Salvador Dalí and writer Josep Pla both talked about Cala Jugadora, but few people have seen it with their own eyes. You have to get to the Cap de Creus lighthouse from Cadaqués via a road that requires careful driving.
Once there, descend on foot along a dry riverbed for about half an hour until you reach a lovely spot with the softly rounded contours of broom bushes, which is the complete opposite of the harshness you find in some other parts of this wild coast.
What you’ll find there is a welcoming sandy stretch that gives on to a section of sea sheltered from the local tramuntana winds, and has water that is completely transparent and calm.
In addition it’s home to an extensive range of sealife – bear in mind that this fauna is fiercely protected. It’s truly beautiful and if you decide to sleep overnight there during early summer, feeling the sun on your face at dawn will doubtless be one of the most intense experiences of your life.