One of the best things of the city of Barcelona is that, besides having a lot to offer to discover the city, it also has an extensive beach! Only a few meters from the center you’ll find Barcelona Beach with its soft sand, the perfect place to relax after some sightseeing in the city. It is a beach of 4 kilometers in length, and – maybe this is new for you – it is one of the best beaches of Europe! It exists of several parts and today we’ll show you the best ones.
Discover Barcelona Beach
It is the perfect place to relax: have a drink in one of its chiringuitos (beach bars), take a dive in the fresh waters and relax on the soft sand all day. On Barcelona Beach you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas for more or less 6€ each. Do you prefer quieter places to relax, the beach also has parts where it’s less crowded. Let’s show you all the ins and outs of Barcelona Beach.
This is the most important and best known part of Barcelona Beach. It is located near the center of the city and you can easily access it from the fishing district of the same name: La Barceloneta. Many tourists visit this part of the beach because it’s full of things to do, it has ping pong tables, seafood restaurants, beach bars, and they made the beach accessible to wheelchair users.
This beach is located in the district of Sant Marti, in the east part of Barcelona. They say it is one of the safest beaches of Barcelona and has a length of 600 meters. There are many facilities like volleyball nets, lifeguard, showers, restaurants, bars, parking… Besides that, the Olympic Port (Port Olímpic) it closely located to this beach. The port is named like this because it is situated near the Olympic Village of the district of Poblenou. In 1992, many athletes stayed here during the Olympic Games.
Sant Sebastià Beach is located next to La Barceloneta Beach and starts at Passeig Joan de Borbó. Here starts the promenade and it is one of the favorite beaches of the locals. It once was a nude beach, but not anymore. It is easy accessible by public transport and, the beach has an area especially for disabled people, there are special showers and changing rooms, among others.
Mar Bella Beach is also located in the district of Sant Marti. It is one of the newest beaches since it was made during the preparations of the Olympic Games in 1992. It has a nude part, but it also visited by many young people who live in this district. It also has some nice beach bars and at the end of the beach you’ll find sailing school that organizes water activities.
Nova Mar Bella
This is one of the quiet beaches of Barcelona and therefore visited by many locals and people from outside the city. However, it does have some chiringuitos and a volleyball court. So, do you prefer some relaxation? Or you don’t want to be surrounded by tourists, then go visit this beach.
Llevant beach is made in 2006 and therefore the newest part of Barcelona Beach. It is very popular and located next Mar Bella Beach. They paid special attention to those whose mobility is limited: the parking areas are very closely located to the beach, adapted toilets, visable signage and wooden walkways.
When you are in Barcelona, don’t forget to discover all the different areas to enjoy Barcelona Beach at its fullest: taste the best seafood dishes in one of the restaurants, enjoy a cocktail in one of the fun chiringuitos and above all, relax!