The Coastal Scenery


The coastline

'Local' probably extends up to Canet-Plage to the North, and down to Cadaques in the South. (Although there are many lovely bays and coves worth visiting further down the Costa Brava - until about Tossa del Mar)

Canet-Plage, a large, flat sand beach, with plenty of attractions in the season Le Racou is our favourite beach. It is nearly the closest to us, and it is largely unspoiled. There is an excellent beach restaurant at Le Racou called Menj Aqui, serving tapas and grills.
Collioure is a lovely place to visit in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Parking is at a premium, however.
Port Vendres is still a fishing and ferry port. There are some seriously good fish restaurants here. Banyuls has an old-world charm about it.
Banyuls makes a nice change from brash Canet or St. Cyprien. Cap Cerbere is the place for wild flowers in the Spring.  
The Costa Brava
Agua Blava is well into the Spanish Costa Brava, but this is a lovely spot. Tamariu is a delightful cove Calella (near Palafrugell) is still a fishing village at heart.
Please note: Parking is at a premium in these Costa Brava villages