Cala Pedrosa

Address: Tamariu, Calella de Palafrugell, Spain

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Rugged, remote smugglers’ cove near Tamariu and Calella de Palafrugell.

This tiny cove with its mix of rubbly stones and rough sand, about 1km south of Tamariu, is one of those furtive, sheltered little nooks that always makes me think of pirates and smugglers in days of yore burying treasure after journeying on the high seas. It’s surrounded by devilish rocks on either side and the only way to get here is either by boat or kayak from Tamariu or on foot. The path inland from the lighthouse – El Far de Sant Sebastia at Llafranc only takes about half an hour, otherwise the coastal path from Tamariu is more scenic but only for the very seasoned hiker. Whichever you way you choose to get here though, you’ll be glad you did. This is about as untouristy as it gets.

The easiest way to reach Cala Pedrosa is by boat or kayak from Tamariu. Kayaking Costa Brava ( organise very good guided trips to Pedrosa and to some of the other nearby caves and coves.

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