Castell-Cap Roig natural area is one of the most symbolic protected environments on the Costa Brava. Covering both sea and land, it includes a sector of rugged, wooded coastline, dotted with small coves and an extensive beach, the only one in the area that remains unspoilt.
Castell-Cap Roig Protected Natural Area is located in the easternmost part of the region of Baix Empordà. Together with the Gavarres massif, which is separated by the Palafrugell corridor, a tectonic rift formed in the Alpine orogeny, and the Begur mountains, they form the northern extreme of the coastal range. The exact location is between the area of El Golfet and Platja del Castell beach.
The part on land, which is practically triangular in shape, is bordered by the Canyelles and Aubi brooks and the sea. The marine environment occupies an expanse of 677.68 hectares, reaching 1,600 metres out to sea with an approximate bathymetry of fifty metres.
This is a stretch of coastline which has maintained its original appearance despite the presence of humans and the passing of time. At Platja del Castell we can find the remains of an Iberian settlement. From this point to El Golfet, a splendid sector of wooded coastline appears, dotted with small coves and rocky islets.