Holidays to Cambrils deliver a pick of Blue Flag award-winning beaches, great food and an annual summer music festival.

Nine beaches

On Spain's north-east coast, the fishing port of Cambrils boasts a stellar line-up of Catalonian beaches. Stick close to town at Playa de la Riera and L'Horta de Santa Maria for parasols and sunbeds. Vilafortuny and L'Ardiaca are great spots for sailing or surfing, while Playa del Cavet's a sweet little hideaway with a secluded cove.

Food for thought

If you're peckish, head for one of the beach shacks grilling freshly caught sardines on skewers called 'espetos'. Away from the promenade, the town's side streets host Michelin-starred restaurants that serve contemporary Spanish fare like Iberian sirloin steak, octopus and oak-smoked monkfish.

Sound and vision

Every year in July and August, artists from all over the world come to Cambrils for the International Music Festival. You can listen to jazz and gospel, or watch ballet and flamenco at a sprinkling of venues around town. There's usually an opera at the Gothic Vilarfortuny Castle, 10 minutes' drive away.

Parc Sama

For a peaceful day away from the beach, head for Parc Sama – the former summer residence of the Marquis of Marianao in the 19th century. Part palace, part forest, with an aviary of bright birds and exquisite gardens, it's a quirky tribute to Central America with a bit of French influence thrown in.

At a Glance

  • Feast on grilled sardines on one of nine beaches
  • Join in the annual Cambrils International Music Festival
  • Stroll around a romantic house and garden