Watch the Blue Flag wave frantically about in the air on Costa Brava's widest, and quite possibly windiest, beach. Lay back and look at the beautiful view of the bay of Roses, including the imposing pair of Cap de Creus and Montgri Massif. There's a promenade which extends between Les Llaunes to the south and La Rubina to the north.
A family favourite, welcome to whitewashed Tamariu. Reach this unspoilt beach in an hour from Girona, taking the A-7/E-15 motorway. And if you don't fancy getting your feet wet or indeed sandy, enjoy the sea breeze at one of the beachside restaurants where fresh fish is always the dish of the day.
A mere 15 metres long and five metres wide, access this Sant Feliu de Guíxols cove by foot or by car. Located as it is, next to Lloret de Mar's main beach. As it's in the Baix Empordà county which feels like it's stuck in the Middle Ages at times, it will come as no surprise when you look up to see a medieval castle above this rocky inlet.
Travelling along the coast from Llafranc, the first beach you'll hit will be El Canadell. It's the largest of Calella de Palafrugell’s beaches. Marvel at the luxury beachside apartments as you enjoy a gentle stroll along its promenade.
Cap de Creus
Explore the landscape which inspired Salvador Dalí whose Port Lligat house is a just few bends along the coast away. The water's turquoise, there's rockpools... all in all Cap de Creus is the perfect escape.
The area gets its name from the fact this is off the beaten track of the main Costa Brava. Yet it's still only a hour north of Barcelona. Do not be put off by the winding roads to get to get here because once you arrive it will be worth it.