When it comes to beaches in Catalonia, there are two coasts that take center stage: the Costa Dorada, belonging to the province of Tarragona, and the Costa Brava, in the province of Girona. However, in the province of Barcelona you can also find sandy areas that are worth visiting. They may not have an equally beautiful natural environment, but they have many other attractions.
Do you want to discover some of the best beaches in the province of Barcelona? Well, be very attentive to what we tell you below!
La Barceloneta, Barcelona
How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about La Barceloneta, the oldest and most famous beach in the city of Barcelona. It is a very central urban beach that is very easy to reach by public transport. For this reason, it is also one of the busiest in Barcelona. One of the great advantages of this beach is that it has extensive sports and leisure equipment.
Ocata Beach, Masnou
We also want to talk to you about Ocata Beach, which is located in El Masnou , next to the marina. With more than a kilometer in length, this sandy area is quite wide and has many services: showers, beach bars, restaurants, areas for practicing sports, surveillance services … In addition, at night it offers numerous cultural and leisure options. It is also important to bear in mind that nudism is authorized in one of the sections.
Nor could Castelldefels Beach be missing from this list, an extensive sandy area located 18 kilometers from the city of Barcelona. It is a beach of fine sand that is located between the Llobregat delta and the Garraf limestone massif. In addition to practicing numerous water sports, you can enjoy all kinds of services: showers, children’s play areas, sanitary cabins, wastebaskets, wooden walkways … In addition, the town hall offers free Wi-Fi.
San Sebastián beach, Sitges
The quintessential Sitges beach is San Sebastián, an urban beach with a promenade and fine sand from which you can see the beautiful old town. And we must not forget that Sitges is one of the most beautiful municipalities in the entire province.
Cala Morisca, Sitges
Also in Sitges is Cala Morisca, a small naturist beach surrounded by cliffs that offers different services: bar-restaurant, parking, WC, showers… It is made up of bowling pins and golden sand and offers calm waters. As for the name, it comes from the Moors who inhabited this area of Garraf.
Petroleo Bridge Beach, Badalona
From Sitges we moved to Badalona , a coastal city located next to Barcelona that offers numerous beaches. Perhaps the most beautiful is that of the Petroleum Bridge, which has been renovated in recent years. Its name comes from the old bridge from which hydrocarbons were discharged. The bridge is preserved, although it has been renovated, and today it is one of the best places in Badalona for diving. In addition, here is the factory of the famous Anís del Mono.
Beach of the Casetas del Garraf
Another sandy area that cannot be missing from the list is the Playa de las Casetas del Garraf, which stands out for the fishing huts that are located between the beach and the train track. With fine sand and stones, the arenal offers different services: showers, toilets, hammock rental, rescue equipment …
San Pol Beach
Finally, we want to talk about Playa de San Pol, the main sandy area in this Catalan town. It is located in the heart of the city and offers all kinds of services .