Beaches

Conca Beach


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The beach for nature lovers

This beach is the longest in Malgrat and reaches the quarter of the carabinieri (currently a restaurant). It is an ideal beach for nature lovers, as it is one of the few points of contact between the rural areas and the beaches of the province of Barcelona. You will find an almost virgin beach, with few people and few services for those who want to enjoy the tranquility of the beach. Although, you can enjoy a protected area of the Dunes, with native flora that flourishes during spring. This vegetation, from the psammophile family, has great energy and landscape value.

Dogs are also welcome to the Conca beach. Near the boat docking space, you will find a 1200 m2 area for furry friends. It is a space-delimited with a capacity for 150 people and a shower service adapted to your needs.  Consult the rules here

Conca is also a beach for nudist lovers. In Malgrat until 2020, the traditionally nudist area had been the beach near the mouth of La Tordera but, the Glòria storm changed the orography of this space, making it a natural refuge to protect. From 2021, the nudist area has been located near the athletics track. It is well-signposted and has a length of 100 meters.

Consult the daily status of the beach, quality of the water and, the flag of the state of the sea.

Click to check the conditions of the beach today, the sea water quality and the flag indicating sea conditions.

Services and facilities
  • Boat entry and exit channel and boat stopping space, 250m from Xesco Boix square.
  • Beach for dogs.
  • Naturist beach.
  • An adapted toilet placed next to the first-aid station.
  • Showers and an amphibious chair for bathing people with reduced mobility (this service works while the lifeguard service is active), as well as the walkways to facilitate access to the sea.
  • You can practice recreational fishing with rod, but during the bathing season (May 15 – September 15), from 7 pm to 8 am only. Please collect any objects and pieces that could harm other users of the beach.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach from April 1 to October 31, except assistance dogs.
  • Local Police provides surveillance service at the beaches in Malgrat. Police officers ride bicycles to act quickly in case of emergency. This service is provided from June to September and reinforced throughout the day in peak times.
Characteristics
  • Length: 1,700 m
  • Width: 90-120 m
  • Type of beach: open
  • Type of sand: coarse sediment
  • Occupancy rate: low
  • Microbiological quality of bathing water: excellent
  • Quality appearance of water: good
WATER TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE IN ºC)
  • June 21.5 °C
  • July 23.5 °C
  • August 24°C
  • September 23 °C
Activities

Conca Beach has the charm of a secluded beach. It is the perfect place to enjoy peace and quiet. There is a space for landing boats and a sailing school where you can learn to sail.

It is also the favourite spot for lovers of kitesurfing because the wind conditions are usually appropriate for it. Check current regulations if you are practising any sports there.

Check out other activities on the Agenda.

By train: Facing the town and approximately 600 m to the left from the beginning of the beach, you will find the train station. From Malgrat de Mar you can reach Barcelona and its metropolitan area and/or else Girona and the French border. Trains run every 30 minutes to both directions. Click for timetables, stops and connections.

By bus: Several bus lines connect Malgrat de Mar with other cities and towns of Maresme and La Selva, as well as the cities and airports of Barcelona and Girona. These buses stop at Avinguda Costa Brava in Malgrat de Mar. Check timetables, routes and fares here.

Another bus connects Malgrat de Mar and the neighbouring towns of Santa Susanna and Palafolls. Check timetables, routes and fares here

In summer, there is a bus service connecting the town centre with the camping area that runs every 20 minutes.

By car: You can get to Conca Beach from:

  • AP-7 (exit 9 from France and exit 10 from Barcelona)
  • C-32 (exit 132 at Malgrat de Mar)
  • N-II (exit BV-6001). Take Avinguda Costa Brava. Follow the road until the fourth roundabout, take the first exit and at the next roundabout, take the third exit and follow the road. You will get to the heart of Conca Beach.

You can park all along Avinguda Pomereda and on the parking space in front of the restaurant Punta Riu Tordera. These spaces are free and not under surveillance.

Accessibility

Right next to the first-aid station, there is a 1.50 m wide concrete walkway, that provides easier access to the water for people with reduced mobility with the assistance, if they wish, of a beach wheelchair designed with special materials, and of the lifeguards.

Just next to the walkway, there is also an adapted shower and an umbrella attached to the floor with a reserved space. In addition, you will find an adapted changing room and also two reserved parking spaces.

Lifeguards and rescue service

The lifeguard service operates every day during July and August.

The service works from 10 am to 6 pm.

The first-aid station is located across Carretera de Mas Bages. You will also find a smaller first-aid post located opposite the Municipal Athletic Tracks, halfway between Plaça Xesco Boix and the main first-aid station.

Cleaning

Beach cleaning machines operate all year round at dawn. Manual cleaning is also performed daily during the summer season.

In summer the bins are emptied several times a day. Please, help to keep the beach area litter free. We all want to enjoy it!

Should you find the bins full, please place the garbage next to them, so it is not spread around. Use the recycling bins provided and do your part to keep this natural and leisure space clean.

Tips for a day at the beach

  • Your accommodation site will provide you with a bracelet for the safety of children. We recommend you to put it on them so in case they get lost, it will be easier to help them find you.
  • Tell your children to look for a policeman or a lifeguard in the event of getting lost. They will help them meet you. However, do not lose sight of them.
  • In summer, drink plenty of water or juice every 20 minutes to prevent dehydration.

At the beach

  • Follow the flags and signs and heed the warnings of policemen and lifeguards.
  • Do not eat too much if you want to have a bath. You could suffer hydrocution.
  • Swim near the shore, do no go beyond the limits of the bathing area and avoid swimming alone.
  • Do not sunbathe for too long, use a hat or a cap and sunglasses and put a t-shirt on if you are going to play in the sun for a long while.
  • Use sunscreen lotion, even on cloudy days, preferably of a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and be sure it is waterproof. Apply it again every two hours.