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Miami Platja: A sea of pirates and corsairs

Miami Playa, with its 12 km of Blue Flag sandy shores, is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations on the Costa Dorada and an ideal haven of the Mediterranean to disconnect. A destination especially suitable for families. The magnificent beaches and quiet coves of Miami Playa are never overcrowded, even in high season. If you are looking for even more peace and quiet to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach with your family and you like a natural environment, you have plenty of coves to choose from.

If you like water activities and sports, in Miami Playa you can enjoy all kinds of experiences in the sea or on the beach. The Nautic Park (nautical activity centre) offers an infinity of water sports such as kayaking, paddle surfing, windsurfing, catamaran excursions or a ride on a pedal boat for families with small children. And if you're an adrenaline junkie, you can sign up for kitesurfing lessons or a banana boat ride.

Miami's beaches offer a wide range of beach bars, beach clubs and restaurants where you can have a drink or an ice cream. You can see our recommendations in our Guide to the best restaurants in Miami Playa.

We also recommend the "Pirates and Legends Route", a hiking route (11 km along the GR92) along the coastline of Miami Playa, where you can discover ancient legends and tales of an area frequented by pirates. It's an easy activity for the whole family due to its low difficulty.

Are you ready? Well, let the adventure begin!

Top 10 Beaches and Coves in Miami Playa

1. Punta del Riu beach – because pets are people too!

Your family vacation should include the whole family. Even the furry ones (and we're not talking about Uncle Alan). 

If you want to bring your pet, go to the Playa Punta del Riu. A small golden sanded beach and calm waters, where pets are allowed to enjoy a day at the beach. This beach offers all kinds of services, such as lifeguard, access for people with reduced mobility, beach umbrella rental, beach bar, showers and toilets. From the Punta del Riu beach you can take a pleasant walk through a beautiful landscape of natural interest. A wooden walkway takes you over the mouth of the Llastres River, linking with the town and beaches of Hospitalet de l'Infant. It is an urban beach, but it has a special charm. The sand is scattered with palm trees, so if you're lucky you'll have a natural umbrella at your disposal. There is a beach bar for refreshments and a small playground for the kids.

  • Lifeguard.
  • Sunshades and sun loungers for hire.
  • Blue flag.
  • Park of natural interest.
  • Showers and toilets.
  • Access for people with reduced mobility.

2. Playa Cristal - ideal for families

This is one of the best beaches in Miami Playa and stands out for the extraordinary quality of its crystal-clear waters with moderate and calm waves. Therefore it’s a very popular beach for families with children. In this magnificent beach you can bathe in a calm and safe way. It has a beautiful promenade with restaurants, terraces and ice-cream parlours. In addition, Playa Cristal is home to the Nautic Park, which has a wide range of nautical activities, such as banana boats, kayaking and paddle surfing. It also has all kinds of services such as showers and toilets, and there are also different children's play areas, where in the summer months, activities are organised for the youngest members of the family. Next to this beach we have several holiday accommodations such as the best rated by our customers: UHC Flamencos Family Apartments.

One of the most beautiful and representative coves of Miami Playa is Cala del Pescador. It is linked to the Playa Cristal beach and is especially suitable for people with reduced mobility. It also has many services such as:

  • Lifeguard.
  • Rental of awnings and sun loungers.
  • Blue flag.
  • Playgrounds and floating platforms.
  • Showers and toilets.
  • Disabled access.

3. Porquerola Beach - a beautiful, almost unspoilt spot

This narrow and extensive beach, more than 2.5 km long, is located on the outskirts of Miami, with hardly any buildings. It is characterised mainly by its perfect combination of the sea and a natural and wild environment. You can sunbathe and swim in the calm, clean waters. As it is the least touristic and also because it is so narrow, you can be close to the shore without being surrounded by other people. To get there you have to walk along some easy but somewhat remote, although very pretty, paths. In the afternoons it is common to see small groups of fishermen trying their luck with the rod. Despite its almost virgin surroundings, La Porquerola beach offers many services.

  • Lifeguard.
  • Rental of awnings and sun loungers.
  • Beach bar
  • Playgrounds and floating platforms.
  • Showers and toilets.
  • Nautical activities.

4. Cala dels Vienesos - the smallest but the most beautiful cove

This is a very cosy little triangular cove, the smallest in Miami Playa, but one of the most beautiful. Surrounded by impressive cliffs and Mediterranean forests, it has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. It is perfect for families, a quiet paradise for children and adults alike. Discover the nature of the cliffs and make sand castles.... What more could you ask for?

In this small cove, we recommend our holiday flats UHC Panoramic Family Complex.

  • Lifeguard.
  • Beach bar.
  • Blue flag.
  • Access walkway.
  • Showers and toilets.
  • Rental of awnings and sun loungers.

