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Guide to Swimming in Cambrils: Beaches and Water Conditions

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The Beach at Cambrils
The Beach at Cambrils
The beach is undoubtedly one of Cambrils' most popular and treasured attractions - a wonderful place to go swimming. If you are planning a beach holiday in Cambrils it is important to take a look at the swimming conditions. All of Cambrils' nine beaches have been awarded a blue flag from the European Union - this ensures the high quality of the sand, water and facilities on the beach.

This page will provide details of each individual beach on Cambrils' coast line. It will offer information on the beaches - facilities, characteristics, disabled access and size. There is also an introduction explaining the water conditions in Cambrils and providing information on how you can find out what the water conditions are like during your holiday.

Swimming in Cambrils

The beaches in Cambrils offer a place to bring the kids for a relaxing holiday. They are sandy and the water's depth is very gradual - allowing children or poor swimmers to edge their way slowly into the water. All of the beaches are also manned by a lifeguard during the summer months.

The Beach and Life Guard Post
The Beach and Life Guard Post

On each of Cambrils' beaches you will see a flag. The colour of the flag will let you know the water conditions at that time.

There are three different flag colours and they signify the following:

Green flag: swimming allowed.
Yellow flag: swim with caution.
Red flag: swimming not allowed.

It is essential that you take notice of these flags. If you cannot remember what they mean, it is best to speak to the lifeguard to find out.

Other rules that help to maintain the high standard of the beaches in Cambrils:

  • Use the bins provided - do not leave litter on the sand.
  • Camping and vehicles are not allowed on the beach.
  • Do not throw cigarette butts in the sand.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach from 01 April - 31 October.

Each of Cambrils' beaches has distinct characteristics. These are listed below:

L'Ardiaca Beach in Cambrils

This beach is located slightly outside of the centre (in a semi-urban area). There is a breakwater along its length, ensuring that the water is safer for children. There is a lifeguard who mans the beach and the area is also patrolled by beach police. There is disabled access to the beach. It is one of Cambril's less crowded beaches. There is also a sailing school located on this beach.

There are outdoor showers, toilets, sun loungers and parasols to rent, pedal boats and a small shack selling food and drinks.

La Llosa Beach

This beach is located slightly outside of the centre (in a semi-urban area). There is a breakwater along its length, ensuring that the water is safer for children. There is a lifeguard who mans the beach and the area is also patrolled by beach police. This beach is slightly smaller than L'Ardiaca but it is about as crowded.

There is a wooden footpath that leads down to the water's edge - this helps with buggies and disabled access. There are showers and a toilet at the back of the beach. There are also canopies and sun loungers to hire. There is a shop selling snacks and food.

D'Horta Beach

D'Horta beach is one of Cambrils' smallest beaches. It is located close to the centre of Cambrils - approaching the port area. This makes it a popular and sometimes crowded option.

There is a lifeguard on the beach, as well as beach police. The beach also plays host to an area known as the 'beach playroom' - a sort of crèche area where children can be dropped off to take part in activities during the summer months. At the back of the beach there are outdoor showers, toilets, sun loungers and parasols to rent, pedal boats and a small shack selling food and drinks.

De la Ribera Beach

This is also one of Cambrils' most central beaches - it is small and generally busy. It does not have as many facilities as some of the other beaches, but it does have showers, toilets and bins. It is also serviced by a lifeguard and beach police.

The water along this stretch of beach is generally calm.

Prat d'En Flores Beach

This is also one of Cambrils' most popular beaches. It is also one of its larger beaches - 967 metres in length. This area is an area known as a 'blue flag wave point' - meaning that it is good for waves. This also make sit popular with surfers - something to consider if you plan to be swimming with children.

This is one of the most well-serviced of Cambrils' beaches. There is a lifeguard on the beach, as well as beach police. In the water area of this beach there is a 'sea platform' - an area that you can swim out to out in the sea.

There is a service for if you are limited mobility and would like to go in the water - an 'amphibious wheelchair', allowing you to go all the way into the sea in a wheelchair (for further details on how to use this service, it is best to contact Cambrils Tourist Information). There is also disabled access to the whole beach.

At the back of the beach there are outdoor showers, toilets, sun loungers and parasols to rent, pedal boats and a small shack selling food and drinks.

Del Cavet beach in Cambrils

This is a beach slightly further from Cambrils' town centre. It offers a sandy beach and calm water. It is one of the least crowded of Cambrils' beaches, making it a place the kids enjoy the water as you sunbathe.

It is serviced by a life guard and the beach police. It has disabled access. It offers outdoor showers, a toilet, canopies and sun loungers that can be rented.

De l'Esquinal beach in Cambrils

This is one of Cambrils' most picturesque beaches. It is reasonably long (895 metres) and is also popular, making it quite crowded. It is located in a semi-urban area, away from the main port area.

The beach is serviced by a life guard and beach police. It provides disabled access. It has showers and toilet towards the back of the beach, pedalos to hire, sun loungers and parasols.

De Vilafortuny beach in Cambrils

This is one of the Cambrils' longest beaches (1,415 metres). It is generally one of the more crowded beaches in the summer months. This may be partly due to the fact that it is one of the 'Blue Wave Points' - a place where it is popular to surf due to the good waves. This is something to consider if you are planning on bringing young children to the beach - there could be a lot of people surfing in this water.

If you are limited mobility and wish to go bathing, this is one of the best beaches to do it - there is an 'amphibious wheelchair' service, allowing you to go all the way into the sea in a wheelchair (for further details on how to use this service, it is best to contact Cambrils Tourist Information). There is also disabled access to the whole beach.

There are also showers, foot washes, toilets, rentable sun loungers, canopies and pedalos on the beach.

De Cap de Sant Pere beach in Cambrils

Cap de Sant Pere Beach offers a picturesque stretch of fine sand and calm water. It is located at one of the furthest points from the port area of Cambrils. However, it is a pretty beach close to holiday accommodation - ensuring that it is busy in the summer months.

Early evening over Cambrils beaches
Early evening over Cambrils beaches

It is serviced by a lifeguard and the beach police. It provides disabled access to the beach. It offers showers, toilets, a foot wash, pedalos, canopies and sun loungers to rent.

The beach is one of Cambrils' most important features. With over 7km of sand and sea it is a wonderful place to head for a beach holiday. In general, the sea at Cambrils has a reputation for being calm and with shallow waters. As long as you keep an eye on the flags (mentioned above) and follow the advice of the lifeguards, you should be able to ensure a safe swimming environment for all of the family.


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