beaches near Barcelona best in europe

Four beaches near Barcelona are among the best ones in Europe in 2019

We’ve always said it. The Costa Brava has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe (and probably in the world, right?). As experts of the Barcelona and its surroundings in the whole Catalonia area, we always put our region on a pedestal. European Best Destinations, specialists in promoting tourism and culture in Europe, proves we’re (almost) right with its publication of the best beach in Europe in 2019.

Out of 86 beaches, 16 of them are located in Spain. And 4 of them are on the Costa Brava near Barcelona. Not bad right? The beach of Pasjaca in Croatia leads the list and we can tell that “our” beaches have nothing to envy it – although it is actually stunning!

To make your holiday in the area even more perfect, we suggest you some of our stunning holiday villas for rent located near these four beaches near Barcelona among the best in Europe.


Cala Sa Boadella


Beaches near Barcelona best in europe

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The first Catalonian beach is Cala Sa Boadella near Lloret de Mar and ranks at the 6th position. We’d like to warn you that it is well-known for being a beautiful nudist beach. Not suitable for the pudic holiday-goers we guess. However, surely you could find a more private corner in which to enjoy the warm Mediterranean water and sun.


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Vila Mar y Cielo

It’s a fantastic 13-bedroom villa with private pool and just 800 meters from the beach in Sant Feliu de Guíxols.


Cala del Pi


Beaches near Barcelona best in europe

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The second one is Cala del Pi near Platja d’Aro and occupies the 17th position of the ranking. The small creek is located very close to Platja d’Aro and is accessible through a rocky path with a magnificent scenery of pine trees and clear water.


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Emporda Costa Brava House Ullastret

This traditional House located in the Spanish countryside in Ullastret is a proper peace haven away from the most touristy spots.


Cala de Palafrugell


Beaches near Barcelona best in europe

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Cala de Palafrugell completes the list and reaches the 26th position. The tranquil fishing village has maintained its authentic charm years after years. Once you get there, you’ll understand its place in the ranking.


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Costa Brava Parlava

Here is a beautiful countryside house in the village of Parlavà with communal swimming pool ideal for a holiday with relatives or friends.


Tossa de Mar


Beaches near Barcelona best in europe

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Tossa de Mar arrives last in the list at number 49 regarding the beaches near Barcelona. You could contemplate a medieval castle and its fortification walls while sunbathing on the beach. And if you don’t mind walking a little bit, you’ll find a small creek behind it.


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Luxury holiday villa near Barcelona Costa Brava


Torre Valentina

It’s a fabulous house in the heart of the Costa Brava in Sant Antoni de Calonge with swimming pool and 1000-m2 plot. It’s only 6 kms away from Cala del Pi.


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Here again it’s our job to give you valuable advice for a successful holiday at the beaches near Barcelona which are among the best in Europe. To lodge very close to all the spots mentioned above, we propose you mind-blowing luxury holiday villas on the Cosata Brava and the Maresme to share with friends or relatives. They’re a fantastic option to choose if you wish to keep privacy and stay in quiet areas near the beach and Barcelona.


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