Whether you’re looking for a quiet day on the beach, or an action packed summer's day, Barcelona has a beach for every taste
According to National Geographic, Barcelona has the best urban beaches, not only in the Mediterranean, but in the whole world.
All Barcelona beaches have been approved with the European Union’s blue flag.
A huge project to revamp all the coastline took place in 1992 for the Olympic Games, bringing to life the shiny Port Olympic.
The result was a stunning 4,2 km (2.8 mi) boardwalk with new hotels, marinas, restaurants and a new set of beaches, as well as restoring of the old ones.
All of them are well communicated with the public transport system.
Medical attendance and Red Cross lifeguards are available, as well as restaurants, beach bars called “chiringuitos”, toilets, showers and dressing rooms (in selected beaches).
Sports like beach volleyball, surfing, sailing and windsurfing can be practiced.
Nudity is permitted in Mar Bella and Sant Sebastià beaches, with a mixed nude/dressed crowd.
Summer in Barcelona is longer compared to other European destinations. It’s possible to hit the beach from late April way into mid October.
Safety is acceptable, however you should keep an eye on your things at all times, due to pickpocketing.
Discover the most popular beaches in the Barcelona coastline
Named as the Nº 1 urban beach in the world by National Geographic, Barceloneta Beach is the most well-known beach in Barcelona.
Mar Bella beach is very popular among gay crowds. Is one of the few beaches in Barcelona where nudity is allowed.
Bogatell Beach was part of the urban planning that made the waterfront accesible for all the Barcelona residents.
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