10 Hottest Barcelona Beaches

Sant Sebastià


Sant Sebastià is 1085 meters long. It is the longest beach of Barcelona. As it is situated near the centre of the city, tourists living in the hotels near Ramblas are its main visitors. If you go right (westwards) - you’ll see that there are less people, they have fewer clothes on… Or no clothes at all.

Metro station: Barceloneta

Sant Miquel

The beach took its name after the church located in the heart of Barceloneta. Sant Miquel has a perfect infrastructure. It can be the best place for Barcelona beach activities. This beach even have showers with special chairs for disabled people. The beach is only 420 meters long. In sunny weather there are always lots of people there. So, if you prefer quiet atmosphere, Sant Miquel is not your place.

Metro station: Barceloneta u Ciutadella


Barceloneta is a buzzing ant-hill. Almost every language of the world can be heard there. Barceloneta is well equipped and comfortable for having rest with children or elderly relatives. If you are tired of swimming and sunbathing, you can always take a table in one of fish restaurants in Paseo Maritimo.

Metro station: Barceloneta u Ciutadella


Somorrostro with its calm and quickly warming up sea, white yachts and Opium’s summer terrace is a nice place for having Barcelona beach activities or family vacation. Happy children splashing in the water can be often seen there as well as their relaxing parents.

Metro station: Barceloneta u Ciutadella

Nova Icària

You can hear more Spain and Catalan there. It is not only one of the quietest Barcelona beaches but the most sports-oriented. You can play ping-pong or use any of the exerciser absolutely free at Nova Icàra.

Metro station: Ciutadella u Bogatell


Very few tourists know about this Barcelona beach. It is 720 meters of peace and quiet. So, if you want to relax and sunbathe in a calm place, you are welcome. Bogatell was created in 1990-s and since then it has the reputation of the safest beach in Barcelona.

Metro station: Poblenou u Llacuna

Mar Bella

Mar Bella was created in Barcelona in its Olympic year. Now it is mostly visited by gays and nudists. Surfers are also frequenters there as waters of Mar Bella are perfect for surfing.

Metro station: Selva de Mar

Nova Mar Bella

It is a quiet place where you can sunbathe, watching seagulls. And when you feel hungry, you can always eat some food in El Boo, a beach club - restaurant which looks like a ship standing on the breakwater.

Metro station: Selva de Mar u El Maresme / Foro


It is the youngest Barcelona sand beach made 7 years ago. Take your friends and your volleyball and go there to have a game. You will hardly see a queue at the local volleyball ground. So you can play as long as you want to.

Metro station: Selva de Mar u El Maresme / Fòrum

Zona Banys Forum

Here people usually put their towels on the wooden cover and enter water using stairs. Probably, Banys Forum is the most unusual Barcelona beach. It is more like a swimming pool rather than a beach. So, visiting it for the first time you will have a little bit strange feelings.