Sant Pere Pescador

While not as well known as many towns on the Costa Brava, Sant Pere Pescador and its surroundings remains particularly unspoilt. 

The beach at Sant Pere Pescador

The beach at Sant Pere Pescador. Photo by Lidia Esparraguera.

Sant Pere Pescador isn’t as well known as many destinations and it is close to the natural park of Els Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. Here you can see dozens of varieties of birds and other wildlife in this area of protected marshland. On the banks of the river Fluvià, the town also boasts a seven kilometre sand beach.

Today the economy of Sant Pere Pescador today relies on tourism on top of agriculture and you’ll notice many orchards. Although having limited hotel accommodation, there are a number of camp sites nearby as well as private holiday apartments rentals.

The area is also good for walking and cycling, while the beach is also ideal for wind and kite surfing. It’s so good, in fact, that both the World Windsurfing Championship and the World Junior Kiteboard Championship are here.

If you’re feeling less energetic it’s also good for swimming and sunbathing and with a gentle shelf the beach is good for kids.