Playas de Calella
Playas de Calella
4.5
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  • Sirenita123
    Coventry, United Kingdom1,838 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional stay in Calella de Palafrugell
    Amazing coves, views and beautiful walks along the coastal path. Various beaches to choose from and they all kept beautifully clean. Safe area for swimming on all beaches. A variety of restaurants on the beachfront with delicious range of seafoods or tapas. Fabulous ice-cream shop too. No high-rise hotel and the feel of a real Spanish town - so refreshing. My first visit to this area but I’m returning next year too. Highly recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 15, 2023
  • Connector49004594475
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A perfect day!
    This was a perfect day trip from Barcelona. It is a beautiful beach with coves and rocks to play on! We had the most delicious seaside meal, and then walked all the way up to the lighthouse in the next village. We only wished that we had planned to spend a night here to enjoy the slower pace of a seaside town!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 10, 2024
  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain21,167 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice beaches and views of the town
    Playas de Calella (Calella Beach) are located in this typical town of Costa Brava Region, in the North of Catalonia. We came here on a hike from Palamós and we could see all beaches of this town. Really, the views of the coast and the town are very nice, especially if you follow the coastal line. Very nice beaches. We came here at the end of January and this part was full of people (we arrived at lunch hour and all restaurants were full), so in summer it will be crazy. (See also Cala de Sant Roc)
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 13, 2024
  • PSM51
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom80 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Slighlty more Up Market Spain
    Beautiful area , lido walk from Calella to Lafranc with nice restaurants and cafes. In May some were closed weekdays as it was early season but weekends most open. Calau restaurant very much worth a visit , skewered Tapas, such a variety to sample and pay by skewer/cocktail sticks at end. Plenty of ice cream shops too ! Very clean and feels safe even late at night. Small beach areas which I can imagine will be busy at peak season. Walk along to Lafranc for watersports and slightly bigger beach. Not an "English Breafast " sign , or British beers sign anywhere , unspoiled, slightly up market part of Spain. Some lovely looking apartments available overlooking the sea , friends found theirs on airb&b .
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2024
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InstyleTiffany
Las Vegas, NV127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our visit is part of the Girona & Costa Brava Tour with In Out Barcelona Tours. Beautiful beach town and fishing village. We enjoyed stroll along the coastal walk. It is off season and all the shops were closed. Some restaurants were open along the beach where we enjoyed seafoods at Can Palet restaurant. I can just imagine the crowd during summer time.
Written January 25, 2020
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Isaac M-C
West Molesey, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
I cannot recommend this beach enough for those of you staying in Llafranc or Palafrugell in the Summer. This beach is a stunningly beautiful adventure, with plenty of both shallow and deep waters. There are good opportunities for snorkelling in this beach and I would 100% recommend it for people into this sort of thing, as the shallow waters allow for crystal clear sea, in which you can see nature’s creatures. I can also recommend this for people who simply want to relax with a nice breeze and some pretty sights, although the shoreline on this beach is somewhat smaller in comparison with other beaches in this area. Overall, I love this beach and recommend it to everybody looking to relax and have an adventure in Catalonia.
Written January 6, 2020
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PSM51
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful area , lido walk from Calella to Lafranc with nice restaurants and cafes.
In May some were closed weekdays as it was early season but weekends most open.
Calau restaurant very much worth a visit , skewered Tapas, such a variety to sample and pay by skewer/cocktail sticks at end.
Plenty of ice cream shops too !
Very clean and feels safe even late at night.
Small beach areas which I can imagine will be busy at peak season.
Walk along to Lafranc for watersports and slightly bigger beach.
Not an "English Breafast " sign , or British beers sign anywhere , unspoiled, slightly up market part of Spain.
Some lovely looking apartments available overlooking the sea , friends found theirs on airb&b .
Written June 7, 2024
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Playas de Calella (Calella Beach) are located in this typical town of Costa Brava Region, in the North of Catalonia. We came here on a hike from Palamós and we could see all beaches of this town. Really, the views of the coast and the town are very nice, especially if you follow the coastal line. Very nice beaches.
We came here at the end of January and this part was full of people (we arrived at lunch hour and all restaurants were full), so in summer it will be crazy.
(See also Cala de Sant Roc)
Written May 14, 2024
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Traveler66
BIRMINGHAM214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This was my 3rd visit last time was 7 yrs ago.
This place has declined since, it appears dirty and it’s such a shame because it was a lovely resort. Large groups of men and also younger which can be unsettling when out and about in the evening.
Having said that the beach is still very nice. Plenty of shops and bars. The Church is beautiful.
However Calella has lost its charm for me .
Written May 20, 2024
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Connector49004594475
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was a perfect day trip from Barcelona. It is a beautiful beach with coves and rocks to play on! We had the most delicious seaside meal, and then walked all the way up to the lighthouse in the next village. We only wished that we had planned to spend a night here to enjoy the slower pace of a seaside town!
Written May 10, 2024
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Sirenita123
Coventry, UK1,838 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Amazing coves, views and beautiful walks along the coastal path. Various beaches to choose from and they all kept beautifully clean. Safe area for swimming on all beaches. A variety of restaurants on the beachfront with delicious range of seafoods or tapas. Fabulous ice-cream shop too. No high-rise hotel and the feel of a real Spanish town - so refreshing. My first visit to this area but I’m returning next year too. Highly recommended.
Written November 15, 2023
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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, CA207 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
Skipton, UK51 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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