Platja de Tamariu

Address: Paseo de Mar, Tamariu, Calella de Palafrugell, Spain

- Free


Delightful Costa Brava bay near Calella, perfect for kids and boating.

This small, horse-shoe shaped beach is adored by local Catalans, particularly those with small children, as well as being a perennial favourite of Barcelonans, many of whom have holiday homes nearby. The beach backs onto a short car-free, promenade lined with low-rise buildings with good fish restaurants and cafes. (See [node;169366] ). The sand isn’t the smoothest you’ll find but it does mean you won’t spend quite so long washing it off you or your children. I love the way this feels like the seaside, complete with buckets and spades and calamares and chips, but on a very intimate scale. If you’re feeling lively, there’s also a diving centre as well as motorboat and kayak rental and snorkelling.

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Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out