Miami Playa and its beaches, a dream destination

On Costa Dorada there are countless beaches with a great deal of charm. Among the most popular municipalities are Tarragona, La Pineda, Salou and Cambrils, but how would you feel if I told you that, next to Cambrils, there is a town with incredible beaches that combine the spectacular landscapes of Costa Brava with the fine sand of Costa Dorada?

This paradise is Miami Playa, the coastal town belonging to the municipality of Mont-roig del Camp. This town is home to spectacular beaches and coves of fine golden sand, located in natural surroundings and bathed by the calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is an idyllic destination for a family holiday, or for those looking to enjoy the charm of the Catalan coastline, in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. 

Therefore, in this post we will tell you which are the most emblematic ones, so that you can choose where to enjoy this charming town. You should bear in mind that Shuttle2Sun offers its shared transfer services and private transfer services, low-cost and sustainable, so that you can travel to Miami Playa from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station. Remember that you can book your transfer up to 24 hours in advance

Discover the history of Miami Playa

Before getting to know its coastline, it is necessary to understand the context in which the town is located. Miami Playa, also known simply as Miami, is one of the youngest tourist towns on Costa Dorada. It was born, as we know it today, in 1952, with the tourism boom. It was Marcel-lí Esquius y Garcia who visualised the potential of this picturesque stretch of coastline, previously owned by the Marquis of Marianao, and transformed it into what we know today as Miami Playa. Inspired by the beauty of Costa Brava, Esquius set out to create a new development in this unspoilt territory.

The name ‘Miami Playa’ reflects the vision of Esquius, who wanted to give the place an international feel. Many people from different communities in Spain, such as Aragon, Andalusia, Extremadura, Galicia and Castilla La Mancha, were welcomed by this coastal stretch of Tarragona, when they left behind their fields, homes and families in search of a better life. It was also people from around Europe who immigrated here in the aftermath of the Second World War in search of a new opportunity.

Over the years, Miami has evolved from an ambitious project to a thriving and diverse tourist destination. The first families who settled here in search of job opportunities in the tourism and construction sectors have put down roots in the community, giving rise to a vibrant, multicultural population.

Miami Playa and its beaches

If you want to know more about Miami Playa, we encourage you to explore the town on your own. Remember that with Shuttle2Sun‘s low-cost and sustainable shared transfer services and private transfer services, you can get to Costa Dorada from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station.

Let’s get to know Miami Playa’s most emblematic beaches

In addition to its golden sand, crystal-clear waters and beautiful landscapes, Miami Playa boasts the tranquillity of its 12 kilometres of coastline, which, even in high season, is not usually very busy.

Coves of Miami Playa

Cristall beach is the most emblematic beach in the municipality. With an extension of approximately 1,200 metres, this beach has been awarded the blue flag for the quality of its waters and its environmental care. It has all the services of a large beach, such as showers, toilets, lifeguards and umbrellas, as well as a promenade with palm trees where you can enjoy a walk in the shade and try the typical food of the Mediterranean coast in its restaurants. Finally, if you are one of those who prefer to take advantage of the good weather to do nautical activities, on this beach you will find the Club de Mar where you can enjoy activities such as kayaking, paddle surfing and snorkelling.

On the other hand, the beach of Estany Gelat, located in an area declared a protected natural space. At 400 metres long, it is peculiar because of the small lake it forms and also because it hides a bunker from the Spanish Civil War.

Another of these is Pixerota Beach, Joan Miró‘s favourite beach. The surrealist artist loved to go down to his country house and swim in the crystalline waters of this beach. It also contains two war bunkers bathed by the water, which have been declared part of the municipality’s cultural heritage.

Finally, Punta del Riu Beach is the idyllic place for animal lovers who want to spend an unforgettable day on the beach with their dog.

Enjoy the paradisiacal coves of Miami Playa

It is not only the beaches that stand out in Miami, but also its multitude of coves, bathed by clean waters and surrounded by cliffs and pine trees, offering landscapes worthy of admiration. These cosy coves are the ideal place for the little ones to enjoy playing and making sandcastles, while the adults watch over them, quietly lying on the sand and enjoying the sun’s rays.

The municipality has 9 coves, some of the most outstanding are Cala dels Vianesos, Cala de les Sirenes, Cala del Misteri, Cala Bot and Cala del Pescador; all of them with their own charm.

This summer, relax in one of these charming places and enjoy your well-deserved holidays in the way you like best. Remember that with Shuttle2Sun‘s low-cost and sustainable shared transfer services and private transfer services, you can arrive to Miami Playa from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station. Remember that you can book your transfer up to 24 hours in advance.

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