Costa Brava Beaches
Camping l’Escala is located in the heart of l’Escala, right between two beaches; the “Platja de Riells” is a large sandy beach, great for children and boasts a nice boulevard with shops, bars and restaurant, whereas the “Platja de les Barques” is a small beach right in the centre of the old town. L’Escala has a coastline of more than 7 km with a large variety of beaches and coves.
“Riells” is a large sandy beach which offers a lot of space for sunbathers, even in high season and it is perfect for children because of the fine sand and shallow water. The promenade that runs alongside this beach is dedicated to the book the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and it has an extensive gastronomic offer, bars, shops…
The beach of the old town is also known as “La platja de les barques”, since this is where the fishing boats used to be moored. The beach has coarse sand and is surrounded by bars and restaurants, as it is located right in the old town.
Port d’en Perris
The “Port d’en Perris” beach is the second beach located in l’Escala’s old town. Actually it is a small cove, flanked by a boulevard with plenty of leisure; bars, restaurants and shops. The beach has coarse sand and pebbles.
Mar d’en Manassa
Little cove with rocks and pebbles situated in L’Escala old town, very popular among the snorkelling lovers.
Little cove where we can contemplate some old fishing cabins, with moored little boats during the whole year.
This is the beach of the old Greek and Roman city of Empúries, which conserves its ancient Greek pier with more than 2000 years of history. It’s a very special sensation to swim where the ancient Greek civilization first set foot on the Iberian Peninsula.
The “Muscleres” (rocks where mussels used to be fished), are two distinct rock formations at a short distance from the coast, connected to it by a narrow strip of sand. This is a great beach for snorkelling.
“Portitxol” Beach is located in front of the famous Empùries Hostel, next to the entrance of the “Empúries” Ruin and its archeological museum. The beach is surrounded by a spectacular landscape, beautiful views of the Bay of Roses and a very peculiar rock formation called the “Arc of Portitxol”.
“Illa Mateau” is a small islet in a rocky cove between the port of l’Escala and the cape of “Punta Montgó”. This is a favourite location among scuba divers where they can dive the wreck of the “Constantin”.
The “Cala Montgó” cove is a medium sized round cove with a great sheltered beach with fine sand. The cove is located at the edges of the “Montgrí” nature park. There is lovely coastal path that takes you to “Punta Ventosa” to the south or the medieval tower “Torre Montgó” that was used as a look out point for pirate ships.