What Are The Best Beaches In Barcelona?

One of the things that sets Barcelona apart from other major European port cities is its proximity to the beach. You can literally walk to the end of its most important thoroughfare - La Ramblas - and you’ll find yourself standing on the coast. While Barceloneta is the most convenient and well-loved of Barcelona’s beaches, you don’t have to venture too far afield to find a wider selection. This opens up a wide array of activities allowing you and the family to make the most of your time in port.

Get Active On Nova Icaria Beach

Taking influence from the nearby Olympic Park, Nova Icaria has an entire games area, complete with equipment like ping pong tables and volleyball courts. This means you can all work up an appetite before treating yourselves to a meal at one of the bars and restaurants that line the shore. And if it’s time for some rest and relaxation afterwards, there are deck chairs and parasols available to hire.


Soak Up The Atmosphere At Sant Sebastia Beach

Despite longing to go to the likes of Bogatell or Ocata beaches, which are known for their tranquillity, your kids will thank you for taking them to Sant Sebastia. If you want a break from all the walking and cycle tours on our excursion, then enjoy the serenity of this beach on our shore excursion. It has a unique atmosphere that comes from the good mix of locals and tourists. There’s lots to do here, with volleyball facilities and the chance to try out some extreme sports on the water or the sand.


Kitesurf At Castelldefels

If you’re determined to pack as much action into your time away as possible, then contemplate a trip to Castelldefels that offers perfect conditions for kitesurfing in April and May. It’s a popular beach that never seems to get too full, which means that you can enjoy a nice relaxing stroll if the wind isn’t strong enough for the kitesurfing.


Catch A Wave At Montgat

A 20-minute train ride from Placa Catalunya is Montgat Nord, a station that could not be any closer to the beach. It’s perfect if you want to get active, but no one can agree on which sports to do. There’s everything from paddleboards and surfboards to sailing boats to rent, so you can split into pairs to enjoy quality time together if you wish.


Have A Splash At La Mar Bella

With a name that translates as the beautiful sea, it’s not surprising that La Mar Bella is one of the best beaches in Barcelona for swimming. The water is warm and clean, making it almost impossible not to be tempted in for a dip. If you're with children, be aware that the far south end of the beach is popular with nudists.


Cycle To Llevant Beach

Hire a bike and cycle north to Llevant Beach, which was only opened to the public in 2007. Most people don’t make it this far along the coast, giving it an air of exclusivity. When you get there you’ll have more than earned some tapas and a drink from Nueva Ola - widely regarded as a world class chiringuito and worth the ride.