The popular holiday resort in Costa Brava has very clean waters with a pleasant temperature. From this article, you can learn when it is ideal to visit L’Estartit. We are also going to give you some useful advice on planning a one-week-long trip. Visit the quiet little port city and its neighbourhood!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The climate in L’Estartit: Pleasant climate
- Ports and islands around L’Estartit
- Sailing in L’Estartit: Plan for a one-week-long trip (North)
- L’Estartit sailing: 7 days sailing itinerary (South)
The climate is moderate: usually warm and mild. The hottest months are July and August, while the coldest one is January. October is the rainiest. Hot summers are made cooler and more pleasant by the mild sea breeze. We recommend that swimmer enthusiasts visit the place in August in particular, as the average temperature of the sea can be as high as 23°C.
Club Nàutic Estartit
The port is located in the L’Estartit resort. They have 643 moorings for yachts as long as 32 metres. The depth of the water is 2.3 metres. It is a protected port with several great services offered, and there is also a bar and a restaurant here.
Port of Empuriabrava
They often refer to the city as “The Venice of Spain”. One of the largest ports of the world can be found here, with 5,000 moorings for locals and visitors. 700 of these are preserved for tourists and can accept 26 metre-long yachts. The place offers modern facilities and equipment. For instance, if you are hungry, you can choose from 50 restaurants.
Port de Blanes
The port is operated by the Banes Sailing Club. They have 309 moorings for yachts with a maximum length of 24 metres. You can find a café, a restaurant and a sailing school in the club. They combine commercial fishing activities with recreational sailing.
Barcelona is one of the most important port cities on the Adriatic Sea. Port Vell offers 148 moorings for yachts not longer than 190 metres. They have drinking water, electricity and cable TV.
Club Nautic Cambrils
Suitable for 426 yachts, they can be 8 to 25 meters long. The area includes 8 areas that can cover a wide range of yacht maintenance and repair services. There is a bar, restaurant, Wi-Fi and 24-hour service and assistance. Club Nautic Cambrils
We start our trip in L’Estartit, and this is where we will return after visiting the magical places in the area.
Day 1. L’Estartit – L’Escala
12,37 km (7,69 mi)
We are going to stop at L’Escala, which is a significant fishing port and a tourist centre. There are great beaches here, and we can try several watersports. If you are interested in Catalan culture, there are countless museums and monuments here. Try the typical local speciality, the delicious anchovy. You can spend the night in the port of L’Escala.
Day 2. L’Escala – Empuriabrava
13,85 km (8,61 mi)
You can admire butterflies, birds and wonderful flowers in the beautiful Butterfly Park. Empuriabrava has a karting track, and one of the largest parachuting centres in the world can also be found here. It is also worth visiting the Greek-Roman citadel Sant Martí d’Empúries. You can spend the night in the city port.
Day 3. Empuriabrava – Roses
4,52 km (2,81 mi)
There is a great beach here as well as clubs with a nice atmosphere. The aqua park called Aquabrava is located the app. 1 kilometre from Roses; it is considered the best one in Costa Brava. The 225-metre-high peak of Puig Rom can be found east of the bay, providing an amazing view of the city. Spend the night in the port of Roses.
Days 4. Roses – Cadaqués
16,01 km (9,95 mi)
Our next destination is one of the most beautiful towns not only in Costa Brava but in Spain as well. If you are looking for a quiet environment, peaceful Cadaqués is a perfect choice. Take a walk in the Cap de Creus Natural Park, and don’t miss the Esglesia de Santa Maria church in the old town either. The Far de Cala Nans lighthouse, which opened in 1864, offers a wonderful view of the town and the sea. Spend the night in the port of the town.
Day 5. Cadaqués- El Port de la Selva
20.40 km (12.67 mi)
The small town takes pride in its cosy beaches, especially the blue-flag Port de la Selva. The area by the town is rich in historical and cultural sights. If you are bound to visit this destination, do not forget to visit the Catalan-Romanesque Sant Pere de Rodes Benedictine Closter. Do you fancy hiking? There are really good hiking paths around the settlement. Considering catering we advise Can Petitu facing the port. You can taste here fine meals, quality wines accompanied with polite service.
Day 6. El Port de la Selva – Begur
57,13 km (35,50 mi)
This town is a true hidden gem; we should not expect large crowds as it is very peaceful. It is mostly famous for the white Mediterranean houses and the ruins of Castell de Begur, built in the 17th century. Its beautiful old city is made even more wonderful by the masterpieces of Spanish architecture. You can spend the night in the port of Begur.
Day 7. Begur – Medes Islands – L’Estartit
15,38 km (9,56 mi)
This tiny archipelago can be found around 2 kilometres from L’Estartit. Due to its incredibly rich deepwater wildlife, it is very popular among divers. There are several diving schools here, and we can also do waterskiing, kayaking or play golf. Fishing is forbidden in the nature protection area.
After visiting the Medes Islands, we return to our first stop, L’Estartit. The town has great beaches. If you like nature, you must definitely visit the hill called Roca Maura, offering a fantastic view. In case you would like to try typical local dishes, choose the great Cal Tet bar.
Day 1. L’Estartit – Begur 28,09 km (17,46 mi), Day 2. Begur – Palamós 13.92 km (8.65 mi), Day 3. Palamós – Platja d’Aro 6,46 km (4,01 mi), Day 4. Platja d’Aro – Sant Feliu de Guíxols 6,36 km (3,95 mi), Day 5. Sant Feliu de Guíxols – Tossa de Mar 10,94 km (6,80 mi), Day 6. Tossa de Mar – Lloret de Mar 8,73 km (5,43 mi), Day 7. Lloret de Mar – Blanes – L’Estartit 61,73 km (38,35 mi).
If you would like to go sailing, L’Estartit and its neighbourhood is the ultimate choice because of the pleasant climate and mild sea breezes. Regardless of where you dock, you will see wonderful sights and have amazing gastronomic experiences. HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT