BASSES D'EN COLL
an ecological point of view it is one of the most important and
interesting of the set of wetlands and marshlands of the Baix Empordà;
since it contains a complete and representative sample of the fauna
and flora of a wetlands’ ecosystem.
The right margin of the river Ter is an old, drained marshland with
an extension of approximately 2 km2, where the only existing perennial
ponds are known as Basses d’en Coll, and are more related
to coastal dynamics than to marsh dynamics.
In the sector laying to the north the main characteristics of a
degraded marshland environment can be found, and it is possible
to identify old ponds situated perpendicular to the coast line.
The ones situated nearer to the Ter still present small swamps.
Located to the south of Pals’ beach, in the Basses d’en
Coll area, we can find these elongated ponds that connect with the
last section of the Rec del Molí, just before its flows into
the sea. It has an extension of approximately 4 hectares.
view of the Basses d'en Coll
the other hand, on the beaches situated between the mouth of the
Ter and the end of Pals beach, there is a well developed stretch
of dunes created with the tramuntana wind that extends further south
to the massif of Begur, where it stays fixed by a pine forest.