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Barcelona beach guide - Extensive guide to Barcelona's 7 beaches

Barcelona Beach Guide
Guide to Barcelona's 7 beaches

Barcelona Beach Guide - Guide to Barcelona's 7 beaches

Barcelona possesses a privileged coastline, most of which is occupied by the city's beaches. Covering a stretch of over 4,5 km, the beaches of Barcelona belong to the districts of Ciutat Vella and Sant Martí and form the city's largest space for recreation.

Below you find short information on the different beaches in Barcelona. To find out more about each beach and how to arrive, follow the links below each discription.

St. Sebastià Beach

Located in the Ciutat Vella district, San Sebastià is the closest beach to Barcelona city on the eastern end of the coastline. Together with Barceloneta, it is the oldest and most traditional, with sporting clubs of great relevance in the city for their sea-related activities. Sant Sebastià is also one of the longest stretches of beach, measuring approximately 1,100 m. 
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Barceloneta Beach

Approximately 1,100 m long, together with the Sant Sebastià beach, Barceloneta is one of the biggest in Barcelona, and it is also one of the oldest and most traditional beach in the city. It is a favourite amongst our foreign visitors and it is commonly used by youth groups and for school activities. Due to its location and proximity to the metro and many bus lines, the majority of its users get to the beach by public transport.
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Nova Icària Beach

Nova Icària Beach is 400 m long and is situated in the centre of the city's coastline. A significant amount of the people who frequent Nova Icària live outside Barcelona and many of them are foreigners.
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Bogatell Beach

Bogatell is approximately 600 m long and is one of the beaches that was revitalised when the Barcelona seafront was restored during the 1990s. The Bogatell beach is one of the most appreciated amongst Barcelona coastal visitors, amongst other reasons, due to its safety.
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Mar Bella Beach - Nudist Beach Area

Mar Bella beach is approximately 500 m long. The users are mainly young people and a significant portion are residents in the Sant Martí district, under whose constituency this beach falls. The Mar Bella beach's public is loyal and numerous, returning every week to this beach which is easily accessible by bicycle, since it is bordered by the cycle track. The Mar Bella beach id the only in Barcelona that has a designated nudist beach area.
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Nova Mar Bella Beach

This is the women's favourite beach, with women guests exceeding 60% of total users. Nova Mar Bella is also one of the beaches most frequently visited by people living outside Barcelona. The average age is a relatively young crowd, including mainly residents of Sant Martí, the district this beach is located in.
Read more about Nova Mar Bella Beach.

Llevant Beach

This is the last of the beaches created on the Barcelona coastline. It is situated alongside the Mar Bella beach and was opened to the city in the summer of 2006. Its length is approximately 380 m.
Read more about Llevant Beach.


 St. Sebastià      Barceloneta                         Nova     Bogatell     Mar Bella    Nova     Llevant
                                                                Icaria                                      Mar            


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The information on this page has been provided by the Ajuntament de Barcelona.

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