Barcelona's Best Beaches

Sun’s Out: Barcelona’s Best Beaches

May 11, 2017 10:00 am

Sea, sun and Spanish sand – here’s some of Barcelona’s best beaches!

Soak up the Mediterranean sunshine at one of Barcelona’s best beaches. Whether you’re looking for a buzzing spot by all the by tourist attractions or you’re sick of crowds and want a quiet escape, there’s a few options spread across the capital. (Psst…if you want a whirlwind tour of Barcelona’s white sandy beaches, check out the Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise!)

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Barceloneta Beach

This beach on the edge of the La Barceloneta district is always thriving with locals and tourists, with a lively atmosphere at all hours of the day. The district is home to four beaches including Sant Miquel, Somorrostro and Saint Sebastia, however Barceloneta is its most accessible and welcoming being more centrally located. If you’re looking to suntan, it’s worth getting there early in the morning to reserve a spot as it does get busy.

Things to do

Eat at seafood at a chiringuito, try kite-surfing at its water sports stalls, venture away from the main tourist sites for a leisurely stroll.


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Nova Icária Beach

This leisurely stretch of sand is one of Barcelona’s quieter beaches, making it a great option for those looking to spend a day swimming and tanning. Take a break from your crazy travel agenda and check out its chilled out restaurants and extensive beach facilities. Located near the Olympic marina as well as a nearby shopping mall, you won’t have to go far for everything you need.

Things to do

Gather a team and play volleyball at one of its courts, stop by a grocery and have a beach picnic, spend the whole day relaxing on the sand.

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La Mar Bella Beach

If you’re feeling adventurous, La Mar Bella beach has a bordered off area for you to get your kit off and join other nude sunbathers on the sand. Created in the lead up to the Olympics, there’s a number of things to do there with a skate park, children’s playground and watersports centre nearby.

Things to do

Join the nudists and get evenly tanned, play a game of ping pong at one of its many tables, take a windsurfing lesson.

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Ocata Beach

This beach is a little further out, however it’s one of the more tranquil options on the list as a result. The sand here is a beautiful pale gold and the waters clearer than they are further into the city, plus as it’s less busy there’s always a sunny spot on the sand calling your name. When things get a little too hot, head off to one of the small chiringuitos (seaside restaurants) for a cold beer and seafood fresh from the waters.

Things to do

Have a leisurely drink, have a seafood feast, swim out as far as the sea will take you.

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