This beautiful bay, otherwise named l'Almadraba - or Canyelles Grosses,
gained its name from the large tunny fishing nets ("Almadraves")
which were used from the beach there. It is probably the most elegant of
the seven Roses beach, and is certainly our favourite!
The beach is 600 yards long, and like Canyelles Petites, the sand is
fine and the water is clear and shallow.
There is good free parking,
within minutes from the beach, although in August a slightly longer
stroll may be required.
can be reached by road or by a picturesque 20 minute walk along the
coastal path. This starts at the eastern end of Canyelles Petites,
around the Bonifaci Point headland and between the Vista Bella Hotel
(the Costa Brava's only 5 star hotel) and their excellent bar, Le Pirat,
which is on the rocks by the water's edge. The only distraction here is
the occasional arrival of large private boats arriving at their jetty
for the Hotel. There is also a small beach by the bar which contrary to
appearances is freely open to all. There are no private beaches in
L'Almadrava itself has three beach bars plus the Santa Lucia which has
an excellent restaurant with beach-side bar. Wherever you are staying in
the Roses area, Almadrava beach should be on your lists of visits!
During summer weekends a trio usually plays mellow jazz under the palm
trees on the beach in front of the Santa Lucia.
details of Holiday Apartments, just 30 metres from this wonderful
beach, click here