Sandy Barcelona beaches are simply amazing. There are 4.2 km of golden sandy beaches only 10 minutes from the city centre and 4 main beach areas. On this page you will find the best beaches to visit while in Bracelona.
The Barceloneta Beach is closest to the city center. It is about 2 kilometers far from La Rambla, and it takes a 20-minute walk to get there. It offers a large variety of attractions, it is famous for its pedestrian beach, as well as for many restaurants and night clubs alongside the promenade. The Barceloneta has a space for people with disabilities, with the purpose of helping them to get in and out of water so they can enjoy bathing in the sea. This beach also has a beach-volleyball pitch, courses for tennis on sand, ping-pong tables, as well as a section for gymnastics.
The Nova Icaria Beach is located in the Port Olympic area. It is 400 meters long, and it covered with fine sand. This beach is perfect for families with small children because it has playgrounds. There are sunbeds and umbrellas, restaurants, cafés, etc. It is also possible to rent a catamaran, a boat, scuba-diving suits, jet-skis, etc. In the vicinity of the beach, you may also relax in the shade of trees. The beach mainly is not crowded during week days, but the situation is different during the weekend when people look for an extra spot. Mainly locals and tourists with children visit this beach.
The Bogatelli Beach is 4 kilometers far from the city center, and it is 700 meters long. It is one of the quietest beach in Barcelona, so usually it is not overcrowded. You may rent a sunbed and an umbrella, there are cafés and bars, fast food and ice-cream stands, sports grounds, and various other content. There are many apartments, hotels, malls and sports clubs nearby the beach that were built for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. It includes two ping-pong tables, a beach-football playground, and a volleyball pitch on the other side of the beach, near Mar Bell. The Bogatelli beach has an easy access, and it offers relaxation to everyone. Special attention is paid to those whose mobility is somewhat limited.
The San Sebastian Beach is one of the oldest beaches in Barcelona. It is very popular among the young. There are many restaurants, bars and cafés, the Mediterranean Center, a couple of sports clubs, a scuba-diving center where you may rent the gear and an instructor for scuba-diving. You can also rent sunbeds and umbrellas. The beach also has a nudist section, which is carefully enclosed.