Most Beautiful Bays In The World Club

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.

Bay of Roses Costa Brava

This is a really impressive distinction for a bay to have. The bay must have...

  • flora and fauna of significant interest
  • outstanding natural beauty
  • appreciated at local and national levels
  • have two features recognised by UNESCO in the cultural or natural assets categories

The Bay of Roses became a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club because it has 3 natural parks, 45 km of award winning (EMAS and Blue Flag) beaches, a large number of nautical sports facilities and is renowned for it's fabulous cuisine!

There are 48 bays in the world that are in the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club (which was founded in 1997).

The Most Beautiful Bays in the World

    Peninsula Valdes in Argentina

    Praia do Rosa in Brazil

    Todos os Santos in Brazil

    Punta Arenas in Chile

    Cartagena de India in Colombia

    Bahia de las Aguilas in Dominican Republic

    Bay of Iles des Saintes in Guadeloupe

    Bay of Banderas in Mexico

    San Francisco Bay in USA

    Chaleurs Bay in Canada

    Tadoussac Bay in Canada

    Bay of Santander in Spain

    Bay of Roses in Spain

    Bay Setubal in Portugal

    Somme Bay in France

    Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in France

    Gulf of Morbihan Quiberon Bay in France

    Girolata and Porto Gulf in Corsica

    Bodrum Bay in Turkey

    Bantry Bay in Ireland

    St Ives Bay in UK

    Mounts Bay in UK

    Bay of Kotor in Montenegro

    Geiranger Fjord in Norway

    Stockholm Bay in Sweden

    Bay of Qingdao in China

    Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines

    Halong Bay in Vietnam

    Nha Trang Bay in Vietnam

    Lang Co Bay in Vietnam

    Mindelo Bay in Cap Verde

    Table Bay in South Africa

    False Bay in South Africa

    Diego Suarez Bay in Madagascar

    Sine Saloum Delta in Sengal

    Pemba Bay in Mozambique

    Baie d’Agadir-Taghazout in Morocco

Other Beautiful Beaches...

There are many more beautiful bays (not just the Bay of Roses) and stunning beaches on the Costa Brava Spain.

Take a look at the pictures in the right column (click on any of the pictures to visit that beach).

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