Costa Brava Beaches are Among the Best in Europe
How could you deny their charm?
We’ve always said it. The Costa Brava has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe (and probably in the world, right?). As experts of Barcelona and its surrounding areas, we always put our region on a pedestal. However this year we've been proven completely right as European Best Destinations, specialists in promoting tourism and culture in Europe, have published a list of the best beaches in Europe in 2019.
Out of 86 beaches, 16 of them are located in Spain and 4 of them are on the Costa Brava. Not bad right? The beach of Pasjaca in Croatia leads the list and we can tell that our beaches have nothing to envy it– although it is actually stunning!
If you feel inspired to book a holiday to the Costa Brava to see these beautiful beaches for yourself, we've made the task of booking your trip even easier by recommending some of our spectacular holiday villas for rent located near to these four beaches.
Cala Sa Boadella
The first Catalonian beach is Cala Sa Boadella near Lloret de Mar and ranks at the 6th position. We’d like to warn you that it is well-known for being a beautiful nudist beach. Not suitable for the pudic holiday-goers we guess. However, surely you could find a more private corner to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sea and sun.
Vila Mar y Cielo
This is a fantastic 13-bedroom villa with wonderful sea views that is an absolute dream for anyone looking to go away with a large group. It even has a private pool, a games room, a wine cellar and a gym! It is a 40 minute drive from Cala Sa Boadella, but just 800 meters from its own fantastic beach, Platja de Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
Villa Mar y Cielo on ChicRoom Barcelona
Cala del Pi
The second Costa Brava beach on the list is Cala del Pi, which occupies the 17th position. The small cove is located very close to Platja d’Aro and is accessible through a rocky path with magnificent scenery of pine trees and clear water.
This fabulous villa is in the heart of the Costa Brava in Sant Antoni de Calonge. It has 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a 1000m2 plot. It is a short walk from the nearest beach, Platja de Torre Valentina and to make it even better, it is also only a 5 minute drive from Cala del Pi, the 17th best beach in Europe!
Torre Valentina on ChicRoom Barcelona
Calella de Palafrugell
Cala de Palafrugell reaches the 26th position on the list. The tranquil fishing village has maintained its authentic charm, even after all these years. If you fancy a break from dozing on the sand or snorkelling in the clear waters, there is a whole village to explore with plenty of authentic restaurants to enjoy a long lunch of freshly caught fish.
Emporda Costa Brava Ullastret
This traditional house is located in the Spanish countryside in the town of Ullastret. It is a real, rural haven away from the most touristy spots and is the perfect place to relax in the most peaceful environment. The house itself has two bedrooms, a pool and a sunny terrace with views of the surrounding countryside. It is full of charm and character with authentic wooden beams in the ceiling, exposed bricks and a cosy fireplace. It is a 20 minute drive from Calella de Palafrugel.
Emporda Costa Brava Ullastret on ChicRoom Barcelona
Tossa de Mar
Tossa de Mar arrives last in the list at number 49, however being the 49th best beach in the whole of Europe is definitely an achievement not to be underestimated! It is a really stunning beach and one of our favourites here at ChicRoom Barcelona. How often do you get to sunbathe in the shadow of a spectacular medieval castle? And it is not just the castle that is begging to be explored, but the historic town with cobbled streets is too. You simply have to dedicate an entire day to this beautiful beach.
Costa Brava Garriguella
This modern villa is so stylishly decorated that you will feel like you're living in the pages of an interior design magazine. It has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people in its bright and spacious rooms. It has a wonderful outdoor dining area with a BBQ on the terrace, as well as a big garden with a pool where unforgettable memories with family and friends are waiting to be made. It is an hours drive away from Tossa de Mar, making it a great destination for a day trip and there are also plenty of beaches a 10-15 minute drive away.
Costa Brava Garriguella on ChicRoom Barcelona
If you want more information about great Catalonian beaches near Barcelona and on the Costa Brava, check out our article, The Best Beaches Close to Barcelona.
Where Are These Incredible Beaches?
Where to Stay
As you've already seen in this article, we have some stunning holiday villas on offer near these incredible beaches. What more could you want than a beautiful, luxury home near some of the best beaches in Europe? ChicRoom Barcelona's villas are fantastic for anyone who enjoys their privacy and wants the freedom of living like a local during their holiday. Start your search for the perfect holiday villa in Costa Brava today!
Costa Brava Marenya on ChicRoom Barcelona