, two and a half hours away from Barcelona, Cadaqués is known for its small rubble beaches and Salvador Dali’s famous summer cottage. A must-visit beach in Cadaqués is Platja de Portlligat. You’ll find this stunning beach nestled between a cliffy cove and a small island surrounded by crystal clear waters.
Situated 20 kilometres away from Barcelona, Garraf makes the ideal place quiet for a hideout. The beach here is lined with an array of little huts, adding a unique touch to Catalunya’s fishing villages. If you’d love to catch a wave, Garraf is a popular spot amongst surfers after the summer season! The journey is a short train ride from Barcelona, making Garraf beach perfect for some R&R without straying too far off the city.
Playa de Aiguablava, Costa Brava
Strategically located in the town of Begur is where you’ll find the pristine and turquoise waters of Playa de Aiguablava. Playa de Aiguablava exudes serenity and a secluded feel, thanks to its cliff formations and hidden location. Couples looking to embark on a mini getaway from Barcelona, this one is for you. You can take a day trip here or even stay a day or two. It’s known that many famous writers and artists derive their inspiration from Playa de Aiguablava – so there’s definitely something special in store for you lovebirds!
Sant Pol de Mar, Maresme
Sant Pol de Mar is one of Europe’s hidden gems that you shouldn’t miss out on. Located North of Barcelona, Sant Pol de Mar is a stunning little seaside village in the Maresme region. The beach here is surrounded by rocky cliffs and green hills, boasting panoramic views of Maresme’s natural beauty. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can explore old churches in the village which date far back to the 6th and the 11th century. And if you’re a fan of wining and dining, make sure you check out the Michelin star restaurant, Sant Pau.
Ocata never fails to remain as a favourite amongst locals, as well as every family’s go-to destination in Catalunya. With its calm waters and a multitude of activities (think watersports and beach volleyball), Ocata creates a perfect atmosphere for a family trip. From outdoor activities and fun fairs to beach bars and food stalls, there’s something to keep every family member entertained!
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