The beaches…

 Es Monestri Beach

This is the last beach in the Sant Antoni bay, before entering the municipality of Palamós. The Es Monestri beach is something special. Seen from Palamós, it seems like a green stain descending from the Gavarres range. The Seaside promenade bridge across the river Aubi joins this beach to the one in Sant Antoni. The only Pat! Gatalà de Velaclub (type of hobie-16) in the province of Gerona is situated on this beach.

Type of sand: fine.

Services: Lifeguard, first aid station, bar, showers and WC.

Distinctive: Blue Flag.

 

The Sant Antoni Beach

If we divide the bay in three parts, the Sant Antoni beach occupies the centre part of this bay. The beach is protected by three T-shaped breakwaters

(Amistat- Friendship; Mig- Middle; Costa Brava), plus two narrow breakwaters that run perpendicular to the coastline.

Type of sand: fine.

Services: lifeguard, first aid station, WC, kiddies beach park, beach showers and foot-rinse taps, children’s play areas, land and water sports, municipal police post, amphibious wheelchair service, and anchoring buoys.

Distinctive: Blue Flag.

 

The Torre Valentina Beach

The Torre Valentina beach is very wide and borders the town. It is separated from the Sant Antoni beach by the river. An ancient 16th century watch tower from which the beach gets its name stands here. The coastal path (Gami de Randa) starts at this tower.

Type of sand: fine.

Services: lifeguard, first aid station, WC, beach showers and foot-rinse taps, bar, children’s play area, land and water sports, public boat beaching area and amphibious wheelchair service.

Distinctive: Blue Flag.

 

Cala Cristus – Ses Torretes

A wide cove set in a very scarcely developed area, with mainly rocks and vegetation. The cove can be ireached following the coastal path or using the staircase trom the road.

Type of sand: thick grain.

Services: Lifeguard, first aid station, bar, WC, land and water sports.

Distinctive: Blue Flag.

And the coves…

Where the pine trees observe the sea, where it seems that the tree taps wish to ask the waves to came closer, we find a unique ecosystem of great beauty: the very essence of the Costa Brava, specifically on the stretch between Sant Antoni de Calonge and Platja d’Aro, along the seaside walk. We quote some of the most important creeks of the town. There are more, and each one has a charm that enchants the eyes of those who contemplate.

Racó de les Dones and Racó dels Homes beaches

These beaches are separated by the Torre Valentina point. Their names mean Women’s Corner and Men’s Corner because for a very long time the mayor had forbidden that people of both sexes bathe together. Further along the path is the creek known as Cala dels Capellans (Priest’s Creek); it was used by the clergy from the Sant Marti parish as a bathing place. The beach of the Racó de les Dones has fine sand, the sand of the Racó deis Homes is thick grain and the beach of Capellans is formed by rocks.

Roques Planes cape and creek

This area is formed by rocks. These rocks have acquired their peculiar shape due to the passage of time and the waves breaking against them. They are all smooth and flat. This type of rock formation is very unusual on our coast. Among all the rocks there is a very peculiar one known as Foradada. This creek has thick grain sand.

Roca del Paller creek and Forn creek

The Roca del Paller creek gets its name from the shape of the rocks by the water, that remind us of a haystack. In the old country houses the hay used for feeding the animals and for their bedding was stacked around a pole.

In the Forn creek there might have been an old Roman oven but there are no remains to prove it. The both have thick grain sand.

Roig cape and creek

Roig cape is a rocky formation mainly composed of feldspar crystal give it this reddish color. Together with the following one (Belladona creek), are located in a sector within the Treumal area known as Comptat de Sant Jordi. The sand is thick grain. We can reach this area from the coastal path or from the steps of the road between Platja d’Aro and Calonge – Sant Antoni.

 

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