The Costa Daurada (Catalan, Spanish: Costa Dorada, Gold Coast ) is a 216 km long coastline in northeastern Spain, extending from Vilanova i la Geltrú located in the north to just south of the Ebro Delta Alcanar in the south. Thus it forms the entire coastal area of the province of Tarragona.
In contrast to the more northerly Costa Brava, the Costa Daurada is characterized by long, fine-grained and gently sloping sandy beaches, which form almost ideal conditions for beach tourism. The proportion of sandy beaches compared to rocky shores located on the Costa Daurada significantly higher than the other Spanish coastline.
The yellowish sand of the beaches is interspersed with fine mica grains. This sparkles and glitters of sand, especially in the surf area, golden in the sunlight. Hence the origin of the name Gold Coast is likely to stir.