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.
Click here for furhter details regarding up to date information on 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.