After a week in Barcelona my family and I swapped our view with this.
We went to the beach of Empuriabrava at Costa Brava. We stayed there 4 nights. This is Costa Brava map. Empuriabrava is only 37 km from the French – Spanish border.
The quiet beach early in the morning at 6 am. My daughter loves to swim here. This is actually a bay, bay of Roses. The currents are quiet and the sea is shallow, only 50 – 60 cm deep. Many families with young kids swim here. That’s why I took the pic early in the morning, when there was almost nobody on the beach.
Empuriabrava was built in 1975 after an intensive planning and preparations from 1967. The finishing was in 1980. The town has been a favourite tourist destination.
Empuriabrava has a long wide sandy beach, a marina, an aerodrome with flying club and skydiving center. In the winter tourists sleep here and go skiing at the Pyrenean ski slopes.
Europe’s biggest marina
Empuriabrava has Europe’s biggest marina with its 40 km long canals. Houses along the canals are from the locals and people from outside of town. Many are owned by the French which is not surprising as the French – Spanish border is 37 km away.
Pic courtesy of Empuria Site
There are many points where tourists can rent a boat or a speedboat. Sailing around the canals is what most people do there.
I rented a beachhouse with the canals in the backyard. It was a beautiful and peaceful view.
During our stay here we also visited the neighbouring towns. I have been to other Costa Brava towns (Playa d’Aro, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Palamós, Roses, Pals, Begur) before but this area never bores me. Why? Because it offers mountains, sea & fun.
Vamos a la playa!