Cala Portaló is one of the most incredible beaches on the Costa Brava. Our reasons for thinking so: it's a completely virgin cove situated in an unbeatable location, close to the Cap de Creus lighthouse; and the path to get there isn't easy which means that the beach tends to be quite empty. In fact, even in August you see few people there. What's more, unlike other coves in the area, the beach is of sand not stone, and it's surrounded by cliffs and rocky walls.
To get there: You have to follow the path that runs from Cadaqués to the lighthouse, and then turn to the left where it joins the footpath that comes from Port de la Selva, before getting to the old Club Med. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and enjoy.