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The Best Beaches in Barcelona

The Best Beaches in Barcelona

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The Best Beaches in Barcelona

Golden sands and clear blue seas (well kind of)… what more could you want? Barcelona is famous for being a city with a beach, and it has 5km of beach to be exact. There are over 10 different beaches in Barcelona and some are busier than others. Here’s a short guide to some of the…

Golden sands and clear blue seas (well kind of)… what more could you want? Golden sands and clear blue seas (well kind of) … what more could you want? Barcelona is famous for being a city with a beach , and it has 5km of beach to be exact. Barcelona is famous for being a city with a beach , and it has 5km of beach to be exact. There are over 10 different beaches in Barcelona and some are busier than others. There are over 10 different beaches in Barcelona and some are busier than others. Here’s a short guide to some of the best beaches in Barcelona based on location, popularity, and facilities. Here’s a short guide to some of the best beaches in Barcelona based on location, popularity, and facilities.

Sant Sebastià Sant Sebastià

barcelona beach Sant Sebastià used to be a nudist beach and is next to Barcelona’s famous W hotel- it’s very popular among tourists. Sant Sebastià used to be a nudist beach and is next to Barcelona’s famous W hotel- it’s very popular among tourists.

Metro: Barceloneta (L4) Subway: Barceloneta (L4)

Sant Miquel Sant Miquel

Sant Miquel is one of the busiest beaches in Barcelona and is the first beach after the Barceloneta metro station. Sant Miquel is one of the busiest beaches in Barcelona and is the first beach after the Barceloneta metro station.

Metro: Barceloneta (L4) Subway: Barceloneta (L4)

Barceloneta Barceloneta

barceloneta beachThe most famous beach in Barcelona due to its sister metro station, Barceloneta is usually heaving with tourists. The most famous beach in Barcelona due to its sister metro station, Barceloneta is usually heaving with tourists.

However, it’s also really close to the Barceloneta neighbourhood which is great if you’re looking for an authentic seafood restaurant in the city. However, it’s also really close to the Barceloneta neighborhood which is great if you’re looking for an authentic seafood restaurant in the city.

Metro: Barceloneta (L4) Subway: Barceloneta (L4)

Somorrostro Somorrostro

Next to the many beach clubs of the city, Somorrostro beach is also popular with tourists. Next to the many beach clubs of the city, Somorrostro beach is also popular with tourists. It’s a little less busy than Barceloneta and is usually frequented all hours of the day by those entering and leaving the clubs. It’s a little less busy than Barceloneta and is usually frequented all hours of the day by those entering and leaving the clubs. This beach has been specially adapted for wheelchair users so it’s great for those who require extra accessibility. This beach has been specially adapted for wheelchair users so it’s great for those who require extra accessibility.

Metro: Ciutadella | Metro: Ciutadella | Villa Olímpica (L4) Olympic Village (L4)

Nova Icària Nova Icària

Nova IcàriaA little smaller than its predecessors, this beach is good for those looking for a quieter spot to sunbathe. A little smaller than its predecessors, this beach is good for those looking for a quieter spot to sunbathe.

Like Somorrostro , Nova Icària is also wheelchair accessible and has volunteers on hand to help wheelchair users during the day. Like Somorrostro , Nova Icària is also wheelchair accessible and you have volunteers on hand to help wheelchair users during the day.

Metro: Ciutadella | Metro: Ciutadella | Villa Olímpica (L4) Olympic Village (L4)

Bogatell Bogatell

Bogatell beach is one of the least touristy sands in the city, and is usually frequented by locals. Bogatell beach is one of the least touristy places in the city, and is usually frequented by locals. It is probably one of the calmest beaches in Barcelona. It is probably one of the calmest beaches in Barcelona.

Metro: Llacuna (L4) Subway: Llacuna (L4)

Mar Bella Mar Bella

barcelona beachBarcelona’s gay and nudist beach, Mar Bella is split into two parts: one for those that like to get their kit off, and another for those that like to keep it on. Barcelona’s gay and nudist beach, Mar Bella is split into two parts: one for those that like to get their kit off, and one for those that like to keep it on.

Metro: Poble Nou (L4) Metro: Poble Nou (L4)

LLevant LLevant

The last beach on the coastal metro line, Llevant is also the newest beach in the city. The last beach on the coastal metro line, Llevant is also the newest beach in the city. It is next to Barcelona’s Diagonal Mar shopping centre and surrounded by luxury apartment complexes. It is next to Barcelona’s Diagonal Mar shopping center and surrounded by luxury apartment complexes. Due to its location, this is arguably the quietest beach in the city. Due to its location, this is arguably the quietest beach in the city.

Metro: Selva de Mar (L4) Subway: Selva de Mar (L4)

Banys del Fòrum Banys del Fòrum

Banys del FòrumAn outdoor swimming pool filled with sea water, these natural baths are the perfect place to go if you don’t like getting sand between your toes, but still want to experience the Mediterranean waters. An outdoor swimming pool filled with sea water, these natural baths are the perfect place to go if you do not like getting sand between your toes, but still want to experience the Mediterranean waters.

Metro: El Maresme | Subway: El Maresme | Forum (L4) Forum (L4)

It’s normal for locals to actually leave Barcelona when they’re after a day on the sand, making use of the overhead Renfe trains or great bus links. It’s normal for locals to actually leave Barcelona when they’re after a day on the sand, making use of the overhead Renfe trains or great bus links. If you fancy getting out of the city to catch some rays, why not go to: If you fancy getting out of the city to catch some rays, why not go to:

  • Sitges Sitges
  • Vilanova I la Geltrú Vilanova I la Geltrú
  • Badalona Badalona
  • The Costa Brava: Vilassar de Mar, Arenys de Mar, Canet de Mar and Malgrat de Mar The Costa Brava: Vilassar de Mar, Arenys de Mar, Canet de Mar and Malgrat de Mar

For more information about day trips in Catalonia, why not read our post about Barcelona Day Trips on a Budget , or The Best Summer Day Trips from Barcelona . For more information about day trips in Catalonia, why not read our post about Barcelona Day Trips on a Budget , or The Best Summer Day Trips from Barcelona .

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