Canet has a long and wide balcony overlooking the sea. The Passeig Marítim (or Esplanade) follows the coastline to connect with the neighbouring town of Arenys de Mar. It is an excellent place to rest, walk or do sport.
All accompanied by palms and other trees giving good shade in the summer, the Esplanade is one of the most pleasant places for walking, cycling, resting, chatting or simply sitting and watching and enjoying the colours and the Mediterranean sea breeze.
Over the wooden bridge over the Sant Domènec dry river, we come to the sculpture of Neptú sortint de la Mediterrània (Neptune coming out of the Mediterranean) which connects nature with the Mediterranean culture and tradition. At the eastern part of the Esplanade there is an area for the protection of local vegetation of the Catalan coastline, with typical dune plants such as sea fennel, searocket, yellow hornpoppy and American aloe in order to preserve the vegetation and the natural areas of the beaches of our coastline.
On the Esplanade too there are different children's play areas, and a leisure area for the elderly, allowing them to do all kinds of exercises: fingers, legs, arms, wrists, and agility and balance, all conceived for working on physical and sensorial faculties. The health circuit is open to everyone. It is a family area open to young and old, but is basically conceived more for the elderly. We find the health circuit for the elderly near the Esplai.
Every day throughout the year we find sports people on the Esplanade in Canet doing physical training either individually or with their clubs. We can also see townspeople using the place to do a little sport or to practice healthy habits. On the Esplanade we will also find a physical exercise circuit, with six apparatuses installed for doing exercise, and all along the Esplanade from the breakwater to the top just in front of the Guillem Mas Hospital home. They include a ladder, steps for stepping up and down, parallel bars, abdominal bench and a bar for stretching.
The Esplanade is a place to be enjoyed all year round, a place for strolling in the winter on those cold but sunny Sunday mornings, first thing each day and in the evening, where you come across small groups of people, young and old doing sport, townspeople cycling, families strolling and children playing with the sand or climbing into the wooden house in the children's playground,... and in the spring, around April or May when the bathers start to go to the beach attracted by more than two kilometres of sand and all of the services on offer... and in the summer, the busiest time of year when the people going to and fro mix with the festivals, the concerts, the offer of gastronomy and leisure and the 'chiringuitos' set up for the season, offering us a sea of sensations and Mediterranean tastes