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.
What services can be found?
Medical attendance and Red Cross lifeguards are available, as well as restaurants, beach bars called “chiringuitos”, toilets, showers and dressing rooms (in selected beaches).
Which sports can be practiced?
Sports like beach volleyball, surfing, sailing and windsurfing can be practiced.
Is nudity allowed?
Nudity is permitted in Mar Bella and Sant Sebastià beaches, with a mixed nude/dressed crowd.
When can I enjoy the beach in Barcelona?
Summer in Barcelona is longer compared to other European destinations. It’s possible to hit the beach from late April way into mid October.
Are the beaches in Barcelona safe?
Safety is acceptable, however you should keep an eye on your things at all times, due to pickpocketing.