Reserva marina Masia Blanca
The only marine reserve on the Costa Daurada. Located on the beaches of El Vendrell, near the port of Coma-ruga, it was established to protect the exceptional rocky depths in an area of mainly sandy surfaces. It covers 280 hectares and is between 4 and 16 metres deep. Of particular interest are the posidonia (sea grass) meadows and the maerl or grapissar, as it is known locally. Here it is possible to fish for conger eel, perch, gilt-head, octopus, cuttlefi sh and red mullet, among others. The action of the wind on the coastline has formed permanent sand dunes
that are home to a variety of plant life. The waters of the Reserve are enriched by the natural spring of Font Déu de Brisamar, from which water emanates all year round at a temperature of 19ºC.