Begur, Costa Brava, Spain

Begur is located in the heart of Baix Empordà region and, together with Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, Aiguablava, Illa Roja, Platja Fonda and Platja del Racó beaches, is one of the most beautiful spots on the Costa Brava.

A medieval castle towers over the town, where numerous “indiano” mansions, winding streets and alleys in the old quarter, and former fishermen’s huts in the nearby coves all bear witness to the long, intense history of the area, inhabited over the years by pirates, sailors, coral seekers, fishermen and returned “indiano” emigrants from Cuba.

Begur Tourism
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Begur Beaches
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See Matí Carreras’ photographs of Begur,  Baix Empordà and the Costa Brava.

 

Begur beaches

The Coast of Begur offers a coastline of unparalleled beauty, where the cliffs, pine trees, hidden coves with crystal clear waters and rugged coastline make this the most beautiful area of the Costa Brava. Begur has eight coves and beaches, located at the foot of the village, features and fully varied beauty.

The first beach, starting from the north, is Playa del Raco, found near the neighboring town of Pals. It is the broadest of Begur beaches and offers a beautiful view of the Medes Islands.

Following the coast south there is the Illa Roja creek, internationally renowned nude beach. This beautiful beach, one of the most emblematic of begurenses coast is characterized by rocky island dominated by a reddish color that gives name to the creek.

Also in the north people find the beach of Sa Riera, one of the largest of Begur and the nearest to the town with an excellent geographical position, because the right has the sheltered cove des Port des Pi, and left , King's Creek. Sa Riera, which gets its name from a stream that divides the beach into two halves, retains its traditional character while offering various sports activities and tourist services.

Located east of the village, Aiguafreda Creek, small cove sheltered by Mount Rodo. We found a small dock for boats and a nice picnic area. The next cove, this too, is Sa Tuna, characterized by its sheltered situation and tortuous access. This creek offers a nice swim in clear waters and quiet walks along the coastal path.

In the southern part of the coast we find the singular Begur Platja Fonda, located at the foot of the imposing Cap de Begur. This natural hideaway, with a thick, dark sand, has managed to remain untouched and preserving a primitive purity rarely found elsewhere in the Costa Brava.

We found, also in the south, the coves of Fornells, where, according to tradition, this coastline was baptized a hundred years ago with the famous name "Costa Brava". The walkway serves as a link to get all the little creeks that form the core of Fornells: n'Estasia Creek, Ses Orats, Cala d'en Malaret and Port Esclanyà. These creeks have a shared characteristic of the sand is not very fine, but you can sunbathe, water is very clear.

The last beach belonging to Begur, located on south of Fornells is the beautiful beach of Aiguablava characterized by clear water and shallow, and its fine white sand.