Santa Margarida Beach
This beach is just 500 meters away from the campsite. It has a rescue service, it’s easily accessible and you’ll find marine activities for all ages.
Santa Margarida is a shallow water beach, making it a good option for families with kids. Besides, there you will find all the necessary services and a varied choice of cuisine. Just alongside the beaches you can go for a stroll along the promenade, always lively both by day and by night.
Platja Nova and Canyelles Petites Beach
Platja Nova is the biggest beach in the Bay of Roses, and is approximately 450 meters long, with fine sand and clean, shallow waters. It’s one of the most crowded beaches because of its good location – it offers a fine view of the bay – and that’s why it provides services for everybody, toilets, tourist office and a children’s playground.
Just a little further there’s Canyelles Petites Beach, which is a magnificent cove, protected from the Tramontane wind and less urbanized, and even though it’s slightly remote, it provides services like bars, restaurants, rentals, etc. The Camí de Ronda seaside route starts here.
L’Almadrava (Canyelles Grosses)
Following the Camí de Ronda path we reach l’Almadrava (or Canyelles Grosses). It is a great beach, with ½ km long and 25m wide, all sandy. It is one of the most popular beaches of Roses for its crystalline water. You can arrive there by car or on foot. It is protected from the north wind and offers services such as restaurant, kayaks renting, etc.
Cala Montjoi and Cala Jòncols
The coves are small bays or coastal inlets which were used to take boats into and out of the water. These charming corners are small and protected from the motion of the waves and from the elements. In Roses both Cala Monjoi and Cala Jòncols are well renowned. In the first, the seabed shelves steeply, so it’s perfect for diving. Cala Monjoi is wide, it’s 12 km away from Roses and hosts El Bulli, the famous restaurant of Ferran Adria.
Just a little further there’s Cala Jòncols. It’s 18 km from Roses and is located in a very quiet area surrounded by big rocks, where you’ll find a pebble beach. It’s ideal for divers and it has a bar/restaurant.
Camping Rodas is located in Roses, an emblematic town, which was conquered by Greek colonists who called it Rhodes, in honor of the Greek island. We decided to call our campsite “Càmping Rodas”, as a tribute to the origins of the city.
Roses is excellently located. On the East it’s surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and hosts a beautiful bay (also called Gulf of Roses), a must on the Costa Brava. In the North there is Cap de Creus Natural Park, a protected area whose natural beauty has charmed many, among them Dalí himself. To the West, there is Figueres – where you’ll find Dalí’s Museum – which is well connected to Barcelona and France. To the South, in addition to the Gulf of Roses there are many wonderful landscapes and ancient monuments, such as Sant Pere de Rodes Abbey, Sant Pere Pescador, Empuriabrava, etc.
The best place to spend your holidays and enjoy the beauty of the Costa Brava is, without doubt, Roses.
THINGS TO SEE
The old town of Roses
This is a Cultural Asset of National Interest located in the heart of Roses. Declared a historical and artistic World Heritage Site in 1961, the old town has witnessed centuries of civilization. In the interior (131,480m2), you will admire the ruins of the Greek colony of Rhode (4th and 3rd centuries BC), in the Roman, Visigoth, and Medieval Periods, until it was used for military purposes in the late 16th century, etc.
Castell de la Trinitat
Dated from 1544, the military fortress Castell de le Trinitat, offers a fine view of Roses and its Bay. It’s very close to the center of the town, just above the lighthouse of Roses and can be seen from the promenade.
Ruins of Empuries
This is a must-see for those who love ancient history and is a visit you can make with your family. Empuries, 37km from Roses, was founded by Greek merchants and named “Emporion”.
Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park
Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park is divided into three main areas: the “Estanys” reserve, with large areas of cane fields, bulrushes and floodplains, the “Llaunes” reserve, with coastal lakes, saltmarshes and dunes and the “Illa de Caramany” reserve, situated in the middle of the Fluvià, where a great many birds nest. The flora and fauna in this protected area (since 1976) are a very precious natural heritage.
THINGS TO DO
Other cities of interest near Roses
Discover the beauty and natural scenery of Roses and the Costa Brava in their most at their purest and most authentic. On the website of Figueres City Council you will find all the information you need to go on one of these excursions.
Visit to Figueres and Dalí Theatre-Museum
Located at 20 Km from Roses, Figueres is the capital of the region. It’s one of the busiest commercial hubs of this area and has good connections to France and Barcelona. Here the artist Salvador Dalí built the Theatre-Museum, a place that is well worth a visit.
In Figueres you will also find more museums like the Toy Museum of Catalonia or the Castle of Sant Ferran which dates back to the 18th century and is the second largest fortress in Europe.
Discover Wine: Wine Family Museum
A glamorous city that is just 20km from Roses. Its medieval castle, that is also a casino, hosts summer music festivals and brings together distinguished international artists.
One of the most beautiful towns in Catalonia, just 18km away. Salvador Dalí himself was in love with it. Its special character, a small fishing village, white houses and enchanting narrow streets, gives it its unique charm.
Castelló d’Empúries / Empuriabrava
13 km from Roses is Castelló d’Empúries, this city was founded as a Roman town and there are several interesting buildings to visit, such as the basilica of Saint Mary, the “Palau dels Comtes” or the prison. An interesting part to visit is the town of Empuriabrava, as much of the city is connected by navigable channels.
Sant Pere de Rodes
Those who love ancient monasteries and interesting visits have to go to Sant Pere de Rodes monastery. It was built in the 10th century and is located 24km from Roses. The natural surroundings are spectacular as it is in the center of Cap de Creus.