Las Dunas beach
Camping las Dunas is located directly at the long sandy beach of the Bay of Rosas, that is part of the “World’s Best Bays”, the 48 most beautiful beaches in the world according to UNESCO. The beach of Las Dunas lies within the limits of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà nature park. This very large beach offers plenty of space for sunbathers, even in high season. Because the sea floor has a gentle gradient, the water is shallow quite far away from the coast and therefore perfect for families with children. On the beach we have a beach bar, beach volleyball net, and our own surf school. During the summer lifeguards watch the sunbather’s safety.
Coves and beaches of Begur
30 km to the south from Camping Las Dunas lays the town of Begur, at an altitude of 200m above sea level on the top of the Begur massif. This massif forms a cape with over 20 km of beautiful coast line, specked with steep headlands and coves. Here we find some of the best known and most frequented beaches of the Costa Brava: Aiguafreda, Aiguablava, Illa Roja, Cala Xelida, Sa Riera, Fornells, Sa Tuna en Platja Fonda. These beaches are usually overrun by tourists in summer, but in low season you can experience the essence of the Costa Brava here.
Coves and beaches of the Cap de Creus
The Cap de Creus (cape of crosses) is a rocky peninsula that is protected as the Cap de Creus Nature Reserve since 1998. It forms part of the eastern Pyrenees. This cape has over 50 km of coastline with steep headlands and beautiful, sometimes hidden, little coves and bays. The spectacular scenery, the crystal clear waters and the tranquillity make the Cap de Creus the best destination for more adventurous sunbathers. Except the main beaches of Rosas, Cadaqués and Port de la Selva, the beaches of the Cap de Creus are only accessible by foot. The area is a great destination for scuba divers and snorkelers in summer. On cooler days it is also a good area for mountain biking and hiking.
Beaches of the Bay of Rosas
Camping Las Dunas is located directly at the wide sandy beach of the Bay of Rosas. Since 2011 the bay is member included in the World’s Best Bays, the 48 most beautiful bays in the world according to UNESCO. An enormous beach with fine golden sand stretches 25 km from Rosas in the north to l’Escala in the south. Even though different stretches of this beach have their own particular name, in reality this is one single beach only interrupted by the mouths of the rivers Muga and Fluvià. At the central part of the bay we find the nature park called Aiguamolls de l’Empordà (wetlands of the Empordà-region). The beach and dunes in front of Camping Las Dunas form part of this nature park. The beaches of the Bay of Rosas are a perfect summer holiday destination because of their vast expanse and the large number of sunbathers the can effortlessly absorb.
Beaches of L’Escala
L’Escala is located at the southern end of the Bay of Rosas at only 3 km from Camping las Dunas. In and around l’Escala are some beautiful beaches, all with their own distinctive characteristics.
Just north of the town lay the beaches of Empúries. They are fine sandy beaches just in front of the Greek and Roman ruins of Empúries. A very special feature are the two fine stretches of sand that connect the beach to two offshore rocks called Les Muscleres Grans and Les Muscleres Petites. For the crystal clear water and the rich fauna this is a fantastic beach for snorkeling at only 3 km from Camping Las Dunas.
And even in the centre of the old town you can find some lovely beaches! Their great attraction is the proximity of the boulevard, shops, bars and restaurants.
The largest beach in l’Escala is in a newer part of the town called Riells. The beach is flanked by a bustling boulevard with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. At the southern end of Riells Beach we find the port of l’Escala where the fisherman bring in their daily catch and also the ferries from MareNostrum, which we sell tickets for at the campsite reception, depart from.
Just south of l’Escala lays the bay of Cala Montgó. It’s a small bay accessible by car. You can find some lovely restaurants here where you can enjoy a meal on the terrace with views of the sea. At the southern shore of the bay you enter the Montgrí nature park. Cala Montgó is a great snorkeling spot due to the clear waters and the rich marine wildlife.