A Complete Guide to Barcelona Beaches

Barcelona beaches are on on our mind right now. With summer just around the corner, we’re planning long weekends with fun, sun and waves, and what better place than our beloved city?

Without a doubt, Barcelona’s all-year-round sunny climate makes it the ideal beach destination. So let’s enjoy its nine beaches spanning almost 5 km to catch some rays.

This complete guide to Barcelona beaches brings you the best the city’s coastline has to offer, all within the province. Dreaming of sand between your toes and the sea breeze in your hair? Let us take care of the rest!

Barcelona beaches map
Barcelona Beaches Map
Barcelona beaches
Platja del Somorrostro

Platja de la Barceloneta

Named after the city’s famous maritime neighbourhood, La Barceloneta is one of everyone’s favourite Barcelona beaches. Thanks to its central location – only a five-minute walk from the metro station – its plethora of bars and restaurants, its fantastic views of the W hotel and over 1 km of coastline to enjoy.

Platja de Sant Miquel

The privileged location of this Barcelona beach next to la Barceloneta that is open to nudists makes it popular among locals and tourists alike. Look out for the Wounded Shooting Star Sculpture that pays tribute to the city’s fishing district.

Platja del Somorrostro

Between the Hospital del Mar and Carrer Marina lies this Barcelona beach that used to be part of La Barceloneta. This central beach boasts a huge selection of restaurants perfect for taking in the beautiful views and people watching. Named after the shantytown that was demolished, this beach is popular among the young population of the city.

Platja de Sant Sebastià

Alongside some of the most famous Barcelona beaches, Platja de Sant Sebastià is located in Ciutat Vella. One of the city’s oldest beaches, it offers fully accessible facilities, sports clubs with an array of activities and great bus and metro connections.

Platja del Bogatell

The renovations to one of the most popular Barcelona beaches in the 80s makes this beach – with ping-pong tables, volley ball pitches and sun lounger and parasol hire – one of the most visited by people above all in their late 30s.

Platja de la Mar Bella

One of the Barcelona beaches that is open to nudists and a favourite among the LGTBQI+ population, these sandy shores can be easily accessed on bikes and public transport. What’s more, it boasts a great kids play area and basketball pitches for a great deal of fun in the sun.

Platja de la Nova Mar Bella

Another of the Barcelona beaches that forms part of the renovation of the city for the 1992 Olympic Games, Nova Mar Bella is completely accessible for the disabled and boasts a laid-back atmosphere. Close transport links include Line 4 metro stops Selva de Mar and El Maresme.

Platja del Llevant

One of the newest Barcelona beaches to become part of its renowned coastline, the Playa del Llevant offers a peaceful atmosphere outside of the city centre in the area of Diagonal Mar. Bask in the sun’s rays, take on its climbing wall, or relax at the Nueva Ola beach bar. What are you waiting for?

Platja de Nova Icària

Right in the centre of the city’s fabulous coastline is one of the city’s most tranquil and relaxing beaches. Hit the sand to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Perfect for families and kids and groups of friends to enjoy the shores of Barcelona on the sand, in the water or in one of its beach bars.

Banys del Fòrum

And let’s not forget one of the most alternative Barcelona beaches! This salt-water outdoor pool is an alternative for those hot summer days without the sand. Open from the beginning of June until mid September from 11 am to 2 pm.


With three long beaches only 30 minutes outside of the city, Badalona’s three beaches – Central, Manresà and Gorg – are perfect for those looking to visit a beach that is frequented by locals and often overlooked by tourists. Enjoy the beautiful promenade of this neighbouring town and take in the stunning views from the “Petroli” bridge.


Perfect for surf, windsurf and kite surf lovers, the three Barcelona beaches in Montgat are only 30 minutes from the city on the local RENFE trains. Boasting many water sports centre for thrill seekers, the beach is also accessible by bike and has free parking.

Let us know, which is your favourite of these Barcelona beaches?

Other articles that you will love

TOP 22 Barcelona apartments by neighbourhood

Barcelona apartments are just what you are looking for with summer is just around the corner. To help you plan your upcoming summer getaway to the city, we’ve put together this fantastic guide to Barcelona apartments for rent by neighbourhood, so you can choose your favourite place to stay in some of the most privileged locations in the heart of the city.

Our first stop is Eixample, where modernism meets modernity. This sprawling neighbourhood is home to many of our midtown Barcelona apartments. Read on to find out more and book your favourite!

Barcelona Apartments: Eixample


Close to La Pedrera and La Casa Batlló, this 3-bedroom Barcelona holiday apartment with a terrace boasts gentlemanly charm. What’s more, its stately décor preserves the essence of the original architecture.

Dandi apartment with terrace


With 2 double bedrooms and full bathrooms, our Livingstone rental apartment in Eixample combines modernity with traditional pieces of furniture and art from South Africa.

