Malgrat de Mar is a Catalan coastal town just 60 km from Barcelona. Its proximity to the Catalan capital, and the fact of being located in the province of Barcelona, makes Malgrat framed within the so-called Costa de Barcelona. This Costa, also known as the Costa del Maresme (name of the region), is characterized by long sandy beaches, the mild climate of the Mediterranean and urban centers with a great tourist tradition. The strategic location of Malgrat de Mar (close enough to Barcelona to access it quickly and comfortably, but at the same time sufficiently remote to not suffer the harmful effects of a large city) has made it a key destination of the first order in a quiet family and beach vacation on the Costa de Barcelona.
In Malgrat de Mar you can offer a bit of everything: beach, mountain routes, culture, heritage, nature, gastronomy, history … all combined with a great offer of quality in catering, accommodation and leisure for all ages. All this has earned him the incorporation into the brand of the Catalan Tourism Agency of the Generalitat de Catalunya Family Tourism: Familiy Beach.
As for its beaches, Malgrat is proud to have 4km of extensive white sand beaches where you can bathe, sunbathe and play in the sand, with the guarantee of being in watertight beaches, and very well cared for. Malgrat de Mar has basically four beaches: the Astillero Beach, the closest to the tourist establishments; the Malgrat Center Beach, which is transported from the city center; Playa de la Conca, protected natural dune area, and Punta de la Tordera beach, with great charm to be at the mouth of the La Tordera river.
Leisure in Malgrat is not reduced in the summer and the beach. One of the most enjoyable activities the visitor can do, especially if it comes with children, is to approach the Francesc Macià Park, a park with giant sculptures of a childlike nature and a whole area for games and picnic. If what you are looking for is to enjoy panoramic views, the Parc del Castell is an ideal place. On the other hand, if culture and history are what attracts visitors, it is best to take a walk through the old town of Malgrat de Mar and marvel at the 18th century Church of San Nicolás, or with architectural buildings modernist private house like Ca l’Arnau or the Can Sala Widow’s Tower. And as a historical emblem, La Pilona, remains of a stone structure located in the sea and used a century ago as a loading point for ships that transported the iron ore extracted from Can Palomeres Mines, and which can be seen from the beach of Malgrat, which has become a symbol for Malgrat de Mar.
All these opportunities in the Costa de Barcelona combine with varied cultural, gastronomic and festive events organized by Malgrat de Mar throughout the year to revitalize and animate the entire urban center.
The Costa de Barcelona, has found in the population of Malgrat de Mar, a preferred destination as well as one of its most prominent enclaves, to be promoted internationally.