10 of the best beaches in Costa Daurada
Costa Daurada is one of the most popular beach destinations in Europe - and with a name that literally translates into “the Golden Coast” it’s no surprise as to why.
But with a coastline that stretches for 82km, it can be difficult to choose which stretch of beach is right for you. Below we’ve rounded up 10 of the best beaches in Costa Daurada – including family-friendly resorts and hidden enclaves perfect for a romantic stroll.
1. Cunit Beach, Cunit
If you have young children who aren’t experienced swimmers, this is one of the safest beaches. The 2km stretch of sand is broken up into seven half-moon-shaped breakwaters, creating a shallow pool. Each mini-beach also boasts an array of family-friendly facilities including sun-loungers, toilets, water sport rental, football posts and pedalo rental.
2. Calafell Beach, Calafell
Calafell is the perfect resort if you’re looking for a combination of beach and history. The town itself is located 1.5km inland. The beach is 5km of golden sand with warm, calm and clean waters. Another beach perfect for families.
3. Coma-Ruga Beach, el Vendrell
The town of El Vendrell is home to three Blue Flag beaches, but Coma-Ruga Beach is the most centrally located. Clocking in at 2km in length and 120 metres, the beach is home to sun lounger rental, umbrella rental, toilets, showers and water sports. But you need to get there early as this one can get busy.
4. Els Muntanyans Beach, Torredembarra
This is a remarkable place due to the last brackish waters since the "Delta de l'Ebre" that are preserved along its 2km coast, and are of environmental significance. Visitors will find this to be a great destination all year round, where beach-goers can enjoy a variety of activities while taking care to respect the environment, including sunbathing, taking a dip in the sea, relaxing, hiking and observing animals and plants in their natural habitat.
5. Cala de Tamarit Beach, Altafulla
Resting at the foot of Tamarit Castle, to access this small cove you will have to park the car in a nearby urbanisation, take a short trip through the forest and climb over a few meters of rocks but we assure you that the reward is worth it. La Cala de Tamarit is no more than 50 meters long and you will not find showers or snacks. A corner to truly disconnect!
6. L’Arrabassada Beach, Tarragona
This is a very popular urban-beach that is perfect for everyone. You’ll find cafes, bars, restaurants, showers, toilets, lockers, umbrella and sun lounger rental, a large car park, water sports rental, a children’s play park and even a surf practising area. Plus, the beach is cleaned daily, has lifeguards, and disabled access.
7. Cala Penya Tallada Cove, Salou
This isolated cove is home to soft sands, fragrant pine trees and beautiful vegetation. There are no facilities here but it makes up for that in terms of natural beauty.
8. Platja de la Llosa, Cambrils
Passing the Port of Cambrils, this 1km long beach (which has Blue Flag status) is facing a seafront promenade full of restaurants where you can try some delicious rice dishes. The beach is subdivided into 8 different coves for docks and is home to all the services you need. It is also a good area for water sports.
9. Platja Cristall Beach, Mont-roig del Camp – Miami Platja
There are only a few other places in Catalan where you will find a sandy area that is as beautiful and extensive as the Crystal Beach. Stretching for more than a kilometre, Playa Cristall offers everything you need from loungers, parasols, good restaurants, activities, kindergartens, parks and a boardwalk. But, in case this was not enough, when you reach the northern end of the beach you will find 10 beautiful coves, surrounded by vegetation where you will enjoy exceptional crystalline waters
10. Platja de l’Almadrava, l’Hospitalet de l’Infant
Finally, we have Almadrava which clocks in at one and a half kilometres long. It has Blue Flag status and is equipped with a sports area and a play area for the little ones, ideal for enjoying a beach day with friends or family.