El Castell Beach

Platja del Castell beach is located within the Castell-Cap Roig Space of Natural Interest. Surrounded by fields and forest, with more than 300 metres of fine golden sand, this half-moon beach is a natural treasure in the heart of the Costa Brava. 

Located just outside of the town of Palamós, in Baix Empordà county, it is one of the last large sandy beaches that remains untouched along the Costa Brava. It is an exemplary case of how neighbours can preserve their natural environment, as they fought to keep it free of urban development in the 1990s.

It has all the necessary services: lifeguards, access for people with reduced mobility, bar, toilets, showers and a large parking area not far from the beach (paid parking in the summer season as it is a very popular destination that time of year).

To one side of the beach, on top of a small hill, you can also visit the remains of an Iberian settlement from the 6th century BC, combining nature and history in the same visit. If you continue along the path that leads up to the settlement, you will come to a lovely little cove called Foradada, with crystal-clear waters that are particularly good for diving or snorkelling. Other great attractions in the area include many old Catalan farmhouses, Salvador Dali's painting studio and the home of world-renowned painter Josep Maria Sert.