You simply cannot visit Barcelona without going to its beautiful beaches. The City boasts 10 accessible beaches all with fine golden sand and amazing blue water. Each of them is just a few minutes away from any point in the city, as they are easily reachable by public transport or by bicycles. They are an ideal addition to a myriad of tourist attractions in Barcelona offering a never-ending variety of activities throughout the year. Take advantage of infinite paths perfect for in-line skating, riding a bicycle, jogging, or a stroll while enjoying the view and the tame Mediterranean sun. Staying healthy while you travel is easily achievable when your destination is Barcelona. Put your sunscreen on and take a long walk down the boardwalk. You can start just south of Vila Olimpica all the way to the end of the old town and Barcelona Ramblas street. During this hour long stroll you can notice a gradual change in the city’s landscape and architecture from the glass structures of Vila Olimpica to the captivating narrow streets of the old town.


If you are looking for some adventurous surfing, the northeast end of Barceloneta beach is the right place for you. Barceloneta beach itself is the easiest beach to get to from the Barcelona city centre. It’s the most crowded one, but for a reason. It offers great fun. Along with swimming, here you can also experience windsurfing and kite surfing.

Together with Barceloneta, St. Sebastià and St. Miquel are the city’s oldest beaches. They are perfect for the favourite summer sports such as relaxing beach tennis and beach volleyball. Here you can enjoy a healthy competition under the blue skies. And when the game is finished you can enjoy a break and refreshments in the recently built hotel which offers peaceful restaurants and bars. St. Sebastià beach accommodates sport clubs with a variety of nautical activities.

Somorrostro is one of the most emblematic of Barcelona beaches. It’s great for all those who prefer cycling, as there is a cycle lane on the promenade. There is also a Beach Centre- an environmental education facility which organises various activities for all ages with the aim to promote the city seafront.

Nova Icària is a peaceful beach, popular choice for families and groups of friends. It’s situated close to the Port Olímpic and offers a spectacular range of entertainment and refreshment venues as well as a great number of facilities for sports and other activities. Here you can find a playground, volleyball court, or take a dinghy sailing, canoe or windsurfing courses.

Bogatell beach provides enjoyment for everyone. There are various recreational facilities including ping-pong tables, a football pitch and a volleyball court. Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella beaches are popular among young people. There is a designated area for nudists. These beaches offer a basketball hoop, skateboard rink, ping-pong table. Mar Bella Nautical centre offers sailing trips along the city’s seafront, as well as kayak and catamaran excursions. Llevant beach with its volleyball court is the newest Barcelona beach. It was completed in 2006. Fòrum bathing area is an enclosed bathing zone with a peaceful seawater swimming pool. Here you can experience the Mediterranean sea in a completely different way.

Spend a spectacular Barcelona break, enjoy the sun, sea, sand and myriad of adventurous activities at these unique beaches.