Costa Brava Spain Beaches:
Explore Beautiful Tamariu
And Its Secluded Coves

Tamariu Costa Brava

Tamariu gets its name from the tamarisk (a type of ever-green) trees that shade its small promenade.

Tamariu Costa Brava

Tamariu is still a relatively small village, although no longing making its living from fishing, you can still find small fishing boats pulled up on its shore.

Along with Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugel, Tamariu belongs to the municipality of Palafrugell.

The beaches are similar in that they are small and sandy and belong to fishing villages, but Tamariu is the smallest of the three.

The beach of Tamariu was awarded a Blue Flag for the last five years.

Spain Beaches...Tamariu - PLATJA DELLS LIRIS

Although there is only one main beach of Tamariu…there is a small beach called Platja dells Liris to the right (if you are sat on the sand) of the main beach.

Tamariu Costa Brava

From here you can access the diving board attached to the rocks (I still find this fun, even though I'm grown up)…

Tamariu Costa Brava

Spain Beaches...Tamariu - AIGUA DOLCA

There is also another beach (well, a concrete bank with a small pebble beach in front) to the left of Tamariu beach, called Aigua Dolca.

If you want to get away from everyone, this is the place to lay your towel.

Tamariu Costa Brava

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Costa Brava Beaches - Tamariu Webcam

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

Spain Beaches...Tamariu's Secluded Coves

AIGUA XELIDA - literally means "frozen water".

Named because of the fresh water springs under the sea that cause a sudden drop in temperature.

Aigua Xelida Costa Brava

The beach is a small stoney cove, about 1 km north of Tamariu. Aigua Xelida is accessible on foot, from Carrier de Cala Marquesa or you can walk from Tamariu along the Cami de Ronda.

LA PEDROSA - is a small pebble beach, 1.85 km south of Tamariu.

La Pedrosa is accessible on foot from Tamariu along the Cami de Ronda or by kayak/boat.

EL CAU - is a small stoney cove, about 1 km north of Llafranc.

El Cau is accessible on foot, from Sant Sebastia lighthouse and the residential streets to the north of it, or you can walk from Tamariu or Llafranc along the Cami de Ronda.

Costa Brava Spain Beaches Videos

I stood on this beautiful beach one busy August day and shot this short video to remind myself of holidays when it was deepest winter. I didn't even bother to add a sound track, much preferring to keep the bustle of the summer beach....

Also take a look at this great video of this beautiful Costa Brava beach.... (you might want to mute the music though!)

If you watch the video from the start you can look at stunning Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc.

Costa Brava Beaches - Tamariu - General Information

There are a few car parking spaces right behind the beach, on Carrer Riera (you have to get here early to get a space). There are more car parking spaces further along Carrer Riera (heading away from the beach) and also a pay & display car park.

More parking can be found if you take a right turn off Carrer Riera on to Carrer Pescadors and then turn left on to Carrer Muga (there is a dirt floor car park at the end of this small road). You can also park on Carrer Aiguablava (this is quite a steep hill though).

Where to stay?...check out:

Camping Tamariu

Costa Brava Beaches - How to get to Tamariu


Zoom in on Palafrugell and then on Tamariu 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 Tamariu.

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You can also get to Tamariu 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 to Tamariu is Flaca (20km 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 to Tamariu is Girona Airport (40 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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