I have discovered this year Begur, a tiny town in Costa Brava that impressed me with its unspoilt beaches and crystal water. I am a big fan of Costa Brava area, not only for amazing beaches but also incredible food experiences, bear with me because I want to tell you all about it.

I can say now that Begur is a must all year around destination, there are so many things that can be done in the area -incredible beaches, walking through the coastal path, diving etc...

Begur is a town that it is less than an hour drive from many locations, so it is the perfect spot to sleep in and discover the area around: Banyoles, Girona, Pals, Palamós etc...

Recommended beaches in Begur

The beaches and little bays are incredible and perfect for summer time, relax and sunbath at the beach as well as water activities.

There are different beaches and "cales" as we call it in Catalan in Begur area, each of them its special in their own way. From the bottom up, we loved Platja Fonda, this one is for good swimmers as in no time you will have water over your neck. No bar/restaurant near that one so take some food/beverages with you, it is worth it, look at this beach.

Platja Fonda

Platja Fonda

In the south, you can find Fornells, where small creeks can be reached such as Ses Orats, Malaret and the Port Esclanyà. These caves do not have fine sand but still are a great place to enjoy the sun, crystal waters and the landscape.



In this part of the coast you can find Aiguablava beach, well known for its crystalline water and white sand, this one is definitely one of those that can make a good wallpaper in your PC. Greenish waters and this one has a couple of restaurants so it is a good choice if you want to stay for lunch.

Sa tuna is also one of the most famous beaches around the area for its hidden location, nice and clean waters, it is accessible by the coastal path that goes around the beaches in the area. It is surrounded by houses near the shore and boats so has all a fishermen's town needs to have.

Sa tuna

Sa tuna

Sa riera, it is the biggest beach in Begur and has different parts Cala del Rei and Cala d'Es port d'es Pi:, there are restaurants and shops in the area so no need to worry to bring your own stuff.

Illa roja is the next beach, be aware it is a nudist beach, we didn't get there yet but everyone is recommending it, it is called "Illa Roja" because it has a rouge rock in the same beach that gives name to the place.

We enjoyed very much the area and now it has become a must go every year, this time we enjoyed a long weekend so it gave us plenty of time to discover Begur and its gastronomy as well.

My recommendation is that you spent a day in  Begur town, it is a beautiful place to visit with old stone houses and good restaurants.

Any tips on your favourite beaches in Costa Brava? C'mon, share your secrets so we can all enjoy!