The beaches of Salou, one of the best resorts in Spain and with the Blue Flag award, are distinguished by cleanliness, quality equipment and well-developed infrastructure. All of them are owned by the municipality and are free. Most beach areas are designed for families with children. Fans of active pastime will also have something to do. And most importantly, it is not necessary to come here in the high season. On the beaches of Salou, you can relax from the second half of May until almost mid-October. Air at this time warms up to comfortable + 26 ° C, and the water temperature does not fall below + 23 ° C. It remains only to choose the suitable option – a quiet sandy bay, a crowded main beach or a bay near the rocks! Making a choice is difficult – our independent rating will help you in this matter.
Ponent, whose length is 1115 m, is the westernmost beach of Salou. From it is a stone’s throw from the church of St. Mary, the old tower of Torre Vella, the monument to the fisherman and the city pier. Among the main advantages of this place is soft golden sand, a gently sloping bottom, convenient entry into the water and a shallow depth. The water is clean, clear. Waves are infrequent, clean and comfortable everywhere. Palm trees and other tropical vegetation provide a natural shadow.
With the onset of the high tourist season, all the necessary infrastructure appears on Cala Ponent: showers, bins, toilets, sun loungers, changing rooms, umbrellas, beach equipment rental points. There are rescue towers, medical centers, several gaming areas and sports grounds, equipment for people with reduced mobility and an area for outdoor activities (water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, etc.).
Along the entire coastline is the Miramar embankment, on the opposite side of which there are lined up catering establishments, souvenir shops and shops. There are several hotel rooms, a huge number of apartments, bicycle parking and an asphalt bike path. An excursion train regularly runs along the boulevard itself, the route of which passes by 2 central beaches, the city port and the main attractions of Salou. You can get to Ponent Beach both on foot and on a rented car or municipal transport. Nearby there is a stop and free parking.
Levante Beach in Salou (Spain), originating immediately behind the local yacht port, is the most crowded, and therefore the noisiest place in the resort. The total length of the coastline, covered with fine light yellow sand, is just over 1 km. The depth here is shallow, the sea is calm and clean, and the bottom is flat and sandy. In windy weather, algae come to the shore, but they are cleaned daily.
At the eastern side of Cala Llevant stands a rocky cape, at the foot of which private apartments are located. Here stands the monument to the Pilons and the Cami de Ronda begins, a walking road that goes around most of the coast of Salou. Along the entire beach stretches a long promenade with fountains, palm trees and other subtropical greenery. Immediately behind it you can see a large park, equipped with picturesque gazebos and areas for games.
On the territory of Llevant there are all the necessary infrastructure facilities, including a shower with a toilet. Near the beach line there are several shops, hotels, discos, private apartments and nightclubs. Professional rescuers and doctors work. For guests with disabilities, sidewalks with handrails, ramps and special chairs are provided that allow you to swim in the sea.
Many water activities are available, there is a sailing school and a tour desk offering boat trips to neighboring islands. Among other things, Cala Llevant regularly hosts foam parties, sand show and theatrical performances.
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3. The chaplance
Capellans Beach in Salou, located in a picturesque bay at the base of high cliffs, is located near the Levant, with which it is connected by a small pedestrian bridge Camí de Rondo. You can get here either by a long staircase starting on Bruselas Boulevard, or along the hillside.
The Cala Capellans coating is represented by fine golden sand, in which pebbles are found in places. The entry into the water is good, the water is calm, and the depth comes gradually. Natural shade is provided not only by special canopies from the sun, but also by rocky ledges overgrown with pine trees, protecting the beach from high waves and wind. The area is clean and well maintained. Despite its small size (only 210 m), Capellans is very popular. And not only among visitors, but also among the local population.
For the convenience of vacationers, there is a toilet, locker rooms, a shower room, rental offices, etc. Rescuers, a cafe and the Old Pirate restaurant work. There are all conditions for practicing water sports – parasailing, diving, snorkelling, snorkeling, etc. Available for hire catamarans, water skis and jet skis. Among the minuses, it is worth noting the absence of the embankment and a large number of people. It is calm and not crowded here only in the morning or at sunset.
Judging by the reviews of the beaches of Salou (Spain), Cala Llenguadets is one of the most beautiful places on the Costa Dorada. Located in a small bay, the length of which is about 80 m, it is suitable not only for a relaxing holiday, but also for snorkeling, diving, etc. You can get here both by the bypass road, and from Torrassa street.
