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Written by Alex on April 27, 2020 Share on

What are the Best Beaches in Barcelona?

Beaches are one of the best places to visit with your family and friends irrespective of which region it belongs to. Holidays offer a much-needed break to us from our hectic routine life and one of the best places that would help you to rejuvenate your mind and body is the beach. Barcelona is one such city that is filled with some amazing beaches. The way Barcelona is located makes its coastline occupied by the city’s beaches which cover over 4.5 kilometres. The beaches are suitable to visit throughout the year due to the Mediterranean climate. The beaches are popular for hanging out and are crowded by locals as well as tourists. Here is a list of some of the best beaches in Barcelona.

Aerial view of the Beaches in Barcelona in the coastline
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1.Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta Beach is the most popular and one of the oldest beaches in Barcelona. It is one of the biggest beaches in the city stretching more than 1 km. The beach is easily accessible by public transport and is both near to the port and the city centre. The beach is very popular among tourist and locals who come in large numbers and especially during summer, it gets really crowded whether it’s day or night. Due to the large crowd, it is also the dirtiest beach in Barcelona and despite that, it stands to be the most entertaining beach. There are also some good seafood eateries along the coast.

A busy Barceloneta Beach, one of the best beaches in Barcelona
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2.Bogatell Beach

Bogatell beach is in the Sant Marti district and it is spread over 600 metres. This beach is comparatively tidier and more soothing than the Barceloneta and it is one of the safest beaches. This beach is usually preferred by adults especially the senior citizens which can be seen from the fact that the average age of the tourists who visit here is around 38 years. It has two volleyball courts, Ping-Pong tables, lifeguard services, showers and ramps to take you on to the beach, bars, restaurants and much more.

A aerial view of a woman enjoying the waves of Bogatell Beach, one of the best beaches in Barcelona
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3. Mar Bella Beach

Mar Bella Beach is on the eastern side of Barcelona coastline in the district of Sant Marti. This beach developed as a component of the arrangement for the 1992 Olympic Games making it one of the newer beaches in the city.  The beach attracts a lot of young people and it provides a friendly, fun-filled, and liberal culture to revel in. It also has a nudist section. This beach is one of the favourite spots for the LGBT crowd to hang out. It is also an amazing place where you can experience the rave-nights unravel after the sunsets.

People chilling in Mar Bella Beach
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4. Llevant Beach

This beach was created in 2006 which makes it one of the newest beaches in Barcelona and the last beach to be created on the Barcelona coastline. The 380-metre long beach is just a jump away from the Mar Bella beach. Llevant is all equipped to provide you with a magnificent day to chill out and revive yourself. Red Cross, adapted showers, adapted public toilets, Local Police, beach information point, sun loungers, beach sunshades, beverages and ice cream booths, bicycle parking areas and Wi-fi are the services that you can avail over there.

An evening in Llevant beach
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5. San Sebastia Beach

The San Sebastia beach is located in the Ciutat Vella district. It is one of the most traditional beaches in Barcelona like Barceloneta. The beach is a bit crowded and most of the crowd is from the local people. The beach is also well located with easy accessibility. A worthy mention is that the beach has an area exclusively for disabled people. The bathing assistance service and also amphibian bathing chairs are available. The whole beach is highly modified for impaired visitors with its wooden walkways, special showers and changing rooms.

A crowd of people in San Sebastia Beach
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Apart from the above-mentioned beaches in Barcelona, there are also many notable beaches where you can have an awesome time with your friends and family. Nova Icaria Beach is a great beach which has shopping places all around. Ocata beach is a very calming and horizontal and also a fascinating golden-white beach. Sant Lluís which lies beneath the olive woods and the coastal paradise Caldetes Beach are one of the best places to visit if you are a nature lover.

Don’t miss out to visit the beaches on your visit to Barcelona. Beaches are an important part of Barcelona as much as the city is important to Spain. Plan your visit with Pickyourtrail. You can customize your very own itinerary to the Catalan capital or you can check out the packages available.

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