The Costa Brava is split into two zones; The Northern section (Alt Emporda) and the Southern section Baix Emporda). The Alt Emporda is considerably more dog-friendly than the Baix Emporda when it comes to dog-friendly beaches. As a result this is perhaps one consideration to take into mind when planning a family holiday on the Costa Brava with your pet dog.
Costa Brava dog friendly beaches.
Here is a list of dog friendly beaches on the Costa Brava during the summer months. Starting from the Northernmost:
Platja de les Portes, Colera. This is the main beach of the village and a section of the beach is deemed dog-friendly.
Platja de Sant Jordi, Llanca. Located to the northern section of the town this is a nice sandy beach easily accessible by foot on the Cami de Ronda.
Platja la Ribera is located in the centre of the town of Llanca.
Platja el Port de la Vall, Llanca. Located to the south of Llanca and in between Llanca and Port de la Selva.
Platja de la Rubina, Empuriabrava. Located on a long stretch of sandy beach between Empuriabrava and Roses.
Platja del Rec del Moli, L’Escala. Located between the north of the town of L’Escala and the coastal village of Sant Marti d’Empuries.
Platja Els Griells, L’Estartit. Located on a long sandy stretch of beach to the south of Estartit.
The Begur and Palafrugell Town Halls told me that officially, dogs are not allowed on any of the beaches in the Begur/Palafrugell region at any time of the year. However I have seen plenty of images on Instagram of people on these beaches with their dogs in the low season so expect it is not strictly policed.
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The following map shows the location of the above mentioned pet-friendly beaches:
More information about travelling in Catalonia with pets can be found on the Catalunya.com page.