Costa Brava Beaches
The Wild Coast of Spain

Costa Brava Beaches are known in English as the “Wild Coast Beaches”. Costa Brava Spain is a region on the northeast of Spain stretching from Barcelona to the border with France.

The combination of great beaches and a mild Mediterranean weather have made this region one of the most important from the point of view of the Tourism Industry.  Hundreds of hotels populate its coasts and needless to say that they are all full to capacity during the months of July and August.

We recommend visiting the area during May, June, September and October.  Here are a few of the best beaches.

costa brava

Costa Brava is Golden Beaches and crystalline Turquoise Waters

  • Platja Lloret de Mar

This beach, located about 80 km from Barcelona is about 2 km long by 50 meters wide made of golden sands stretched around the bay. It offers restaurants, bars and hotels besides all the facilities needed for rent like sun beds, umbrellas and lifeguard. It also features stands for water sports like snorkeling.

  • Platja de Fenals

Located near Lloret de mar this is a 700 meters long sandy beach surrounded by vegetation and a line of pine trees. It is the best alternative to Lloret de mar because is more laid back and relaxed and much less crowded.

Platja Lloret de Mar

Platja Lloret de Mar offers all facilities of a great beach

  • Platja de Santa Boadella

Located 3 km south of Lloret de Mar this small cove offers no facilities bu a small stand with beverages and ice cream. The azure waters are a delight.

  • Platja Gran - Tossa de Mar

Located 100 km north of Barcelona Beaches, this small beach is closed to the town center and offers and array of facilities on a beautiful golden sand beach.

  • Platja de Santa Cristina

Next to the previous one, this beach made of golden sands features all facilities for a great day of swimming or snorkeling.

  • Platja Canyelles

Located north of Lloret de Mar this small cove offers all facilities like showers, toilets, sun beds and umbrellas for rent. It also has nearby cafes and bars.

Costa Brava Beaches

Cala Llevado an undiscovered beach in Costa Brava

Cala Llevado an undiscovered beach in Costa Brava

  • Cala Llevado

It is located between Lloret de Mar and Tossa del Mar. This clean and undiscovered beach has no facilities but provides the perfect escape from crowds.

  • Platja de la Mar Menuda

Next to Platja Gran, this small beach is its best alternative. It is much less crowded and almost no facilities. It is recommended to take your own drinks.

  • Platja d’Aro

This 2 km sandy beach is located in front of a strip of restaurants and bars and a hotel. You may find some solitude if you move south or north away from the center of the beach.

It features a few cliffs great for snorkeling. After a great swim you may want to wander inside the ancient villa to the medieval castle of Castell d’Aro.

platja gran tossa de mar

Platja Gran Beach near the Castle of Tossa de Mar

  • Platja de Castell

This beach is located between Palamós and Palafrugell. It has escaped the wild development of other beaches due to local opposition. There are no facilities except for a stand selling drinks.

  • Platja de Llafranc

A small beach near a picturesque fishing port, this beach offers a few facilities for rent and a bar and restaurant. The small bay features breathtaking turquoise waters. Llafranc is located 8 km north of Palamós.

Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell with deep blue waters of the Costa Brava Beaches

  • Calella de Palafrugell

This is a beautiful picturesque beach near Llafranc and about 125 km from Barcelona Beaches. It has just a few cafes and restaurants.

  • Platja de Tamariu

Located 4 km north of Llafranc this is a perfect cove surrounded by vegetation and crystal clear waters perfect for a great swim in the warm Mediterranean waters. It features a few restaurants and bars. This relatively quiet beach include umbrellas and sun beds for rent; kayaks, small pedal boats and sailing boats during the summer season.

For more information visit Spain Tourism Website

Costa Brava Beaches

Map of the Costa Brava Beaches

  • Platja d’Aigua Blava

This gorgeous beach 1 km south of Fornells a beautiful residential area and 18 km north of Palamós is great escape from other super crowded beaches. It features soft sands and

  • Platja de Pals

This beach is about 130 km north of Barcelona and 45 km east of GironaSpain, near the village of Pals. It is known for its small coves besides a long beach with all facilities for families with small children using their facilities and water sports possibilities.

images credit for costa brava beaches:

lloret de mar by xavigivax
tossa de mar by merx
calella palafrugell by tempis 71
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