lloret de mar beaches

Lloret de Mar is well renowned for being the most liveliest resort on the Costa Brava, but after a night on the town what better way could there be than to spend a relaxing day on the beach. There are five fantastic beaches from which to choose, each one being totally different from the next, but what they all have in common is that they are all extremely well kept and cleaned every day! The biggest and most popular is the main beach of Lloret, which is almost 1.5 kilometers long, here you can enjoy the parasailing, water-skiing, pedalos, jet ski's or just laze on a sunbed. On Lloret de Mar beach are several bars where you can get a cool drink or a snack. Life guards are always on watch during the height of the summer, and first aid facilities if needed. You will also find a vast choice of restaurants and cafes just across the road from the beach.

 New this year (2013) on both Lloret de Mar and Fenals beaches are the 'Beach Boxes' where you can leave any belongings or valuables while you spend time on the beach.

Canyelles Beach is just a little way up the coast - not within walking distance but easily reached by boat from Lloret, at present the cost is €10 for a return trip. During the summer months of July & August you can take the L3 bus from Lloret, or if you have your own transport there is a car park. On Canyelles beach there is a very nice beach bar where you can get drinks and meals and take shelter from the harsh summer sun. For a more relaxing holiday villas and apartments are available to rent in the area, and there is also a very good camp site. Sunbeds & parasols are available to hire, along with water sports activities for the more energetic! Canyelles have their very own yachting marina, the only one in this area!

Cala Canyelles on Youtube, as seen from the boat.

Santa Cristina approximately 3.5km from Lloret de Mar is located in a sheltered bay surrounded by woodland, and the villas and apartments of Santa Cristina urbanisation. Here you can also see the pretty little chapel of St Cristina where many of Lloret's locals have married and from where you have fantastic views of the Costa Brava coastline. This beach is very popular with families with young children owing to the sand being much finer than other nearby beaches, so the kids are easily amused playing in the sand digging and  building sand castles, and also the more gentle slope into the sea is more suitable for young children.  You can travel to Santa Cristina beach by boat or car, parking is available but from the car park there is quite a long steep sandy path to the beach, so this might not be ideal for anyone with walking difficulties - much wiser to take the boat, at present the return fare is €10. Sunbeds and parasols are available, also a large drinks & snack bar.

 The 5* Santa Marta hotel is right on the beach of St Cristina so if you fancy a touch of luxury this is the place to stay!

              

Boadella Beach  (Lloret de Mar nudist beach) is just 2.5km from Lloret, but to reach this beautiful beach you would have to walk or travel by car as the boats no longer pull into Boadella beach. The only parking is in the road by the entrance to the woods from where you have a steep walk down to the beach, but well worth the effort if you can make it - Its not too bad walking down but its a much harder climb back up in hot weather! The scenery surrounding this area is outstanding, so much so that its quite often used by film crews for TV programmes and film companies have used the beach for location shots. If you have ever seen the film 'Sahara' starring the Spanish actress Penelope Cruz then the last shots were filmed on this very beach! Boadella beach is very quiet compared the the others in Lloret, and is used by naturist's (don't worry its not compulsory to bare all) so if your easily offended this beach is not for you.....though they do tend to keep to one  end of the beach. Families from the new nearby apartments do use the the beach now so it does get quite busy during the holiday season, but still very peaceful compared to the other beaches around. There is a beach bar, toilets and showers, as well a first-aid cabin. 

Fenals Beach is the 2nd largest in the area and gets very busy during July & August yet still has a much more relaxed atmosphere than Lloret. Along the beach are several bars where you can buy drinks and meals, kiosks where you get get cold drinks and ice creams, there are also 3 very good restaurants just across the road. Life guards are on duty during the summer and you will also find a first aid cabin and toilets. You can hire sunbeds, parasols,and pedalos also take a trip with Fenals Watersports on their paragliding or banana boat trips! As with some of the other beaches Fenals is also surrounded by woodland and cliff tops from where you can see the scenic coastline stretching right down to Blanes. At either end of the beach are rocky coves suitable for diving and snorkeling. All Lloret de Mar beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness of the sea and beach and also amenties.