Platja de Sa Riera

Address: Sa Riera, Begur, Spain

- Free


Family favourite beach near Begur with great snorkelling.

Just a short drive from Begur, this is yet another Blue Flag, deep, sandy beach and like most of the bays along this section of the coast, it’s enclosed by pine-clad pink cliffs on either side. To the rear, there’s a short row of hotels and cafes and in high season it’s a big hit with families but never so much that it’s a crush. It’s also one of the largest of the beaches near Begur, but we’re still not talking that big. After all, it’ll take you less than ten minutes to walk from one end to the other. Like several of the other small beaches and coves nearby like Tamariu and Llafranc, Sa Riera was originally a small fishing village before tourism arrived in the 50s and what I really like about this beach is that you still get a sense of that with pastel coloured wooden fishing boats moored at one end of the bay. Once again, the water may well be the cleanest and clearest you’ve ever seen so there’s also great snorkelling around the rocks.

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Expert tips

There are some lovely, smaller coves at the north end of the beach, accessible via the coastal path but it's a much gentler stretch of path along here so easily accessible.

If you want to get here on foot, it's about an hour's walk along the Cami de Ronda coastal walk from the direction of Sa Tuna. It's a stunning walk but not for the faint-hearted as it's steep and very windy with sheer drops down below. Otherwise, if you're driving, it's also signposted along the road from Sa Tuna.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife