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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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Hotel SB Ciutat de Tarragona C$113
Hotel SB Ciutat de Tarragona

Hotel SB Ciutat de Tarragona

Plaza Imperial Tarraco 5, Tarragona, Tarragona
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Tarragona, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Imperial Tarraco and Roman Circus. Tarragona Cathedral and National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona are also within 1 mi (2 km). Tarragona Station is 15 minutes by foot.

    Hostal El Callejón C$70
    Hostal El Callejón

    Hostal El Callejón

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

      Situated in Tarragona, this pension is within 1 mi (2 km) of L'Arrabassada Beach, National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona, and Tarragona Cathedral. Roman Circus and Tarragona Amphitheatre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Tarragona Station is 28 minutes by foot.

      Nuria Hotel C$119
      Nuria Hotel

      Nuria Hotel

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

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of L'Arrabassada Beach, National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona, and Tarragona Cathedral. Roman Circus and Tarragona Amphitheatre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Tarragona Station is 29 minutes by foot.

        Astari C$132
        Astari

        Astari

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

          Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Diputacio de Tarragona, Roman Circus, and Tarragona Amphitheatre. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Tarragona Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Tarragona Station is 16 minutes by foot.

          Blue Tree Apartment
          Blue Tree Apartment

          Blue Tree Apartment

          Carrer Llorenç Villalonga 28, Escalera D, 1º, 1ª, Tarragona, Catalonia
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of L'Arrabassada Beach and National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona. Tarragona Cathedral and Tarragona Amphitheatre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Villa arrabassada Beach TVL_09
            Villa arrabassada Beach TVL_09

            Villa arrabassada Beach TVL_09

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

              Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of L'Arrabassada Beach, Tarragona Amphitheatre, and Roman Circus. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Tarragona Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km). Tarragona Station is 23 minutes by foot.

              Villa Arrabassada beach TVL_09
              Villa Arrabassada beach TVL_09

              Villa Arrabassada beach TVL_09

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

                Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of L'Arrabassada Beach, Tarragona Amphitheatre, and Roman Circus. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Tarragona Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km). Tarragona Station is 23 minutes by foot.

                Villa Lucio TVL_40
                Villa Lucio TVL_40

                Villa Lucio TVL_40

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

                  Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Diputacio de Tarragona, Tarragona Amphitheatre, and Roman Circus. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Tarragona Cathedral are also within 2 mi (3 km). Tarragona Station is 25 minutes by foot.