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Parc Natural del Cap de Creus
05-JAN-2013

Parc Natural del Cap de Creus

Cap de Creus (meaning Cape of crosses in Catalan) is the easternmost point of mainland Spain and lies on the NE coast of Catalonia, some 25 km south from the French border. The name is given to the cape itself and the surrounding mountainous peninsula of 190 square kilometres which forms an extraordinary semi-arid landscape, in effect the last foothills of the Pyrenees before the Mediterranean Sea. The park includes remenants of cork, holm oak and pine woods, vineyards and olive groves, and magnificent coastal cliffs .
The Cap Creus since May 1998 declared as a nature reserve, lies by the sea as well as on land. By the sea the area begins at the land point of Bol Nou near the Cala Tamariu within the region of Port de la Selva and ends just before Roses at the land point of (kat. Punta) Falconera. Fishing with nets is forbidden within this area, in some zones, however fishing in the traditional way with staggered arrays or the " Palangre " is permitted. The protected area on land covers an space of scarcely 90 hectares. Fauna and Flora are equally protected . The majority of the area, i.e. 40 hectares, lies within Port de la Selva.

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Chris Morton10-Jan-2013 21:29
a very fine shoreline and you have a good vantage point
Graeme10-Jan-2013 19:02
Captured from an amazing viewpoint, Jose.BV
Jim Coffman10-Jan-2013 17:19
A very beautiful area! Nicely captured!
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