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The 5 best beaches in Barcelona

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The 5 best beaches in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city bathed by the Mediterranean, so its history has always been bound to the sea. Its intensive maritime and fishing activity made it one of the ports of reference along the entire coast of Spain. However, during the last 20 years the sands of the Condal City have been recovered by carrying out an important work to reform the Seafront Promenade and keeping the beaches in good condition in order to be able to swim and enjoy the sun with the family.

The city offers a variety of beaches of different sizes and public which are easily accessible by public transport or bicycle. Barceloneta is the most popular and owes its name to the traditional fishing district. It is recommended to take a stroll through its alleys and eat or dine on fish in one of the restaurants in the area.

Here at the Hotel Arc La Rambla we offer an exclusive beach package for our clients. Put on your bathing suit and take note of our selection of the best beaches in Barcelona.


Beaches along Paseo Marítimo and Olympic Village


Bogatell beach  


It’ s a beach of 640 meters long with a calm sea and all the services. It’s located in the neighborhood with the same name and is usually an area visited by families. It has sand and water in good condition. As a curiosity, free concerts are held on this beach during La Mercé fiestas in September.

bogatell beach

Bogatell Beach of Barcelona.


Mar Bella beach 


It is a 500 metre long sandy beach that also has a nudist area. It has sports areas such as volleyball court and playground for children. Its waters are also calm, with little waves and has all the services. 


Llevant beach


This beach has a smaller length (375 meters) but is also very quiet and has a delimited area for dogs. Like the previous beaches has all services and is accessible.


San Sebastià beach 


It is the oldest sandy beach in the city and owes its name to the old church of San Sebastià from the 18th century. It stands out for its sporting activities and its proximity to the centre of Barcelona. During the month of July, Barcelona City Council shows free films in the Cinema a la Fresca cycle.


 Forum  saltwater pool


This is a saltwater pool located in the park of the Forum. It is a bathing area without sand, so if you want to take a dip in family is a good option. It is accessible and with services.

The reception staff at Hotel Arc La Rambla will inform you of all the leisure options and beaches near Barcelona that you might need. And enjoy the sun!