Costa Brava Spain Beaches - Roses
Explore its long sandy beaches and very secluded coves


Roses Costa Brava (spelt Rosas in Spanish) is a beautiful big bay stretching all the way from L’Escala to Roses.

Since 2011, the Bay of Roses (which includes the beaches of L'Escala, Sant Marti d'Empuries, Sant Pere Pescador, Empuriabrava and Roses) is in the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club! This is a UNESCO endorsed classification.

The bay of Roses is one long sand beach, invisibly split into the different beaches of L’Escala, Sant Marti D’Empuries, Sant Pere Pescador, Empuriabrava and Roses.

It is backed at one end by the Montgri Massif (behind L’Escala) and at the other end by the Cap de Creus headland (behind Roses).


Roses Costa Brava



Roses has 7 beaches

and 8 secluded coves

stretching along the south side of the Cap de Creus headland (a rugged unspoilt landscape that epitomises the Costa Brava...wild coast).


The beaches of Roses…


Spain Beaches...Roses beach 1 - PLATJA DE SANTA MARGARIDA



Platja de Santa Margarida is a 650 m long sand beach.

Roses Costa Brava

This is the view of Roses from Santa Margarida beach


It belongs to the development of Santa Margarida (a smaller version of Empuriabrava), that lies behind the beach.

Platja de Santa Margarida has been awarded an EMAS Certificate.

Platja de Santa Margarida facilities:

  • wheelchair accessible
  • life guards
  • first aid
  • childrens play area
  • volley ball nets
  • car park
  • toilets
  • restaurants/bars
  • sunbed hire
  • pedalos
  • kayaks
  • windsurfing

Spain Beaches...Roses beach 2 - PLATJA DE ROSES



Platja de Roses is very very long and sandy...1,790 m long!

It’s split into 3 sections (called Salata, Rastrell and Nova) by two streams.


Roses Costa Brava


Running along the length of the beach is a long shady palm tree lined promenade - great for walking, roller blading, cycling or just sitting!


Roses Costa Brava


Behind the beach is the Roses resort (a low rise development of apartments and hotels), but the back drop to Roses beach is completely dominated by the mighty Cap de Creus headland.

Platja de Roses has been awarded a Blue Flag for the last 4 years. It has also been awarded an EMAS Certificate.

Platja de Roses facilities:

  • wheelchair accessible
  • life guards
  • first aid
  • childrens play area
  • volley ball nets
  • car park
  • toilets
  • restaurants/bars
  • sunbed hire
  • pedalos
  • kayaks
  • windsurfing

Spain Beaches...Roses beach 3 - PLATJA DE LA PUNTA



Platja de la Punta is a 550 m long sand beach, that stretches from the jetty to the harbour.

Platja de la Punta has been awarded a Blue Flag for the last 4 years. It has also been awarded an EMAS Certificate.

Platja de Roses facilities:

  • wheelchair accessible
  • life guards
  • first aid
  • childrens play area
  • volley ball nets
  • car park
  • toilets
  • restaurants/bars
  • sunbed hire
  • pedalos
  • kayaks

Spain Beaches...Roses beach 4 - PLATJA DE LA PALANGRES



Platja de la Palangres is a 140 m long sand beach, located between the harbour and the headland.

Platja de la Palangres facilities:

  • shaded picnic area with stone benches and tables
  • car park
  • drink/ice cream stand

Spain Beaches...Roses beach 5 - PLATJA DE CANYELLES PETITES



Platja de Canyelles Petites is a pretty and relatively small sandy beach (370 m long), but that means that it can get quite crowded in the height of the summer.


Roses Costa Brava


Canyelles Petites beach is a five minute 3 km drive further round the Cap de Creus headland from Roses.

Whilst it is not free from development (there is no break between Roses and Canyelles), the buildings behind Canyelles Petites beach are all low rise climbing up the hillside, broken up by pine trees dotted here and there, so it still retains a lot of its Mediterranean charm.

Platja de Canyelles Petites has been awarded a Blue Flag for the last 4 years.

Platja de Canyelles Petites facilities:

  • wheelchair accessible
  • life guards
  • first aid
  • volley ball nets
  • car park
  • toilets
  • restaurants/bars
  • sunbed hire
  • pedalos
  • kayaks

Spain Beaches...Roses beach 6 - PLATJA DE LA BONIFACI



Platja de la Bonifaci is a small strip of sand (100 m long) just round the headland from Platja de Canyelles Petites.

The rocks at the east end of the beach make for great snorkelling.

Platja de la Bonifaci has been awarded an EMAS Certificate.

Platja de la Bonifaci facilities:

  • drink/ice cream stand

Spain Beaches...Roses beach 7 - PLATJA DE L'ALMADRAVA



Platja de L’Almadrava is another attractive sandy beach, a bit bigger than Platja de Canyelles Petites (450 m long).


Roses Costa Brava


Platja de L’Almadrava is a 5 km ten minute drive further round the Cap de Creus headland from Roses.

L’Almadrava beach has slighty less development behind it than Platja de Canyelles Petites, but it can still get quite crowded in the height of the summer due to its proximity to Roses.

Platja de L’Almadrava has been awarded a Blue Flag for the last 4 years. It has also been awarded an EMAS Certificate.

Platja de L’Almadrava facilities:

  • wheelchair accessible
  • life guards
  • first aid
  • volley ball nets
  • car park
  • toilets
  • restaurants/bars
  • sunbed hire
  • pedalos
  • kayaks


  • The seclude coves of Roses

    After L’Almadrava beach the development along the Cap de Creus headland almost immediately petters out to practically nothing...

    Continue on to Explore the coves of Roses



    Spain Beaches - Roses Costa Brava Webcam


    Want to see what the beaches of Roses look like right now?…take a look at the beach webcam.



    Costa Brava Spain Beaches Video



    A sweeping view of the Bay of Roses from the top of the Montgri Massif...


    Take a look at this video of Roses Costa Brava. Sometimes it spends a little too long on something random, but it gives you a really good look at the main Roses beaches and the promenade, as well as the town...




    Costa Brava Spain Beaches - Roses - General Information


    Where to stay?...check out:

    Hotel Roses

    Camping Roses



    Costa Brava Beaches - How to get to Roses



    Car:

    Zoom in on Roses on the map below to see the numbers and names of the roads. The nearest motorway is the AP7.

    If you need car hire in the Costa Brava please click on this link.


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    Bus:

    You can also get to Roses by bus from Barcelona (changing at Castello D'Empuries) and Girona (changing at Castello D'Empuries or Figueres). Please see sarfa.com for details.

    If catching a bus from Perpignan see linebus.com for details.


    Train:

    The nearest train station to Roses is Figueres (17km away).

    You can catch a train to Figueres from Barcelona, Girona or Perpignan. Please see renfe.es for details.


    Plane:

    The nearest Costa Brava airport to Roses is Girona Airport (44 km away). Check out flights at Ryanair.

    The next closest airport is Perpignan Airport (56km away). Check out Ryanair or Flybe.

    You can also fly to Barcelona Airport (128km away). Check out Easy Jet for flights.



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