Cala Canyet

This cove is between Tossa de Mar and Sant Feliu de Guixols, and is part of the wonderful and successive coves between these two villages (you’ll find also Cala Vallpresona, Cala del Senyor Raimon, Cala Salionç, etc.).

La Cala Canyet se encuentra en Santa Cristina d'Aro, en Girona, Costa Brava

Cala Canyet is in Santa Cristina d'Aro, Girona, Costa Brava

To get there we have to take from the GI-682 road, another road that leads to Rosamar urbanization, so that we can approach to the creek easily in a private vehicle. Once inside you’ll see that the left is the beach itself. With clear and transparent water, Cala Canyet has a length of 70 meters and a width of 15, and is made of very fine sand. Given its proximity to the above urbanization it has all the services you can expect from a good beach as showers, restaurant, bar, a nautical club which organizes courses, etc.

Vista aérea de la Cala Canyet y de la Urbanización Rosamar

Scenic view of Cala Canyet, near Tossa de Mar. Over the big rock, the rocky bridges over the shore of the cove

La Cala Canyet, as mentioned, is in an urbanized area resort where, for example, we can find a tennis court. In this area we are surprised by the presence of a beautiful  Ava Gardner statue. It is another tribute from the town of Tossa de Mar that the actress visited in 1950, when she shot the film “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman,” with James Mason as main actor.

Estatua de Ava Gardner junto a Cala Canyet, en la urbanización Rosamar, en Tossa de Mar

Ava Gardner statue next to Cala Canyet, in Rosamar urbanization, in Tossa de Mar

During that visit to Spain Ava Gardner had a notorious affair with the torero Mario Cabré. It was polemic because the actress still kept a relationship with her husband, the famous singer Frank Sinatra.

Ava Gardner junto con Frank Sinatra y amigos en Tossa de Mar, durante los años 50

Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra & friends in Tossa de Mar, in the 50's

On the right side of the creek there is a large rock. On the other side of it there is a coastal path that leads to a rocky area with a beautiful rocky setting, where stands a little stone bridge over the water: they are the “puentes de Canyet” (Canyet bridges). In this nice area it is also possible to swim, so we recommend the bathers to walk to it from Cala Canyet and discover the landscape beauty it offers.

Los puentes de Canyet, en Cala Canyet, Costa Brava

Canyet, bridges over the beach, in Cala Canyet, Costa Brava

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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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