Cala Sant Francesc, Blanes

Cala Sant Francesc, Blanes

Cala Sant Francesc, Blanes

The lovely little bay of Cala Sant Francesc just to the north of Blanes is one of the nicest intimate beaches on the whole Costa Brava. With its aquamarine waters and fine sand, Cala Sant Francesc is a very popular beach during the summer months.

Cala Sant Francesc, Blanes, Costa Brava

The beautiful beach of Cala Sant Francesc, Blanes

Cala Sant Francesc also has some rock pools which are great for children to explore and search for marine life. There is also a great restaurant, Cala Bona, which is right on the beach. It does get quite full during summer and tables should be booked in advance.

Luxury villa, Cala Sant Francesc, Blanes, Costa Brava

Luxury villa Cala Sant Francesc, Blanes, Costa Brava

Charming Villas Catalonia lists a great luxury villa with views over the Cala Sant Francesc which is one of the most sought after locations on the whole Costa Brava.

Platja Fonda, Begur

Platja Fonda, Begur

Platja Fonda, Begur

The Begur coastline stretching from Platja de Raco in the north to AiguaBlava in the south offers the beach lover some great choices of beach. Perhaps one of the best of these beaches is Platja Fonda.

Platja Fonda, Begur

A Spring day in Platja Fonda beach, Begur

Not as big as Sa Riera and lacking restaurants, shops and bars this is perhaps a somewhat less crowded option suitable for serious beach lovers.

Platja Fonda, Begur, Costa Brava

Platja Fonda beach, Costa Brava

The clear turquoise waters and the lack of mass tourism make this a great choice of beach for those looking to simply enjoy swimming and sunbathing.

Platja Fonda, Begur

Platja Fonda beach, Begur, Costa Brava

Aiguablava beach Begur

Aiguablava beach, Begur

Aiguablava, Begur, Costa Brava

One of the prettiest beaches along the whole Costa Brava, Aiguablava is a popular beach for holiday makers and locals alike.

At around 150m in length Aiguablava (Blue Water in Catalan) and due to its popularity the beach can become pretty crowded during the peak months of July and August.

Aiguablava Costa Brava

The empty beach of Aiguablava close to Begur

 

During the high season there are two or three small bars/restaurants and shops that open but it is not as commercialised such as somewhat larger beaches like Sa Riera or Tamariu.

The photographs posted here were taken on a slightly overcast windy February day.

Aiguablava

Aiguablava, Costa Brava

The beaches of Begur

Far from the tacky image of all day breakfasts and mass package tourism that many people may have of the Costa Brava, this family orientated region has some of the prettiest pine clad beaches and clearest waters in the whole of the Catalan coastline.

Begur and its beaches have long been a favourite summer destination for Spanish and Catalan people, especially from Barcelona, many of whom own a second home in the area.

Begur has eight beaches starting with Platja del Raco to the north of the town. With great views of the Medes Islands this is a long beach which eventually merges into the beach of Pals. Just down from Platja del Raco is the beautiful Illa Roja, a famous nudist beach. Sa Riera, Begur’s largest beach is next in line and is one of our personal favourites. A good sized beach which although does get quite busy in peak season, retains a pleasant, intimate and welcoming air to it with a handful of decent restaurants a stones’ throw from the beach.

Begur beaches

The beaches of Begur

To the East of Begur you find the bays of Auigafreda and Sa Tuna. Not as big and sandy as Sa Riera these are charming and atmospheric nonetheless and are great for people who prefer smaller, quieter beaches.

To the south of Begur you find the beaches of Platja Fonda, Fornells and Auigablava. Platja Fonda is one of the wildest and most unspoilt beaches you can find on the Costa Brava and the best in this region for sunbathing. Accessed by a series of steps this really is one of the gems of the area.

Fornells and Aiguablava are the most southern beaches of the Begur region. Here you will also find the small secluded coves of Estasia, Malaret, Ses Orats and Port Esclanya.

The beaches and coves of Cadaques

Cadaques beaches

Platja de Ses Oliveres

 

Situated within the Cap de Creus headland, the beaches of Cadaques and its surrounding area tend to be smaller, more intimate coves and bays rather than your typical long sandy beaches.

The water quality in this region is probably the best of the whole Costa Brava.

Although not official nudist beaches, don’t be surprised to see nudists in some of the more secluded bays further from Cadaques especially in the Cap de Creus.

In the following Google map you will find the location of all the local beaches of Cadaques.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=201953247244723058522.0004d3601a812c712fc67&msa=0&ll=42.292929,3.289633&spn=0.033142,0.084543