Barcelona Beaches – pristine, lively and having great facilities

Barcelona, the Catalonian capital city, has some of the most luscious stretches of sand in the whole of Spain, especially in the area surrounding the pristine Olympic Village. The area is a definite attraction for a large number of travelers and Barcelonans alike. The sand and sea have been maintained extremely well, and daily testing of the sand and sea is done to ensure cleanliness. Barcelona beaches have some world class amenities, and all of them are enabled for physically challenged persons and have in season life guard services, sun sofas and shower facilities.

Nova Icaria

Nova Icaria is the beach that is located nearest to the Olympic marina, and hence is busy at most times of the day. The promenade here extends right upto the Barceloneta district. The esplanade next to the beach is a good place to just sit looking at the beautiful landscape. Nova Icaria is frequented by a lot of families. There are also quite a large number of restaurants and bars lining the beach, including the trendy Mango and Chiringuito de Moncho. There are also three beautiful beach bars. Nova Icaria is one of the best visited of Barcelona beaches.

Nova Icaria

Nova Icaria

Facts :

Length of beach : close to 410 m

width on average : 64 m

Limits : Nova Icaria extends from the Olympic marina to  Bogatell breakwaters

Transport facilities :

  • Bus: 6, 36, 41, 92, 141
  • Metro : Line 4 ( Ciutadella y Bogatell )
  • Tram: T4 ( Ciutadella Vila Olímpica )
  • Cycle track

Playa del Bogatell

Almost twice as long as the nearby Nova Icaria, Bogatell has a stone pathway in the side that is ideal for joggers, rollerbladers and cyclists. The elevated promenade, which goes on till San Sebastia Beach in Barceloneta, eradicates the traffic commotion and noise and makes you feel a world apart from the city hustle. There is a lifeguard service, showers, ramps, bars, restaurants, parking space and many more facilities. There are also some restaurants here.

Playa del Bogatell

Playa del Bogatell

Length of beach : 640 m

width on average: 39 m

Limits : Stretches from the Bogatell breakwater to the Mar Bella breakwater

Transport facilities :

  • Bus numbers : 92,41, 6, 36, 141
  • Metro : Line 4 – Poblenou and Llacuna
  • Cycle track

La Mar Bella

This is the only beach in Barcelona which has a nudist area designated, and this is secluded behind a mound of bamboo. Also there is a center where you can hire gear for a whole range of water sports like wind surfing, kayaking and skiing. There is also a secluded park which is a pretty location with some nice shade trees.

La Mar Bella

La Mar Bella

Length of beach : 500 m

Width on average : 43 m

Limits : extends from the Mar Bella breakwaters to Bac de Roda breakwater

Transport facilities :

  • Bus numbers : 36, 141, 71
  • Metro : Line 4 – Selva de Mar
  • Tram : T4 – Selva de Mar
  • Cycle track

Barceloneta

Quite long and wide, the Barceloneta beach extends through the whole promenade till the prestigious shipping town of Barceloneta. There are excellent services that are common to town beaches. Barceloneta beach comprises two beaches located at either end, Paseo Maritimo nearest the Olympic port and the San Sebastia Beach near the Puerto de Barcelona. Visited by a lot of foreign tourists, the beach has a good number of facilities, especially the lifeguard patrols. Barceloneta can hold its own among the Barcelona beaches.

Barceloneta

Barceloneta

Facts:

Length of beach : 1, 100 m

width on average : 89 m

Limits : extends from Carrer Almirall Cervera to the Olympic Port

Transport facilities :

  • Bus numbers : 45, 40, 51, 57, 14, 39, 16, 59, 17, 64, 36
  • Metro: Line 4 – Ciutadella  and Barceloneta
  • Tram: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica