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Tamariu

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Tamariu, 6km to the east of Palafrugell, is small village embedded in between pine-trees. It has nice little beach, specially suited also for children.

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A: Carrer de la Riera - Tamariu

by Matthias Kunze, 130 meters away

Too early... all is still closed in Tamariu at 7:45am.

Carrer de la Riera - Tamariu

B: Tamariu

by Matthias Kunze, 140 meters away

Tamariu is a small, manageable holiday colony on the Catalan Costa Brava. During summer-time the vill...

Tamariu

C: Mirador Tamariu

by Matthias Kunze, 160 meters away

Viewpoint in Tamariu overlooking its beautiful, small beach. Everything is still quiet, 7:30am is pro...

Mirador Tamariu

D: Badia de Tamariu

by Matthias Kunze, 220 meters away

Bay of Tamariu, far too many nice spots to take photos here...

Badia de Tamariu

E: Cala d'en Roig

by Matthias Kunze, 360 meters away

In a 10 minutes footwalk from Tamariu Cala d'en Roig can be reached.

Cala d'en Roig

F: Cala d'en Roig

by Matthias Kunze, 400 meters away

Cala d'en Roig, at a 10 minutes walk from Tamariu's beach, has some nice natural pools. A perfect adv...

Cala d'en Roig

G: Punta des Banc

by Matthias Kunze, 1,000 meters away

View from Punta des Banc to Aigua Xelida

Punta des Banc

H: Punta des Banc - Aigua Xelida

by Matthias Kunze, 1.1 km away

Splendid view over the steep coast near Tamariu

Punta des Banc - Aigua Xelida

I: Callela de Palafrugell

by Matthias Kunze, 4.2 km away

View of Callela de Palafrugell, the southernmost bathing resort belonging to Palafrugell.

Callela de Palafrugell

J: El Golfet

by Matthias Kunze, 4.9 km away

El Golfet is a beautiful small beach near Calella de Palafrugell. It is said to be quite crowded duri...

El Golfet

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