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Cala de les Roques, Calella

Address Cala de les Roques; 08370 Calella del Mar
Neighbourhood Maresme | See on map
Metro Take R1 Rodalies/Cercanías train in direction Blanes or Maçanet to Calella (Zone 5) from Catalunya or Arc de Triomf
Website http://www.calellabarcelona.com
Price EUR 4.90 one way by train
Notes By car take C-32 direction in the direction of Girona, to exit 122 towards Calella/Pineda de Mar/Santa Susanna, follow signs to N-II direction Barcelona. Park on first sidestreet after the Camping El Far.

Once an idyllic fishing village, decades of mass tourism have left Calella’s reputation in tatters. Catering to the hoards of package holiday tourists, the town is mostly known for being cheap and tacky rather than the wonderful beaches just outside the center.

Walk south towards Barcelona and at the end of the main beach follow the main road around the curve, past Camping El Far. Then use the staircase of Bar Rocapins to get back down to the water and some of the nicest coves on this stretch of coast. For an all-over tan, just continue south; the next is clothing-optional.

Though you can buy food and drinks at the bar, you may want to consider bringing a cooler and a packed lunch.