L'Escala / L'Estartit / Playa de Pals (Costa Brava) in August

(4 Posts)
mrs2cats Fri 08-Apr-16 15:27:16

We're a family of 4 with 2 teenagers (13 and 15) looking at the Costa Brava for a week in August. Does anyone have any experience of the above resorts?

I quite like the look of L'Escala but is it too small? What's the beach like?
Kids like the look of L'Estartit but I wonder if it's too busy.
Although the town of Pals looks really interesting, the beach seems a drive away and I'm thinking that perhaps if we stay at the beach we'll just be in a built up resort area.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
TIA

BarbaraofSeville Sun 10-Apr-16 17:18:08

I've been to Estartit, but it was 20 years ago, so has probably changed. It was lovely and is high on the list for a return visit.

Have a look on google earth/streetview?

mrs2cats Tue 12-Apr-16 20:41:03

Thanks Barbara. Good idea about google earth!

AmazingDisgrace Wed 13-Apr-16 17:12:09

The actual beach in L'Escala town centre is quite small but a 10 minute walk and you'll get the beach that runs all the way up to the gorgeous hamlet of Sant Marti d'empuries. There is a carrilet ( sort of train on wheels thing) that runs between St Marti and L'Escala as well. There are also large beaches in the other direction at Riells and a really pretty cove at the other end of town called Cala Montgo.

Sant Marti is the best though smile

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