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Barcelona, with its vibrant city life and rich cultural heritage, is also blessed with beautiful beaches along its Mediterranean coastline. Whether you're looking to relax on golden sands, enjoy water sports, or soak up the sun, Barcelona's beaches offer something for everyone. Here are some of the best beaches in Barcelona where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a day by the sea:

Barceloneta Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Barcelona, Barceloneta Beach, is known for its lively atmosphere and stunning views of the city skyline. Stretching for over a kilometer, this sandy beach offers plenty of space for sunbathing, beach volleyball, and swimming. After a day in the sun, explore the nearby Barceloneta neighborhood and indulge in delicious seafood at one of the many beachfront restaurants.

8 Best Beaches in Barcelona, By Locals

Bogatell Beach

Situated between the Olympic Port and the Poblenou district, Bogatell Beach is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. With its calm waters and ample amenities including showers, lifeguards, and beach bars, Bogatell Beach is perfect for families and those seeking a more relaxed beach experience. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the promenade or try your hand at paddleboarding in the gentle waves.

Bogatell Beach in Barcelona - Hours, Price and Address

Mar Bella Beach

Mar Bella Beach is known for its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, making it a popular spot among the LGBTQ+ community. This spacious beach offers excellent facilities including showers, beach volleyball courts, and a designated nudist area. Whether you're sunbathing, swimming, or enjoying a game of beach volleyball, Mar Bella Beach is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Barcelona's coastal charm.

Mar Bella beach | Barcelona website | Barcelona City Council

Nova Icaria Beach

Located next to the Olympic Port, Nova Icaria Beach is a favorite among families and water sports enthusiasts. With its calm waters and golden sands, Nova Icaria Beach is ideal for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. After a day of fun in the sun, explore the nearby Port Olímpic and enjoy a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants overlooking the marina.

Nova Icària Beach in Barcelona - Practical information

Ocata Beach

For those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a more secluded beach experience, Ocata Beach is the perfect choice. Located in the town of El Masnou, just a short train ride from Barcelona, Ocata Beach boasts pristine sands and crystal-clear waters. Relax in the sun, take a refreshing dip in the sea, or explore the charming seaside town and its local shops and restaurants.

Ocata Beach | El Masnou | Beaches in the Maresme | Home



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