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What are the beaches like in Tossa?

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Warks.England
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What are the beaches like in Tossa?

I have started to do a few personal reviews so as to give answers to the Top Questions section about Tossa de Mar so here goes:-

There are four beaches in Tossa all with the “Blue Beach” standard

The largest, the Platja Gran, runs from the walls of the Vila Vella (Castle) to the road leading to Mar Menuda.

It is a wide beach at its centre and there are toilet facilities at either end.There are two beach bars and two sun lounger/brolly franchises. Expect to pay circa €5 each for the day, there are no half day prices.

At the widest part there is an area,away from the sunbathers,for vollyball.

There is always something to watch in season as the tourist boats come up onto the beach near the walls of the Vila Vella. There are kiosks here for trips to Lloret and San Feliu and also the Glass bottomed Boat. There is always lots of activity at the weekends at the other end of the beach as you can watch the private speed boats being launched from in front of Nautic Tossa. You can also book tickets for the Splash Boat here.

The sand varies but is quite gritty and is not to everyone’s liking but at least it does not blow about.

It can be hot to the soles of the feet in high season but there are wood walkways in a couple of places. If the waves have been up the beach can slope quite steeply into the sea, and although there are lifeguards on duty, it is best to keep an eye on young kids.

The sand is raked by tractor daily.

The Mar Menuda beach is smaller and narrower and is more protected from the North if the wind and waves are up.

It also has a beach bar, toilet facilities, sun loungers and the sand is somewhat finer and also the beach shelves more gently into the sea so is preferred by some families with young children.

There is some very good snorkelling around the rocky headland.

At certain times of the year a small area is sectioned off for water sports (Kayaks, wind surfing etc) for school parties, mainly English.

The beach is very popular with Scuba divers who use a small entry called the “ladies pool” to start and finish their shore dives.

Under the walls of the Vila Vella is Platja d'es Codolar which is only accessed by the climb up the cobbled walk way passed the restaurants such as Sa Murella. The sand is finer and whilst it is sheltered it is quite small but there are flat rocks either side for sunbathing. It is popular with locals.

There is a tiny beach just under the Minerva statue on the Mar Menuda road called Platja del Reig, accessed by steps from the promenade.

No facilities and only space for a dozen couples it is ideal for snorkelling around the rocks and good for kids as the slope is gentle.

There are two “private” beaches outside of Tossa, both 3km away.

Cala Giverola ,direction San Feliu and Cala Llevado ,direction Lloret de Mar. Both have golden soft sand but access is restricted during high season.

For a map of Tossa, showing the beaches go to the official Tourism web site:-

http://www.infotossa.com/indexeng.php

click on “leaflets” then on the picture of town map.

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Warks.England
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1. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

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Warks.England
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2. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

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MsHollyDay
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3. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

Good review of the beaches Silverswimmer - Thank You.

You mention there are a two 'private' sandy beaches that have restricted access in high season. I will be in Tossa with my family in late June / early July and would like to drive to them for a change of scenery and sandcastle building. Do you know if we would be wasting our time trying to get access or if there is a good chance we would be allowed on?

Thanks

Warks.England
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4. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

I have certainly heard of people being able to drive down to them without a pass out of peak season and not at weekends.

Cala llavado is a 5 minute drive on the Lloret road (you have to drive down the campsite/apartment road) and Giverola a similar distance on the San Feliu road.

You can see a close up of these beaches and facilities on the Google map feature.

Lviv, Ukraine
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5. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

Are there any beaches in Tossa for free?

Warks.England
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6. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

All the main three beaches in Tossa are free.

Northampton, UK
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7. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

Are there any beaches with fine sand in or near to Tossa, suitable for a one year old baby to play in please?

Lviv, Ukraine
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8. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

I'm sure you can go with one year old baby!

Warks.England
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9. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

The Mar Menuda has finer sand than the main beach but do note that the sand varies in patches on all the beaches-it is not shingle,it is gritty sand.

Quebec City, Canada
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10. Re: What are the beaches like in Tossa?

Is there sand on the sea bottom as well? no stones or rocks to hurt your feet?

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