Platja Fonda

Platja Fonda, in the village of Begur, is one of the most curious coves we find in Costa Brava. With magnificent underwaters and facing the Cape of Begur, it is just at the foot of an impressive cliff that gives it a long shadow, especially at sunset.

La cala de Platja Fonda, en Begur, Costa Brava

La cala de Platja Fonda, en Begur, Costa Brava

To access Platja Fonda (literally ‘Deep beach’) from the center of Begur you’ve to take the same road that leads to Aiguablava or Fornells. Before arriving to Aiguablava, a left turn allows us to go through an urbanisation and park in a parking in a place from where we’ll descend on foot to our destination.

Panorámica de Platja Fonda, en Begur, donde se observa el impresionante acantilado que la domina

Platja Fonda panoramic view, in Begur, where you can see the impressive cliff on it

Platja Fonda is surrounded by a great wall that protects it. In fact we access to the beach through a set of stairs, in good condition, allowing us to see the cove with scenic views. Access is certainly one of the reasons why this creek has managed to remain so unspoilt and wild over the years.

Las aguas de Playa Fonda son azules y transparentes, y de gran riqueza animal marina, sobre todo de medio arenoso

Playa Fonda waters are blue and almost transparent, with a great fish richness

It has about 130 meters long and 35 wide. It features dark shades, due to the color of the sand (dark colored gravel) as well as by the shadow that the great back wall can project back on its waters. In summer it offers service bar.

Imagen que se obtiene de la platja Fonda al final de las escaleras que bajan a ella

Picture from the stairs downloading to Platja Fonda

The villa on the right, facing the sea, on Cap de Rubi, was owned by Dr. Arruga, a distinguished catalan ophthalmologist who stayed in Begur. On this side a coastal path leads to the port of Fornells (Fornells harbour).

Sol y sombra al atardecer en Platja Fonda, Begur

Sun and shadows at sunset in Platja Fonda, Begur


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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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