Close to France and to the Mediterranean, the region of Catalonia is one of the biggest tourist areas of Spain for beach tourism. Although the area is known for mass tourism, there are some interesting coastal areas.
The majority of the beaches of Catalonia are made up of sand and are very well equipped. Most are supervised in the summer and have private beaches.
The beaches around Girona are attended largely by the French. The Roses and Empuriabrava resorts are French style and have some beautiful beaches and coves (the northern Gulf of Roses is preserved), a bit like the Pyrenees Orientales beaches that are in continuity.
Further south, the atmosphere changes on the beaches around Barcelona. We begin to lose the mood for French animation to Spanish. Some beautiful resorts with a typical surrounding such as Tossa de Mar or small fishing ports on the side of Palafrugell. Barcelona is the main point of interest for those who wish to spend their day on the Catalan beaches. South, Sitges has a more upscale side.
The Empuriabrava seaside resort is situed on the Costa Brava 45 minutes from the French border. It is one of the biggest marina in the world with almost 30 kilometers of canals.More details
Located forty kilometres south of Barcelona, Sitges is the trendy destination of the Costa Brava and is often compared to St. Tropez.More details
Begur seaside resort is located on Spain's Costa Brava 80 km south of the French border and an hour and a half north of Barcelona.More details
The popular resort of Lloret de Mar is located on the Costa Brava in Catalonia,70 km north of Barcelona and 80 km south of Figueres.More details
Located in the south of the Costa Brava, Tossa de Mar is one of the most picturesque resorts of Catalonia with its old town surrounded by ramparts.More details
With a coastline of 12 km divided between beaches and coves, Palafrugell is one of the most important seaside resorts of the Costa Brava. Unlike other resorts, the seafront has retained a certain authenticity.More details
The seaside resort of Mataro is in around thirty kilometres north of Barcelona on the Coast of Maresna (south continuity of Costa Brava). There is a large beach of 2.2km.More details
L'Escala seaside resort is situated in Catalonia on the Costa Brava next to the French border and to the beaches of Empuriabrava in the gulf of Roses.More details