Are you planning a trip to Salou and wondering where to go for some fun in the sun? Look no further than Wissler Bar & Burgers! Not only do we flip delicious burgers, and pour amazing beer, but we also love to give our guests tips and recommendations so you can enjoy your vacation. We’re here to share you insider tips on the best beaches and activities to enjoy in Salou. This article will explore the best beaches in Salou and what makes each one special. So grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and get ready to the best guide to the Salou beaches. let’s get to the beach!
As a restaurant located in Salou and passionate about providing our guests with the best experience of the area, WISSLER Bar & Burgers is committed to showcasing all the fantastic things this town has to offer. In this article, we cover all nine beaches in the area such as their amenities and characteristics.
What is Salou?
Salou is a beautiful town on the coast of Spain, located in the province of Tarragona in Catalonia. It has over 10 km of beautiful beaches and plenty of activities for beach-lovers to enjoy. It’s well known for its stunning beaches, wide range of water sports, and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a quiet beach to relax on, or one with plenty of activities to get involved in, Salou has something for everyone.
This coastal town is also home to a number of historical landmarks, such as the Torre Vella, an ancient watchtower that dates back to the 16th century. Salou is located just a short drive away from the city of Tarragona, which is renowned for its well-preserved Roman ruins, including an amphitheater and aqueduct. Consider taking a day trip to Tarragona to explore these fascinating historic sites, you won’t regret it. As mentioned before, Salou is known for its lively nightlife, with many bars and nightclubs offering entertainment until the early hours of the morning. At Wissler Bar & Burgers, we believe that dining is an experience, and we’re proud to be a part of the vibrant culture and community of Salou. If you are interested, we also got an article about Exploring Salou’s nightlife!
Lost in Translation: Decoding the Names of Salou's Stunning Beaches
One thing to keep in mind when exploring the beaches in Salou is that they can be a bit confusing to navigate. This is because the beaches often have multiple names, depending on whether they’re referred to in Spanish, Catalan, or English. For example, “Playa de Levante” is sometimes called “Platja del Llevant” in Catalan, and “Llarga Beach” is also known as “Platja Llarga”.
Don’t let the different names discourage you, we got you! We have done our best to include the beaches different names so you always know which beach we’re talking about! And if you ever need help finding your way around, do not hesitate to ask one of our hosts at WISSLER // Bar & Burgers for some guidance.
The municipality of Salou is home to a total of nine stunning beaches, each with its own unique charm and character. From the lively and bustling Levante Beach to the peaceful and secluded Cala Crancs, Salou’s beaches offer something for everyone. Many of the beaches are situated within easy walking distance of the town center, making them easily accessible for visitors staying in the area. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun, take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea, or simply relax and unwind, the beaches of Salou are the perfect place to do so. WISSLER Bar & Burgers is proud to be located in the heart of Salou, just a short walk away from most of the town’s beautiful beaches.
1. Llevant Beach
Known as: Playa de Llevante, Platja de Llevant, Salou beach
Levant Beach is one of the most famous and popular beaches in Salou, as we can call it Salou’s “main beach”. With its wide expanse of golden sand, clear blue waters, and plenty of amenities, Llevant Beach is a great choice for a day of fun in the sun. The beach offers a range of activities for visitors to enjoy, including kayaking, jet skiing, and banana boat rides. There are also plenty of cafes and bars nearby, as well as showers and changing rooms for convenience. At Wissler Bar & Burgers, we recommend taking a break from the sun and enjoying a refreshing drink. Getting hungry? try Salou’s juiciest burgers! We are located only 10 minuts by foot from Llevant beach and we can ensure you the greatest atmosphere.
Tt’s worth noting that this beach is sometimes confused with another Llevant Beach located in Barcelona. While the two beaches share a name, they are not the same place, and are in fact located more than 100 kilometers apart from each other. The confusion often arises due to the names, as well as the fact that both beaches are renowned for their beauty and popularity among visitors. Nonetheless, Llevant Beach in Salou remains a beloved destination for sun-seekers and beach-goers.
The stunning Promenade by Llevant beach in Salou
In addition, this beautiful beach is also known for its charming promenade. The “Passeig Jaume” is stunning long, palm-tree-lined walkway that runs along the seafront, connecting Llevant Beach to the other beaches in the area, such as Ponent Beach and Capellans Beach. The promenade is a popular spot for strolling, jogging, cycling, and rollerblading, and is lined with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Visitors to the area can also enjoy the various sculptures, including the popular “Salou letters” and the dancing water fountains that are scattered throughout the promenade. At WISSLER we love the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of Salou’s promenade, and we recommend you to try and order your burgers for pick up and enjoy them on this beautiful promenade, or get them delivered right where you are!
