The Costa Brava is a coastal region in Spain just north of Barcelona. Costa Brava’s beaches are truly worth seeing. From the larger resort such as a Lloret de Mar holiday to the lesser known beaches dotted along the coast. Here are three of our favourite off the beaten track beaches.
This beach is just off the ancient village of Platja d’Aro. It is one of the last remaining sandy beaches in Costa Brava to have avoided the arrival of tourists. Instead, it is favoured by the locals, and at the weekend, people from Barcelona flock there for a well-earned rest. So if you want somewhere authentic, this is the place to go. On the beach, there are hidden coves for the more adventurous to explore. There are plenty of coastal walks to enjoy and crystal clear water to cool off in on the way. This stunning beach is very laid back, so if you’re looking for somewhere away from the crowds with a real authentic Spanish feel on your Costa Brava holiday, try Platja Castell.
Cap De Creus
This stunning beach is the most Eastern point of Catalonia with the nearest town of being Figueres. If you’re in the area this beach is a must visit. It’s a nature reserve covered in hidden coves, so you’re likely to end up finding your own secluded area on the beach. Spend hours exploring the rock pools or enjoy the beautiful walks. The intense feeling of isolation and freedom makes this beach feel a million miles away from the more popular resorts. Of course if you get bored of searching for wildlife, just lay back and enjoy the breath taking landscapes.
Platja de Pals
This beach is the sort of one you dream about when back home wishing you were on holiday in the sun with a two mile stretch of perfect golden sands. This beach is also very family friendly with lots of activities like water sports and volleyball available to play. Although it is family friendly, don’t let the kids wander too far on their own though…some parts of this beach are actually nudist.
Whichever beach you end up on during your Costa Brava holidays you’re guaranteed cleanliness and amazing landscapes, so fear not if a couple of these beaches may be too far out of the way for you. If you want the best beaches in Costa Brava though, these three truly top the bill and get my vote.