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Rosie Alvarez

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Day trip ideas from Barcelona -- beach towns?

I'm staying in Barcelona all summer on a home exchange that comes with a car, so I want to take advantage and take some day trips! Any ideas for nice towns I can see in a day or so? I would love some ideas for beach towns, but I’m fine going inland, too. Thank you!

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  • Jahn Schlosser

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    Hi Rosie!

    So you are coming to Barcelona! Good choice!

    BarcelonaWe are very much about city live here!

    But there are true jewels all along the coast. Summertime is usually crowded with tourists everywhere, but if you got a car, you can get to some places ahead of the bus tourists!

    From North to South in Catalonia, I would recommend to check Figueres
    With the The Dali Theatre Museum, Figueres, SpainThe Dali Theatre Museum, Figueres, SpainBook tickets in the internet in order not to queue to much.

    Begur and its Beach Sa Riera. Go Stand Up Paddleboarding along the coast here!Begurimage from hostalsarascassa.com

    Peratallada is an inland jewel, check out and then enjoy a good Catalan meal at Mas Pou Restaurant Mas Pou homepage in Palau-sator

    A true classic would be Tossa De MarTossa De Marimage from eyeonspain.comBut you can expect loads of tourist all year round! Get up early to have the picture perfect idyllic town like in this foto!

    If you are heading south, there is SitgesSitgesimage from spain.infoDefinitely have some tapas in El Cable!

    If you venture further south, Valls is nice.

    If you need good places to have Tapas in Barcelona, check the Free Tapa guide on my books homepage: #BCN - by locals

    Have a great time in one of the most beautiful places on earth...

    Adeu, Jahn

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      All of this sounds amazing!!! · (1 likelikes)

    • Rosie A.

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      Wow! Thank you Jahn! These places look so beautiful. · (1 likelikes)

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      Bookmarking this. Wonderful! · (1 likelikes)

    • Jahn S.

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      Thanks Tony! Hope you will try all of this out one day! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Laura Weber

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    You can go to Girona, it's a charming medival city ideal to spend the day. You can go by train, it takes nearly one hour. There it's possible to visit the storic center, have a nice lunch, walk over the city walls.

    Near Barcelona is also Figueres where is the Dali Museum but I haven't been there

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      Thank you Laura! I've been hearing about the Dali Museum so I'll definitely try to make it. · (1 likelikes)

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  • Marc Magnin

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    You can try Salouand have fun at Port Aventura park or go to Lloret de Mar and party with folks from all over Europe. Although, If you do not like crowded and touristic areas it might not be the best idea of all ;)

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      Oooh, these sound fun! · (0 likelikes)

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      I wouldn't mind meeting more international folks! Thank you Marc! · (0 likelikes)

    • Alex M.

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      Do NOT go to Lloret de Mar is is horrible! Salou and Port Aventura are tourist traps. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jennifer Fry

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    Castelldefels and Sitges are beach towns both just a short drive away to the south and Costa Brava to the north - La Fosca and Sant Feliu de Guixols are two of my favorite beaches there. More inland is Montserrat but definitely a great day-trip into the mountains. Just get in your car and drive! It is Spain so you can't go wrong :)

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      These sound lovely. Thank you Jennifer! · (0 likelikes)

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    San Pol Beach and Sa Conca beach are close and nice. Also give you options to explore surrounding areas.

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      Thank you, Alex! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Maggie Seider

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    If you are willing to take a two hour drive, head to Cadaques in Girona. If you can spend the night in this charming fishing village, definately worth it and so close to Figueres where a few hours at The Dali Theatre Museum, Figueres, Spain is an experience that is hard to forget. Rather than stay in Figueres, there are a few modest hotels in Cadeques that offer an authentic and affordable way to enjoy a real taste of the Costa Brava. In summer on most days there will be a few tourist buses, which is why an overnight stay is so worthwhile. On Mondays there is a very eclectic flea market.

    Much closer, about 15 minutes south, is Badalona, a very low key Catalan beach town I lived in for years. To see and be seen head to the much more trendy Sitges less that a half hour out of town to the north.

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      Thank you so much, Maggie! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jacqueline Madison

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    Spend a day Sitges on the beach

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      Thanks Jacqueline! · (0 likelikes)

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  • kaz ola

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    Hi Rosie,

    I'm from Barcelona. Do not expect great beaches here. The most beautiful beaches in Catalonia are in Girona, where I was born. I would recommend you to take the car and reach Palamós or banyoles, girona where there is not a beach but a lake you can swim in. PalamósBoth places are about one hour by car from Barcelona.

    On summer, everything is crowded with tourists so, if you want beaches like the one in my image, we can talk about them, but they are a bit tricky to reach and perhaps you will not have enough time to enjoy them in one day :)

    Have a nice day!

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      Hey Kaz! So that beach is a secret? I want to know where it is!!! Tell us!!! · (0 likelikes)

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      Hey Jahn! Oh my god, these signs on the map are completely wrong. Let me try to fix them. · (1 likelikes)

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      I'll keep that in mind. That you for the recommendations Kaz! · (0 likelikes)

    • Jahn S.

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      did that work? The markers seem not to have changed? · (0 likelikes)

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    Ruïnes d'Empúries, for spectacular Roman and Greek ruins on the coast. Girona, for its restored Gothic/Jewish quarter. Figueres for the wild and woolly Dali Theatre Museum, Blanes for its fishing port, Sant Feliu de Guixols or Aiguablava for views of the Mediterranean.

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      Ooooh, I didn't think to visit ruins. I'm going to try to make it to the Dali Museum for sure. Thank you Ellen! · (0 likelikes)

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    Go to Sitges for a weekend beach getaway ( short hop to Nice from there). Go to Cadaques another nice beach town/artist colony.

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      Thank you Brenda! · (0 likelikes)

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