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Gran Beach - Portal Beach in Cadaqués - Spain

Information on the Gran Beach - Portal Beach in Cadaqués (Catalonia)


Description and location of the Gran Beach - Portal Beach in Cadaqués (Catalonia)

Map of Gran Beach in Cadaques

Our opinion on the Gran Beach - Portal Beach

Adresse of the Gran Beach - Portal Beach : Riba Nemesi Llorens 17488 Cadaqués

This wide beach, like all the beaches of Cadaques in the Alt Emporda region (northern Costa Brava), has been protected from "tourist architectural vandalism" by its isolation due to the mountainous terrain of the peninsula de Creus, Cadaques Pltaja Gran but also thanks to the exceptional character of this village with its tangled streets. You do not come here for the beaches but for the village and the memory of Salvador Dali. However, we appreciate it for original reasons: it is in a totally urban environment, surrounded by homes. But as these are typical and harmonious, it adds more than it takes away the charm. Average occupation in the summer, fairly narrow (15 m). Facing south-east, the beach is composed of dark coloured sand/gravel, but the show is mostly provided by the fishing boats and the entertainment around. An advice, take a picture next to the statue of Dali, at the entrance to the beach. You can enjoy, further inland, the Natural Park of Cap de Creus and the proximity to the beach of Port-Lligat near Dali's house.

Characteristics of the Gran Beach - Portal Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Gran Beach - Portal Beach

Photo of main beach of Cadaques - Spain

The locals say there are 2 beaches: on this side is "Platja des Portal", younger and athletic; in the background it's Platja Gran. In our eyes, there is only one...

Photo of Gran beach in Cadaques
Portal beach in Cadaques - Spain

"Portal" surely because this is where all kinds of boats mingle: fishing, shuttles, boating, catamarans, windsurfers etc.

Houses at the seaside of Cadaques

The proximity of the traditional houses not only protects from the winds but adds a certain charm to swim or walk along the beach.

Stones beach in Cadaques in the city centre

Only downside to this idyllic beach: coarse, dark sand that quickly turns into big stones in places.

Bars and restaurants on the beach of Cadaques
Traditional boats in Cadaques
Statue of Dali in Cadaques at the beach
Typical place in Cadaques

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