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Commonly referred to as Waikiki Beach, Cala Fonda is one of the best preserved beaches along the Tarragona coast. This is a spot that's just a few kilometres from the city of Tarragona, yet it's completely unspoiled, giving visitors a peek at how the Mediterranean looked only a century ago. Cala Fonda is located in the Marquesa woods, one of the areas of vegetation with high ecological value on this part of the coast. To get there you need to walk from Tarragona's Platja Llarga along an eastward, signposted path, surrounded by a pine forest, cliffs and natural vegetation. You can also get there from the north, from the Torre de la Mora campsite – first passing Roca Plana beach and continuing on to Cala Fonda.
Protected by yellowish limestone cliffs that shine like gold in the early hours of the day, Cala Fonda is well known throughout Tarragona as a quiet place to sunbathe and skinny-dip. The beach is 200 by 25 metres of fine, golden sand at the edge of the calm, warm, shallow waters. There's a striking difference between the popular beaches of the city of Tarragona, located some hundred metres farther south, and this delightful cove sheltered by cliffs covered by aromatic woods.
As is customary at this type of secluded beach, Cala Fonda doesn't have any services beyond the convenient signs, so don't forget to bring your own food and drink if you plan to spend a full day at the beach.
Espai Natural de la Punta de la Mora, s/n, Tarragona
|Transport:||Getting there: Leave your car in the parking area at the Platja de Larga in Tarragona and walk down to the sand to take a path that goes into the natural area of Punta de la Mora and head down to the beach via the trail.|