12 Best Beaches in Barcelona (Spain)
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Top Beaches in Barcelona
The beaches of Barcelona are the top attraction during the summer months. Beach is pronounced as 'plaza' in Spanish and ' Platja' in Catalonian. During the time of May to mid-September, the water temperature remains around 21 degree celsius to 25 degree celsius, thus making it comfortable to swim. While Barceloneta is the most popular, Bogatell is one of the best beaches in Barcelona. The city has a 3-mile long coastline and many famous and big hotels are situated near it.
List of beaches in Barcelona:
1. Barceloneta Beach
Barceloneta Beach is the most famous beach in Barcelona. It may be the dirtiest beach in Barcelona and the most crowded but cannot neglect the fact that it is the most entertaining beach in Barcelona. It also has got some great seafood eateries along its coast.
2. Bogatell Beach
Bogatell Beach is a lot cleaner and calmer than the Barceloneta Beach. Bogatell Beach is at fifteen minutes’ walk from the Bogatell Metro station.
3. Nova Icaria Beach
Mesmerizing a mostly very juvenile throng, this beach is located just beside the Olympic marina and Observatory. Nova Icaria beach is situated close to the Icaria shopping mall with its English language film, a very attractive offer while returning from the beach and hooked for something to do.
4. Ocata Beach
This beach is situated North Of Barcelona. Ocata is a peaceful, very horizontal and untouched place with oodles of space on the alluring golden white beach. You need to travel half an hour on the train, out of the city to experience this place full of serenity.
5. St. Pol De Mar Beach
St. Pol's Beach is also situated out of the city. You need to travel for one hour in a train to move outside of the city and witness this majestic beach. St. Pol de Mar beach has got crystal clear water and is backed by pretty hills. The most beautiful amongst them is the enchanting cove. This area has turned into a nudist corner- just beside the rain tunnel.
6. Mar Bella Beach
If one is looking for a cosmopolitan view, then Mar Bella Beach provides its visitors with a friendly, fun-loving, and open-minded culture to indulge in. A favourite hangout for LGBT crowd of the city, here people can enjoy late-night raves as the dusk falls.
7. Caldetes Beach
Gear up for a sojourn to an unexplored coastal paradise, called Caldetes. Enjoy some peaceful moments along the seaside of this picturesque village at its Caldetes Beach, and savour the charm of nature like never before.
8. Castelldefels Beach
Located at a distance of 15 minutes to the south coast of Barcelona, Castelldefels Beach sprawls to 5 kms of area. Turning into a crowded attraction, this place keeps its visitors hooked always. On top of that, its fairly priced shops and restaurants make it a budget attraction to visit to.
9. Garraf Beach
Hop on a train from Castelldefels to visit this enticing beach, called Garraf; and grab a chance to enjoy a relaxing sojourn. Being located at just a few steps away from the station, here one can avail many facilities.
10. Cala de Sant Francesc
Snuggled in the pine woods to the north of Blanes, Cala de Sant Francesc Beach is unlike any other beach. Fringed with lush green forests, this white-sand beach provides a calm natural surroundings, and an opportunity to enjoy a stay in some of the exclusive private villas.
11. Sant Lluís
Get to visit this unique beach of Catalonia for once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A paradise for nature lovers, one has to navigate through stony scramble via olive woods and then hike to the beach. However, as one reaches to this enticing beach, splendid views of the beach make it all worthwhile.
12. Tossa de Mar
With a reputation of a cheap location, a huge flock of tourists can be found here. Replete with magnificent natural rock formations, here is a perfect backdrop awaiting for some romantic moments to cherish. Visit the picturesque town of Tossa, and indulge in fun vibes like never before.
Surfing in Barcelona Beaches
Besides lazing along these top beaches in Barcelona, adventure junkies can also partake in water activities to feel some adrenaline rush at a few of the best places, like: Barceloneta Beach, La Caleta, El Masnou, Aiguadolç, and Cemetery in the city of Sitges.
Before visiting these best attractions in Barcelona, it is recommended to figure out the timings for visiting them.
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What are popular beaches in Barcelona?
Barceloneta Beach, Nova Icária, Bogatell Beach, Mar Bella, and Ocata Beach are popular stretches of sand.
What should I do at the beaches in Barcelona?
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