5. Estany Gelat beach – a protected natural area

The Playa de l'Estany Gelat stands out from the rest of the beaches and coves of Miami Playa for its great natural, scenic and historical interest. The Estany Gelat is a coastal wetland area formed at the mouth of the ravine of the same name and forms part of the Natura 2000 Network, a European initiative, a network of specially protected areas. This enclave is regularly visited by migratory birds and you can also find the fartet, a freshwater fish in danger of extinction.

If you like hiking, you can follow a section of the GR92 trail, which runs along the beaches of Miami, and the short trail along the Estany Gelat ravine. And for kitesurfers, this beach is a real paradise - enjoy the breathtaking spectacle!

The beach of Estany Gelat does not have a promenade, so you can relax to the sound of the waves and enjoy the peace and quiet. Lie down to get a tan on the perfect golden sand. The crystal-clear waters are surprising for the variety of blue tones and an impressive seabed for snorkelling.

  • Lifeguard.
  • Beach bars to have a drink in front of the sea.
  • Sports facilities for playing beach volleyball or football.
  • Access walkways.
  • Showers and toilets.
  • Rental of awnings and sun loungers.

6. Pixerota Beach - Joan Miró's favourite beach

Pixerota Beach was Joan Miró's favourite beach. He used to walk down from his farmhouse to swim and exercise. On this beach he drew his well-known "Miró stars", which later became one of the most representative symbols of his work and one of his first pictorial works "La Platja". A totem pole was recently installed on the spot where Joan Miró is believed to have painted the pictures.

The coastline still bears witness (machine gun nests) to the Spanish Civil War. They were defensive constructions commissioned by the government of the Second Republic to counter possible attacks by sea.

One of the main attractions of the beach is its nautical lane, which allows you to moor boats. Rent your jet ski and come and eat at one of the best beach bars in the area! Beer, hamburger and chips is what you eat at the Chiringuito de La Pixerota. We recommend booking a table as there are long queues.

  • Lifeguard.
  • Blue flag.
  • Rental of awnings and sun loungers.
  • Nautical activities.
  • Beach bars.
  • Showers and toilets.
  • Disabled access.

7. Cala de las Sirenas - quiet and natural

If you are looking for a quiet and natural place to relax, Cala de las Sirenas is perfect. It is a charming cove with a relaxing atmosphere, surrounded by a craggy landscape of green pine trees, palm trees and Mediterranean vegetation. Enjoy nature walking along the Route of pirates and legends, bordering the sea. It has a beautiful seabed with many rocks and vegetation, perfect for snorkelling. In Las Sirenas cove you will find bar and restaurant services and a sports facility for playing beach volleyball.

  • Lifeguard.
  • Blue flag.
  • Sports facilities for playing beach volleyball or football.
  • Beach bar.
  • Showers and toilets.

8. Misteri Cove and Santa Fe Cove

Another 2 fantastic coves in Miami Playa, Cala del Misteri and Cala Santa Fe, which are joined together in continuity, surrounded by rocks and nature, where you can enjoy a pleasant swim. If you like Caipirinhas, you can't miss them at the Kalirene Beach beach bar. The setting is beautiful and the waters are clean and crystalline.

The great attraction of these coves is the tranquillity, the soft sand and the pleasant natural environment surrounded by vegetation, pine and palm trees. During the sunset, this beach will give you moments of tranquillity in which to contemplate the beautiful contrast of colours of the sky and the sea. The best way to relax, and one of the most spectacular moments offered by the nature of Miami Playa.

  • Lifeguard.
  • Beach bar.
  • Showers and toilets.

9. Cala del Solitari - a gift of nature

This is an isolated cove, a gift of nature. The high cliffs crowned by pine trees that form a natural barrier between this beautiful cove and the outside world stand out. A perfect place for those looking to relax and escape from the world. Its main attractions are its tranquillity, soft sand and crystal-clear water. It has a very welcoming beach bar, so you will have no problem if you feel like having a drink, eating tapas or relaxing in the shade. Due to its relatively difficult access, it is usually not very crowded.

  • Beach bar.
  • Showers and toilets.

10. Cala Bot - one of the most famous

Another of Miami Playa's coves is the small semi-urban cove of Cala Bot, one of Miami's best-known coves. With a pleasant natural environment surrounded by vegetation, pine and palm trees. It has showers and a beach bar. The beach is quite natural, with fine golden sand bathed by crystal-clear waters with moderate waves and easy access thanks to the slight slope of the shore.

  • Beach bar.
  • Showers and toilets.

 

At UHC we offer you holiday rentals in Miami Playa, from where you can enjoy the magnificent beaches and spectacular coves. We have a wide variety of tourist accommodation: we offer beachfront apartments, summer houses with shared pool and villas with private swimming pool. Come to Miami Playa and enjoy the immensity and the wild landscape of the beaches and coves of Miami Playa.

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