Barceloneta Beach

Barcelona Top Ten
The place to head to for a different take on Barcelona, a great urban beach with something for everyone, from couples to families. Everything a great city beach should be. You could end up spending an entire day.

What to do at Barcelona Beach?

  • SAIL : You could take a 90 minute boat ride along the seafront of Barcelona, passing important sights of the city. Boats leave from Drassanes dock which is near the tower of Colom.
  • CYCLE : Cycling is a popular activity and a great way to see the entire length of beach. Bikes are easily available on rent, by the beach.
  • EAT & DRINK : There are many beach bars and seaside restaurants run by locals. Can Manjo with its blue and white tables is a favourite, serving Fideua which is Barcelona's version of the Paella, made with noodles.
  • BORROW a BOOK : The beach centre located opposite the Hospital del Mar runs a lending library in the summer months.
  • WORK OUT : The beach has exercise areas with equipment that's free to use.

More Visiting Tips

  • The beach is just a short stroll from the old town, you can actually walk it.
  • Go early as it can get crowded fast.
  • The vendors can sometimes get annoying, so try and act local!
  • The beach is clean, with lively bars and restaurants along the boardwalk. Read the section below for more details

Fast Facts

One of the best city beaches - A photo feature on Barceloneta Beach, one of the top ten things to do in Barcelona

One of the best city beaches

The nearly mile-long Barceloneta Beach, is often rated one of the best city beaches in Europe. Located in Port Olimpic, one of Barcelona’s oldest neighborhoods, beach bums and vacationing sun worshippers alike flock to the beach to take a dip in the cooling Mediterranean and relax on the golden sand.
Party atmosphere - A photo feature on Barceloneta Beach, one of the top ten things to do in Barcelona

Party atmosphere

The beach has a young and lively atmosphere due the presence of hippies, bongo playing groups and beach tennis and volleyball enthusiasts.
Plenty to do - A photo feature on Barceloneta Beach, one of the top ten things to do in Barcelona

Plenty to do

You can choose just to sit and relax with a drink, or get active. You can walk, play volleyball, go surfing, join the hundreds of bikers, skateboards, dog-walkers, strollers, and rollerbladers along the Passeig Maritim Boulevard.
Party at night - A photo feature on Barceloneta Beach, one of the top ten things to do in Barcelona

Party at night

Stay well into the night, and check out the party atmosphere at Barcelona Beach
Go Surfing - A photo feature on Barceloneta Beach, one of the top ten things to do in Barcelona

Go Surfing

Barcelona beach is now an up and coming winter surfing hotspot. Surf’s up!

FAQs : Barceloneta Beach

What to do at Barcelona Beach?

SAIL : You could take a 90 minute boat ride along the seafront of Barcelona, passing important sights of the city. Boats leave from Drassanes dock which is near the tower of Colom.
CYCLE : Cycling is a popular activity and a great way to see the entire length of beach. Bikes are easily available on rent, by the beach.
EAT & DRINK : There are many beach bars and seaside restaurants run by locals. Can Manjo with its blue and white tables is a favourite, serving Fideua which is Barcelona's version of the Paella, made with noodles.
BORROW a BOOK : The beach centre located opposite the Hospital del Mar runs a lending library in the summer months.
WORK OUT : The beach has exercise areas with equipment that's free to use.

Can we visit Barcelona beach with children

There is lots of topless sunbathing so be warned if you have kids. However, naturalists are confined to only a small part of the beach.

How to reach Barcelonata beach

The violet and the yellow metro lines both have stops near Barcelona beach( exit "Barceloneta"). You can also reach the beach in 15 minutes by walk.

Can we go for a Swim?

Yes. There is also a locker room owned by the sports club in the beach area that allows you keep your items in a safe zone and there's also a shower.

Key Highlights

Barceloneta Beach is the perfect urban beach, it is close to the city and it has something for everyone to do. It is clean and vibrant, and it is safe.

You could swim or relax in the sand. You could walk the Passeig Maritim Boulevard or grab a drink at one of the many beach bars lining the boardwalk. At night, check out the party atmosphere and music.

Map : Barceloneta Beach

Other Barcelona Top 10 Attractions Near Barceloneta Beach are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Barceloneta Beach
AttractionDistance
Museo Picasso0.9 Km
Gothic Quarter0.9 Km
Mercat de la Boqueria1.5 Km
Casa Batllo2.4 Km
Casa Mila - La Pedrera2.8 Km
La Sagrada Familia2.8 Km
MNAC Barcelona3.3 Km
Font Magica3.3 Km
Parc Guell4.8 Km
Camp Nou Stadium and Museum5.6 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

Review and Feedback on Barceloneta Beach:

Barcelona experts have nominated Barceloneta Beach as one of the absolutely unforgettable things to do in Barcelona. Barceloneta Beach should be on your "bucket list" when you plan the trip to Barcelona. Given the vibrancy of Barcelona, it is hard to restrict this selection of travel bucket list ideas to just top ten. The review of Barceloneta Beach as well as the insightful tips and Faqs have been authored by Barcelona expert.


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