Barcelona beaches are one of the attractions of the city, especially during summer and spring time. Being in the city and being able to go to the beach walking or by public transport is something that makes this city so lovely.
Barcelona enjoys a very pleasant and warm temperature when the sun shines (and this happens quite often). From Easter and until October, it is common to find people on the beach: sunbathing, playing beach volleyball, reading, having a bath or just relaxing.
The best way to beat the heat is to go to one of the Barcelona beaches. After work, during the weekend or during the holidays, Barcelona beaches are always a good option to enjoy the city, disconnect even without leaving Barcelona.
has over 4km of sandy beaches
which are always crowded with people sunbathing and swimming in the sea during summer time.
There are 7 beaches in total (Sant Sebastià, Barceloneta, Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant), easily accessible using public transport.
How to get there:
– Sant Sebastià (Metro L4 – Barceloneta)
– Barceloneta (Metro L4 – Barceloneta and Ciutadella)
– Nova Icària (Metro L4 – Ciutadella and Bogatell)
– Bogatell (Metro L4 – Poblenou and Llacuna)
– Mar Bella (Metro L4 – Selva de Mar)
– Nova Mar Bella (Metro L4 – Selva de Mar and El Maresme)
– Llevant (Metro L4 – Selva de Mar)
All Barcelona beaches are provided with disabled access, showers and lifeguards (during summer season) as well as parasol and beach chair rental services. The city council is putting a great effort into keeping them clean, both sand and water are cleaned daily.
Click here for furhter details regarding up to date information of Barcelona beaches, water quality and beach condition. Finally, be aware of the risks that large exposures to the sun can cause to your skin so take the following precautions: use enough sun cream protection at all time, and try avoiding the hours from 12 to 16. Also, ensure that you drink plenty of water.