Sitges is situated 40 Km South from Barcelona. It is
a small town, in a nice location on the coast. The town centre has
small narrow streets, full of shops. The waterfront near the old church
has a line of restaurants. Sitges is famous for its restaurants.
The water front
promenade is then stretching some kilometres South, lined to one side by
the beach, and to the other by some very impressive houses.
In front of
this area you find in the afternoon several surfers during the off
season, and Sitges is a host for surf competitions.
Sitges is mainly
residential. The less nice industrial areas has been loaded onto the
shoulders of the nearby towns.
There is a small
selection of hotel, but Sitges is not a town catering for mass tourism.
Along the C 246 A
you find 2 camping sites. However the camping site mainly used by the
touring camper is Vilanova Park, which is 12 Km. away.
In the North part
of Sitges you find a large yacht marina. If you drive in there,
look at the price for parking. It is expensive. Outside there is a
parking, try to get a space there.
Next to the yacht
marina is a small beach. In front of the beach you find a large number
of surfers if you have a swell running. I counted 32.
The best time to
visit Sitges is spring or autumn. During the high season, the town is
packed to the brim by holiday makers.
If you are
thinking of making a stop over in Sitges to surf, parking with a auto
camper on the water front could create a problem. I noticed a sign
saying parking prohibited with auto camper everywhere in the county of
Sitges. Besides I did not see any auto campers parked on the water
front, even if there was a lot of empty space.