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A Beach Desired For Centuries
By Ancient Civilisations...
Sant Marti D’Empuries

The charms of the beach of Sant Marti D’Empuries and its neighbouring beaches, El Moll Grec and Les Muscleres, enticed the ancient Greeks over 2000 years ago to conquer this land and build a town that became their gateway to the Iberian Peninsula (Ruines de Empuries).

These charms have not gone unnoticed today either...

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.

Sant Marti D’Empuries is a fabulous long sandy beach.

Sant Marti D'Empuries Costa Brava

The ruins of a Greek jetty provide for great snorkelling.

Sant Marti D'Empuries Costa Brava

A pine tree lined tarmac promenade (Passeig Maritim D’Empuries) that leads all the way to L’Escala, runs behind the beach. A great place to walk, run, cycle or rollerblade.

Sant Marti D'Empuries Costa Brava

Behind Passeig Maritim D’Empuries lies the impressive ruins of the ancient settlement of Empuries.

Ruines de Empuries Costa Brava

The “modern” (10th century!) walled village of Sant Marti D’Empuries is really beautiful. I always bring friends that visit to this village, as it's like stepping back in time.

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catch a beautiful sunset

visit the beautiful church

In the summer months (15th June to 30th September from 08.00 until 24.00) the tourist train-bus (el carrilet) links Sant Marti d´Empuries with l´Escala, Riells and Montgo. The train runs every hour, costs €2 per journey and travels at a leisurely pace along the promenade and through L’Escala town.

There are 2 tourist bus routes:

  • Departing from the Plaça de les Escoles, through the centre of L’Escala town, stopping at La Punta, Passeig Maritim, Platja de Riells, Port, Avda Montgo and Cala Montgo.
  • Departing from the Plaça de les Escoles, through the centre of L’Escala town, stopping at C/ Ave Maria, the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia-Empuries and Sant Marti D´Empuries

  • There is a children's play ground behind the beach, near Sant Marti d'Empuries, as well pedalo hire.

    Costa Brava Spain Beaches - Sant Marti d'Empuries - General Information

    The beach is convenient for families as there are toilets behind the beach, a car park and several beach bars selling ice creams and drinks.

    Where to stay?...check out:

    Hotel Sant Marti d'Empuries

    There are no campsites in Sant Marti d’Empuries. The nearest campsites are in Sant Pere Pescador.

    Spain Beaches - Sant Marti D’Empuries - How Do You Find it


    Zoom in on L’Escala and then on Sant Marti D’Empuries on the map below to see the numbers and names of the roads. The nearest motorway is the AP7.

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    There is no public transport direct to Sant Marti D’Empuries. Instead you will have to get to L’Escala and then either take a 20-30 minute walk along the shady coastal promenade, or a short taxi journey or if it is summer take the tourist train-bus (el carrilet) along the promenade.

    Public Transport To L’Escala...


    You can get to L’Escala by bus from Flaça, Girona and Barcelona. Please see for details.

    If catching a bus from Perpignan (it stops at Figueres) see for details.


    The nearest train station is Camallera (16km away).

    Please see for details (you have to click on the 'find all stations' button and manually find Camallera, as for some reason the website doesn't list it in the drop down menu). However, you will have to arrange a taxi or a hotel pick up from there, so you may find it easier/cheaper to catch the Sarfa bus from Flaça train station, which goes to L'Escala.

    If catching a train from Perpignan, the nearest train station is Figueres (21 km away). See for details.


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

    The next closest airport is Perpignan Airport (80km away). Check out Ryanair or Flybe.

    You can also fly to Barcelona Airport (162 km away). Check out Easy Jet for flights.

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