Beaches

Punta de la Tordera Beach


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Right next to the campsites

Punta de la Tordera Beach is located across from the camping area of Malgrat de Mar and reaches the mouth of Tordera river, a protected area where lovers of nature will have the chance to watch birds and admire the characteristic flora of the Delta.
Last January 2020, the Delta and the whole “Pla de Grau” suffered the effects of the Gloria storm, which changed the appearance of this beach. At this moment the Delta benefits from a natural sand barrier that has formed a lagoon at the mouth, favouring the appearance of a great variety of bird species that have not been seen for years. For this reason, access to this beach has been closed, to protect our biodiversity.
You will find an observatory that will allow you to discover and observe from a distance the richness of life in the Tordera Delta, so as not to interfere with the recovery of this natural space.

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

Services and facilities
  • An adapted toilet located next to the first-aid station.
  • Showers and a beach wheelchair available for people with reduced mobility (this service operates while the lifeguard service is active) and walkways to facilitate access to the sea.
  • Topless is permitted and acceptable. Moreover, the furthest end of Punta de la Tordera Beach, where the Delta is, has traditionally been a nudist area.
  • 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: 900 m
  • Width: 5-40 m
  • Type of beach: open
  • Type of sand: coarse sediment
  • Occupancy rate: high
  • 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

Punta de la Tordera Beach can be divided into two zones:

There is one particular area in front of the campsites where you will find all the services and facilities they usually provide.

There is another another area that belongs to the Delta of Tordera river, where you will find a watchtower to observe the characteristic flora and fauna of the marshes. Spring is the best moment to visit the area because during that season most of the migrations take place. Some of the species you will have the opportunity to see are the wild duck, the Kentish plover, the little egret, the Audouin’s gull, the tern and the nightingale.

Check out other activities on the Agenda.

How to get there

By train: Facing the town and approximately 2000 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, link.  

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, just behind Punta de la Tordera Beach, that runs every 20 minutes.

By car: You can get to Punta de la Tordera 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 fifth roundabout, take the first exit and follow the road to the beach. You will get to the old coastguards quarters, which today house the restaurant Punta Riu Tordera, where la Punta Beach and Conca Beach meet.

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.

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.