Barceloneta beach is the most well known and visited beach in Barcelona
Named as the Nº 1 urban beach in the world by National Geographic, Barceloneta Beach is the most well-known and visited beach during the summer and winter as well, where endless activity takes place all day long.
Barceloneta beach takes its name from the neighborhood of the same name. Together, they make up one of the most famous and visited spots in Barcelona. Check all you can see at Barceloneta beach.
History of Barceloneta beach
It was one of the first beaches in Barcelona to go under a severe transformation when the remodeling of the coast line took place for the 1992 Olympic Games.
The result was an extensive two-leveled boardwalk called Paseo Marítimo (Beach promenade) that starts right at this beach. The first one at ground level where depending on the season you can find, stores and beach related services.
The upper one at street level is an observation point of the beach and perfect for practicing biking or running.
What to do at Barceloneta Beach
The beach forms an inseparable entity with the Barceloneta District, and it represents the best example of the city’s relationship with the Mediterranean Sea. The beach can be seen as an extension of the neighborhood.
Fine food and drinks are a heavy reason too, you can end your day at the beach by dining in one of the best seafood restaurants of Barcelona, or just relax with a cocktail in one of the endless bars located just meters away from the sand. You can enjoy all these services and features:
- Closest beach to the city center.
- Sports. The practice of volleyball and ping-pong is widely popular.
- Safety. As all beaches in Barcelona, there is lifeguard and Red Cross attendance.
- Children playground areas.
- Showers as well as dressing rooms, all adapted for the disabled.
- Deck chairs and umbrella renting service.
- Free Wifi and baggage lockers.
How to get there
Metro: Line 4, Barceloneta Station.
Bus: #17, #36, #39, #45, #59, #64, #D20
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