The Costa Brava extends over 124 mi from the French border to Blanes, north of Barcelona. The name Wild Coast comes from the tormented aspect of the coastline. On the Mediterranean coastline, Cadaqués is a small preserved port. It is located in a bay where white houses look out over the pebble beach. Roses has the longest beach on the coast. It is an ideal setting for water sports. Divers meet up on the Medes Islands facing Estartit. The town of Begur stands on a hill overlooks the coves. The transparent waters of Palamós attract swimmers. Playa de Aro and Lloret del Mar propose a programme of beaches and nightclubs in a overcrowded setting.