Beaches in Barcelona
Barcelona has five kilometers of beach, offering all the services and equipment necessary to enjoy a comfortable stay. Although you can walk these 5km along the seafront promenade at Passeig Marítim without any interruption, the beach of Barcelona receives different names, as we move towards the north.
The first beach of Barcelona is the Beach of Sant Sebastià, beginning at the harbor breakwater and, with a extension of over a kilometer, to the Church of Saint Michael, which names the second beach in the town. The Beach of Sant Miquel, about 420 meters long, is one of the busiest in the city, as it is right in front of Plaça del Mar, at the end of Passeig Joan de Borbó.
The next beaches we find on this route following Barcelona's coast line, are La Barceloneta and El Somorrostro, with the promenade that leads us to the Olympic Port. These two beaches, totalizing over a kilometer, are popular for its bars and restaurants.
After the Olympic Port, we arrive at the Nova Icària Beach, the Bogatell, Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella. All these beaches, which together account for over two kilometers, were opened to the city during the development of the Olympic Village at 1992 Olympic Games. The last beach in Barcelona is the Beach of Llevant, 375 meters of seaside sand gained in 2006. Finally, although not a natural beach, the Bathing Area of the Fòrum also allows us to enjoy the sea, but observing the existing guidelines, as this is a man-made area.
The best way to get to the beach of Barcelona is using the metro line 4, as it runs parallel to the coast, between Barceloneta and El Maresme - Forum stations, allowing us to choose which beach we like best. In all the beaches of Barcelona there are changing rooms, restrooms, showers and lifeguard service.