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Costa Dorada Torredembarra To Tarragona GR-92 Coastal Walk

18km coastal walk from Torredembarra to Tarragona via a lighthouse, cliff views, roman ruins, watch tower, Tamarit castle, Waikiki beach, Arrabassada ruin

Updated: Mar 13, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.4k

About Torredembarra To Tarragona Coast Walk

This is an 18 Km MEDIUM linear coastal walk via the GR-92 trail starting from Torredembarra and ending in Tarragona. In Altafula there is an open air museum of a farming vila Roman ruin. The route passes via Tamarit Castle with some interesting small coves and large beaches in between as well as the famous Cala Waikiki beach.

From RENFE Torredembarra walking along to the seafront to the marina take the path going up parallel to the coastline and follow it to the Punta de la Galera lighthouse and viewpoint. Further along the path is a headland viewpoint of Playa de Capellans i Canyadell. The rocks here have some ponds cut into them that are Roman Fishing pits.

Staying parallel to the coast on the waterfront path pass a ruined stone building and get to the town of Altafulla. This town was once a Roman settlement called Vila dels Munts. Today it is ruins with a museum.

Crossing the spectacular beaches of Altafulla and Tamarit we pass via a concrete bunker and see Tamarit castle. This is not open to the public but does rent space for events such as weddings.

Follow the path round the back of the castle passing some Iberian caves and ruins and head on towards la Mara beach. At the other side walk through the campsite to the stone watch tower and take the path leading into the forest.

Along this path is Cala Waikiki beach. A fantastic remote place with a gently sloping beach and perfect clear blue water. This is not the typical tourist beach in a town that is manned by lifeguards and suffering from litter and noise but a hidden gem and secret beach

Next we enter Playa Larga or long beach. Aptly named as it stretches for several kilometres and has many restaurants, bars and cafes. Last time I completed this route I ate at Mirall d' Estiu Restaurant.

At the other end we climb out of the beach onto a rocky path parallel to the coast and taking us via several small beaches before the abandoned Hospital de Arrabassada. This is closed to the public and patrolled by security.

Hospital de Arrabassada has a dark history. It was a tuberculosis hospital and also a hospital for soldiers during the civil war then an orphanage where children were reportedly abused. There have been plans to restore it but no one can decide what to do with the buildings.

Continuing along the coast we follow the rock path passing a few more viewpoints before arriving at Tarragona.

Visiting Torredembarra To Tarragona Coast Walk

Allow 6-9 hours to complete the route depending on how much time is spent swimming.

My recommended paces to swim are Platja de Canyadell, in front of Tamarit castle, Playa de la Mora, Cala Fonda (known as Waikiki beach and Playa El Miracle in Tarragona.

For lunch there is a beach front restaurant called Mirall d’Estiu on Platja Llarga near Tarragona which does great seafood and meat dishes.

Vila dels Munts Opening Hours and Prices

What to take with you for Torredembarra To Tarragona Coast Walk

This route involves walking along beaches and close to the shore so I put things that I want to remain dry inside dry bag inside my rucksack. I keep my phone inside an IPX8 case so I can take photos from the sea.

Take 2 - 3 litres of water.

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Includes high visibility fog and rain waterproof cover in zip compartment at bottom of rucksack.

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Trail shoes

Trail shoes

Lightweight comfortable trail shoes

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Summer socks

Summer socks

Ankle spring/summer socks

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Mid layer Top

Mid layer Top

Light weight cotton quick dry T-shirt

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Running shorts

Running shorts

Mens trail running shorts

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Convertible Trousers

Convertible Trousers

Lightweight convertible trousers that zip down to shorts

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Phone Case for watersports

Phone Case for watersports

IPX8 waterproof floating and submersible case & Lanyard. Permits photos and touchscreen use.

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Wet shoes

Wet shoes

Waterproof shoes for coastal hikes and remote stoney beaches.

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Waterproof bag

Waterproof bag

20 to 30L Waterproof bag for sea caving and coastal hikes where risk of getting wet or immersion in water

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Lightweight Towel

Lightweight Towel

Compact lightweight microfibre towel for coastal and mountain hiking

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High Factor Sun Cream

High Factor Sun Cream

factor 50 non-polluting sun-cream to protect the oceans, lakes and rivers.

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 16.10 FREE Child € 16.10 FREE Notes Walk is free, Return train ticket costs 16.10 Euros.

Getting to Torredembarra To Tarragona Coast Walk

Address: Estacio de RENFE, Torredembarra. 43830

Torredembarra and Tarragona are served by the R14, R15, R16 and R17 REGIOANL RENFE train lines. See the train map in the documents section.

The last train departs Tarragona around 22:00h from Tarragona so there is plenty of time to complete this route without stressing about time or cutting short swimming in the beautiful beaches and coves.

Documents for Torredembarra To Tarragona Coast Walk

Click on any one of the 2 PDFs to view in full screen and download.

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Torredembarra Tarragona Train Map

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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Torredembarra-Tarragona Regional Rail Map

Author: www.renfe.com

Wikiloc Trail for Torredembarra To Tarragona Coast Walk

a0325 - Torredembarra to Tarragona Coast walk

A linear Costal walk in Tarragona via Beaches, light houses, watchtower, Roman Ruins Vila dels Munts, Tamarit Castle and Abandoned Hospital de Arrabassada.

Distance: 17.97 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: 16.10 EUR

Transport Network: Renfe Regional

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