Barcelona Beaches

Barcelona Beaches


Barcelona beach

For sun worshippers, Barcelona is just what you’re looking for! It’s coastline stretches for 4.5km and offers the tourists a wide variety of excellent beaches. The most popular beaches among our visitors include Barceloneta, Mar Bella, Nova Icaria and Bogatell.


A pilot project in 2021: Barcelona is launching "Smoke-free beaches" from 29 May to 12 September 2021 on four beaches in the city. Smoking will not be allowed on the beaches of Sant Miquel, Somorrostro, Nova Icària and Nova Mar Bell. The councillor for Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition, Eloi Badia, explains that the aim of the project is to protect the health of citizens and the environment, as around 15% of cigarette butts in Barcelona end up in the sea.



Barceloneta is probably the closest beach to the city and the easiest way to get to this beach is by catching the yellow line metro. Walking from the city takes about 20 minutes. Barceloneta is a wide long beach full of restaurants, which are mostly American style and bars.


The Nova Icaria beach is quite close to the Olympic Marina and is full with fantastic beachside bars and restaurants. If you are visiting this beach, make sure the sample the cuisine in Mango and Chiringuito restaurants.


Bathing Season Calendar

The Barcelona beach season usually goes between March 15th and November 15th when all installations and facilities are dismanteled, being the high season from 31st May to 28th September

Mar Bella Beach is a must for those you like watersports. Here you’ll enjoy the windsurfing, kayaks and hobie cats. Bogatell Beach is actually twice the size of Nova Icaria and is a haven for rollerbladers, cyclists and joggers. This is a more tranquil area and does not have a lot of bars and restaurants.


All the Barcelona beaches are kitted out people with disabilities, sun beds and lifeguards and all the beaches are well maintained.



Barcelona Beaches


Sant Sebastiá

Considered as being the last stretch of the beach of La Barceloneta. There are all types of facilities: showers, lifeguards, bars, as well as good disabled access.
Length : 1.100 m
Average width : 81 m
Limits : From the port estuary to Carrer Almirall Cervera
Transport :
Bus: 14, 16, 17, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59, 64, 157
Metro: Line 4 - Barceloneta
La Mar Bella

Located between the beaches of Nova Mar Bella and Bogatell. There is a sports centre very near the beach. The Promenade stretches as far as the beach of la Barceloneta. Good for windsurfing on windy days. The Mar Bella beach has a designated nudist beach area screened by a long hillock of bamboo and is mostly frequented by young people.
Length : 500 m
Average width : 42 m
Limits : From the Mar Bella breakwater to the Bac de Roda breakwater
Transport :
Bus: 36, 71, 141
Metro: Line 4 - Selva de Mar
Tram: T4 - Selva de Mar
Cycle track

Playa del Bogatell

Barcelona Beach

This beach is very close to the Olympic Port and is separated from the other two beaches with similar characteristics by two stone breakwaters. It has a lifeguard service, showers, ramps to take you on to the beach, bars, restaurants, parking, etc. The promenade runs until Sant Sebastiá Beach, in the Barceloneta district.
Length : 640 m
Average width : 39 m
Limits : From the Bogatell breakwater to the Mar Bella breakwater
Transport :
Bus: 6, 36, 41, 92, 141
Metro: Line 4 - Poblenou and Llacuna
Cycle track

Playa del Paseo Marítimo or Llevant

The beach on the other side of the Olympic Port. Separated from Barceloneta Beach by a breakwater. There is a lifeguard post, table tennis tables, children's playground and a half-pipe for skaters. The beach is very wide and goes right up to the promenade.
Length : 380 m
Average width : 59 m
Limits : From the Selva de Mar breakwater to the future Zoo breakwater
Bus: 7, 36, 41, 141
Metro: Line 4 - Selva de Mar
Tram: T4 - Selva de Mar and El Maresme
Cycle track

La Nova Mar Bella


Its promenade runs until the famous district of Barceloneta. This is the women's favourite beach, exceeding 60% of total users. A very good beach with a variety of services, such as showers, lifeguard service, bars and parking. Easy access via ramps.
Length : 500 m
Average width : 45 m
Limits : From the Bac de Roda breakwater to the Selva de Mar breakwater
Bus: 36, 43, 141
Metro: Line 4 - Selva de Mar and El Maresme
Tram: T4 - Selva de Mar and El Maresme
Cycle track


La Nova Icária

It is the beach which is next to the Barcelona Olympic Port. The promenade runs until the Barceloneta district. Near the beach there is an esplanade with stone benches for contemplating the landscape. It is considered one of the quietest in the city, frequented mostly by families with children.
Length : 400 m
Average width : 63 m
Limits : From the Olympic Port to the Bogatell breakwater
Bus: 6, 36, 41, 92, 141
Metro: Line 4 - Ciutadella y Bogatell
Tram: T4 - Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica
Cycle track

