BARCELONA is located on the northeastern coast of Spain and boasts 4.5 kilometers of Mediterranean coastline to enjoy.
So how many beaches are there in Barcelona – and how long have they been there?
Are there any beaches in Barcelona?
Yes – really yes nine beaches a total stretch of 4.5 km in Barcelona.
All beaches are within a ten-minute walk of the city center.
Bogatell Beach is said to be one of Barcelona’s most beautiful, and also one of its largest, at 702 meters long.
It advertises a wide variety of sports media, including beach soccer, beach volleyball, basketball hoops, and table tennis.
Sant Sebastia Beach is lovely 1,082 meters long and has been described as having a gay zone and an informal nudist zone, as well as exceptional views of the Barcelona coastline.
Mar Bella Beach half the size, 512 meters long, but one of Barcelona’s most popular beaches.
In addition to the beach library, there are football, volleyball and playground facilities.
Most of Barcelona’s beaches have lifeguards, police and access points.
Most advertise accessible bathing and shower equipment, sports equipment, drinks and ice cream for sale, rental of beach umbrellas and sun loungers, and wi-fi.
The nine beaches are:
- Bogatell Beach
- Barceloneta Beach
- Nova Icaria
- Mar Bella
- Sant Sebastià
- Nova Mar Bella
- San Miguel
What beach is closest to the city center in Barcelona?
Barceloneta Beachis the closest beach to the city center – just a 20-minute walk from the end of La Rambla, the center’s main street.
This is Barcelona’s most popular beach, and it has plenty of beach huts for refreshments.
It is only 420 meters long, but is known for its ability to kite and surf, canoe and swim very well.
There is a restaurant on the beach and beautiful promenades with views of the Barcelona architecture.
However, some reviews said it was crowded and dirty with plastic floating in the sea.
Icaria Beach is 4.5 km from the city centre, followed by Mar Bella Beach 5.3 km away.
When did Barcelona get beaches?
Barceloneta is Barcelona’s oldest and most traditional beach, built in the 18th century.
All of the city’s beaches are man-made.
Boatel Beach is 38 years old, followed by Mar Bella Beach, built as part of a reconstruction of the Olympic Games in 1992.
Levant Beach is the newest of Barcelona’s beaches, having just opened 15 years ago in 2006.
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