Costa Brava Spain Beaches - Explore
The Beautiful Beaches Of
Calella Costa Brava

The Costa Brava beach of Calella de Palafrugell is a classic looking Mediterranean fishing village. I really love Calella (whilst Jonnie’s heart belongs to Llafranc, I think mine belongs here).

Calella Costa Brava

one of the most beautiful Spain Beaches...

There are several smalls reefs in front of Calella de Palafrugell which have split its section of the Costa Brava coast into 7 beaches (all sandy)...

El Canadell

Calella Costa Brava

Coming down the coast from Llafranc, the first beach you come to is the biggest of Calella de Palafrugell’s beaches, El Canadell. This beach is backed by beautiful large houses and a promenade.

Filmed one early August morning. See, even at the height of summer it is possible to have the stunning Costa Brava beaches to yourself...if you can get up early enough!

Port de Malaespina, Port Bo, Platja d’en Calau

A short walk round the back of the houses that separate El Canadell from the rest of Calella de Palafrugell’s beaches, brings you to Port de Malaespina, Port Bo and Platja d’en Calau.

Calella Costa Brava

These are what I think of as being the fishing village beaches of Calella Costa Brava…

Calella Costa Brava

with its white washed houses and arched walkway (voltes), and

Calella Costa Brava

there are always a couple of small fishing boats parked on the shore.

We group these three beaches together because what separates them is not on the shore. Their dividing lines are the rocky spits that protrude out in to the lovely clear blue sea.

The rocky spits of Port de Malaespina, Port Bo, Platja d’en Calau make for fabulous snorkelling.

Calella Costa Brava

A lovely spot for a drink or lunch.

Port Bo beach is the location of the fantastic Habaneras Festival (the festival of sea shanties). Which takes place on the first Saturday in July on Port Bo Beach. This festival is unbelievably popular and the crowds are pretty overwhelming for such a small beach...but it is fantastic. Just get here really early (we come to the beach in the morning and set up camp...not a bad place to hang out!)

Take a look at this video of the lovely Calella Costa Brava beaches of Port de Malaespina, Port Bo and Platja d’en Calau.

The next three beaches of Calella Costa Brava are small coves, cut into the rocks, accessible by flights of steps…

El Port Pelegri

The first of the coves is El Port Pelegri.

Calella Costa Brava

La Platgeta

La Platgeta is the biggest and prettiest of the three coves, with a bank of prickly pears on its left and a small cafe in the old boat houses at its rear.

Calella Costa Brava

Sant Roc o dels Canyers

Sant Roc o dels Canyers is the smallest of the three coves, which becomes big flat rocks as it meets the Cap Roig headland.

Calella Costa Brava

There is also another tiny strip of sand just the other side of the flat rocks, before the headland becomes impassable (except by boat or kayak, or on the Cami de Ronda path).

Calella Costa Brava

Cala El Golfet

Calella de Palafrugell has a secret beach...and it goes by the name of Cala El Golfet...

Costa Brava Spain Beach Webcam - Calella de Palafrugell

Want to see what the Calella's beaches look like right now?…take a look at the Webcam Calella de Palafrugell.

Costa Brava Spain Beaches Video

More videos of Calella Costa Brava and also of Llafranc.

The Cami de Ronda coastal path between Calella and Llafranc is a beautiful and relatively easy walk. Take a look...

The beautiful beaches of Calella Costa Brava and Llafranc...

(If you are not a fan of pan pipes I would mute the music!)

Want to see more of Calella de the video on our Llafranc page (it starts in Calella).

Spain Beaches - Calella Costa Brava - General Information

There is street parking on meters available in Calella de Palafrugell. You can usually get a spot about 5 minutes walk from the beach.

Where to stay?...check out:

Hotel Calella Costa Brava

Camping Calella Costa Brava

Spain Beaches - Calella Costa Brava - How To Get Here


Zoom in on Palafrugell and then on Calella de Palafrugell on the map below to see the numbers and names of the roads. The nearest motorway is the AP7.

The nearest hire car companies are in Palafrugell - Masca Motor and Rent Services. Both of these car hire companies will drop off and pick up the car for free in Calella de Palafrugell.

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You can also get here by bus from Palafrugell. To get to Palafrugell you can catch a bus from Flaca, Girona and Barcelona. Please see for details.


The nearest train station is Flaca (25km away).

Please see for details (you have to click on the 'find all stations' button and manually find Flaca, as for some reason the website doesn't list it in the drop down menu).


The nearest Costa Brava airport is Girona Airport (45 km away). Check out flights at Ryanair.

The next closest Costa Brava airport is Barcelona Airport (120km away). Check out Easy Jet for flights.


The nearest taxi companies are located in Palafrugell.

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