Are you planning to visit the beautiful coastal city of TOSSA DE MAR this summer, but have no idea which beaches to visit while you´re there? Well, you just got lucky! We´ve assembled 4 Best Beaches in Costa Brava in TOSSA DE MAR that are guaranteed to please you!
# 1 Pola Cove
Pola Cove (or, in Spanish Cala Pola) is a small natural cove located 6 km north of the Tossa de Mar city center, next to a campsite with the same name. It is truly one of the most characteristic beaches of this coast. If you like hiking and are craving for some exercise, you can reach the cove from the city center by walking on a small path along the sea. The views on the way and at the top of the mountain next to the beach are definitely worth the effort. You can also go to Pola Cove by car by following the signs for the «Camping Pola ». There is a parking lot there, but during the summer season, it will be quite crowded! However, the beach is a lot less touristic and quieter than many other beaches in Costa Dorada.
From the campsite, it is only a 350-meter walk to the cove. One of the biggest advantages of this beach is that even if it feels like a wild cove, you will find many activities and facilities there due to the proximity of the campsite. There are showers, a supermarket, a beach bar, and a restaurant. You will also have the possibility to go on a fun boat excursion, where you can explore the other coves of Tossa de Mar. The Pola Cove is the departure and arrival point for the boat with underwater views, which allows you to admire the wonderful seabed and marine wildlife living there. This cove is the perfect place for those who want to escape the rest of the world for a day.
# 2 Codolar Beach
This beach is only a few minutes walk from the city center and the old town of Tossa de Mar. It is still the departure point for many fishermen, which is what makes it a very unique place indeed. To get there, you will have to cross Portal de Socors, which is a very lively street with many restaurants, shops, and bars. The street will lead you to this wonderful beach in just 10 minutes. For those who are feeling energetic and prefer not to lay on their towel all day long, the beach is also the starting point for the Camino de Ronda, which is a great hiking route featuring breathtaking views of the coast.
Es Coodolar beach is only 80 meters long, yet it is still very popular among both locals and tourists. The sea is crystal clear with plenty of fish and other sea life, making it a great place for snorkelling. The beach provides several facilities and activities, like a cafe, showers, and toilet. We recommend catching some fish to barbecue in the evening for an aperitif with your family and friends.
# 3 Futadera Cove
Futadera Cove (or in Spanish Cala Futadera) is a virgin cove located 6 km north of Tossa de Mar. This is a small and very quiet beach, only 100 meters long and without any services. To reach this beach you will have to climb up a natural staircase (Warning: You have to be in great physical condition to choose this path!). The cove is called the Cove of 300 stairs, and you can probably guess why! But it is worth it, mostly for the spectacular view from the top of the cliff. From this point, you will enjoy the gorgeous contrast between the turquoise blue water, the green pines and the pinkish color of the rocks, and you will feel as if you were at the edge of the world.
This a relatively unknown beach, so if you´re looking for a calm place to get away from the tourist crowd, it’s the perfect place to stay for a day. This beach is often occupied by touristic and personal boats that dock in the quiet, natural environment. If you wish to enjoy the sunshine and natural beauty of this quaint gem on the Costa Brava we recommended visiting the beach in the morning, having a nice picnic and leaving at the end of the afternoon.
# 4 Llorell Beach
Llorell beach is also called Santa Maria Llorell Beach and is the largest beach in the bay. It is 500 meters long and is located 3.5 km south of Tossa de Mar. The beach is surrounded by a residential area that makes it quite difficult to access by car; but it is possible to walk down to the beach. It is a nice place for sunbathing because the beach has sunbed rentals, toilets and it is also cleaned regularly.
Llorell features the largest variety of services and activities. Especially when it comes to water sports, including kayak rental. You can paddle to other Costa Brava beaches in the bay. There is also a diving school so you can dive under the rock to admire all the wonderful marine wildlife. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Llorell is the favorite beach; for families who live in the neighborhood around it.
Do you have difficulties deciding which beach you want to visit? Why not staying in Costa Brava for a few days to check them all?