The 10 best beaches in Cambrils
Cambrils has many attractions for families to enjoy the long summer days. The proximity to major theme parks such as Port Aventura and water parks like Costa Caribe and Acuopolis are an example. But also, the beautiful promenade with over 10 km of bike path along the beaches of the city or the great leisure offer with a packed calendar of activities for the whole family, make of this the destination the chosen one by thousands of tourists every year for their holidays.
In addition, Cambrils has over 10 km of sandy beaches, many of which have been awarded Blue Flag of the EU as an indication of the quality of services they offer. There are ten beautiful beaches to choose from, great beaches with every comfort, well equipped for you to enjoy with the little ones of the family. Today we want to teach each and every one of them so that you do not miss anything on your visit.
- Enjoy our guide to Cambrils beaches from north to south:
- 1. Cap de Sant Pere Beach
- 2. Vilafortuny Beach
- 3.Esquirol Beach
- 4.Cavet Beach
- 5.Regueral Beach
- 6.La Riera Beach
- 7. Playa Horta de Santa María
- 8. La Llosa Beach
- 9.El Dorado Beach
- 10.La Ardiaca Beach
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Enjoy our guide to Cambrils beaches from north to south:
1. Cap de Sant Pere Beach
This is the beach furthest north of Cambrils and borders the neighboring town of Salou. A long stretch of sand of about 1.2 km long is bordered by the beautiful promenade. The beach has plenty of places to rent chairs, beach umbrellas, excellent services and facilities such as toilets, showers and restaurants. Although it is usually busy because it’s near the center of Salou, this is still a good option for families to enjoy.
2. Vilafortuny Beach
You can find the Vilafortuny beach in the urbanization withthe same name, halfway between the towns of Cambrils and Salou. This large sandy Blue Flag awarded beach has very good facilities such as showers every few meters, playgrounds, restaurants, bars, as well as the possibility to rent chairs and sun screens. The sand here tends to be thicker, because before the summer it gets filled in with quarry sand. The sand here is not the best in Cambrils, but it makes up for the sand with serenity and peace that you can find in this area of Cambrils. The most restless can take a pleasant walk to the Castle Vilafortuny, located about 400m from the beach. It is a beautiful XI century castle that although it is closed to the public can be admired from the outside. You can observe its great walls, towers and balconies. Everything is very well conserved. We recommend to go to this beach early in the morning to be able to find a parking spot closeby.
This beach is without a doubt one of our favorites and one of the best beaches in Cambrils. Only 1km away from the center of Cambrils, it is close enough to get there taking a pleasant stroll, but far enough from the center to avoid the masses you might find on Regueral Beach.
We love the feeling of tranquility and relaxation in this corner of Cambrils. It is strip of about 1.5km where you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere that contrasts with the image of other beaches in the municipality where you will have trouble finding a space.
This beach has great facilities and comfortable access to the beach with big parking areas. You can enjoy several beach bars and shops to rent beach chairs and sun screens. Sport lovers with find magnificent paddle courts on this beach, we are convinced you never played a match with views like these.
Standing out at its tip is the water sports center Wind Cambrils, where you can rent Hobie Cats, bananas, take windsurfing lessons, do paddle surf,…you can also find a lively beach bar there where during the summer they play live concerts on fridays and saturdays. The atmosphere is great, especially during the sunsets. A beach you can enjoy during the day as well as when the sun goes down with a fun fair just next to it that the smallest of the family will surely enjoy. Electric motorcycles, slot machines, playgrounds and lots of fun for the whole family.
Cavet Beach is a small sand area of about 600m located 1km away from the port delimited by breakwaters which makes it a quiet and shallow beach.
Right in the middle there is a paddle surf school where ‘daredevils’ can explore the surroundings on their boards. They also offer windsurf and kitesurf courses. Usually you can enjoy a little bit of wind during the afternoons in this area.
The northern part of the beach borders with Esquirol Beach, where you can find rocky depths that turn this beach into the perfect place to grab your goggles to do some snorkeling.
Situated in the center of Cambrils this 1.2km long beach strip is the most important of the municipality and the most frequented of all beaches in Cambrils. The broad beach promenade surrounded by big palm trees stands out with its bike lane, numerous stores and restaurants. It is impossible to visit Cambrils and not take at least one walk along Regueral Beach. The atmosphere here is fabulous and very pleasant.
It might not be the best beach for someone who is looking for relaxation, but it is a very comfortable beach with several beach bars, showers, walkways and shallow waters which make it to an ideal beach to enjoy with the youngest members of the family.
For the younger crowd and sports fans during the summer there is a football field and several beach volleyball courts set up in the center of the beach, as well as a center for all types of water sports where you can rent jet skis, do parasailing or enjoy a ride on a banana.
6.La Riera Beach
La Riera Beach is the smallest beach in Cambrils, situated next to the fishermen’s port. It is easily recognizable, because it is located right in the center of the municipality in front of the tourism office and next to the stop of the touristic train.
A pretty sand beach that is only 250m long and it’s usually visited by locals and families. One of the corners of the beach has rocks on the bottom where pets are allowed, so it’s very comfy for people who’s got dogs and knows it’s not always easy to fins a place for them at the beach.
It is next to the beautiful promenade of Las Palmeras, a nice esplanade where the young play basketball or other sports, and where many activities and concerts take place during the summer.
7. Playa Horta de Santa María
At about 300m south from the port, we can find the Riera Beach. A beautiful 500m-long thick sand stretch and rocky bottoms. The beach is delimited by breakwaters that protect it from the waves. So, the entrance to the sea very soft, which makes this beach perfect for children.
Here you will find the famous Chiringuito El Marino. A very nice restaurant where delicious typical Cambrils’ food is served, fresh fish and delicious paellas. Moreover, this beach bar has a whole chillout area where you can relax with a cocktail after diner while listening to live music.
At sunset, the promenade that goes along the beach gets full of people, bikes, joggers, people walking their dogs… it’s a very nice area to chill and enjoy the long summer days having a walk until the city center or until the furthest beaches of Cambrils.
8. La Llosa Beach
One of our favorite beaches is La Llosa. It’s an ideal zone for when you like to escape the masses a little bit, but you still want to get good service and installations. Showers, bathrooms, the Red Cross, rent shops for sunscreens, chairs and several beach bars in close reach in one of the less crowded and more pleasant parts of the municipality.
It is a 1000m long beach strip that has the shape of an “U” consisting of several coves and breakwaters that protect the coast from the waves, which makes the water calmer. It is an ideal beach to go to with the youngest members of the family. La Llosa beach isone of the most peaceful beaches in Cambrils.
9.El Dorado Beach
This is a big, 1200m long beach with fine sand south of Cambril’s port. Its is located in a very peaceful zone, far from the noise of the center. El Dorado Beach is a gorgeous sandy area in the shape of an “U” with a nice beach bar on each end of the beach. In the center part you can find a playground and a green area. This zone is ideal for those who like to enjoy a day on the beach in a more relaxed and serene way. On the northern end of the beach you can find a windsurfing school where you can also rent inline skares, beach chairs and sunscreens.
10.La Ardiaca Beach
Among the beaches of Cambrils, la Ardiaca Beach is the furthest one, but it is quite crowded during the summertime. During the low season it is a quiet spot.
La Ardiaca has several small coves with breakwaters that protect the beach from the waves. The water here is calm and not very deep, which makes it ideal for small children.
It has a lot of services to offer depending on the zone that you’re in, but you can always find showers, toilets, and restaurants along the beach.