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Sant Sebastià-Barceloneta

Address Plaça del Mar; 08003 Barcelona
in front of Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta
Neighbourhood Barceloneta | See on map
Metro Barceloneta [L4] or bus V15
Website http://lameva.barcelona.cat/en/enjoy-it/bathing-and-beaches

Sant Sebastià

Once the main gay beach, but the loss of its chiringuito and construction in the zone has seen this part of the beach lose much of its buzz. However, its location in front of the popular CNAB gym means that Sant Sebastià still attracts a mix of gays and nudist who prefer the relative tranquility here to the louder Mar Bella.

For the active, Pukas Surf by Club Natació Barcelona rents out both surf and stand up paddle (SUP) boards and also offers classes. For the hedonistic, the W Barcelona hotel rents out poolside day beds by its WET bar with some spectacular beach views.

Barceloneta

Its proximity to the center ensures that the Barceloneta beach will always be packed with both tourists and locals. The part closer to Sant Sebastià tends to pack a nicer looking crowd, but the hipper crowds typically trek to the beaches on the other side of Port Olímpic.