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Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

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Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

Where should we park our rental car, if we want to head for one of the central beaches near the church?

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1. Re: Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

With difficulty is the real answer as parking in Sitges is not easy to put it mildly.

However if you are happy to walk a few hundred metres (and to leave a car on the street - make sure ANYTHING of value is out of sight) then you should be able to park on the other side of the railways tracks but away from the town centre itself; at least a couple of blocks back.

There is a large underground car park on the Avenida Sofia which would be more safe.

Beware! Sitges attracts a large number of bag/wallet/phone thieves. Robberies of this type are common especially late at night! Or, at any time on beaches.

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2. Re: Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

You don't need a car in Sitges it is so small; nothing is more than a few minutes walk. If you are staying outside town and are driving in then, as the other blog says, there is an underground car park in Avenida Sofia. There is also one in Plaza Espana, and another at the beginning of Calle San Francisco (Jornet).

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p.s. another blog which makes Sitges sound like Dodge City! There is no more (and I would say far less) crime in Sitges than in any other tourist destination. Just take the same sensible precautions re. cars as you would at home.

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4. Re: Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

Thanks! Our villa is in the outskirts of Sitges, so we need a car. We will try one of those parking places you mentioned.

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5. Re: Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

When you say 'outskirts' - just whereabouts are you?

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6. Re: Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

Up by the rail station is ok.

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7. Re: Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

Try to park around hotel antemare area, in the vinyet zone there are still free areas to park and you can walk 5 minutes to the main beaches. No problems leaving the car there but of course do not leave valuables on sight as in any other part of the world.

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Our Villa is at the upper hills of Quint Mar, so it is a quite a ride to get down to the center.

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9. Re: Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

Just commenting on Fleapits reply. You mean one can't leave their belongings, camera, maybe an e reader in your beach bag on your lounge chair while going for a dip in the ocean for fear someone will take it?

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10. Re: Best place for parking a car when visiting central beaches

There is also a fairly new large public lot near a town park toward the south end of town. You purchase a ticket and leave it showing on your dash board. I'm sorry to be so vague but perhaps someone can help with the specifics.

Edited: 16 August 2012, 03:14