Fornells, in Begur

Located on the same road that leads from Begur to Aiguablava Beach and Platja Fonda, Fornells is a small village around the harbour, with some small coves and coastal paths around it.

El puerto de Fornells, en Begur, Girona, Costa Brava

Sunset in Fornells harbour, in Begur, Girona, Costa Brava

Due to its favorable conditions, a place by the sea surrounded by pine trees and abundant fishing, Fornells has become a very original location that has not lost any of its original beauty.

Embarcaciones sobre el puerto de Fornells

Ships in Fornells harbour, Begur, Costa Brava

The harbour is one of its main features. And from this point it is possible to travel both north and south through the coast pathways that start from here. Heading south to Aiguablava, you find Cala de Ses Orats. The path leading to it passes through seaside extremely picturesque cottages, as El Paradis, belonging the begur entrepreneur, writer and politician Bonaventura Sabater.

Camino de ronda hacia la Cala de Ses Orats, en Fornells, Begur

Coastal path to Cala Ses Orats, in Fornells, Begur, Costa Brava

After Cala de Ses Orats, go to the Cala d’en Malaret, made of fine sand. The creek is small and surrounded by rocks, with excellent views over the bay of Aiguablava and the national parador (the luxurious hotel). A little further away you’ll find the Port d’Esclanyà.

Desde Cala Malaret, la vista de la cala de Aiguablava y del Parador Nacional es excelente

From Cala Malaret, views to Cala Aiguablava and Parador Nacional are excellent

From the Fornells harbour, to the north, the coastal path passes through the interior of a small tunnel excavated in the rock that leads to the n’Estàsia creek. This is a long shaped cove, about 20 meters long and only 5 meters wide, of great beauty as it is embedded deeply into the rock of the coast, from which emerges a sweet water source. Beyond n’Estasia it is possible to see the Cap Rubí (Ruby Cape), and the elegant Dr. Arruga villa. He the color rocks in the coast changes passing from the the reddish to the gray, and in some places almost to black, as close to Platja Fonda, which is just a few meters to the north.

Los caminos de ronda que bordean las calas de Fornells se encuentra en un excelente estado

Coastal pahts around Fornells coves are in excellent condition

Fornells is a small place of Begur, Costa Brava, that deserves, thanks to the harbour, the coastal paths and the small coves, a very  interesting visit.

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This post was written by Alex Rigola who has written 60 posts on Costa Brava Blog.

Alex Rigola is Costa Brava's editor and an ampurdan passionated who enjoys sailing his little boat through the Costa Brava coast. He currently lives in Pals and if you use to ride along cycling routes in the area, it's very likely that you encounter him at some point. When asked about his favorite spot on the Costa Brava he never hesitates for a moment: Cala Montjoi.


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