Barceloneta Beach

Barcelona’s oldest, longest and most-loved beach has to be Barceloneta Beach. Located within close proximity to the city centre (just a fifteen-minute walk from Las Rambla) there’s no wonder it’s a top hit with locals and tourists alike. The beach sits in Barcelona’s traditional fishing district and is home to a long boardwalk, an outdoor gym and water sports to boot.

The Neighbourhood

The neighbourhood surrounding the beach is home to some of the cities finest seafood restaurants, each producing their own take on delicious fish based tapas dishes. A favourite past time here is to finish up eating the catch of the day and then head straight down to the beach where you can relax on the sands with a cold beer or take a dip in the Mediterranean waves.

Things to do

If the thought of relaxing on the beach with a good book bores the heck out of you, then fear not, the beach plays host to an array of land and water sports including skateboarding, beach volleyball, table tennis and paddle boarding. Once you’ve exhausted yourself playing sports, we advise taking a gentle stroll along the length of the boardwalk, calling in at any one of the numerous bars and restaurants that line the beach.