These 2 beaches combined are the longest at 1.1km and are also probably the most visited by tourists as they are the closest to the city centre.They are easily accessible from the Ciutat Vella area by either bus or metro.
There is a children’s play area with climbing frame and a the Centre de la Platja on the beach front opposite the Hospital del Mar with information and book lending during the summer.
Getting there: Metro Barceloneta (then walk along Pg. Joan de Borbo (Roads leading left from here will take you to the beach front)
Buses: 57, 157, 64, 36, 59, 14, 16, 17, 39, 40, 45, 51
Lying further East, these wider beaches stretch along 1km of coast line. With a choice There a choice of fashionable restaurants along the beach front itself (in front of the Arts hotel) and other options alongside the Port Olimpic marina.
Getting there: Metro Ciutadella-Vila Olimpica
Buses: 6, 36, 41, 141, 92
With some 500m long stretch of sand, this beach takes you even further to the East of the city’s coastline. A younger more beautiful crowd of bathers tend to congregate here and a designated nudist beach is partially hidden from view. There is a children’s play area on the beach and also if you cross over to the roadside park you will find grass, shade and a children’s playground at the bottom of the Rambla del Poblenou. You can take a stroll up the Rambla of Poblenou for a choice of local restaurants, terraces, cafes and ice cream shops.
Getting there: Metro Poblenou or Selva de Mar (both a few blocks up from the beach)
Buses: 36, 71, 41 (closest stop to beach)
This is the beach furthest East on the Barcelona coastline and is close to the city’s Diagonal Mar shopping centre and the Barcelona Forum. It is possibly the quietest beach as it is located near the residential district of Diagonal Mar.
Getting there: Metro Selva de Mar or El Maresme (both a few blocks up from the beach)
Buses: 36, 43, 41
Newly created in 2006, this stretch of beach is 380m long and located by the residential district of Diagonal Mar. Barcelona's future Marine Zoo will be located here.
Getting there: Metro Selva de Mar
Buses: 7, 36, 41, 141
Tram: T4 Selva de Mar or El Maresme
If you venture out to the Parc Forum, you can enjoy a natural seawater swimming pool. The sea has been sectioned off to create a shallow bathing swimming area which is open to the public from May until October.
Getting there: Metro El Maresme/Fòrum.
Bus: 7, 36, 41 and 141
Tram (T4), Selva de Mar or El Maresme.
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