By / 2nd July, 2014 / beaches, Sightseeing / No Comments

There is no surprise that Barcelona is a pearl for tourism as it is not only a big city of historical and architectural value but it also includes a great variety of golden – sand beaches. So here is a good tip for you where to get different Barcelona tan in different Barcelona beaches. I also offer you a self-made short-cut track over Barcelona beaches presented on this image. So let’s move from the southern part to the north of Barcelona.


Sant Sebastian is considered to be the longest of the other Barcelona beaches. This is a traditional, very nice, long and wide beach. With the length of 1085 meters and width of 75 meters, it offers fine golden sand, urbanized, a nice promenade, with some beach bars. As it is near Olympic Port, you may see and try different water sports as surfing, jet skiing and sailing.


Sant Miquel is one of the oldest Barcelona beaches and is located in front of Plaça del Mar. So want to stroll in Down Town and then bask in the sun so Sant Miquel and Barceloneta are calling for you.

st miquel

Barceloneta is the central and the most visited beach not only in summer but all over the year. As you will find there not only all accommodation for sun bathing but also some stone benches on the pier near the sea to observe the sunrise and sunset, to breath fresh sea air.


Somorrostro – this name is not used a lot, and most of the people call it with the same name of its adjacent beach, i.e. “Barceloneta”, which matches the name of the district in front of that area.

barcelonetabeach Somorrostro

Nova Icaria and Bogatell are as the previous good options for sunbathing. Some activities that you can enjoy and practice are jet beach volley, skiing, windsurfing and sailing. These beaches are probably the best choices for windsurfing enthusiasts.

Bogatell nova icarnia

Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella are particularly popular with young people. It has an area for nudists however attracts a cosmopolitan crowd from all walks of life, including sports lovers and students from the nearby faculties. Officially it is not prohibited by the law to strip oneself but it is not recommended, so seekers for a gut full-body tan just choose one place.

Mar Bella

Llevant is the last of the Barcelona beaches created on the coastline. It was opened to the city in the summer of 2006. It is located next to Nova Mar Bella Beach. It is also a good choice if you are looking for a quiet Barcelona beach, less populated by tourists.


Going out off the beaten tourist track you can find a lot of other quiet and marvelous places where to get tanned.

Castelldefels Beach provides a very unique beach experience found right outside of Barcelona. A key part of what makes this beach unique is that it stretches for almost 5 kilometres. The beach has a perfect  position between two very different ecosystems. On one which includes wetlands as well as reed beds. On the other the limestone highlands of Garraf Park. Furthermore a spectacular mountain views adds a considerable beauty to this place.

castadefels Castelldefels

Sitges Beaches are just 39 Km away. Sitges has 17 different beaches, and that includes two well-known nudist beaches. Platja d’Aiguadolç and Platja dels Balmins area two of the most popular nude options in the Sitges beach area.

sitges Sitges Beaches

Garraf Beach  will be your best option for a peaceful escape from Barcelona which is located about 20Km to the south of the city. The village of Garraf is a picturesque fishing village, which is located on a hill by the beach. There are quaint old fisherman’s huts running along the beach but now they are used as beach huts. Due to the fact that this beach is so close to Barcelona, it is really popular among local families.

Garraf Garraf Beach

Ocata Beach and St Pol de Mar Beach draws in visitors, thanks to its length, width, quiet and peaceful location.The beaches here are golden, rich and extremely clean.

Ocata st pol de mar St Pol de Mar Beach

A BIG bonus for You!

Port Aventura is a theme park located on the Costa Dorada. But it’s also much, much more, Port Aventura resort offers you everything from the best rides to the greatest accommodations, including among others, an aquatic park, sport complex, hotels and apartments to all tastes.  Every day will become the best of your adventures!

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