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Tamariu has a small selection of village shops, a diving centre and offers the possibility of renting a boat to explore the surrounding coastline.

During the daytime activities are mainly beach based, or walk the rocky coastal paths, maybe kayaking, captain your own boat with boat hire, and a popular diving centre. The nightlife is limited to beachfront bars and restaurants.

The main concentration of restaurants is along the beachfront promenade, mainly serving fish and Catalan dishes. There are 2 pizzerias and a few Ice-cream stands.

Take a Half day trip to the nearby picturesque medieval town of Pals, or the nearby small resorts of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell, but must include the Cap Roig Botanical Gardens and Castle, San Sebastian Mountain and lighthouse for stunning views. Take a full day trip to the amazing cities of Gerona and Barcelona.

Tamariu Beach is a sloping, 250-yd stretch of coarse golden sand with pebbles at the water's edge and a couple of rocky outcrops, numerous boats are pulled up onto the sand towards its centre. Adjoining is L'Iris Beach. Sunbeds and sun umbrellas are for hire as well as kayaks and pedalloes. Numerous boats moor in the cove. Around the corner is Fonda Beach, a tiny stretch of pebbles bordered by large rocks. A car is needed to reach minuscule Aigua Xelida cove, backed by sheer cliffs and accessed by steep steps.