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A reltively quiet family beach resort close to barcelona

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A reltively quiet family beach resort close to barcelona

I am looking to go with my wife and 2 year old daughter to a family beach resort within 2 hours (north or south) of Barcelona.

We are looking for clean beaches and sea water with hotels of 4 star quality on Full Board or All Inclusive basis.

If at all possible we'd like a quiet resort with historical places of interest. A place such as Salou is not our 'cup of tea'.

Any tips would be gratefully received.

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1. Re: A reltively quiet family beach resort close to barcelona

Take a look at Llafranc and Tamariu, less than 2 hours north of Barcelona, close to Begur, Pals and Palafrugell for a little more history.

Llafranc is a family orientated place, popular with weekenders from Barcelona. Very clean water, god swimming, small hotels but unlikely to get all inclusive as this tends to be available in more touristy areas popular with Brits.Small and relaxed but all beaches in Costa Brava are very crowded in high season especially weekends.

Tamariu is a bit further up the coast and is very small but with a glorious beach and crystal clear water. Check out www.tamariu.com

South of Barcelona La Pineda may be more what you are looking for and more likely to find the type of hotel deal you seem to be looking for. Calaffel has a long promenade ideal for pushing a buggy but is a little down market in places

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2. Re: A reltively quiet family beach resort close to barcelona

go south to sitges it is exactly what you are looking fot; must add having just returned from a ten day holiday based in torrels de foix you will be robbed in barcelona take whatever precautions you like, we did; you will be robbed . jules

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3. Re: A reltively quiet family beach resort close to barcelona

I'd also go for Costa Brava option.

We go every July for a week to Pals beach. This is a longer beach than llafranc etc but doesn't have a charming centre right on the coast (Pals is inland) so not quite what you want.

Sitges, while not Salou, is not a quiet resort in the high season and the beaches are narrow and do get packed.

Prices are at absolute peak in August as that's main holiday month for Spaniards. July is a bit cheaper, June/Sept much cheaper.

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4. Re: A reltively quiet family beach resort close to barcelona

My Wife and two children 2 years ago stayed in Llafranc, visited Begur and Sa riera and you couldn’t want more from a holiday with children. Clean beaches showers on the beach, no burger bars or football on plasma TVs! The area is beautiful and the sand shelved slowly into the clean water. Eating out is reasonable. Llanfranc is quite small so 4 star is not possible but the village is 4star + if you know what I mean. Best hotel in area for you with kids is www.aiguablava.com/html/cat/benvinguda.asp Aiguablava hotel “ family run” right next to fabulous coves of Aiguablava and Fornells. We used to ONLY stay in 5 star hotels but now with 2 kids 5 and 3 we are going back to Llafranc and staying in a new chalet in http://www.campingkims.com camping kims! That’s how much we love the area. Hope you go and enjoy.

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5. Re: A reltively quiet family beach resort close to barcelona

Could recommend Santa Susanna. Have stayed there, Lloret and Salou at different times whlst visiting Barcelona and out of them Santa Susanna is def the best. Quiet, clean, laid back resort with a few large hotels spread along the main road which runs parallel to the beach. Few shops and cafes/ice creams/bars. Really nice beach (although water deep quite quick). Main road and beach seperated by the rail track where you can catch regular trains to Sants station, Barcelona's main rail station. Train time approx 1 hr but really good train ride as runs right along sea front for much of journey and is cheap and cool.

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