Beaches Things to do

Sant Sebastià-Barceloneta

City beaches in walking distance from the old city centre.

Costa Brava: Begur

Head to the beaches around Begur for the secluded cove experience so characteristic of Costa Brava.

Maresme: Calella

The town may have a bad reputation but some of its beaches are among the best kept secrets.

Badalona: Pescadors & Donzella

Hipsters and old school charm just 20 minutes from Barcelona. And great beaches, too.

Tarragona: Cala Fonda Waikiki

South of Barcelona, wider and sandier beaches, with more reliable sunshine. And then there’s Waikiki.


Only a short train ride away – and those who go are rewarded with nicer facilities, cleaner sand and clearer water.

Costa Brava: Palafrugell & Llafranc

Small sandy coves, crystal clear waters, and dramatic cliffs.

Maresme: Sant Pol

Popular with gay daytrippers and nudist, the beaches and coves are well enjoyable even if you prefer to keep your kit on

Badalona: Chernobil-Pirámides

A post-nuclear nudist beach only a short trip away from the city.

Bogatell-Mar Bella

City beaches just on the other side of the Port Olímpic, including Mar Bella, the main gay beach in summer.

Barcelona Things to do - on a map

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