The first thing you’ll discover when you visit any Barcelona beaches is that there is much more to do on them than just sunbathing or swimming. There are plenty of other numerous activities to keep you amused.
Normally the beach season runs in the city from the middle of March until the middle of November. However, if you want to avoid the crowds then I would suggest you avoid heading to them between the end of May and the end of September.
Every single one of the beaches has facilities suitable for people with disabilities and also have plenty of sunbeds. Plus not only are all the beaches well maintained throughout the season there are plenty of lifeguards around.
If you have never found the time to spend time on one of Barcelona’s beaches you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. However the ones I would suggest you might consider visiting during your time in the city are as follows:
1. Barceloneta Beach
This beach can get quite busy during the summer so you may want to head down early to get a great spot. The beach itself is very wide and long and there are plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy some really great food. However most tend to be of American style.
It takes around 20 minutes to walk from La Rambla to the beach. However, if you prefer you can get to it using the yellow metro line.
2. Icària Beach
This particular Barcelona beach is located by the Olympic Marina and Observatory. To get there you’ll need to catch the yellow line metro to Ciutadella Vila Olimpica. Then once you have arrived you’ll have a further 10-minute walk to the golden sands of this beach.
For those who want to do much more than just sit sunbathing or swimming this is the perfect beach to head to, as there are plenty of water sports you can try.
3. Mar Bella Beach
This is the city’s only nudist beach, however, it is just as popular with those who prefer to remain covered. Like the previous beach mentioned in this article, you’ll find it is located very close to Barcelona’s Olympic Port. Just as with all other Barcelona beaches there are numerous bars and restaurants where you can sit and have a drink and a bite to eat whilst enjoying the sun that shines on the city so often.
As with all the other beaches to reach it you need to board one of the yellow line metro trains and get off at Poblenou. Once you have reached the station to reach the beach itself is another 20-minute walk. But as you will soon discover when you reach the beach the walk really was worth it.