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.
An exceptional place: Platja Gran Bay
Modern constructions try to blend in ...
... the medieval architecture of the old town.