Cambrils is a seafaring village where life revolves around the harbour, in which the most prominent feature is an old defence tower.
The town has an area of detached houses sheltering below a castle. It is the old fortress of the Baron of Vilafortuny, which nowadays is a holiday centre. Before crossing the promenade, near the sea, there is a signal tower known as the Telégrafo de l’Esquirol, which in times gone by was used to establish communication with other parts of the coast by means of flags and lights. From the harbour, a path which follows the Garbí watercourse leads inland into town. It is worth stopping at the sanctuary of El Camí, with a crypt and an adjoining watchtower.