It is a unique place on the Costa Brava, where the seawater meets the Ter River and from where you can see, face to face, an extraordinary phenomenon: one of the best sunsets in the area -over the Gola del Ter- and the moonrise over the sea, all at once!
The beach runs from Basses d'en Coll -in Pals- to L'Estartit beach, and the whole area has very few services. To the north we find the Platera beach -one of the few beaches in the area that accepts dogs- , and to the south, the Fonollera beach.
We know where the Ter River ends, but if we want to know where it starts we have to go back to 2.480 meters in the Pyrenean region of Ulldeter, in Ripollès. The river length is not short: 200 km between villages, dams and streams, which flow into the Mediterranean Sea in the Baix Empordà region.
From La Gola del Ter, two of the area's treasures can also be seen in a privileged way: the Medes Islands and the Montgrí Castle.
You can access La Gola del Ter on two sides: by the road that goes from Torroella de Montgrí to Pals -following a turnoff that will be on your left- or from L'Estartit. The wildest path and the one we like best for the flora and fauna of its surroundings is the first. In order to access the beach as such, it will be necessary to make a forest track of about 4 kms -accessible with any vehicle-. We also recommend that you do it by bike or even, if it is not a very hot day, on foot as the path already borders the river in its final stretch towards its mouth, and becomes a green and wild landscape of crops, fruit trees, birds, insects... If you go there with children it is an ideal place where they can feel like real explorers.
A suggestion for a clear day: get ready for an afternoon picnic, stay close to the water at the mouth, between the river and the sea and get ready to see a wonderful spectacle as the sun sets and the moon rises. But do not forget to bring mosquito repellent!
Save yourself a whole day to stroll through the fine wild dunes of this wonderful beach and enjoy the calm and privileged views of nature in the Ter mouth!