2. Capellans Beach
Known as: Playa Los Capellanes, Platja Dels Capellans
Capellans beach is a small, sandy and cozy cove located just north of Playa de Levante. It is located in the urban area, with gently waves and safe. It has an area reserved for water sports and an area of pine trees. It’s a quieter spot than some of the other beaches in Salou and is popular with families. This small but beautiful beach is known for its crystal-clear waters and golden sand, and is surrounded by cliffs and pine trees, giving it a secluded and intimate feel. Capellans Beach is a great spot for swimming and sunbathing, and is also popular with scuba divers and snorkelers due to the underwater caves and rock formations that can be explored in the area. Visitors to the beach can enjoy a variety of amenities. We love the natural beauty of Capellans Beach, and we’re located no more than 8 minutes, by foot, from Capellans beach! Why not get a delicious burger with crispy fries after a long day at the beach? Your host at WISSLER would love to hear about your visit to Capellans Beach, be sure to let them know you got the tip from this article!
Facilities: Kayak tours, little bar at the beach, public toilets, playground.
Good to know: quiet, family friendly, great for scuba divers, only 500 meters from the best burgers in town.
3. Ponent Beach
Known as: Playa de Ponent, Platja de ponent
Ponent Beach is located just to the east of the Salou Lighthouse, near the end of Salou’s promenade. Stretching 1,115 meters, it runs alongside Passeig Miramar. The beach is part of a trio of urban beaches, which includes Llevant and Capellans. Collectively, they boast 2.5 kilometers of fine, golden sand and clear, shallow waters.This beautiful, wide beach features fine golden sand, calm waters, and a shallow gradient, making it a popular destination for families with young children. Ponent Beach is known for its peaceful and laid-back atmosphere, and is a great spot for sunbathing, swimming, and strolling along the promenade. The beach is backed by a row of restaurants and bars where visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink or a tasty meal while taking in the views of the Mediterranean Sea. Craving delicious burgers and a cold beer? WISSLER is just a 25 min. walk from Ponent Beach or 5 minutes by car!
This beach is also known for being handicap-friendly, with a ramp that provides access to the water and other amenities like toilets and showers adapted for people with reduced mobility. Additionally, there is a shaded area on the beach that is designed for wheelchair users. For those who want to enjoy a beach day but require wheelchair access, Ponent Beach is an excellent option. Next to the port you’ll finde all the necessary amenities include parking, a wooden walkway, showers, a sink, lifeguard service, and amphibious chairs!
Facilities: bathrooms, showers, bars on the beach, playgrounds, sunbeams and parasol rentals, boat rental
Good to know: Wheelchair accessible with a whole “wheelchair zone”
4. Llenguadets Cove
Known as: Cala dels Llenguadets, Cala de Lenguadets or Platja dels Llenguadets
Looking for something even more privat and cozy? Llenguadets is a small cove located at the eastern end of Salou. The cove is nestled between two rocky cliffs and is only accessible via stairs, which may not be suitable for everyone. Once you reach the cove, you will be rewarded with a picturesque and secluded beach that is perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun. The cove is approximately 100 meters long and 15 meters wide, and its fine golden sand and clear waters make it a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. However, it should be noted that there are no lifeguards on duty, and visitors should exercise caution when swimming in the cove. Despite its size, Platja dels Llenguadets is a hidden gem that is well worth a visit if you’re looking for a quieter and more secluded beach experience.
Good to know: Only accessible by stairs
5. Llarga Beach
Known as: Playa larga or Platja Llarga
This beach is located in the southern part of Salou and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. This large and spacious beach offers clear, turquoise waters and fine golden sand, making it the perfect place to relax and soak up the Mediterranean sun. Playa Llarga is surrounded by a pine forest, which provides shade and shelter from the hot sun during the summer months. The beach is also equipped with all the necessary amenities, including showers, toilets, and sun loungers, and is easily accessible by car or public transport. Playa Llarga is a great option for families with children, as the shallow waters make it safe for them to play and swim. This beach is a natural paradise! it’s lovely how the fine golden sand is practically touching a pine forest, as if it were a nice combination of sea and mountains.
