Barcelona Beaches

Barcelona is famous for its beaches. Few cities can boast such an exciting mix of cosmopolitan city life, Mediterranean climate and beach life. The beach is an integral part of the life of the city all year round and even in winter you will be able to sit on a terrace in front of the Mediterranean and enjoy a cold beer in the sun. So if you are a beach lover then Barcelona is definitely the city for you – see our selection of Barcelona beach apartments to book an apartment close to the beach.

It is easy to reach Barcelona’s 4.5 kilometres of beaches: San Sebastià, Barceloneta, Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella or Nova Mar Bella. The beaches have all the necessary services – lifeguards, red cross, showers and information points – open until the middle of October. Chiringuito beach bars are dotted at regular intervals along the coast and these stay open long into the night.

Swimming and bathing in Barcelona is very safe and there are no dangerous currents. Do pay attention though to the flags shown as there some “jellyfish” warning flags sometimes during the hottest months of the year.

Nudism: The Mar Bella beach, is the official city nudist/naturist beach.

Public Transport: Access to the beaches by public transport is easy from anywhere the city. Take the yellow metro line L4 to any stop after Barceloneta and walk 200 metres in the direction of the sea. In addition, the V21, V27, 36, 59 and bus lines all stop at Villa Olimpica. Eeach one of the 6 beaches of Barcelona has car parking and bicycles paths.

1. Playa de San Sebastià – San Sebastian Beach
Length: 1100m
Limits: from the breakwater of the Port to Almirante Cervera street

How to get there: Public Transport
Metro: Line 4 “Barceloneta”
Bus: D20, V15, 39, 45, 59
Parking: 250 places
Handicapped Parking: 2 plazas

Information:
Guardia Urbana (Police)
Life Guards
Public Information Point

Services: W.C, waste bins, foot wash, telephone, showers, water fountains, parking, bicycle racks, volleyball nets, life guard watch towers

Services for the Handicapped:
Showers
Changing Room
W.C

2. Playa de la Barceloneta – Barceloneta Beach
Length: 1100m
Limits: From Almirante Cervera street to the Olimpic Port

How to get there: Public Transport
Metro: Line 4 “Barceloneta and Ciutadella”
Bus: D20, V15, 39, 45, 59
Parking: 772 places
Handicapped Parking: 24 places

Information:
Guardia Urbana (Police)
Life Guards
Public Information Point

Services: W.C, waste bins, foot wash, telephone, showers, water fountains, parking, bicycle racks, volleyball nets, life guard watch towers

Services for the Handicapped:
Showers
W.C

3. Playa de la Nova Icària – Nova Icària Beach

Length: 400m

How to get there: Public Transport
Metro: Line 4 “Ciutadella or Bogatell”
Bus: H16, V27, 59, 92
Parking: 500 places
Handicapped Parking: 16 places

Information:
Guardia Urbana (Police)
Life Guards
Public Information Point

Services: Toilets, handicapped toilets, waste bins, foot wash, telephone, drinking fountains, showers, bike ranks, volleyball nets, lifeguard towers, ping-pong tables.

Services for the Handicapped:
Showers
W.C
Changing Room

4. Playa del Bogatell – Playa del Bogatell Beach

Length: 640m

How to get there: Public Transport
Metro: Line 4 ” Llacuna o Poblenou ”
Bus: H16, V27, 59
Parking: 600 places
Handicapped Parking: 30 places

Information:
Guardia Urbana (Police)
Life Guards
Public Information Point

Services: W.C, waste bins, foot wash, telephone, showers, water fountains, parking, bicycle racks, volleyball nets, life guard watch towers

Services for the Handicapped:
Showers
W.C

5. Playa de la Mar Bella – MarBella Beach

Length: 500m

How to get there: Public Transport
Metro: Line 4 ” Selva de Mar ”
Bus: V27, 26
Parking: 1500places
Handicapped Parking: 4 places

Information:
Guardia Urbana (Police)
Life Guards
Public Information Point

Services: W.C, waste bins, foot wash, telephone, showers, water fountains, parking, bicycle racks, volleyball nets, life guard watch towers, nudist area, skateboard area, ping-pong tables.

Services for the Handicapped:
Showers
W.C

6. Playa de la Nova Mar Bella – Nova Mar Bella Beach
Length: 550m

How to get there: Public Transport
Metro: Line 4 ” Selva de Mar and Forum”
Bus: H16, 26
Parking: 750 places
Handicapped Parking: 13 places

Information:
Guardia Urbana (Police)
Life Guards
Public Information Point

Services: W.C, waste bins, foot wash, telephone, showers, water fountains, parking, bicycle racks, volleyball nets, life guard watch towers

Services for the Handicapped:
Showers
W.C
Changing Room