Platja de la Barceloneta
Catalonia | Spain

1. The prime beach of Barcelona June 13, 2011 13:39

Barceloneta is the most popular beach in Barcelona. The main reason is it's location, you can get there either by metro (station Barceloneta) or a 20 min walk from the Colom monument in La Rambla. In the peak season (July - August) the beach can get quite crowded.

There are plenty of things to do on the beach besides swim. Beach volley courts are available and kite surfing is quite popular. Also, there is an array of cafes, restaurants and nightclubs on or very close to the beach.

Being a popular city beach has it's disadvantages though. The water quality good and the beach has an artificial feel. There are much better beaches in the region but you must go outside Barcelona to find them (e.g. Sitges).