If you are a sailing enthusiast, this idyllic, peaceful city is the perfect destination. We will show you when it is best to go sailing around Cambrils, and we also give you some tips for planning a 1-week itinerary. If you drop anchor at Cambrils or the surrounding holiday resorts, fantastic experiences will await you.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather in Cambrils: Pleasant climate
- Ports and islands around Cambrils
- Sailing in Cambrils: 1-week sailing itinerary (North)
- Cambrils sailing: 7 days sailing itinerary (South)
The Costa Dorada, where Cambrils is located, has a moderate Mediterranean climate. The hottest months of the year are July and August, while January is the coldest. The average temperature in winter is between 7 and 10 °C, and in summer between 20-26 °C. Most of the rain falls in spring and autumn, mostly in October. If you want to go swimming, we recommend visiting in August, when the average temperature of the sea is very pleasant, 25 °C.
Club Nautic Cambrils (Cambrils)
Thanks to the reforms implemented in recent years, the club has two parts. It can accommodate up to 426 yachts between 8 metres and 25 metres in size. Moreover, there are eight premises that cover a wide range of vessel maintenance and repair services. There is a 24-hour crew service. You can also find a bar and a restaurant here, and of course, there is free Wi-Fi-access available.
Port Vell (Barcelona)
Barcelona is one of the most important port cities in the Mediterranean. The Port Vell can accommodate 148 vessels up to 190 metres long yachts. Drinking water, electricity and cable TV are available.
Port de Blanes (Blanes)
The port is run by Blanes Sailing Club. It provides 309 berths for yachts up to 24 metres in size. The club has a café, a restaurant and a sailing school, too. The port combines recreational sailing with commercial fishing activities.
Club Nàutic Estartit (L’Estartit)
This port is located in the L’Estartit resort. It has 643 berths for yachts up to 32 metres in size. The port has a depth of 2.3 metres. There are a number of excellent services available. There is also a bar and a restaurant.
The journey starts at Cambrils, and we return here after discovering the holiday resorts in the area.
Day 1. Cambrils – Salou
6.60 km (4.10 mi)
You can relax in the most popular holiday destination in Costa Dorada, in Salou. It has a sandy beach, and the water is shallow. There are many water sports facilities available. Do not miss out on the promenade called Passeig Jaume I, with a gorgeous fountain at the end of it. Do you want to have some fun? The famous PortAventura theme park is a great place for children and adults as well.
If you like the vibrant nightlife, there are many bars and clubs to choose from. In addition to traditional Catalan dishes, restaurants serve international meals, too. Spend the night in the port of the city.
Day 2. Salou – La Pineda
6.91 km (4.29 mi)
The next stop of our journey is La Pineda. This town offers a variety of water sports facilities in addition to its wonderful beach. The Aquopolis waterpark and dolphin shows are a must-see for families with small children. Since it is a quiet little town, La Pineda is one of the most family-friendly holiday resorts in Costa Dorada. Spend the night in the port of La Pineda.
Day 3. La Pineda – Tarragona
5.65 km (3.51 mi)
If you drop anchor here, you can also discover important Roman historical monuments. You can see, for example, archaeological sites like the aqueduct or the amphitheatre that once accommodated 14 thousand people. If you visit here in the summer, check out the International Fireworks Competition. Spend the night in the port of the city.
Day 4. Tarragona – Torredembarra
21.28 km (13.22 mi)
In this town, you can discover natural formations like the dunes and lagoons that have basically disappeared from Catalonia. Torredembarra also boasts excellent Blue Flag-certified beaches. Do not miss out on the 2000-metres long and15-metres high El Roquer rock that makes this beach even more spectacular. Spend the night in the port of Torredembarra.
Day 4. Torredembarra – Sitges
38.16 km (23.71 mi)
Famous events in Sitges are, for instance, the International Vintage Car Rally or the Catalonian Film Festival. During the religious festival Corpus Christi, the streets are covered with colourful flowers. The city has a buzzing nightlife; there are many cocktail bars and clubs in the centre. If you are looking for a nice meal, try the seafood – we recommend La Nansa and El Trull in particular.
Day 5. Sitges – Castelldefels
9.40 km (5.84 mi)
This cosy town has a great beach called Long Beach, which is 5 kilometres long. Visit the beautiful castle, Castle Fels, the oldest building that the town got its name from. There are dozens of night clubs and bars serving the nightlife in Castelldefels. If you are looking for a nice meal, you can choose from cheap as well as exquisite restaurants. You should try the typical Catalonian dishes and the local culinary, too. Spend the night in the port of the town.
Day 6. Castelldefels – Barcelona
30.69 km (19.07 mi)
The wonderful Barcelona has 7 beaches, the most famous of which is Playa Barceloneta. Nature enthusiasts must visit the Parc del Laberint d’Horta, which is the oldest park in the city. The main sight here is the La Sagrada Familia – the Expiatory Church of the Holy Family – and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. If you are looking for a special gastronomic experience, you must try the famous “tapas” at Born. We also recommend that you explore the popular market, Mercat de la Boqueria.
Day 7. Barcelona – Garraf – Cambrils
105.91 km (65.81 mi)
After leaving Barcelona behind, we return towards Garraf, to the first stop of our journey, Cambrils. The picturesque village is located at the foot of the Garraf Massid mountain. It used to be a small fishing town and then became a holiday resort thanks to the flourishing tourism. If you love nature, you should visit the Garraf National Park that you can explore on foot and by a bicycle as well. The modernist mansion built-in 1890, Plana Novella is located in the heart of the park. There is a Buddhist community living here today. If you prefer quiet places too crowded towns, Cambrils is the perfect choice for you. The 9-kilometres long coastline offers excellent sandy beaches.
Would you like to take a nice, long walk? Visit one of the city’s beautiful parks. The Parc del Pescador or Parc Samà are especially recommended. As the village used to be a fishing village, you should definitely discover its great seafood taverns. If you have more time, do not miss out on the historic monuments Cambrils has to offer.
Day 1. Cambrils – L’Ametlla de Mar 30.91 km (19.21 mi), Day 2. L’Ametlla de Mar – Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre 21.48 km (13.34 mi) Day 3. Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre (Club Nautic Riumar) – Sant Carles de la Rapita 46.15 km (28.67 mi) Day 4. Sant Carles de la Rapita – Vinaros 22.53 km (14.00 mi), Day 5. Vinaros – Peniscola 34.10 km (21.19 mi), Day 6. Peniscola – L’Ampolla 79.92 km (49.66 mi), Day 7. L’Ampolla – Salou – Cambrils 46.74 km (29.04 mi)
If you want to go sailing, Cambrils in Costa Dorada and the surrounding holiday resorts are a great choice. Pleasant climate and crystal clear waters await you here. HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT