The steep, narrow, winding streets that run behind the seafront in Cadaqués are great for exploring and in amidst some great restaurants and bars, you’ll also find lots of little art galleries and some really unusual boutiques.
For a fabulous selection of local ceramics, head to Salò (Passeig, 12; 972 25 82 18), just along the main seafront promenade past the statue of Dalí.
For highly individual jewellery, check out independent designer Gemma Ridameya’s boutique on Calle Des Vigilant (972 159 441). Gemma makes unusual sea-inspired pieces with pebbles - softened and smoothed by the sea - set in silver necklaces and rings and pendants made from clusters of volcanic rock strung on silver wire.
If you’re visiting the Dalí Museum at nearby Port Lligat (see Costa Brava Things to do), there’s also a very good gift shop with an extensive selection of weird and wonderful Dalí-themed gifts and souvenirs.
Otherwise, for more prosaic purchases back in Cadaqués, head to the excellent fruit and veg market held every Monday from 8am to around 2pm in La Riera, near the car park on the edge of town.
For general information on what to expect of shopping on the Costa Brava, see my Shopping in Costa Brava page.