Also known as the Beach of Boats (Platja de les Barques), it is situated right in the middle of L’Escala village. Until 1962, the beach wasn’t intended for swimmers, but was where the fishermen’s boats were moored. In short, it was the port before the port was created. You can still see some of the ‘norais’, old stone pillars to which the boats were tied and the old mooring bollards from the 18th century, which were used by large coastal boats. This is the heart of the municipality, with activity all year round, not only in summer. It is here that they have the popular singing of ‘havaneres’ (Cuban sea shanties), the Festa de la Sal (Festival of Salt) and the Greco-Roman Triumvirate fair, among others. Surrounded by the promenade area and bars and restaurants, this is a beach of coarse sand, is 165 metres long and is much appreciated by local bathers. It also has EMAS and ISO 14001 environmental certifications. The nearest car park offers ‘blue zone’ parking.
Highlights: Also known as the beach of the Boats due to the fact that the sand had been used to bank the fishing boats when there was no port
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