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Gran Beach in Tossa de Mar - Spain

Information on the Gran Beach in Tossa de Mar (Catalonia)


Description and location of the Gran Beach in Tossa de Mar (Catalonia)

Map of Gran Beach in Tossa de Mar - Spain

Our opinion on the Gran Beach

Adresse of the Gran Beach : Av de Sa Palma 17320 Tossa de Mar

You will appreciate both the size of the Gran beach in central Tossa de Mar and the fact that it is sandwiched between two rock barriers, which adds a small, intimate side. The quality of its assets will be appreciated, with the Old City and its citadel, but also for the architecture of some modern buildings. Catalan designers have shown great imagination (It is the land of Gaudi and Ricardo Bofill). You will appreciate a little less the privatised areas, in the middle of the beach. In this area, you will find various rental companies which take up fifty per cent of the beach.  

The waves in summer are usually small but beware: the seabed drops away quickly so children who cannot swim must be supervised at all times.

There can be problems with jellyfish but tourists are kept well informed.  The water quality is generally good but can deteriorate with the presence of all the motor boats. There beach caters for people with reduced mobility.

Platja Gran Beach, the largest of Tossa, offers views of the old town (Vila Vella) and its medieval walls to the seven watchtowers, almost entirely intact since their construction. The beach is classed as a blue flag zone; in our opinion, it would be even better if the private rental businesses didn’t take up as much of the beach. Very nice place though.

Characteristics of the Gran 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

Photo of Tossa de Mar beach in Spain

An exceptional place: Platja Gran Bay

Constructions aound the central beach of Tossa de Mar - Spain

Modern constructions try to blend in ...

Beach near the old city of Tossa de Mar

... the medieval architecture of the old town.

Citadel of Tossa de Mar seen from the beach
Swimming on the beach of Tossa de Mar - Spain
Private beach in Tossa de Mar
Photo of Tossa de Mar beach in winter

All beaches at Tossa de Mar

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