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Barceloneta Beach

(Platja de la Barceloneta)
Beach and Surf Spot
La Barceloneta, Barcelona
  • Jonas d.
    "Love the city beach, with locals, tourists and students."(8 Tips)
    Quentin L.
    "Nice beach situated in the heart of Barcelona !"(8 Tips)
    James K.
    "Topless or fully clothed, it's a great beach"(5 Tips)
    Ahmadreza G.
    "Probably the best beach in Barcelona."(3 Tips)
191 Tips and reviews
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  • Georgij L.
    Georgij LesnikovDecember 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    A tip for tourists: Please don't leave the trash on the beach!
    Upvoted 5 hours ago
  • Alvin T.
    Alvin TienOctober 2, 2014
    More tourists come here but there're people offer massage €10 for 15 mins. Great way to unwind after walking all day. Have some outdoor workout area as well if you fancy a workout
  • Shaileshwori S.
    Shaileshwori SharmaJanuary 30, 2016
    Beautiful beach (with 20 degree Celsius temperature in first week of January) made it a great place to shrug off winter layers & catch on Vitamin D. Tip: laze around w/ beer, watching sunset & people.
  • Frederic M.
    Frederic MartinetDecember 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably my preferred place in the magic city of Barcelona. Enjoy so much running or skating along the beach. If you feel so you can rent a paddle board in one of the 2 skate shops.
  • Charlee B.
    Charlee BangsSeptember 13, 2016
    The most crowded beach in Barcelona due to it’s location at the Barceloneta metro stop – it’s reachable on foot in 20-30 min from center. This naturally leads to an abundance of sellers and litter.
  • Stu T.
    Stu TysonMay 28, 2016
    Very nice beach! Can get crowded and touristy, but still a good vibe. Great beach bars!
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouOctober 5, 2015
    Very crowded during busy period. Also you will get people asking you thousand of times if you want a massage or a mojito.. But still a great place to be when you have enough of the city
  • Grazyna K.
    Grazyna KosnoAugust 13, 2014
    Really love the atmosphere. nice for sun, swimming, walking, thinking... Peaceful place. Easy to park your car in the parking garage across the street. Walking distance from city center.
  • Grafton C.
    Grafton ClarkSeptember 16, 2016
    Nice beach! Water was clean. Crowded but what do you expect in a city like Barcelona. Good locker room and place to lock your stuff up
  • Chris C.
    Chris CaricatoJuly 26, 2016
    Great beach with warm, clear water (here in July) with no current. There's a lifeguard and plenty of places to get cheap mojitos! Very crowded but if you don't mind it's great
  • Lola
    LolaNovember 24, 2015
    Great place to stop for a midday nap after long walking through the city. Topless or wearing clothes, doesn't bother anybody. Early afternoons with the sun going down have an amazing atmosphere!
  • SuiteLife Barcelona
    SuiteLife BarcelonaApril 19, 2012
    One of the best urban beaches in the world, very popular and super centric but if you aren't into hordes of tourists then click the 'read more' link for our free e-book about all Barcelona's beaches. Read more
  • Apartment Barcelona
    Apartment BarcelonaOctober 18, 2012
    The beautiful Barceloneta Beach...chiringuitos, delectable dining and even some amazing art! Be sure to check out the prominent 'Golden Fish' alternative to Gaudí! Read more
  • Ahmadreza G.
    Ahmadreza GhaniNovember 29, 2016
    Probably the best beach in Barcelona. Big, lovely and clean. But if u are looking for no touristy places, it would be your last choice.
  • Charly P.
    Charly PhamNovember 6, 2016
    Nice beach. Amazing to be able to see that at 20 minutes walking from Placa Catalunya. Try to avoid the week end... Too busy
  • Farnaz
    FarnazSeptember 25, 2016
    Lovely one, don't miss it! Full of vendors selling beers and beach stuff at an agreeable price, so no worries if you're not well equipped 😉
  • Yusuf B.
    Yusuf BuğbulMarch 17, 2014
    Even tho' it was in November, still make you feel like swimmin! You should definitely come here and take a rest for a while as you listen to the sound of the waves
  • Hanne K.
    Hanne KlintoeMarch 31, 2013
    Crowded in peak season, but convenient with public facilities, cafes, climbing pyramids, open spaces made for mini scooters, rollerblades & bikes. Great breathing space for families with children.
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaharwarDecember 19, 2014
    Awesome beach! Great views! Free wi-fi. Look for "W" signs for the free Barcelona council wi-fi!
  • Kim F.
    Kim FokkelmanSeptember 14, 2014
    Not as crowded as I espected it to be, nice! But don't leave your belongings unattended, there are a lot of 'vendors' who try to sell you mojito's and beer. They run away when cops are showing up.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WaltherJuly 18, 2013
    The beach is okay... Unfortunately there is a lot of trash in the sand and it is very full the whole day :/ But if you are in Barcelona, you have to go there ;)
  • Jordane R.
