What are the best beaches in Barcelona
Sant Sebastia Beach
Soak up some sun on Barcelona's longest stretch of sand by heading to Sant Sebastia Beach. Just over a kilometre long, Sant Sebastia is also one of the city's oldest beaches. Originally, its golden sands were reserved for Barcelona's upper classes. Today, it welcomes all locals and visitors. Get there by heading to the La Barceloneta neighbourhood using the Metro's Yellow Line.
Sant Sebastia in Barcelona, Spain.
Sant Miquel Beach
Sant Miquel Beach may be small, but its proximity to the heart of the city means it's one of the most popular. It's also Barcelona's oldest beach, having been established in 1755. Pull up a sun lounger and enjoy a spot of people-watching before cooling off in the sea. The beach has changing facilities and lifeguard watch, so there's no reason not to enjoy a dip.
People seen on a hot summer day
Just 10 minutes' drive from the city centre and located in the fishing quarter of the same name, you'll find Barceloneta Beach. This is one of the region's most loved beaches, so it gets quite busy during the height of summer. Escape the sun by heading to one of the nearby beach bars.
Palm and parasols on the beach of Barcelona, Spain
La Mar Bella Beach
If you're looking for an exotic beach experience then head to La Mar Bella. Here you'll find plenty of trendy young beachgoers enjoying sports and sun lounging, as well as the city's nudist beach. Go to La Mar Bella with an open mind to make the most of it. From here you can take sailing trips along the coastline and hop on catamaran excursions.
Playa de la Mar Bella de Barcelona
Banys Forum isn't a beach as such (there's no sand here) but it is an enclosed seawater swimming area. Often a lot quieter than many of the nearby city beaches, a trip here is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing ocean swim without the worry of waves or boats. Get here by taking the Metro to Maresme-Forum Station.
Guy swimming on pink inflatable bed pad on Mediterranean Sea from personal perspective with the skyline of the Barcelona city on sunset during summer time without stress and relaxing times