Find your perfect holiday rental in family-friendly Costa del Maresme

Holiday in Costa del Maresme - Barcelona's tranquil north coast

Bungalows, cottages, country houses and villas in Costa del Maresme

A lesser known resort than the Costa Brava, (although some consider it to be part of the Costa Brava) Costa del Maresme's golden sands stretch 30 miles northeast, beginning at Barcelona and ending at Blanes. Situated between the provinces of Girona and Tarragona, the coast of Barcelona Province is certainly not to be overlooked and makes for the perfect base for a sunny Spanish escape. Discover family-friendly beaches, a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere and a beautiful unspoiled landscape scattered with quaint fishing villages. Costa del Maresme is within easy reach by train or car from Barcelona, making it the ideal place to stop off for some family fun by the coast.

From 11th century St. Florentina's Castle where scenes of Game of Thrones were filmed, to the fiestas of the capital Calella and the rich Roman history and marina of Mataro, there are plenty of reasons to choose the Costa del Maresme. Our choice of holiday rentals put you at the heart of it all; whether you want to be right by the beach, in the centre of town, or tucked away in the picturesque countryside, Costa del Maresme has something for everyone...


Key holiday info
  • A flight from the UK to Girona-Costa Brava or Barcelona El-Prat airport is approx. 2 hours, with a 1 hour drive to the Costa del Maresme.
  • June-September is 26-27°C while July and August are the hottest months, with a peak of 30°C.
  • The average summer sea temperature is 24°C.
  • Costa Del Maresme stretches 50km along the Mediterranean, from Barcelona to Blanes.
  • Traveling by train is a great way to beach hop and explore the resorts along the coast.
  • Montnegre Corredor Nature Reserve in Tordera boasts many hiking and mountain biking trails, ancient ruins and farms.

A beginner's guide to renting a villa or apartment in Costa del Maresme

Located in the province of Barcelona, the Maresme coast combines the best of both worlds, boasting the vibrant metropolitan atmosphere of Barcelona city with the relaxed coastal feel that beach life brings. With its 500km of fine sand, discover the tranquil waters of Baham Brisa and Blue Flag Center beach in Malgrat de Mar, as well as Callela's main beach of the same name and Mataro's palm-lined Portixol, to name just a few. This northern coastal region is particularly popular with families looking for a low-key holiday and locals who want to escape the city for some down time away from the main crowds.

The capital Calella was one of the first family-friendly resorts in Catalonia, popular year-round, known for its festivals, nightlife, nature routes and bustling street markets. For a taste of the region's culture, head to Canet de Mar, just over a 10 minute drive from Calella, with its stunning 11th century fairytale-like Castle of St. Florentina, where scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed. Surrounded by forestry, it stands on Pedracastell hill, providing incredible views of the surrounding region. Or visit Mataro with its beautiful port and ruins of an ancient Roman bath house and town square. Palafolls' castle boasts amazing views of the countryside and Blanes. After a morning of sightseeing, the kids will appreciate a stop off at Marineland Catalunya with its wildlife shows, attractions and slides.

An eight minute drive from Calells, Sant Pol de Mar is home to some beautiful beaches, with the main beach located right by the local train platform. A contrast to Barcelona's lively Barceloneta beach, it has all the charms of authentic Spanish seaside life. Refresh at one of the local chiringuitos (cafes) after taking a dip in the calm waters of the Med.

Why rent a villa or apartment in Costa del Maresme with Clickstay?

For the last ten years we've sent thousands of happy holidaymakers to villas and apartments all over the Costa del Maresme! We're a trusted brand with secure online payment and you can book your holiday in Costa del Maresme with confidence. We're also here to help – whether you're looking for that perfect rental in Costa del Maresme or you're already on holiday, you can call or email our customer services team.

Key holiday info
  • The rural village of Alella is a winemaking region, known for its delicious local cava.
  • Kids will love Marineland Catalunya in Palafolls with slides, splash pools and fun dolphin shows.
  • The capital Calella was one of the first family-friendly Catalan towns. It also has the best nightlife with plenty of bars and restaurants.
  • The medieval town of Palafolls near Blanes is home to the ruins of an ancient hilltop castle where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Catalonian countryside.
  • Calella beach hosts Ironman Barcelona, one of Europe's most popular triathlon events, held in early October.

Villas with private pools in Costa del Maresme

Discover our Clickstay home from homes with an extensive selection of family-friendly villas with private pools in Costa del Maresme. We offer holiday villas close to the famous golf courses, tourist amenities and popular beaches, as well as spacious villas with gated pools in quiet neighbourhoods, so you can enjoy precious moments of peace and quiet from the comfort of your own private space! 

Our top 6 villas with private pools in Costa del Maresme

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Family-friendly villas by the beach in the Costa del Maresme

Take home wonderful memories with our family-friendly villas and holiday homes by the beach. With facilities and features the whole family can enjoy, choose from rentals with bunk beds, outdoor play equipment, kids pools, villas in quiet neighbourhoods and more.

Our top 6 family-friendly holiday rentals in the Costa del Maresme near the beach

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If you are an owner or agent with holiday villas or apartments in the Costa del Maresme, or if you want to increase your rentals, then sign up to Clickstay and manage your properties directly. Clickstay lets owners to contact renters directly. Our online system allows you to manage your property description, prices and availability as well as catering for all sorts of holiday rentals – from villas with private pools to beach front apartments.

Our costs are low: we charge a £1, €1 or $1 sign-up fee and you can then advertise an unlimited number of properties to directly to renters looking for the Costa del Maresme holiday rental. We charge 10% marketing commission when a renter books your property through the Clickstay site.

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