Beaches in Barcelona

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Beaches in Barcelona

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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK3,054 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The sea front sand stretches all the way from the fairly new W Barcelona Hotel to the Forum in the eastern end of Barcelona’s sea front and encompasses several beaches, but this one is probably the most famous and the one most visitors to Barcelona will experience.
    It’s a very lively beach and one where the locals come to play games, pose or just relax on the sand, and for the tourist it is a great spot to stroll along or just sit on the sea wall to sit and do a spot of people watching.
    We always walked it whilst in town and never used it as a beach and to be honest if we had considered doing a bit of sunbathing we would not have chosen here as the sheer number of beach hawkers trying to sell you all manor of things is just off the scale, and from where I was sitting it didn’t look very relaxing for the poor people trying to sunbathe on the beach. For this I would tend to recommend the quieter beaches away from this tourist centre.
    Written 4 June 2024
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  • Traveltogo33
    Ohio461 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I read that this is one of the best beaches in Barcelona, and it didn't disappoint. Relaxed atmosphere, clean, and excellent service from the nearby Bo Kaap restaurant. It takes a little more effort to get to than the beaches closer in town such as Barceloneta, but it's well worth it.
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • juliaandadam123
    Ashford, UK1,866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This beach was quite a walk away from Barceloneta, but the further you get the quiet the beaches. Not as many facilities as closer to the main part of the city, but bring drinks and hope you don’t need the toilet!
    Written 27 October 2022
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  • astonvillan
    London, UK461 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to Mar Bella beach on consecutive 2 days midweek in July and had two contrasting naturist experiences.
    The naturist section of the beach is small and occupies the sections numbered 30 to 32.
    The nearest metro stations are Poblenou and Selva de Mar, both about 15 minutes walk away.
    On the first day we rented 2 sunbeds and an umbrella in front of the BeGay bar at a cost of 45 Euros. I found this to be very expensive and then was told we could not eat or drink our own food and drink (besides water) whilst seated in front of the bar! The bar itself pumped out techno music the whole day which meant you couldn't really relax. The majority of the people sunbathing around the bar area wore a swim suit (must have been around 95% clothed). I think I was the only naked person using a sunbed and there were no naked people in the bar. Not a great naturist experience to be surrounded by mainly clothed people on a naturist beach.
    The next day we brought our own umbrella and sunbathed on a different part of the beach (at the Poblenou end). This was a much better naturist experience and there was a more even number of naked and clothed people. There was a good mixture of male and female people on this part of the beach. It was encouraging to see so many young women feeling safe enough to naked on a beach. We couldn't hear the music from the bar which meant I was able to relax and read in peace.
    In conclusion I recommend going to this naturist beach as there is a mixture of male and females and it has a young age group giving it a lively vibe. I would avoid the area around the BeGay bar unless you are into techno music and don't mind paying over the odds for a sunbed and umbrella. As a naturist be prepared to be in the minority in certain parts of the beach and certain areas have more men than women.
    I would also recommend visiting the Rambla de Poblenou, near Poblenou metro, for great bars and restaurants (much nicer area than La Rambla in the centre of town).
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA8,216 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most famous beaches in Barcelona.

    I found it to be very crowded but i guess that’s expected when a beach is so close to a large city.

    It’s at the end of the Rambla so that adds to the attraction feature .
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • Birgitta-Kenneth
    Solna, Sweden1,488 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach located centrally in town with all that you need close-by. Do look out for the prowling thieves on the beach though
    Written 30 August 2023
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  • Gem B
    Newhaven, UK582 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We rented beds and parasols for the day. €45 for two beds with parasol. We were there for a whole day. It was nice to relax after a few full on days walking around.
    The beach sellers are persistent and they can be very annoying. Not sure they understand personal space.
    Please make sure you are paying the right person for the beds. They will have a card reading machine and you’ll get a receipt! They will also give you a small table (so they can see who has paid) The beach sellers will do anything for a quick buck! No one should be charging you to sit on the sand!
    There’s are restaurants and bars close by and a small parade of shops where you’ll find a Burger King. Taxi rank close by (near the Casino) Taxi from La Rambla to the beach and back was €9 each way.
    Also a brilliant place to search for sea glass.
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • Roland N
    Trnava, Slovakia2,999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice city beach, close to the town to walk, run or just chill out. Good choice of restaurant can be found around.
    Written 19 June 2019
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  • Mohanad G
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Calm beach good for families , water was cold and nice very close to our hotel walking down, needs more restrooms and restaurants
    Written 14 September 2023
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