Costa Brava: the best beaches and coves for sailing
The best beaches and coves of the Costa Brava can be reached by sailing either by boat, sailboat, yacht or catamaran. Few places can be compared with Costa Brava in terms of the beauty of its beaches and coves. Sailing along the Costa Brava is synonymous with enjoying beaches with turquoise and transparent waters, old fishing villages that still retain part of their charm, walks along the Caminos de Ronda that will take you to hidden coves between small cliffs and lush vegetation. And if you would like to go further, these are the reasons Why choose the Costa Brava to live?
There are many activities to do on Costa Brava, in previous articles we have talked about Diving on the Costa Brava or flying in a balloon on Costa Brava. In this post, we want to introduce you to the best beaches to navigate the Costa Brava.
Top 6: Costa Brava, coves and beaches for sailors
Which are the most unreachable beaches and that have conquered sailors? Disconnect from the stress and routine of day to day, discovering dream places that can only be accessed by boat. These are our top 6 most beautiful coves to get to by boat.
Cala de Culip in Cadaqués
It is one of the quietest beaches on Costa Brava, with only 15m in length. Located a few kilometres from the Cap de Creus lighthouse, Cala Culip is one of the few beaches where you can still anchor if accessed by boat. In this cove, Phoenician, Greek and Roman shipwrecks have been found. The geological landscape is impressive, in fact, it is said that the place inspired Salvador Dalí in many of his masterpieces. Access by boat is highly recommended, but can also be accessed on foot after a 30-minute walk.
Cala Tavallera in Port de la Selva
Located in the Cap de Creus Natural Park. A large tongue of sand divides the cliffs in two, forming a cove of great beauty, very popular with boats. It is one of the ends of the GR11 trail, or Senda Pirenaica, the route that crosses the entire Pyrenees from west to east. The cove is nudist and very little frequented due to its difficult access. An impressive place to discover virgin places and with a natural environment little frequented.
Located in the Montgrí Natural Park, one of the wildest and most beautiful places on Costa Brava. Cove of crystalline waters, virgin, formed by pebbles, not sand, and about 150 meters in length. Little frequented, due to its access, so we include it in this list to arrive by boat. The mouth of a small stream that runs down from the mountains and the islets that dot it makes this scene a natural spectacle.
It is located 6 km from the urban centre of Tossa de Mar and you can only get there on foot or by boat. Perhaps this is the reason why it is a natural and peaceful place. The view of the cove from the top is impressive. The contrast between the turquoise of the water with the green of the pines that reach sea level, the pinkish colour of the rocks and the shadows that the pines themselves leave on the sea. It is a small cove, about 100 meters long by 10 meters wide, and it does not have any type of service. In this cove, you can practice nudism.
It is located in the area of Les Planasses Salpatx, between the port of Clota de l’Escala and Punta Montgó in the Montgrí Natural Park. Known as ‘Illa Mateua’ for the islet located 20 meters from the sand. It is a paradise for divers, since its rocky bottoms, with cavities and underwater tunnels, show great underwater life. In this islet live gardens of posidonia, red coral, lobsters, congers, octopus and numerous species of rockfish. A 15-minute swim away, the Cotentin wreck, a French tugboat that sank in 1963 and whose bow is still preserved, is under its waters.
It is a virgin beach of incredible beauty, located in the heart of the Cap de Creus Natural Park and about 12 km. from the centre of Roses. Surrounded by the mountains of the Pyrenees, it is a paradise for families and those who want to do activities such as boat trips, kayaking, diving and if you stay at their resort, tennis, mini-golf, etc. The cove is perfect for yachting as its waters are very calm and without too many waves. Take the opportunity to enjoy Cap Norfeu and walk around. It has a wonderful landscape, especially at sunset.