Travel Guide to Cambrils - Your favourite family holiday destination!
Looking for fun things to do on your next holiday to Cambrils? Check our UHC selection of 10 TOP things to see and do for all budgets and ages. Discover Cambrils' most famous landmarks, beaches and must-see places. Travel tips included!
1. Go to the beach.
The beaches of Cambrils stretch for nine gloriously golden kilometers, filled with fantastic beaches attracting thousands of families every year. We are talking about beaches for all tastes, of which many hold the Blue Flag of the EU, awarded for featuring high quality and services like showers, sunbeds, toilets and beach bars. The beaches of Cambrils boast calm, crystal-clear and shallow waters which are very safe for children. If you are looking for fun in the sun, book your holiday home rental in Cambrils now.
These scenic beaches are a gigantic playground for children and adults alike, teaming with watersports, beach games, boat excursions and evening entertainment dotted along the seafront promenade. Whether you want to fish, sail, windsurf, water ski, hire a kayak, a pedalo or even view the underwater world from the safety of a glass-bottomed boat, Cambrils offers a beach activity to suit every age and taste. It's the perfect holiday destination to immerse yourself in the Mediterranean atmosphere.
2. Explore the Promenade and the Marina.
If you're feeling energetic, go for a walk, roller skating or hop on your bicycle to the next town, Salou - Costa Dorada's undisputed tourist capital, located approximately 8km along the coast from Cambrils. Along the coast path (with bike lanes), there are lots of beach bars, restaurants, shops and ice cream parlours.
Head down to the Cambrils Marina, where you can get a feel of the town's heritage as a fishing port. Stroll along and you'll soon find metal fishermen carting around colorful fish and 2 enormous mermaids. Though these sculptures look whimsical, they actually commemorate the tragedy of many fishermen killed by a storm. Don't miss the main feature of the port: the mini lighthouse El Faro Rojo. Watch out for the Port Tower: a seventeenth century watchtower that was used to defend the village against pirate attacks (a fact that's sure to keep the attention of the kids!). It sits at the very heart of the port area and is used as a gallery for temporary exhibitions.
3. Visit the fish market.
To understand the relationship that this small town has with the sea, don't miss the opportunity to visit the fish market. From four p.m. fishing vessels are coming into port, followed by hundreds of gulls. Enjoy watching them unloading their catch and taking it to the fish market to proceed with the daily fish auction. Fish and seafood that will subsequently be eaten in dozens of restaurants, made a thousand different ways, from simple grilled fish or fried to elaborate “suquet” or other delicious sauces, always with a twist that has made Cambrils the culinary capital of the Costa Dorada.
4. Sail on a Catamaran.
Enjoy the Mediterranean waters on a catamaran cruise along the coast of Cambrils. Crystal clear waters, rocks and a bit of snorkelling! Spend your afternoon relaxing on the swaying of the waves and enjoy! Sunbathe on the deck or take a dip in the Mediterranean turquoise waters. Do you need a little more fun? Grab your mask and dive into the water to do some snorkelling. A selection of drinks and snacks are available on board.
5. Eat seafood at the harbour.
Cambrils is the culinary capital of the Costa Dorada and the perfect place to enjoy a good paella or any other rice with seafood dish. Do not miss the opportunity to taste the Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Catalan food in one of its fantastic harbor restaurants. The choices are wide and varied. You get from traditional classic seafood restaurants to modern and avant-garde local foods and pizza or tapas bars.
For those who can afford it, Cambrils has two restaurants with Michelin Stars: Can Bosch, in Rambla Jaume I Street and Rincón de Diego, in Drassanes Street. There is no excuse not to enjoy the gastronomy of Cambrils.
6. Enjoy nature at Parc Sama.
Sama Park is a gorgeous botanical garden from the old colonial days. Originally, the park was built as a summer residence by Salvador Samà, Marquis of Marianao in 1881. It provides you with a good break from the beach scenes of Cambrils, around 15 minutes’ drive north from the town’s main coastal area. The park is filled with Mediterranean orchards, swan lakes, mini forests, waterfalls, flower gardens and even a palatial 19th-century summer residence. Several enclosures feature birds and animals, some of which you can feed. The kids will love it!
Tickets are from €8.
7. Get a ride on the Trenet.
A fun and comfortable way to discover Cambrils is to get aboard the Trenet (Cambrils Tourist Train). Hop on the train just outside the Tourist Office, at the end of the fishing port, next to the access to the fishermen's park. The train takes you to the old town and through the most emblematic streets of Cambrils and on Wednesdays to the market. You can buy different passes for a number of trips and half trips. Runs from Wednesday to Sunday, from the 15th June until the 15th September.
8. Visit the Pinaret & Pescadors Parks.
There are two parks to be found in Cambrils. One is located on the beachfront - El Pescador Park. The other is located further uptown, next to the old part of town - El Pinaret Park. As its name suggests, it is packed with pine trees, giving it a distinctive look and smell. They both offer a place to spend a couple of hours as an alternative to the beach. Both offer children's play areas.
9. Go cycling.
Cambrils is a popular place for cycling. The 9 km promenade from Cambrils to Salou has a bike lane that runs all of the way down it. In the surrounding area, there are many cycle routes available. There has even been a map created by a professional cyclist, offering various cycle routes in the region. If you plan to hire a bike whilst you are on holiday in Cambrils, it is worth checking out each of the bike rental stores. Price depends on whether you wish to hire a bike for just one day or if you need it to get around for your whole stay.
10. Cambrils Music Festival.
The Cambrils Music Festival is celebrated every summer between the end of July and the middle of August. There's always a great number of performances from both national and international artists. This festival takes place in the Pinaret Park.