Facilities: Showers, viewpoints, little playground
Good to know: kids friendly
6. Penya Tallada cove
Known as: Cala Penya Tallada
Are you looking for an idyllic spot to take in the beauty of the Mediterranean? Then you must head over to Cala de la Penya Tallada! Located in the southeast of the Salou, this charming little beach offers an absolutely dreamy atmosphere with its pristine white sands and crystal clear waters. It’s the perfect spot for taking a dip or just soaking up the sun. The beach is accessible via a path from the main road and is quite secluded and private. This little cove has some stunning views of the surrounding cliffs. If you love peacefully coves, and whether you’re looking for a peaceful spot to relax or an exciting adventure, Cala de la Penya Tallada is a great choice. So grab your sunscreen and head to this breathtaking cove – you won’t be disappointed!
Good to know: Kids friendly, next to Platja De La Costa
7. Cove Fonts
Known as: Cala de La Font, Fonts cove, or Cala font
Small sandy cove located in an urban area of Cap Salou. This one is one of the cutest little coves, also very calm and its crystalline waters allow you to see the seabed. It is one of the best places on the Costa Daurada for snorkeling! Surrounded by some rocky promontories. The beach is also known for its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and sunbathing. The area is well-maintained, and the beach is cleaned daily. Visitors can also enjoy the nearby restaurants and bars, where they can sample local seafood and refreshing drinks while taking in the beautiful scenery. Cala de la Font is definitely worth a visit for those seeking a quieter, more secluded beach experience.
Facilities: showers, small shops, next to Vinya’s cove where you will find all kinds of rentals
Good to know: Great spot for snorkeling!
8. Vinya's cove
Known as: Cove Vinya, Cala de La Vinya, Cala Vinya or Cala font
This is a very small cove but it has all kinds of rental services! It is located just next to the Cove Fonts and it is very kids friendly. Although there are no facilities on the beach, there are some bars and restaurants nearby where you can buy a drink. The beach can be accessed by a flight of stairs from the parking area, which is located at the top of the cliffs. Overall, Cala de la Vinya is a beautiful and peaceful spot where visitors can relax and unwind in a natural setting.
Facilities: little beach-shop
Good to know: Great spot for snorkeling!
9. Cranc's Cove
Known as: Platja de la Cala Crancs, Cranc’s Cove beach
Little beach located in Cabo de Salou. Although is far away from Salou’s center, Crancs cove is worth visiting. The beach is very beautiful and cozy, surrounded by a lot of vegetation, a relatively quiet and peaceful place, making it an ideal spot for those who prefer a more secluded beach experience. There are no shops on the beach, but some small bars and restaurants nearby, where you can enjoy refreshing drinks and meals. The cove is Isolated from tourist establishments and all the green surroundings give the cove a little tropical vibe! Its the perfect option if you’re looking for something quiet, exotic, and very cozy.
Facilities: Public bathrooms, showers, small shops, rentals, kids zone
Good to know: Ideal for snorkeling! kids friendly, tropical-like vibe.
What is Cabo de Salou?
Cabo de Salou is a beautiful rocky headland that extends out into the Mediterranean Sea, offering stunning views of the surrounding coastline. This natural wonder is located just a short distance from the town of Salou and is a popular spot for hiking, walking, and cycling. Visitors to Cabo de Salou can explore the rocky coastline and enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the chance to see native flora and fauna. The headland is also home to a lighthouse, the Faro de Salou, which offers a glimpse into the area’s maritime history. Cabo de Salou is a great place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Costa Dorada, and at Wissler Bar & Burgers, we believe that the best way to end a day of exploration is with a delicious burger and a refreshing cocktail.
Other Fun Activities in Salou
While the beaches are the main attraction, Salou is not just known for its beautiful beaches, but also for its lively nightlife, delicious cuisine, and various activities for all ages. Whether you’re looking to relax on the shore or take a thrilling ride on a jet ski, Salou has something for everyone. WISSLER // Bar & Burgers is the perfect place to refuel after a day of beach-hopping or exploring the town. With a focus on quality ingredients and creating memorable dining experiences, we offer you delicious burgers, sides, and a variety of beers and cocktails. If you’re in the mood for some adventure, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in the area. Here are some of our top picks on What to do in Salou:
- PortAventura World
- Aquopolis Costa Dorada
- Salou Lighthouse
- Shopping: Avinguda de Carles Buïgas and the nearby streets
- Nightlife: Some of the most popular spots include Pacha, Flashback, and Kiss.
We hope that this article has been helpful in giving you a better understanding of the beaches of Salou and that it inspires you to visit and explore them for yourself!