La Barceloneta

Stretching out along the entire promenade up to the Olympic port in the renowned and old maritime neighbourhood of the same name. There are all types of services typical to a town beach. This excellent beach has two beaches one at each end: one near the Olympic Port with Paseo Marítimo Beach and the other near the Puerto de Barcelona with San Sebastiá Beach. These beaches have a big team of patrolling lifeguards from the local police, particularly in the summer season. It is a favourite amongst our foreign visitors.
Length : 1.100 m
Average width : 89 m
Limits : From Carrer Almirall Cervera to the Olympic Port
Bus: 14, 16, 17, 36, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59, 64
Metro: Line 4 - Barceloneta and Ciutadella
Tram: Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica
Cycle track



 Bathing season calendar


The Barcelona beach season usually goes between March 15th and November 15th when all installations and facilities are dismanteled, being the high season from 31st May to 28th September.



Barcelona Beaches Video



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  1. Beaches Nude - Ricco (7 Sep 2017 - 08:50)

    Are there any good nude beaches in Spain with young girls?

  2. Beaches of Barcelona - Sophie (8 Jun 2017 - 08:54)

    Try adding in how many beaches are there in Barcelona

  3. beautiful beach - beauty (29 Feb 2016 - 09:04)

    this beach is beautiful and georgeous. me and my friends really enjoyed it. :);*

  4. Barcelona beaches - Nina (22 Jul 2015 - 08:40)

    The stretch of beaches starting from barcelonaetta are definitely for a very young crowd. It is very very crowded and there is no foot for anyone to lay down without being very close to the other bathers.
    The umbrellas and beach lounges are not available everywhere along the beach. The restrooms are very dirty.The beach restaurants are very nice though and a lot to choose from.
    I have seen better well attended beaches in many other places such Greece, Mexico and all the Carribean resorts.
    If you don't like crowds and you want to relax and enjoy the sea views, go somewhere else quieter.

  5. Awesome - Mike (5 Nov 2014 - 07:45)

    A superb city, full of hidden gems, lovely people, authentic cafes, and many famous sites. I jhope to return very soon xx

  6. Barcelona Beaches - Spain (10 Jun 2014 - 09:30)

    Your beaches are magnificent! My niece was there, and loved it! <3

  7. Playa de La MarBella and the Chiringuito - shef (5 Jun 2013 - 09:45)

    There are many beaches to choose from in Barcelona but certainly one of the best and the most entertaining, non touristic beach is playa de la Marbella (L4 metro Poble nou). Here you can skip the madness of the beaches closer to the centre of town, which tend to be polluted and full of tourists, and find yourself in a more private, easy going and clean environment where the views are great and the beach bars offer a unique and alternative seaside experience with great music and well prepared food and drinks.

    Whether its early morning, mid afternoon or late evening this beautiful beach offers the best shoreline experience in Barcelona with only a very short trip out of the centre to get there; cinema nights, beach volleyball, live DJ s, standup comedy, healthy alternatives and great cocktails...what more could you want from a beach, eh?

  8. un peu frais pour se baigner - natacha P (17 Oct 2012 - 08:45)

    peut-on encore se baigner sur les plages de Barcelone en cette fin octobre? un peu froid ou est-ce jouable? merci d'avance

  9. la Barceloneta - french tourist (24 Aug 2012 - 16:30)

    les porcs qui fréquentent la plage de la Barceloneta la laisse dans un état pitoyable : bouteilles de bière, bouteilles d'eau, verres en plastiques, sacs plastiques, mégots... tout cela dans des proportions hallucinantes !
    pour éviter ce triste spectacle, mieux vaut y aller le matin...

  10. barcelona Beaches - Disapointed (22 Aug 2012 - 19:15)

    if you want enjoying beaches in barcelona, avoid to go there with your car, especially if your car is not spanish one.
    Unfortunately, there are lot of thieves who are practicing their racket with violence, by breaking car glasses. what is amazing, is that these thieves are acting at an open place, in afternoon, where many people are moving...but no one is there to stop them. these thieves look like uncatchable!!
    No pictures have been displayed to inform visitors about that risk. it is a shame!!

  11. chiringuito just fine - trf (8 Aug 2012 - 21:15)

    many great chiringuitos on barcelona's beach. a good thing to do.

  12. beach & dj's - great (1 Jul 2012 - 12:15)

    Great time in a little chiringuito on the beach of Barcelona. They played cool music and serve great drinks. What a day!

  13. Barcelona beache - MILON (2 Jan 2012 - 17:15)

    Barcelona beach is one of the best enjoyment place in this world.But enjoy is not life.

  14. Loco ! - Andrey Bogavatz (21 Mar 2011 - 19:15)

    Barca Para Siempre,Para Siempre Barca ! ! !

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