Best Beaches Near Barcelona
BEST CATALONIA BEACHES AWAY FROM THE CROWDS
Going to a Catalan beach outside of Barcelona is a great idea if you are looking forward to spend a whole day of relaxing by the beach away from the nice and the hassle of the big city. So if you have already explored the best Barcelona beaches, today we’re going to share with you our favorite secret spots for a day trip to the best nice beaches near Barcelona.
Here are our favorite Catalan beaches:
Calella de Palafrugell
My favorite beach in the Costa Daurada: long, with golden sand and the view of a medieval fortress also at the end. And also nearby, if you don’t mind walking across a pine tree forest (and you are okay with naked people too…), the Punta de la Mora is a hidden paradise.
Tossa de Mar
Sant Pol de Mar
It’s not that difficult to find nice beaches near Barcelona: If you don’t have a car to drive, the suburban train will take you to these little fisherman town famous for being the hometown of the only 3 Michelin star woman chef in Spain: Carme Ruscalleda. She closed her restaurant there some time ago, but her daughter took over the space to open a lovely cafe.
I don’t think any guidebook recommends the place for its beach… But I can tell you locals are very happy about that! Away from the tourist crowds, it still keeps all its charm.
Whitewashed houses with cobblestone alleys and windows painted in blue. Cadaques remains the secret spot for artists, bohemians and high society all at once. Let us take you to Cadaques for a day!
AND BONUS! Our last recommendation is possibly the longest sand beach in Catalonia!
Platja del Fangar
To find one of the nicest beaches that are still kept virgin and wild, you’ll have to drive south to the Ebro Delta, almost where the Catalonia beach line ends. This long fine white beach is famous for its landscape and nature (there is a natural salt-water lake next to it awesome for birdwatching) as well as for its winds that are wonderful for all kind of water sports.
What’s your favorite Catalonia beach?
Marta is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She is a passionate tour guide that loves Barcelona and loves writing too. She is the main author of our Blog, and is committed to sharing her knowledge about Barcelona and her best tips with our readers.
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