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Best beaches in Barcelona

Barcelona, famous for its vibrant culture, delectable cuisine, and stunning architecture, is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

Whether you're into water sports, building sandcastles, or lounging under the Spanish sun with a good book, grab your sunscreen and join us as we explore Barcelona's best beaches!

 

Must-visit beaches in Barcelona

Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta Beach is a gem in the heart of Barcelona. Stretching over 422 meters, this historic beach is packed with amenities and vibrant energy, making it a favorite among visitors. From sunbathing on the warm sand to participating in fun beach games, Barceloneta Beach never has a dull moment.

Bogatell Beach

Extending approximately 702 meters, the Bogatell Beach emerged from Barcelona's seafront transformation in the 1990s. It's a hub for leisure activities, featuring ping-pong tables, a football pitch, and a volleyball area. Whether you want to sunbathe or enjoy some sporty fun, Bogatell Beach has something for everyone.

Sitges Beach

Just a short train ride away from Barcelona, you'll find the charming seaside town of Sitges, famous for its white buildings overlooking the Mediterranean. Sitges Beach boasts fine golden sand and crystal-clear waters. Stretching for about 2.5 kilometers, it offers plenty of space for sunbathing, building sandcastles, and playing beach volleyball. Popular for water sports like sailing, windsurfing, and jet skiing, Sitges Beach also has a vibrant promenade lined with restaurants and bars.

Calella Beach

Just an hour from Barcelona, Calella Beach is a picturesque spot stretching over 2 kilometers. Ideal for families, it features calm waters perfect for swimming and paddling. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy windsurfing and jet skiing. The beach is lined with a charming promenade filled with shops, restaurants, and bars.

Ocata Beach

Located in El Masnou, Ocata Beach is one of the best beaches near Barcelona. It is perfect for families with young kids, featuring a small playground and a beach bar for snacks and drinks. Conveniently close to El Masnou train station, it’s easy to reach by train or bus, making it an ideal beach day destination from Barcelona.

Castelldefels Beach

For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Castelldefels Beach is just a 20-minute train ride from Barcelona and the perfect day trip from Barcelona. This expansive sandy beach boasts a 5-kilometer coastline dotted with restaurants and bars. Nearby Garraf Natural Park offers beautiful hiking trails for those wanting to explore beyond the beach.

Montgat Beach

Just a stone's throw away from Barcelona, Montgat Beach is your go-to spot if you're seeking tranquillity and a less crowded beach scene. Located in the small town of Montgat, it’s easily accessible by train from the city center. With crystal-clear waters and beautiful sandy shores, it’s perfect for sunbathing, reading, or enjoying water sports like paddleboarding and windsurfing.

El Garraf Beach

El Garraf Beach offers an idyllic picture of small, picturesque fishing huts lining the shore. The beach itself is pebbly, so don't forget your beach shoes! You can rent a paddleboard or kayak to explore the coves nearby or simply lay back and soak up some Spanish sun. There are also several charming restaurants along the seafront where you can enjoy paella and other traditional Spanish dishes.

 

Stay near the best Barcelona beaches

After a long day exploring the best beaches in Barcelona, there's no better place to kick back and relax than at the chic&basic hotels.

Located right in the heart of Barcelona, our hotels offer a perfect combination of modern design, convenient location, and affordable prices. You’ll be very close to the beach and the best city attractions. In our hotels in Barcelona you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Book your stay at chic&basic hotels in Barcelona!

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