The Begur Experience

Begur Costa Brava what to do and where to go.

La Fosca beach Palamos

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Aguablava beach

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Tamariu

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Tamariu Beach

Tamariu BeachTamariu is situated 4km north of Llafranc in a tranquil and secluded bay of the Costa Brava. It’s name comes from the presence of many Tamarind trees along the promenade.

Tamariu is south facing on to one of the most sheltered beaches of the Costa Brava, there are three small hotels and some good seafood restaurants and great pizzeria reasonably price great for kids and lots of small cafes & bars. The coarse-sanded Blue Flag beach extends nearly all around the bay is very clean. The crystal clear water is ideal for swimming as the beach, especially on the right hand side, shelves at a fairly gentle angle. It is also popular as a dive site as there are many caves to explore along with the submerged mountain of the Llosa de Cala Nova.

At high season Tamariu tend to be busy and parking can be a problem.

 

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Platja d’Aiguablava

Aigua Blava, a small bay on the Costa Brava, G...Leaving Begur in the direction of Palafrugell You will come to Platja d’Aiguablava which enjoys a truly sensational situation.

Dominated to the west by the Ses Falugues mountain, it is flanked by Punta d’Es Mut and, to the rear Cap de Begur, with its impressively beautiful cliffs. Owing to its waters of infinite hues and shallow depth, and its fine, light-coloured sand, the beach affords a sensation of welcoming warmth in a virtually unspoiled and little-developed natural setting.

This little piece of heaven is at the end of a rather precarious corkscrew road. It is a bit hair-raising to get there on the other hand the view is worth the car sickness (don’t encourage the driver to look!)

It is one of the most popular beaches not only in Begur but in the whole of Catalonia, both in terms of the number of people who come to —it is packed in the tourist season.

My advice as a seasoned campaigner go early or late evening as the parking is very limited.

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Sa Riera Beach

Sa Riera beachYou should be able to walk to Sa Riera beach from Begur town in 20 mins, longer on the return up a steep hill (much Longer!)

The bus runs from the village during the main season.

The beach is sandy not very fine sand but adequate for sand castles. It shelves away a bit quickly so be carefull of small children. It is a good size beach with a smaller beach a walk over some rocks to the right.

There is a beach restaurant that sells snacks and drinks also there are restaurants on the way to the beach and facing on to the beach. You will find supermarkets on the way to the beach that sell everything from a needle to an anchor.

There is good bathroom facilities and showers on the beach.

Sa Riera is a good-sized beach that gets quit busy in high season but you will still find space on busy days. There is also a life guard on duty during the season.

Parking is pay parking and is limited, so go early or late in the day or take the bus, you need to be really fit for the walk back up the hill. I havent attempted it yet but I have threatened the children with it (cruel Mammy)!
 

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