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The 15 best beaches for water sports
Enjoy the best beaches on the Costa Brava for water sports. If you love snorkelling, scuba diving or windsurfing, keep reading.

The 15 best beaches for water sports

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Enjoy the best beaches on the Costa Brava for water sports. If you love snorkelling, scuba diving or windsurfing, keep reading.

Gola del Fluvià

Sant Pere Pescador

The Fluvià river flows into Sant Pere Pescador, between the beaches of Can Comes and Can Martinet. This natural area known as Gola del Fluvià is...

Platja de l'Erola

Port de la Selva

Platja de l'Erola is the continuation of Platja de la Ribera, separated only by the Riera de Romanyac and located in front of the fuel station...

Es Cranc, El Peix and Els Mussols coves

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Es Cranc, El Peix and Els Mussols coves form a group of three small, elongated, semi-hidden spaces located in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. The only...

Platja Gran beach


Platja Gran beach in Pals stands out for its length, almost two and a half kilometres. It's located between Grau beach and Racó beach, which...

Port Salvi cove

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Port Salvi is a rocky cove located in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, at the foot of the coastal path, just in front of the Eden Roc Hotel.

This cove...

Sant Pere Pescador beach

Sant Pere Pescador

With its 6.3 kilometres of sand and dunes, Sant Pere Pescador beach is the longest beach in the Gulf of Roses. It stretches from the mouth of the...

Els Griells beach


Els Griells beach is located in l'Estartit, just in front of the residential area of the same name. It is the continuation of Gran beach, and...

Bramant cove


Cala Bramant is located two kilometres north of the town of Llançà. It is a beautiful natural space, made up mainly of sand and stones, and...

Jonca cove

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

This small cove is located just behind the port of Sant Feliu de Guíxols. It can be reached via the esplanade behind the Club Nàutic building,...

Jugadora cove


Jugadora cove is located seven kilometres north of Cadaqués, very close to Cala Fredosa[/item_link ] and the Far del Cap de Creus, and due to its...

Santa Anna beach


Just behind the port of Blanes and near the Marimurtra Botanical Garden is the Santa Anna beach, also known as Els Capellans beach.

It is a small...

Jòncols cove


Fourteen kilometres from the centre of Roses, in a practically virgin and wild landscape past Cape Norfeu, we find Cala Jòncols.

With a rocky...

Ametller cove

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

The small and pretty Cala Ametller is a protected natural area located in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. It is about twenty metres long and is mainly...

Cap Roig cove

Sant Antoni de Calonge

The picturesque Cala Cap Roig is a beautiful natural space that owes its name to the reddish rock formation that divides it in two.

It is a...

Can Martinet beach

Sant Pere Pescador

Can Martinet beach is located on the seafront of Sant Pere Pescador. It borders the Gola del Fluvià and the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà natural park...


Costa Brava is an ideal place for all kinds of water sports. From the coastline of Blanes and Lloret de Mar, to the rocky and windy area of Cap de Creus, there are plenty of places with perfect conditions for windsurfing, white water swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and even the most recent disciplines, such as paddle surfing.

We make it easy for you to choose from among the many areas that this spectacular area of the Catalan coastline has to offer, so we offer you this list of the 15 best beaches for water sports on the Costa Brava.


Let's start in Blanes, more specifically at Santa Anna beach, located behind the port and close to a sailing and diving school. This area is ideal for beginners in scuba diving and snorkelling thanks to its shallow waters. From here, you can follow the coastline passing by Marimurtra Botanical Garden until you reach Sant Francesc cove and Punta de s'Agulla, diving in a marine environment that will fascinate you.

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Arriving at the coast of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, we find four ideal places for water sports, especially snorkelling and scuba diving, which will allow us to explore the beautiful seabed that exists in this area.

Port Salvi is a cove made up entirely of rocks that is located on the point that juts out just before reaching the centre of the town, specifically at the foot of the Eden Roc Hotel. It is a very popular area for scuba diving lovers thanks to its rich seabed, and it is an ideal place for snorkelling and swimming, as a channel has been set up for this purpose.

In this area we also find Cala Jonca. We have included it mainly for its geographical location, for being situated behind the port of Sant Feliu and the Nautical Club, an area where we find a sailing and diving school and the possibility of renting boats. All this allows us to explore the incredible area of marine reefs and their depths.

Further north we find Ametller cove, located in a protected natural area where it is highly recommended to take a hiking route to get to know the surroundings. In addition, the area also has a rich seabed to enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving.

Before reaching Sant Pol beach we find a group formed by Es Cranc cove, del Peix and dels Mussols, a spectacular rocky area that is great for snorkelling.

Sant Antoni de Calonge

Several kilometres before reaching Sant Antoni de Calonge we find Cap Roig cove, which is divided in two by a reddish-coloured central islet with a beautiful seabed.


The Gran beach in Pals is about 2.4 kilometres long. Its slope on entering the water, the waves and the surfing, windsurfing and paddlesurfing equipment hire shops make it a beach to be taken into account by lovers of the sport.


Past the Ter gorge and just before reaching the centre of the town, we find the Els Griells beach. Its extension and conditions make it perfect for sports such as windsurfing and paddle surfing.

If you reach the centre of the town centre of l'Estartit, you will find the marina. Here there is a wide range of possibilities to enjoy the Medes islands and its spectacular scenery, considered the best nature reserve in the western Mediterranean. You can choose to go on kayak excursions along the rugged coastline, or discover the incredible seabed with a diving or snorkelling trip.

Sant Pere Pescador

The Sant Pere Pescador beach is an important international reference point for sports disciplines such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. Its more than 6 kilometres of sand, dunes and waters exposed to the wind make its conditions the most suitable for lovers of these sports.

Following the coastline, we find the beaches of Can Martinet and Gola del Fluvià, practically virgin spaces, with a beautiful natural environment and excellent conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Cap de Creus

Reaching the northernmost part of the Costa Brava, there are several places of interest for water sports lovers, including Jòncols cove, a practically unspoilt and rocky spot just past Cap Norfeu. This site has a spectacular seabed that is highly recommended for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Almost all the coves of Cap de Creus have similar characteristics, with rocky formations, small dimensions and ideal for snorkelling or scuba diving, but among all of them we also highlight Jugadora cove. This place stands out for its location, right next to the Cap de Creus lighthouse, from where we can access many neighbouring coves and enjoy a fantastic day of sport and nature.

El Port de la Selva

Here we find the Erola beach, a place to take into account due to its optimal conditions and the offer it has to offer. It has a surfing school and other water and wind sports, as well as two parking areas that are ideal for unloading sports equipment on the sand.


To finish this list, we stop in the town of Llançà. Here we find Bramant cove, a rocky cove in a beautiful natural setting that is not to be missed. We have chosen it because it is located at the Punta del Cap Ras, a perfect place for snorkelling or scuba diving. Heading north we can explore the marvellous seabed around the Punta del Cap Ras as far as Garbet beach; and heading south we can visit places such as Cros beach, El Rastell beach or Grifeu beach.