At the northern limit of the Costa del Marseme, Malgrat de Mar is a no-nonsense getaway, in the best possible sense.
So if you’re in search of big sandy beaches, friendly seafood restaurants, a picturesque little resort and inviting inland scenery it will suit you just fine.
There are no organised activities and obnoxious nightclubs here; Instead you’re in the perfect location to see the best bits from the Costa Brava and the resorts of the Barcelona province.
Here’s the best things to do in Malgrat de Mar:
1. Malgrat’s Beach
On the other side of the railway tracks are four and a half kilometres of beaches. In essence it’s just one long white sandy beach, separated occasionally by a breakwater and edged by palm trees and a small lane.
The beach is so wide that looking across from the town it can be hard to work out where the sand ends and the sea begins. The currents here are light, and in the summer you can even swim out to a floating play area, clamber on top and look back at the shore.