The 5 best beaches in Barcelona
Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa de Barcelona as you have never imagined before.
If Catalonia has magic it is because of the infinite possibilities of plans that arise when traveling. Enjoying the Costa Barcelona is one of them. Over 100 kilometers of coastline become a real attraction in the summer high season for their flirtatious coves, white sandy beaches, boating and, above all, the variety of water sports on offer.
If you have to stay in the city and you think that all the beautiful beaches are only in the Caribbean, you’re wrong. You have the opportunity to know some of the best beaches in our Mediterranean. This is our selection of Barcelona beaches that you can not miss.
Located in the Garraf, this small town has 26 beaches along its 18 kilometers. All its shores have the blue flag (an award given annually by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and ports for compliance with environmental conditions and their facilities). Its location, between coastal mountains and the Mediterranean, makes it one of the most visited places by tourists from around the world.
To enjoy with family or friends, the beaches of Sitges have their own characteristics that you will love. On the one hand, there is Aiguadolç, located 200 meters from the Port of Aiguadolç. Also, the beach of Sant Sebastià, in the center of Sitges, where you can also enjoy restaurants and beach bars at 190 meters long. In addition, it is fully adapted for people with reduced mobility. Finally, Ribera is one of the most popular for having a more cosmopolitan character.
2. Vilanova i la Geltrú
Also located on the Garraf coast, this city is located south of Sitges and is an ideal place to enjoy a wide variety of water activities, such as swimming in the sea or fishing.
Vilanova i la Geltrú has 6 kilometers of beaches that include Ribes Roges, Sant Cristòfol Lighthouse and Andarró. All of them are very spacious and are perfect for children to play in the sand.
However, you can also visit the Maritime Museum of Curiosities and the Llotja, places to see and learn about the life of fishermen.
3. Castelldefels /grand luxe hotel Barcelona
18 kilometers from Barcelona we find Castelldefels, which has a mixture of ecosystems given by the Llobregat River and the Mediterranean. Without a doubt, it is an ideal place to go on vacation with friends or family and to practice sports. In fact, it is cataloged as a sport tourism destination (Sporting Tourism Destination) and also as a family tourism (Family Tourism Destination).
The list of sports activities to do includes surfing, kite surfing, biking, skateboarding or beach volleyball, among others. In addition, Castelldefels still retains some places built for the 1992 Olympics, such as the Blue Route where you can enjoy canoe trips.
the north of Barcelona, already on the Costa del Maresme, is the city of Mataró, a town with a privileged geographical situation that mixes sea and mountain landscapes.
The beach of Varador is the most popular for its ability to gather sports and family activities alike. Others like Ponent, Callao or Sant Simó pick up some of the most spectacular to enjoy a dream sunsets.
After a day at the beach, there is nothing better than enjoying the Paseo Marítimo with its bars, terraces and restaurants. For its wide gastronomic offer and its traditional markets, Mataró is one of those places that have it all.
5. Calella: 5 star hotel barcelona
To the north of Mataró is Calella, a city perfectly connected by train that has also been classified as a family destination for its blue flag beaches. Calella offers something that falls in love with all audiences. Maybe it’s its golden sand, its countless restaurants on the beach or the great nightlife it offers.
However, the beaches are not far behind because it has three kilometers in length to find Garbí beach, which has won many national and international awards. Also Gran beach, considered one of the best in the region for its entertainment offer such as concerts for children, traditional dances … And finally, the beach of Les Roques, south of the city. It is a very picturesque place, where the pines create an idyllic setting.