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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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Lodging Near L'Arrabassada Beach

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$76
Nuria Hotel

Nuria Hotel

Via Augusta 145, Tarragona
4.0
of 5, from 43 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

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

$42
Hostal El Callejón

Hostal El Callejón

Via Augusta 141, Tarragona
2.0 out of 5.0

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

$62
Hotel Sant Jordi

Hotel Sant Jordi

Carrer Via Augusta, 185, Tarragona
4.5
of 5, from 146 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Tarragona hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of L'Arrabassada Beach, Tarragona Amphitheatre, and Tarragona Cathedral. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Roman Circus are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$55
Hotel Lauria

Hotel Lauria

Rambla Nova 20, Tarragona
3.7
of 5, from 270 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tarragona, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mediterranean Balcony, Roman Circus, and Tarragona Amphitheatre. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Tarragona Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

$67
Hotel SB Ciutat de Tarragona

Hotel SB Ciutat de Tarragona

Plaza Imperial Tarraco 5, Tarragona
4.1
of 5, from 485 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tarragona, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Imperial Tarraco, Roman Circus, and Tarragona Cathedral. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Tarragona Amphitheatre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$63
Astari

Astari

Via Augusta 95-97, Tarragona
4.1
of 5, from 170 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tarragona Amphitheatre, Roman Circus, and National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona. Tarragona Cathedral is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

An Apartment in the old City of Tarragona

An Apartment in the old City of Tarragona

Portal del Carro 7, TARRAGONA
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Tarragona, this apartment is steps from Rovira I Virgili University and Tarragona Cathedral. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Roman Circus are also within 10 minutes.

$71
TarragonaSuites 69 - Sant Llorenç 351

TarragonaSuites 69 - Sant Llorenç 351

Calle Sant Llorenc 35, Entresuelo 1A, Tarragona
3.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Tarragona, this apartment is steps from Sant Antoni Monumental Gate and Tarragona Cathedral. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona and Roman Circus are also within 10 minutes.