Llenguadets infrastructure is represented by beach equipment rental points, a bar, showers and modern dry closet. In high season, professional rescuers work, an ambulance is on duty. Near the coast there are a number of hotels and apartments. In addition, a few meters from the recreation area rises Cape Porroch, equipped with an excellent viewing platform.
Due to the fact that Cala Llenguadets is located on the edge of Salou, there are not many people here. Despite this, the entire coast, covered with fine light sand, is clean, well-groomed and always ready to receive vacationers. The overall picture is spoiled only by a steep descent to the sea and an uneven sandy-rocky bottom, making it impossible to rest with young children. But here it is quiet and calm even in severe weather, and the views opening from the rocks compensate for all possible inconveniences.
Cala Llarga, whose coastline extends as much as 650 m, is one of the most visited beaches in Salou in Spain. It is located in the eastern part of the resort near the highway to Tarragona. Nearby there is a picturesque pine park, a walking area overlooking Replanels Street, and several comfortable hotels. Among vacationers there are many locals and visitors of different age groups.
A long beach, and this is exactly how the literal translation of this place sounds, is covered with fine light sand. The bottom is clean and gentle, entry into the water is soft. Rescuers work, there is a cafe, a bar, rental points, a toilet, a shower room, as well as a children’s and sports ground. At the northern end of the beach there is a descent to a small stony cove with benches and a viewing platform. The coating is light sand, the entry into the water is smooth, the bottom is soft and clean.
And Cala Llarga is great for water sports. You can ride a rented catamaran, boat or jet ski, as well as go scuba diving and windsurfing. For fans of the latter, training courses are organized. A significant drawback is that there is practically no shade on the beach, but in the hottest time you can walk around the park.
6. Cala de la Font
Cala de la Font is a small beautiful beach with a length of 53 meters and the same width. Located on the shore of a small rocky bay near Cape Cap de Salou. You can get here both by bus and by car. Near the beach there is a parking lot and a public transport stop. The coating is fine sand, entry into the water is very smooth, there is almost no current, and the depth grows almost imperceptibly. The bottom in this part of the Mediterranean Sea is sandy, but a lot of sea urchins and other living creatures live on it, so do not forget to put on aquatic shoes.
In the high tourist season, when a huge number of vacationers flock to Cala de la Font, here you can find any beach equipment. There is a rental point for umbrellas, deck chairs and sun loungers, a toilet and showers. If you wish, you can rent a catamaran or any other water mode of transport. Nearby are two hotels. Another important feature of the Cala de la Font is the absolutely clear water, which is perfect for snorkeling, diving and other sports.
In the coastal cliffs are hidden from a dozen caves, in which, according to ancient legends, the Spanish pirates left the looted values. True, masks, flippers and other equipment should be taken with you, as well as snacks with drinks. Another big minus is that there is very little space. The fact is that most of the beach is occupied by catamarans and beach loungers, so vacationers have to huddle closer to the edge.
7. Cala Cranx
The beaches of Salou in Spain are suitable not only for active pastime, but also for a classic family holiday. One of these places is considered Cala Cranx or Crab Bay. A small bay located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea and framed by high cliffs with coniferous vegetation, is considered the most quiet and very few.
The main features of this beach, whose length is almost 90 m, and the width reaches 50, is dense fine sand, calm sea and gentle entry into the water. Professional rescuers take care of the safety of vacationers. There is a large playground for children, a cafe, a shower, a toilet and rental offices, although you can come with your own towel or beach mat if you wish. If you decide to stay here for a few days, you can always settle in a local hotel, which stands right on the beach.
There are no beach activities, but the views here are very beautiful. In addition, in the immediate vicinity of the Crab Bay is Faro Cap Salou, an old lighthouse with a spacious observation deck. It should also be noted that this beach lies on the way to Porto Aventura, the famous amusement park, located an hour’s drive from Barcelona. Because of this, Playa de la Cala Cranx is often chosen by those who want to combine a quiet and active holiday. And here a huge amount of rosemary grows, whose aroma mixes with the smell of the sea and creates an incredible bouquet.
All the beaches of the resort of Salou described in the article are marked on the map in Russian.
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Posted by: Olga Sheyko