Empuriabrava has, with almost 7 km of beaches, a wide coastal band of high natural interest, included in part by the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, and of high touristic interest, as in the summer months the number of visitors increases.
There are three beaches:
The beach of Empuriabrava
This beach is right in front of the residential marina of Empuriabrava and its navigable waterways. It is therefore not surprising that there are all types of facilities available, including a children's playground, sports courts, access for people with reduced mobility, amphibious chairs for the disabled and bars and restaurants. A wide promenade, with plenty of parking space, separates the beach from the buildings of Empuriabrava. It has been awarded the blue flag and the ‘Q’ for tourist quality, in addition to achieving European EMAS and ISO 14001 certifications. Located between the entry to the residential marina and the mouth of the Muga river, it occupies an area of 1,300 metres. Once in Empuriabrava, practically all roads lead to the beach.
Highlights: Awarded the blue flag and the ‘Q’ for tourist quality, in addition to achieving European EMAS and ISO 14001 certifications.
The Beach of La Rubina
The beach of Rubina is also known locally as the wild beach. And with good reason. It has been preserved from urban development and has no buildings in the immediate vicinity, unlike its neighbours of Santa Margarita and Empuriabrava. Located between the entrances to the marinas of these two developments, this sandy beach is surrounded by dunes, hollows and lagoon systems typical of marsh areas. It is the only beach in Castelló d’Empúries on which dogs and kitesurfing are allowed and, even then, just at the end closest to Santa Margarida. To get there by car you should go around the gyratory system on the Roses road just after the Empuriabrava airfield. There is easy parking just next to the beach. Once you are there, it is important to access the beach using the marked points, taking care not to damage the dunes that are being regenerated. It shouldn’t be forgotten that this is an area of the Aiguamolls de l' Empordà Natural Park.
Highlights: Also known as the wild beach is the only beach in the municipality on which dogs and kitesurfing are allowed
An enormous beach, 3,900 metres long, which runs from the mouth of the Muga river up to the Nàutic Almatà campsite, close to the mouth of the Fluvià river. But take note, there is a great deal that can only be reached by walking close to the water. Little wonder, as you will find yourself in front of the main lagoons of the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park and the area is a nature reserve and enjoys maximum protection. A Several species nest in the dunes and hollows in the area and they must not be disturbed. However there is so much space on the rest of the beach that you can enjoy yourself in total tranquility. There are no services other than the campsites located at various points along the beach. Controlled access through the Can Comas track and, on foot, from both ends. If you want to cross from the Empuriabrava residential area, you’ll have to wade across the Muga river.
Highlights: A totally natural area, so much so that there are stretches of the Aiguamolls nature reserve where you can only walk along the water.