Palamós is a fishing town located in the heart of the Costa Brava surrounded by the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the green of Les Gavarres. We invite you to discover the best beaches and coves of Palamós such as La Platja Gran, Cala Margarida, La Platja de La Fosca, Cala S'Alguer and La Platja de Castell, as well as the "camins de ronda" that line the coast linking all these beaches and coves.
La Platja Gran
La Platja Gran is the longest beach in Palamós, about 600 meters long and is located in the centre of the town with all the services nearby (bars, restaurants, shops, the fishing museum, the fishing port and the cruise terminal). Leaving the fishing port known as the Moll Vell heading north, you will find Port Marina, the port where sports boats moor.
Continuing north from Port Marina along the coast, you will discover Cala Margarida, an idyllic spot with whitewashed fishermen's houses by the water, most of which have now been converted into holiday homes. This beach is about 100 meters long and has coarse sand and pebbles.
Platja de La Fosca
From Cala Margarida you can take the “camí de ronda” that will lead you through Cap Gros to La Fosca Beach, characterized by a large dark rock in the middle of the beach. It's a sandy beach about 500 meters long and shallow. La Fosca has a small promenade with different bars and restaurants on the seafront.
From La Fosca, the “camí de ronda” starts again, where you will discover the ruins of Sant Esteve Castle, located on a cliff right above the sea. Following this path you will reach another of the emblematic coves of Palamós: Cala S'Alguer. This cove is about 30 meters long of sand and rocks, the seabed is also rocky so it is advisable to wear rubber shoes to swim in the sea. S'Alguer was used by fishermen to store boats, which is why there are the characteristic white huts. Very close to Cala S'Alguer you will find the Pineda d'en Gori, a cool space under the shade of pine trees with a picnic area.
Platja de Castell
Following the coast along the path from Cala S'Alguer you will finally reach one of the jewels of the Costa Brava and the pride of the Palamós citizens, Platja de Castell, this beach is the last unspoilt beach of the Costa Brava. This fine sandy beach is about 300 meters long and is surrounded by pine trees. If you arrive there by car, you will have to park in the paid car park and walk a few minutes to reach the beach. In Castell you will find a "chiringuito" (beach bar) where you can eat and/or have a drink. A few meters from Castell Beach, you can visit the remains of the Iberian village of Castell.
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Make the most of your visit to Palamós to learn about the town's fishing activity and enjoy the local cuisine. You can't visit Palamós without tasting its star product: Palamós prawns. After a morning relaxing on the beach and after a good lunch in one of its restaurants, it's time to visit the Fishing Museum, during the hottest hours of the day and during the evening to stroll along the old pier to see the arrival of fishing boats at the port and to visit the fish auction at the fish market.