The arrival of summertime turns the 9 beaches and coves of Salou into a true meeting point for those who love the sun and the sea, water sports, proper Mediterranean food…Are you in for a quick trip around them?
Our journey around the 9 beaches –all of which were awarded with the 14001 Environmental Management standard– begins at Ponent beach, in the most western point of Salou. With just over 0.6 miles, this urban beach stands out due to its accessibility and closeness to the city centre of the capital of Costa Daurada.
Next, we arrive at Llevant beach, probably, the most iconic and representative beach in our destination. This year, it was once again awarded with the Blue Flag certificate, which acknowledges its excellence, besides having also been received the “Q” Quality Flag, together with Ponent beach. Located in parallel with Passeig Jaume I and the Modernist villas of Salou, this urban beach –of almost 1 mile long– becomes the main city’s neuralgic point.
As we follow the Coastal Path, just by the sea, we enter Capellans beach –also awarded with a Blue Flag this year–, one of the most charming places in Salou. With just over 200 metres, this small beach provides a very easy access to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as other services, which include showers, toilets and two access ramps for people with reduced mobility.
The next beach we come across is actually a cove: Llenguadets, a true jewel by the sea. This is a quiet and peaceful cove, with crystal-clear waters and gold sand, ideal for those willing to escape from routine.
Now, and still following the stunning Coastal Path, we arrive at Llarga beach, one of the calmest and most singular beaches in the capital city of Costa Daurada. Activities such as Ski Bus or water jets add up the whole experience of this small paradise.
The 4 coves we’d like to talk about now –located in the most east point of Cap Salou– are the most quiet and remote ones but, at the same time, they still have their original eco-friendly habitat and special relationship with the environment: we’re talking about Penya Tallada, Cala Font, Cala Vinya and Cala Crancs.
Penya Tallada cove is situated in a simply magical location. The whim of nature provides bathers with outstanding scenery, thanks to spectacular rocks, pine forests and local vegetation around it.
Then, and always towards east, we follow a number of beautiful paths to discover the small Cala Font –also known as Cala Pinetell– and Cala Vinya, located just a few metres from each other. They are ideal for the practice of activities such as snorkel, thanks to the shallow-depth and crystal-clear waters in the area.
Finally, we make it to Cala Crancs, our final stop, and the most eastern cove in the coastline of Salou. It’s surrounded by imposing rocks and vegetation, and it’s accessible from Cap Salou on foot or by bicycle, which comes to reinforce the natural spirit of this beautiful spot.
So there you have it: if you love beach, activities and, overall, family holidays, find your ideal destination in the 9 beaches and coves of Salou. Simply unmissable!