    Jordane RichterSeptember 28, 2015
    Not sure that the water there is perfectly clean, and there are those annoying people trying to sell you mojitos, caipi and other rum based cocktail while hiding the bottles under public bins...
  • Christoffer E.
    Take a walk, bike ride or longboard a long this beach in the beautiful evening sun!
  • Jimin Y.
    Jimin YooMarch 21, 2013
    No need to bring snacks/drinks. Every few minutes someone will walk by offering beer, water and even massages.
  • Kleber De L.
    Kleber De LeónDecember 15, 2015
    The best place for have fun, learn or rent a longboard in Barcelona. no matter if you don´t know to use a longboard, they are so friendly and speek english. Escuela de Longskate Barcelona Read more
  • Pablo G.
    Follow the cycle path to ride along the beach. Make a pause to one the "chiringuito", little bars that open on the beach only in summer and take a drink the feet in the sand. :)
  • Kleber De L.
    Kleber De LeónDecember 15, 2015
    If you want a fun longboard time, rent or lessons please contact with the best coaching and advice in Barcelona. they are very friendly, speak English and give a good service. Read more
  • Serdar G.
    Serdar GüvenAugust 14, 2013
    Full of young people and it makes me feel up! The sea is not the best ive ever seen but i like this place anyway
  • Facu F.
    Facu FariasSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a must in Barcelona, however this is not the best beach around. Lot of tourists, and people doing work out.
  • Ali A.
    Ali Al-HamidahAugust 9, 2016
    Nice to walk and good restaurants but always crowded area
  • Classic Sailing Barcelona
    Keep an eye out for "Gemini" sailing just off the beach most days, with her classic lines and red headsail she's a unique and beautiful sight!
  • Жанна С.
    Quiet during December and January and that's the best thing about it in slow season. Perfect for a run too!
  • GayCityTrips c.
    GayCityTrips comSeptember 26, 2015
    Barceloneta is not a only gay beach. Its mixed. But is very gayfriendly and you can find a lot of hot guys here. Its clean and nice here.
  • Nikka
    NikkaJanuary 29, 2015
    Most famous spot for local people & even tourists through all the year.You can relax,admire modern architecture monumets,sit on the sand with icecream and watch birds on the sea.Great mix of cultures.
    Downvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Hamad ..
    Hamad .August 27, 2015
    one of the best beach i been too,,, all you need is available + its in the heart of Barcelona
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 3, 2014
    Nice beach situated in the heart of Barcelona ! Enjoy sun with a cold beer in your hand.
  • Iago F.
    Iago Fouquet SchmidtDecember 2, 2014
    Touristy beach but still very good. Nice beautiful people. Good for people watching
  • Remo M.
    Remo MalarikApril 14
    Now this is where you go if you want to get to the water. Huge beach, really quite long and cool to either chill at, go swimming, or just for a stroll.
  • sesim
    sesimJune 30, 2016
    Love the good vibes around! Would prefer the other beaches for swimming but this is the best to hang around with friends!
  • Sasha N.
    Sasha NikolaevaDecember 27, 2015
    Too many people there in summer, but you can buy drinks, play volleyball there and it's also close to very good bars
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroOctober 29, 2015
    Usually full of tourists. Not the best beach to go. But it has a cool environment and many places to eat nearby.
  • Christian K.
    Christian K.May 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The place is packed, especially in summer months.
  • Tomas N.
    Tomas NovotnyDecember 24, 2015
    Great walk in evenings; not bad at all for jogging.
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaJuly 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I guess I didn't realize Spanish beaches are all topless... But now I feel liberated! The beach is packed on weekends but a lot more mellow on weekdays.
  • Truman W.
    Truman Wong1 week ago
    Tons of noisy tourists, so it's a great spot if you're into that sort of thing! Otherwise, I'd recommend another beach!
  • johnlemon
    Great beach, day or night, any season. Incredible sky at sunset!
  • Salem A.
    Salem AlshammeriJuly 9, 2015
    People gather here during events. Lots of bars and cafes along the beach.
  • Artur M.
    Artur MartínezSeptember 5, 2015
    If you're in Barcelona grab a train and go to any other beach around like Castelldefels. Anything is better than the disgusting water in this beach and the crowds that are constantly there.
  • Alexandros S.
    Alexandros StamatelatosDecember 4, 2016
    A very nice walk besides the beach! There were many surfers which was odd since we visited late November.
  • Eutuxia ◽.
    Eutuxia ◽May 29, 2016
    Beautiful beach situated in the heart of BCN
    Upvoted Apr 8
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