Beaches of Barcelona

History, culture and the finest of cosmopolitan living are in perfect harmony in Barcelona. A thriving metropolis with nearly 2 million residents, the city is a hot spot for culture and the arts and is a leader in the European fashion industry.

Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain, is the second largest city in the nation. Its location on the Mediterranean coast lends to a temperate climate drawing visitors year round to enjoy the rich culture and heritage of the area. It is also home to one of the major seaports on the Mediterranean which makes it an important economic center for the country. If your are headed to historic Barcelona be sure to check out Barcelona Apartments for alternative sleeping accommodations.

There is no lack of things to do in Barcelona, with vibrant nightlife and a myriad of clubs and cafes there is something to entice nearly everyone. Shopping in Barcelona boasts an outstanding collection of unique and stylish offerings from many top designers and large retail merchants as well as many upscale boutiques that specialize in one of a kind designs.

Some would argue that the true heart of Barcelona beats along Ramblas in the old city, with its cobblestone streets lined with many eateries and shops. It is a favorite of both locals and tourists and hums with activity at nearly all hours.

History is alive in the Barri Gotic, or Gothic Quarter, with its many Medieval buildings that are bounded by the remains of Roman walls dating to the 4th century. There are many beautifully preserved structures from the 13th to 15th centuries in the area that were once home to the affluent of the area.

Beaches of Barcelona

Beaches of Barcelona

Sun worshippers will be right at home in Barcelona as well, with 4.5 kilometers of golden beaches to choose from. There are lifeguards posted along the well-maintained shore to ensure a safe swim and all beaches are equipped for those with disabilities.

La Barceloneta is located nearest the city and is a favorite with tourists. It is comprised of two beaches, Paseo Maritimo Beach near the Olympic port and San Sebastia Beach which is near the Puerto de Barcelona. There is a cycling track and plenty of dining options.

Playa del Paseo Maritimo is a favorite for families and includes a children’s playground, ping pong tables and a skate boarding area and is situated on a wide, sandy beach.

Relaxation is the order of the day at La Nova Icaria Beach, a quieter version of its neighbors, and is a favorite of families that have children. Stone benches set a short distance from the beach offer a lovely respite for enjoying the scenic view.

Water sport enthusiasts will love Mar Bella Beach which offers an assortment of aquatic activities as well as paths for cycling, jogging and rollerblading along the beach area but is not heavily populated with eateries and pubs, offering a more relaxed atmosphere.Map of Barcelona Beaches

There are a total of 6 beaches in Barcelona and they are easily reached by the metro or a short walk from the city.

Discover the good life in Barcelona. Need a place to stay on your next adventure to Barcelona? Check out this list of reasonably priced Apartments in Barcelona. For more information on Barcelona and traveling through out the area, take a look at Beachcomber Pete travel guides on Spain.



  1. Rida says:

    Hye I plan on visiting Barcelona in first week of feb next year…do you think the beaches will be open? 

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