We are coming to Spain in end July - begin August, and would like to combine a city-trip with a bit of beaching.
Thus we were thinking of staying close to Barcelona and staying few days in Barcelona itself at the end of our holiday, but before that spending about a week in a smaller coastal town swimming and sunbathing.
So my question is: is Tarragona worth staying there for a week? is it pretty? Are beaches nice and in the walking distance? Are there cafés and restaurants?
I'm asking all those questions because everybody here seems to recommend Tarragona for a day out of Barcelona - when in fact we want to do the opposite.
And are there any other nearby towns that would be interesting to stay in, instead of Tarragona? (I don't mean resorts.)
Thanks in advance!