7 Top Beaches in Barcelona

The best beaches in Barcelona

Best Beaches in Barcelona in Spain. For those who love the sun and the beach, Barcelona is just what you are looking for. The coastline extends throughout 4.5 km, and offers tourists and locals a wide selection of good beaches. Everything you need to know about the best beaches in Barcelona in Spain.

After the Olympic Games in 1992, Barcelona has invested a significant resources in cleaning up the sand and water. Each of the beaches in Barcelona are different, which means that there is something for everyone. Whether you like to relax in a deckchair, do sport in the sand, surf or go to trendy beach bars and sip refreshing drinks.

Barceloneta is probably the closest beach to the town and the easiest way to get to this beach is by taking the yellow metro. Walking distance from the city takes about 20 minutes. Barceloneta is a wide stretch of beach full of restaurants, which are mainly of American style and bars.

Nova Icaria beach is quite close to the Olympic Marina and is full of wonderful beach bars and restaurants. If you visit this beach, make sure that you try the food in Mango and Chiringuito restaurants. Mar Bella Beach is a must for those you love water sports. Here you will enjoy windsurfing, and kayaking. Bogatell Beach is actually twice as large Nova Icaria and is a paradise for rollerbladers, cyclists and joggers. This is a more quiet area and does not have the many bars and restaurants.

Swimming Season in Barcelona

Swimming season in Barcelona is usually between 15 March and 15 November, and then all the facilities is available. Peak season is from May 31 to September 28. You can usually enjoy the beach from March to October, and sometimes even as late as November you can see sunbathers. Anyway, the promenade is frequently used for walks at any time of year.

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Map of beaches in Barcelona

Beaches in Barcelona

7 top beaches in Barcelona

All Barcelona beaches are easily accessible for people with disabilities. The beaches are well maintained. Here we show you the top beaches in Barcelona.

#1 Sant Sebastia Beach in Barcelona

Sant Sebastiá beach in Barcelona
Sant Sebastiá between Vela Hotel and Barceloneta district is another of the city’s longest beaches. Yet San Sebastiá fairly quiet compared to other beaches, and the average age of visitors is somewhat higher. Nevertheless, this is a popular place for people engaged in water sports, such as windsurfing or sailing. This beach also has facilities for disabled people. Considered as the last stretch of the beach of La Barceloneta. There are all types of facilities: showers, lifeguards, bars, as well as good disabled access.

Beach info Sant Sebastiá
Length: 1,100 m
Average width: 81 m
Limits: From the port estuary to Carrer Almirall Cervera
Transport to the beach:
Bus: 14, 16, 17, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59, 64, 157
Metro: Line 4 – Barceloneta

#2 March bella beach in Barcelona

La Mar Bella beach in Barcelona
The beach La Mar Bella is a small beach located between the beaches of Nova Mar Bella and Bogatell and is especially popular among young people. The first part of this beach is the only official nudist area of ​​the city. Also visit the small park nearby. It is perfect for a picnic or a siesta under the trees. Or go to the basketball court and the special skate area behind Bogatell Beach. In addition Mar Bella good for windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. All the necessary equipment can be rented.

Beach info La Mar Bella
Length: 500 m
Average width: 42 m
Limits: From Mar Bella breakwater to Bac de Roda breakwater
Transport to the beach:
Bus: 36, 71, 141
Metro: Line 4 – Selva de Mar


#3 Playa del Bogatell Beach in Barcelona

Playa del Bogatell in Barcelona
Bogatell is one of Barcelona’s most popular beaches. It runs parallel to a long stone promenade where people jog, skate and bike. Thanks to the raised promenade you can hardly hear the city traffic. Beach bars at Bogatell plays trendy music in a relaxed atmosphere. This beach is very close to the Olympic Port and is separated from the other two beaches with similar characteristics by two stone breakwaters. It has a lifeguard service, showers, ramps to take you to the beach, bars, restaurants, parking, etc. The promenade runs until Sant Sebastiá Beach, Barceloneta.

Beach info Playa del Bogatell
Length: 640 m
Average width: 39 m
Limits: From Bogatell breakwater to the Mar Bella breakwater
Transport to the beach:
Bus: 6, 36, 41, 92, 141

#4 Playa del Paseo Marítimo or Llevant Beach in Barcelona

Llevant beach in Spain
Playa del Paseo Marítimo can be found on the other side of the Olympic Port. Separated from Barceloneta Beach by a breakwater. There is a lifeguard facilities, ping pong table, a playground and a half-pipe for skaters. The beach is very wide and goes right up to the promenade.

Beach info Playa del Paseo Marítimo
Length: 380 m
Average width: 59 m
Limits: From Selva de Mar breakwater to the future Zoo breakwater
Transport to the beach:
Bus: 7, 36, 41, 141
Metro: Line 4 – Selva de Mar

#5 La Nova Mar Bella Beach in Barcelona

La Nova Mar Bella beach in Barcelona
This is the women’s favorite beach in Barcelona, ​​which exceeds 60% of the number of users. A very nice beach with a variety of services, such as showers, lifeguard service, bars and parking. Easy access via ramps.

Beach info La Nova Mar Bella
Length: 500 m
Average width: 45 m
Limits: From Bac de Roda breakwater to Selva de Mar breakwater
Transport to the beach:
Bus: 36, 43, 141
Metro: Line 4 – Selva de Mar and El Maresme

#6 La Nova Icaria Beach in Barcelona

La Nova Icaria beach in Barcelona
This beach is next to the Barcelona Olympic Port. The promenade runs until the Barceloneta district. Near the beach there is an esplanade with stone benches for assessing landscape. It is considered one of the quietest in the city, frequented mostly by families with children. The excellent beach bars and popular restaurants along the promenade make it a popular dining area after a day of sunbathing. Nova Icària Beach is extremely popular with families with children and groups of friends. Nightlife precinct Olympic Port is located just next to the beach, and is easily accessible.

Beach info La Nova Icaria
Length: 400 m
Average width: 63 m
Limits: From the Olympic Port to the Bogatell breakwater
Transport to the beach:
Bus: 6, 36, 41, 92, 141
Metro: Line 4 – Ciutadella y Bogatell

#7 La Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona

La Barceloneta beach in Barcelona
Barcelona’s longest beach has hip bars serving delicious food and (local) drinks. La Barceloneta is one of the busiest – and most exciting – the beaches of Barcelona. The beach has many facilities, including three volleyball courts, table tennis tables and play equipment for children. This beach These have a large team of bodyguards patrulerende from the local police, especially during the summer season, and is a favorite amongst our foreign visitors.

Beach info La Barceloneta
Length: 1,100 m
Average width: 89 m
Limits: From Carrer Almirall Cervera to the Olympic Port
Transport to the beach:
Bus: 14, 16, 17, 36, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59, 64
Metro: Line 4 – Barceloneta and Ciutadella

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