The Sant Cristòfol Lighthouse beach is situated in a residential area next to the Sant Cristòfol Lighthouse which guides sailors up and down the Costa de Barcelona and the Costa Daurada. In the same beach area you can find the Sant Cristòfol Hermitage which dates back to the 14th century, acquired by Eugeni d'Ors in 1944 and which was then called the Acadèmia del Far, a meeting place in its day for writers, artists and philosophers.
The Lighthouse beach is a sloping beach area with fine sand, bordered at its extreme northerly end by a rock face and at the extreme southern end by the Port of Vilanova i la Geltrú. It is 700 m in length, on average 100m wide and with a total sandy area of some 67,000m².
The beach is accessible on foot, bus or tourist train during the summer season. Free and special parking area for disabled users.
The beach complies with quality and service requirements with certificates: BIOSPHERE and ECOPLAYAS
During the bathing season from May 1st to 30th September:
- No dogs or other animals allowed on beach area
- Night fishing is permitted between the hours of 9pm and 8am
Life saving and rescue services with a first aid hut and two lifeguard and rescue huts during the bathing season
During the bathing season the beach also has:
- Xiringuito Beach Bar Nomada, bar service up to 30th september
- Sports areas for volleyball and beach football (rest of the year without nets)
- Beach loungers, parasols etc.
- Special zone for paddle boats, kayaks, boards etc marked by buoys
- Toilet and changing areas suitable for disabled users
- Public showers and foot showers
Beach area is cleaned daily, information signs, megaphone, rubbish bins, sea safety flags, water quality control and amphibious beach chairs (contact to reserve 660779628).