Barcelona’s beach remains as one of the key places to visit and with a 4.5 kilometers stretch coastline we can see exactly why.
It has proven so popular that it has been named by a Discovery Channel documentary as the world’s third best beach!
With so much choice in this article we let you know the best places for a sunbathing session, sports, picnic and skinny dip.
It is hard to believe that this very beach is a man made beach and was once looked upon as a deserted landscape by the sea.
It now boasts an impressive view and hosts an array of restaurants and tapas bars in the vicinity.
It is an ideal tourist destination and just the walk through the neighborhood in itself captures a very interesting side to Barceloneta’s neighbourhood, with its narrow streets, laundered balconies and hustle and bustle of locals outside having a drink in the sunshine.
La Nova Icaria
This quiet beach is situated next to the Olympic Port beside Playa del Bogatell.
You will find a more tranquil environment here with benches conveniently lined up facing the sea making it easy for you to bask in the sun.
It is easy to get a bite to eat, as there are quite a few beach bars and restaurants that serve a variety of dishes, ideal in between your sunbathing sessions.
If you don’t want to venture out too far from the city center, this is the perfect spot for you.
Located on the most southern point of the coastline and is popular among tourists and locals due to its location.
The other great thing is that it caters to those with reduced mobility, making it possible for them to enter the water and have fun with ease.
La Mar Bella
Like going to the beach nude?
This is the ideal beach, with an area designated to nude sunbathers and covered with bamboo, you can relax with your modesty in tact.
This part of the beach is also known to be popular with wind-surfers. Located just 20 minutes away from Poblenou metro station, it is worth going the distance.Categories: Guides
Localities: Barcelona, Catalonia, Europe, Spain
Travel Themes: Nature