Which are the best beaches in Costa Dorada?

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Costa Dorada is one of the most popular destinations for holidays in Catalonia. Its name in Spanish means “The Golden Coast”, and it is well known for its beaches of fine and golden sand, pristine waters and stunning natural landscapes.  So let us guide you trough the best beaches in Costa Dorada!

This impressive coastline has a lot to offer to anyone who is looking for an unforgettable beach holiday despite it is not as famous as Costa del Sol or Costa Brava. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling with your family, with your couple or with your friends, one thing is for sure — there is a Costa Dorada beach to suit all kind of needs. Having so many beautiful stretches of coastline from which to choose, it can be difficult to decide the perfect destination for you.

Are you wondering where is Costa Dorada? From Catalan Ways, we will guide you through the best beaches in Costa Dorada from North to South. We will also tell you everything from its central and popular beaches to its secret and hidden bays, as well as its isolated nudist coves. All we want is to provide you with the best experience while you enjoy your holidays in Catalonia, so we have created a list with the essential and the best quality information. Just read and enjoy!

Best beaches in Costa Dorada

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Let’s make a tour through the best beaches in Costa Dorada. This is for a logical reason — when we choose a holiday destination, we always look for the best places to visit. We are not content with mediocrity, so we want to give you all the information you need to know about the best beaches in Costa Dorada.

Cap-Roig Beach, L’Ampolla

Cap-Roig Beach is located in L’Ampolla, along with the cliff path. It is a large sandy beach, surrounded by red-hued cliffs that give it its name. This beach is without any doubt the best of the beaches and coves of L’Ampolla.

It was awarded with the blue flag for its high standard and the wide variety of services that this beach offers. Among these services you can find at this beach, there are a lot of restaurants, a great lifeguard service, ice cream and refreshment stands, rental sun loungers and sunshades, showers and so on. And of course, it also offers the best swimming and sunbathing conditions.

So, if you want to enjoy our quality holiday homes in the lovely village of L’Ampolla or in the surrounding area, Cap-Roig Beach is a great option to satisfy your desires of having a great fun day at the beach!

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Calafell Beach, Tarragona

One of our top beaches is the beautiful and marvelous Calafell Beach, located in the province of Tarragona. Calafell Beach was named after the historic town which it belongs to, Calafell. This town is located 1,5 kilometers inland and it is the perfect destination for those who are looking to combine a sightseeing touristic vacation with a beach holiday. The surrounding towns of Calafell are Roman towns, and they are really worth to explore.

But if we talk about Calafell Beach, we have to say that it has five kilometers of soft and golden sand stretching. This beach is a great spot for Costa Dorada family holidays due to its warm, calm and clean waters. Furthermore, there are playgrounds for children, sun loungers for rent and a wide variety of water sports.

And at last but not at least, Calafell Beach also counts on something very important for visitors with reduced mobility — there are adapted walkways and car parks very close to the beach.

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Cunit Beach, Tarragona

Another stunning beach in Costa Dorada is Cunit Beach. It counts on 2 kilometers long of golden sand, divided into seven half-moon-shaped breakwaters. The waters inside the breakwaters are quiet and shallow, making it an especially safe and unique beach for young children. So we could say that it is also the perfect spot for family holidays in Costa Dorada.

Each of these seven small beaches has at least one beachside restaurant and other facilities including rental sun loungers and sunshades, toilets, water sports rental, football posts, and pedalos rental. So this beach is a great option if you are looking for more than just sunbathing.

Cunit Beach is located in a quiet coastal town with the same name. Cunit is situated about 50 kilometers from the historic and beautiful city of Tarragona. It is on the most northerly part of Costa Dorada, right where it joins Costa de Barcelona.

As Cunit is a bit far from Tarragona, we could say that it is an advantage, because there are not as many tourists as in other places. That means that the area still remains very natural and untouched, and moreover, surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is the perfect combination of pure nature and beach — so Cunit Beach would make a great outdoor activity holiday destination for both, young travelers and active families.

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Playa de El Arenal, L’Ampolla

Playa de El Arenal is located in L’Ampolla, and it is one of the most relaxing and the best beaches in Costa Dorada. It is 2350 meters long and 50 meters wide, so it is the perfect spot for long walks.

Playa de El Arenal stands out for its fine and golden sand, which is typical of the beaches of Costa Dorada. Due to its location, it is very quiet and shallow, so it is an ideal place for families to go with children. It is known as “La Playa de la Calma”, which in Spanish means the calmness beach. If you look carefully at the horizon, you will see the tip of the Fangar. We can tell they are wonderful views!

Nevertheless, we could also say that it is a semi-urban beach due to it is a developed and urbanized area. If you take a look at the promenade, you can find all kind of services, like restaurants, bars, shops and so on.

So, if you are looking for a relaxing day close to our outstanding quality holiday homes in the lovely village of L’Ampolla, Playa de El Arenal is the best option to enjoy a lovely day at the beach! And if you want to discover more things to do in L’Ampolla, you should read our blog!

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Altafulla Beach, Tarragona

Altafulla Beach is another beach that was named after a town with the same name. Altafulla is a medieval town located in the Tarragona province. It is just 10 minutes away from Tarragona city center and one hour from Barcelona.

This beach has fine and golden sand, and it has also been certified with the Blue Flag award. Altafulla Beach is around 1,100 meters long and 20 meters in width. Furthermore, it counts on a very important advantage — there is access for people with reduced mobility and lifeguard service. So, it makes Altafulla the perfect place for a family holiday with young children.

As it is situated quite close to the city, the location of this beach makes it ideal for couple and friends holidays, because the city of Tarragona itself is a great place to go as there are plenty of things to do and places to visit. But the best is the fantastic climate on Costa Dorada because it means that families can enjoy the beach, nature, and the activities on offer in Altafulla during almost the whole year.

From Catalan Ways, we offer you the best rental and sale homes to enjoy all the activities and fun that Catalonia offers. We hope to see you soon around to enjoy the marvelous ambiance and the best beaches in Costa Dorada. If you have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact us!


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