Unspoiled Begur lies on the Costa Brava in northeastern Spain, 50km from Girona city and an hour and a half north of Barcelona. With a population of approximately 4,000 inhabitants, this Mediterranean gem offers a stylish escape away from the commercial holiday towns like neighbouring Tossa de Mar and Roses. Discover a wine making region with an abundance of upscale seafood restaurants, architectural marvels and incredible piercing blue water beaches and coves sheltered by a cliff landscape. The nearest airport is Girona-Costa Brava, just under an hour away by car, where the road to Girona winds along the olive groves, medieval towns, pine trees and wild flora and fauna.
The town's contrasting architecture adds to its charm, with a mix of colonial Cuban-style houses, medieval village remnants and typical Catalan coastal homes, ranging from neoclassical mansions to fisherman's huts. A must-see is the hilltop old town (Vila Vella) and the beautiful ruins of 16th century Begur Castle, providing panoramic views of Sa Riera beach and Roses; the perfect spot to enjoy majestic sunsets across the Mediterranean. The golden sand coastline below boasts some of the most picturesque natural beaches and coves in the whole of Spain, stretching from Aiguablava Bay to L’Estartit and the Medes Islands with their tropical marine life and colourful reefs.
Nicknamed 'Red Island', 150m-long Platja Fonda is a favourite with couples and naturalists, with rocky, pine-tree lined surrounds perfect for diving. Family-friendly Platja del Raco, linked to the coastal path by the coves of Illa Roja and Sa Riera has a beach bar, showers, leisure facilities and lifeguards. Blue Flag Aigua Blava Beach is a paradise of natural beauty with water so clear you can see to the bottom. Dotted with fishing boats, it is enclosed by a mini forest of pine trees and has a professional diving centre as well as plenty of opportunities for water sports. For a change of scenery the beautiful beaches of Palafrugell are just 7km away. Discover our homes from home and choose from rustic villas with private pools to apartments near the beach and golf.