Playas de Calella
Playas de Calella
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AlanL593
Eccleston, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Calella is a very pleasant resort, not luxurious but with plenty charm and character, and friendly locals.
As well as the main strip going up away from the beach was a very long street which split into two at the church square. These were littered with a variety of shops, bars and cafes. In the evenings there was usually some form of entertainment in the town - festivals, parades, music and dance, street parties.
A long walk to the north takes you to Pineda which is worth a visit.
An hours journey by comfortable train along the coast to Barcelona is a must.
Written August 18, 2015
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RAINBOW1
Orange County, CA226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
As part of a day tour from Barcelona, our guide took us to this azure and turquoise and sand beach on the Costa Brava.

The sight of the coast literally took our breath away!

May seemed to be a good time to enjoy the beach without it being stuffed with sun worshippers. The water was calm and there were restaurants literally next to the walkways so diners could enjoy the view.
Written June 20, 2017
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Julie T
Skipton, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
I go here every 2 years ish and have done for over 20 years with the kids. They are all getting older and still have amazing and fond memories from here.
Written June 15, 2017
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Anam C
Geneva, Switzerland91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
We are visiting between Christmas and New Years. The fog burns off by 10 am. Walking the passeo is delightful. Enough shops and restaurants are open to make it festive but there is no need to fight crowds anywhere.
Written December 31, 2015
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Rene B
Rotterdam, The Netherlands592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Traditional fishing villages, romantic, beautiful, stunning views, nice walking areas, botanical gardens, classy, 3 hidden jewels to visit.
Written July 12, 2021
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Frank J
302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We went on a family vacation and stayed within walking distance at an airbnb. The place was simply gorgeous. Spectacular views, beaches with fine grained rocks that felt like sand but wasn't sand, and a bunch of walks to explore.

Here are a few suggestions:
1. Take the walk on the outside of the cliffs to Cala El Colfett. Its away from the main beach and enjoyable. Its shorter to walk to if you go on the street since there is less winding taking place. This is south of the main beach.
2. Walk to Llafranc (next town over to the north). San Sebastian La Guarda (original excavation of civilization from 6BC) is on a mountain top next to the big lighthouse.
It is a significant walk uphill (we had a car and drove up to the light house because of time restrictions)
3. There is a kids amusement center (bumper parks, car races, bounces) about 3 km from town called Coqui. Kids will only take so much of historical walks and time on the beach before they want something for themselves.
4. Well stocked super markets right across (3 to choose from) from Coqui.
5. If Paya is your thing, go to Felio's. Right on the water but lower right below Hotel Mediterrani for proximity. Its not connected so you have to walk down the steps to get your own section of beach with rocks on either side to shield you. The staff was very accommodating (we arrived with no reservations on a Friday night) and definitely left a memorable experience.
6. There is a tourist service office in Llafranc that converts foreign currency to Euros at a reasonable rate (none of the local contacts or hotels knew this). They also have reasonably priced boat rentals. C/ Cypsela 1, 17211 Llafranch, Girona
Written June 30, 2019
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beachbuddy10
Bridport, UK1,583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Calella and Port Bo are small with soft sand and amenities close by. Showers and WC's are on or near the beach. With the right conditions, the waters are crystal-clear and great for snorkelers.
Similarly, Llafranc has everything but in greater quantities. More restaurants, shops and a wide, safe beach with rocks to attract fish at either end. Sun-loungers and parasols are available there too.
Written October 19, 2017
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GeorginaKennerkencht
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Amazing Mediterranean landscape small calas great for swimming, but way to packed form Jun to September.
Written May 27, 2017
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Stewart G
Carlisle, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
The last time we visited was in 1982, so a while to come back to a place! There are more restaurants, of course, and they've taken over from more mundane business, but the beaches, or coves, are a delight still. There are at least 4 so you can hide yourselves away without any trouble at all.
The coastal walks in both directions offer unparalleled views, so take your pick. And don't forget the camera - with a fully charged battery, you're going to need it.
For those self catering there is a reasonable Spar just up off the beach and a couple of streets back, or you can get similar stuff for a bit more money at the two mini-markets along the street a few metres from the kiss-me-quick shops. (You'll find them easily enough!)
If you have a car then the world is your oyster. Palafrugell town is only a mile or so inland. You could walk it if you're energetic, although the heat saps the will sometimes. There is a Lidl there together with a hypermarket, Aldi, a big supermarket and probably others we never discovered. There's the local market in the centre of town too, I nearly forgot that one.
The only downside to the resort would be the descents down to the Playa - and back up,again! If you are not spritely, or have bad hips, it may be a problem for you, so take that into account.
Written September 25, 2015
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Hernan Silva A
Erts, Andorra139 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Overall, in high season, don't expect to be in paradise, even though the place is very nice of course, but this is the meeting point of every single soul on earth, as you need to be very patience to find spots at beaches in general, unless you arrive early in the morning and stay all day long.

I would say 3.8/5 Not really average, they are good, problem is if it's too crowded (which was my experience) in my opinion.
Written September 17, 2015
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