The Costa Maresme is the region of Spain's northeastern coast that runs from Barcelona to the start of the Costa Brava. It is roughly 30 miles long. A rail service connects the towns along the coast. There are plenty of safe, family friendly beaches for swimming and sunbathing, as well as reasonably priced restaurants serving seafood and local cuisine.
The furthest point of the Costa Maresme is approximately 13 miles from the centre of Barcelona, and 15 miles from Barcelona Airport. Both can be reached in a little over an hour's drive. However, the Costa Maresme region begins just beyond the city boundaries, putting coastal towns like Caldes d’Estrac and Sant Pol de Mar in easy reach.
Conveniently close to the capital city, the Costa Maresme remains considerably cheaper than Barcelona, offering larger properties for less money. The area is likely to increase in popularity with buyers of holiday homes, as well as for those seeking a permanent base in Spain, over the next few years.
Although popular with locals, the Costa Maresme remains relatively unknown among tourists from abroad. This makes it a great place to find quiet seaside towns and unspoiled, sandy beaches with plenty of space.