Millions of people enjoy the Mediterranean climate of the Catalan capital in spring, summer and autumn. The coastal promenade that stretches all along the seafront, connects all the city’s beaches, which are well maintained and equipped with all the services that you need. Below is a list of the basic features of each beach.
One of the city’s largest and oldest beaches, and a favourite among tourists and local sports lovers because of its central location and easy access by public transport. It has a wide range of sports and leisure facilities such as volleyball courts, children’s play areas, table tennis tables, a gym area and a beach-library service.
Platja de Somorrostro
Very central and easy to get to by public transport, this beach is a favourite among younger people.
Platja de Sant Miquel
Near Sant Miquel del Port Church, this lively, central beach, although small, is one of the most popular in the city.
Platja Sant Sebastià
Home to one of the largest sports clubs in Barcelona. Popular among the older generation with several areas designated as nudist beaches as well as a space for people with reduced mobility where, with the help of volunteers and amphibian wheelchairs, they can enjoy the sea.
Bogatell beach is usually frequented by an older public than the neighbouring Nova Icària and Mar Bella beaches.
Platja Mar Bella
This beach was created in 1992 when building was being carried out for the Olympic Games. Popular among the younger crowd, it has a nudist area as well as a variety of sports facilities such as a volleyball court, basketball net and a table tennis table. There is also a nautical centre with water sports facilities. For the youngest there is a children’s play area, and during the summer you can borrow books from the beach-library.
Platja Nova Mar Bella
A quiet beach, popular with a younger public, it also has an area so that people with reduced mobility can enjoy the sea using amphibious wheelchairs and the help of volunteers.
Located next to the Nova Mar Bella beach, further away from the city centre, for those looking for a quieter, less crowded atmosphere.