Apartment Barcelona Livingstone

La Mimosa

A stone’s throw away from the luxury-shopping street that is Passeig de Gràcia, La Mimosa will charm you with its lavish finishes and designer furniture. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

La Mimosa - Barcelona Aparment


This 3-bedroom Barcelona rental apartment boasts a prime location, close to the beach and the National Theatre of Catalunya. Bask in the tranquillity of this neighbourhood on the sun-drenched balcony or relax after a long day of sightseeing in the luxurious and spacious living room-dining area.

Apartment with terrace in barcelona - AScot

Neo apt

With marble floors and pristine white walls, this light-filled Eixample apartment will bring harmony to your visit to Barcelona. Boasting 2 bedrooms and a terrace and located on a quiet pedestrian street, this is your home away from home, where you can unwind and relax.

Apartment in bacelona with terrace - Neo Apartment


Simply indescribable, our Noname Barcelona apartment for rent has something that we can’t put into words. We urge you to experience this feeling of complete charm, luxury, and relaxation in this designer 3-bedroom flat within walking distance of the city’s renowned Plaça Espanya.


Art Blue

You’ll simply love the warm wooden details in this light-filled romantic penthouse. With 2 bedrooms plus a dedicated workspace, you’ll struggle to tear yourself away to discover the delights of one of the city’s coolest streets, buzzing with life in its shops, restaurants and bars.



Our Barcelona rental apartment that combines modernism, romance, architecture and luxury under one single roof. Every last detail in our KissMe apartment – located in a tranquil residential area of Eixample – adds to the luxury of your experience in this fully equipped apartment for all the senses, a 10-minute walk from Plaça Espanya and the Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC).


Garden House

This midtown Barcelona apartment is a true oasis in the heart of the city, a mere stroll away from the city’s famous Sagrada Familia. With its sprawling terrace shaded by a beautiful canopy and decorated with numerous plants, you won’t want to go home.


Last but not least, this rental apartment in Eixample lives and breathes luxury. From its state-of-the-art living room to its designer furniture and fully equipped kitchen, it is perfect for a business trip or a city break.

Barcelona Apartments: Zona Alta

Next on our list is the Zona Alta of Barcelona, where the exclusive neighbourhood of Pedralbes is located. Discover another side of Barcelona in this upscale residential area.

Ferran Batik

This luxury penthouse for rent boasts a spacious terrace with panoramic views and sun loungers from where you can enjoy the most breath-taking sunsets of the city. This light-filled 3-bedroom apartment is simply spectacular.

Barcelona Apartments: Gothic Quarter

Next we have Barcelona’s historical Gothic quarter. In the heart of the city you’ll find the following Barcelona holiday apartments perfect for any time of year.


A spacious, quirky Barcelona apartment for rent on the city’s most famous street – La Rambla – it combines a privileged location with utmost luxury. What’s more, it is also available as a monthly rental!


This exclusive Barcelona rental apartment with 3 bedrooms and a balcony is found tucked away on a pedestrian street and is within walking distance of Portal de l’Angel, Barcelona’s best shopping experience.

Bella II

Perfect for a romantic getaway to Barcelona, this one-bedroom rental apartment and its chic and glamorous décor will make you feel as though you’re in a movie.

Bella III

Located in the buzzing area of Raval, this modern apartment with original features is within walking distance of sights such as La Rambla, Plaça Reial and the Liceu Opera house.


Cosy yet chic, our favourite one-bedroom Barcelona holiday apartment boasts luxurious wooden details and a wonderful open plan kitchen that is simply perfect for entertaining or relaxing with a glass of wine.


Inside this stunning building you’ll find a Zen-like haven waiting to melt all your worries away and welcome you to this one-bedroom sanctuary with sleek, modern décor.


A stone’s throw away from the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar cathedral, relax in this Barcelona apartment for rent with stunning high ceilings and a private courtyard.


With a rustic yet contemporary feel, you’ll love the bare-brick walls, wooden floors and exposed beams. In the heart of the Gothic quarter, enjoy this trendy neighbourhood at your doorstep.

Barcelona Apartments: Les Corts

Discover our rental apartments in Les Corts: a quiet residential area within walking distance of the city centre, we invite you to delve into another side of Barcelona.


Exquisitely decorated and newly refurbished, Gatsby boasts 3 bedrooms with fun, natural decoration and a terrace with fantastic views of the city that is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner!


Picture yourself in this exclusive one-bedroom penthouse with a sun-drenched terrace. It’s waiting for you!

Villa in Barcelona

Last but not least, our villas by the beach are available upon request. Located in the fantastic destination that is Sitges, a mere 25 minutes from the cultural hub of Barcelona.

La Llevantina

Our upstairs and downstairs villas, that accommodate ten and twelve guests respectively, are exactly what you have been looking for. Combining relaxation and luxury – one by the beach and the other in the mountains – you’ll find it difficult to choose which of these luxurious gems is for you.


Let us know, which is your favourite of our Barcelona holiday apartments? Book it now for your next trip!