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L’Arrabassada Beach

Calm water, golden sands, a floating platform and scenic walks await you at this Mediterranean beach in northeast Spain.

Enjoy a day of a fun and relaxation at L’Arrabassada Beach. The 1,804-feet (550-meter) long bay is a favorite with families because of its calm water and golden sands. In fact Tarragona's long coastline is nicknamed Costa Daurada which is Catalan for Golden Coast. 

Bring a towel and a book and stretch out on the soft sands. The beach is cleaned regularly and has been given the European Blue Flag award for its safety and water quality. Go for a swim in water that is calm for most of the year. The shoreline shelves gently and so the shallow sea here is good for children and inexperienced swimmers. Swim out to the floating platform and propel yourself into the water down its slide. 

Amble along the scenic seafront promenade, which stretches for the length of the beach. When you’re ready to escape the sun, cool off with a drink at one of the cafés.

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take a walk to the small peninsula between L’Arrabassada Beach and neighboring La Savinosa Beach. Here you will find the city’s abandoned sanatorium, dating back to 1929. The hospital complex encompasses a main building, chapel, several streets, plazas and fountains. Its original purpose was to house tuberculosis patients. Later, it served as a home for children left orphaned by the authoritarian regime of the dictator Francisco Franco. The site was closed down in the 1970s and has been derelict ever since. Today, it is surrounded by a fence.

Tarragona’s mild climate means that sea is good for swimming from June to September. Among the facilities here are toilets, beach bars and showers. L’Arrabassada Beach is less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the city center. If you don’t want to walk, take a taxi or drive. There is a parking zone near the beach. Alternatively come by public transport. Several bus routes serve the beach.


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Nuria Hotel CA $119
Nuria Hotel

Nuria Hotel

Via Augusta 145, Tarragona, Tarragona
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from L'Arrabassada Beach and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Tarragona Port. Platja Savinosa and Diputacio de Tarragona are also within 1 mile (2 km). Tarragona Station is 29 minutes by foot.

    OYO Hostal Patio de la Luna CA $72
    OYO Hostal Patio de la Luna

    OYO Hostal Patio de la Luna

    Via Augusta 147, Tarragona, Tarragona
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from L'Arrabassada Beach and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Tarragona Port. Platja Savinosa and Diputacio de Tarragona are also within 1 mile (2 km). Tarragona Station is 29 minutes by foot.

      Hostal El Callejón CA $72
      Hostal El Callejón

      Hostal El Callejón

      Via Augusta 141, Tarragona, Catalunya
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this pension is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from L'Arrabassada Beach and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Tarragona Port. Platja Savinosa and Diputacio de Tarragona are also within 15 minutes. Tarragona Station is 28 minutes by foot.

        Astari CA $113
        Astari

        Astari

        Via Augusta 95-97, Tarragona, Tarragona
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Tarragona, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Platja del Miracle and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Tarragona Port. Diputacio de Tarragona and Platja dels Cossis are also within 10 minutes. Tarragona Station is 16 minutes by foot.

          Villa Lucio TH40
          Villa Lucio TH40

          Villa Lucio TH40

          Passeig Maritim Rafael Casanova, 52, Tarragona, Tarragona
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Platja del Miracle and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Tarragona Port. Platja dels Cossis and Tarragona Amphitheatre are also within 1 mile (2 km). Tarragona Station is 25 minutes by foot.

            Fantástico Apartamento Nuevo
            Fantástico Apartamento Nuevo

            Fantástico Apartamento Nuevo

            urbanización Mare Nostrum,, Bloque 1, piso 1, puerta 4, Tarragona, Catalonia
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from L'Arrabassada Beach and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Tarragona Port. Platja del Miracle and Platja dels Cossis are also within 1 mile (2 km). Tarragona Station is 26 minutes by foot.

              Villa Arrabassada beach TH 09
              Villa Arrabassada beach TH 09

              Villa Arrabassada beach TH 09

              Antoni Co. i Fernandez de Cordoba 57, Tarragona, Tarragona
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from L'Arrabassada Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Tarragona Port. Platja del Miracle and Platja dels Cossis are also within 15 minutes. Tarragona Station is 23 minutes by foot.

                Villa arrabassada Beach TH09
                Villa arrabassada Beach TH09

                Villa arrabassada Beach TH09

                Carrer d' Antoni Company, i Fernandez de Cordoba, 57, Tarragona
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from L'Arrabassada Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Tarragona Port. Platja del Miracle and Platja dels Cossis are also within 15 minutes. Tarragona Station is 23 minutes by foot.