The beautiful and radiant Barcelona not only has an outstanding cultural and artistic heritage, it is also one of the great sun and beach tourist destinations in Spain. And not only because of the magnificent sandbanks of the city, such as the beaches of Barceloneta, Sant Sebastià, Somorrostro or Bogatell, but also because of the fantastic coves that you can enjoy just a short distance from Barcelona.
These little pieces of coastal paradise are spread all over the Catalan coast and to get to them you can use the car or, better yet, by boat: sail along the coast of Barcelona on a yacht or sailboat. In this way, in addition to enjoying a rewarding sailing day, you will be able to admire the beauty of these idyllic enclaves from the sea. Yes, without a doubt we can say rent yacht in Barcelona is a difficult plan to beat for your vacation…
And now, we show you some of the best coves near Barcelona that you cannot miss.
Cala Sa Forcanera, Blanes
Although this beautiful cove is only an hour’s drive from Barcelona, the truth is that you will not be able to step on its sand or cool off in its waters unless you get there by boat. Land access land is private, so it is only possible to get there by sea.
Cala Sa Faconera is located between Cala Sant Francesc and Playa de Santa Ana, just below the paradisiacal Marimutra Botanical Garden, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of this sandy area.
Cala Giverola, Tossa de Mar
Located just 5 kilometers from the wonderful town of Tossa de Mar, about an hour and a half by car from Barcelona, Cala Giverola is a dreamy sandy area nestled between pine forests and cliffs, much appreciated by underwater sports practitioners for the accused depth that its waters present a few meters from the coast.
To access it by car, it is necessary to use the paid parking lot of the adjacent tourist complex, although many visitors prefer to sail there, especially in summer, when the boats anchored in its small bay are part of the landscape.
Cala Futadera, Tossa de Mar
You cannot leave the emblematic tourist town of Tossa de Mar without admiring the landscape offered by Cala Futadera, a virgin and very quiet beach that is also known as the Cala de los 300 Escalones. This is due to its long access ladder, quite comfortable to go down but not so easy to go up.
With a very low occupancy even in summer, it is frequented by practitioners of nudism, who can sunbathe in complete tranquility, and by numerous boats that anchor in its waters, a perfect place to spend the day and to enjoy sunsets that seem oil painted.
Cala Aiguablava, Begur
Just over an hour and a quarter from Barcelona, this cove looks like it has just been taken from a Caribbean postcard and is, for many, the most beautiful of the Catalan coasts. Its white and fine sands, its turquoise waters, its many services, including a diving center, and magnificent restaurants serving the best seafood in the Mediterranean make Cala Aiguablava one of the most popular beaches near Barcelona.
The only problem is that in high season it can get crowded as it is not very big (80 x 40 meters).
Precisely to avoid these crowds, it is a bay in which numerous motor boats, sailboats and all kinds of boats moor. Without a doubt, one of the most spectacular destinations for a boat trip.
¿Ready to enjoy Catalunya by boat?
There are many other coves where you can spend unforgettable days near Barcelona, some with the possibility of anchoring for boats, such as Cala Garbet, in Colera, or Cala Pelosa, in Roses. Spectacular sandbanks such as Cala Morisca, in Sitges, Cala dels Frares, in Lloret de Mar, or Cala Playera, in Cadaqués, are also worthy of admiration. The Catalan coasts keep a treasure in each of its corners.