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).
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)...
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.
These are what I think of as being the fishing village beaches of Calella Costa Brava…
with its white washed houses and arched walkway (voltes), and
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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