Begur, Costa Brava, Spain

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

A medieval castle towers over the town, where numerous “indiano” mansions can be found. Winding streets and alleys in the old quarter as well as 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. 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, each with a special beauty of their own.

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 is located the "Illa Roja" creek, an internationally renowned nudist beach. This beautiful beach, one of the most emblematic of Begur´s coast is characterized by a small red, rocky island that gives it´s name to the creek.

Just a little bit south of Illa Roja, you will find the beach of Sa Riera, one of the largest of Begur. Sa Riera is the nearest beach to the town with an excellent geographical position. On the righthand side is located the sheltered cove " Port des Pi" and on the left "King's Creek". Sa Riera, gets its name from a stream that divides the beach into two halves. It retains its traditional character while offering various sports activities and tourist services.

Located east of the village is Aiguafreda Creek, a small cove sheltered by Mount Rodo. In Aiguafreda you will find a small dock for boats and a nice picnic area. Just a short walk away is Sa Tuna. A cove characterized by its sheltered situation and tortuous access. This creek offers a nice swim in clear waters and quiet walks along the coastal path.

South of Sa Tuna are located the last three beaches:  Platja Fonda, Fornells and Aiguablava. Platja Fonda is located at the foot of the imposing Cap de Begur. This natural hideaway is composed of a thick, dark sand. It has managed to remain untouched and preserves a primitive purity rarely found elsewhere on the Costa Brava.

Next are the coves of Fornells, where, according to tradition, this whole coastline was baptized a hundred years ago with the famous name "Costa Brava". The walkway serves as a link to 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 common characteristic; the sand is rocky, but you can sunbathe and the water is very clear. The last beach of  Begur, located to the south of Fornells, is the beautiful beach of Aiguablava characterized by clear, shallow water and fine white sand.