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Get a taste of the vibrant coastal culture that draws crowds to Barcelona’s Barceloneta Beach. Just near La Rambla, this Mediterranean shoreline is the major hub of the Barceloneta neighbourhood. Come to people-watch over coffee or swim in temperate waters.
As it is one of Barcelona’s most popular beaches, arrive early to snag a prime sunbathing spot. Rent sun loungers and beach umbrellas nearby for maximum comfort. Showers and changing facilities are also available.
Venture into the ocean to cool off or try windsurfing or kite surfing in these ideal conditions. For some land-based exercise, join a volleyball game with energetic locals. Patrolling lifeguards ensure the beach is a safe environment.
If you’re not in the mood for a dip, enjoy the ambience of the Passeig Maritim, the beachside promenade. Watch joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers passing while you visit the Homenatge a la Barceloneta, a leaning tower monument by German artist Rebecca Horn. Further on, spot Frank Gehry’s iconic sculpture, the Peix d’Or (Golden Fish).
When you need refreshments, sit at one of several chiringuitos (beach bars) and order sangria accompanied by seafood and paella dishes. After dark, these bars become lively beach parties, complete with live music and DJ sets. Fine dining with a coastal view is found along Passeig de Joan de Borbó.
Another popular nightspot is the Port Olímpic, at the beach’s northern end. Built to host the 1992 Olympic Games, this area now hosts many of Barcelona’s most frequented bars, nightclubs and casinos.
The Barceloneta neighbourhood offers a number of charming activities. Take the kids to peruse vibrant fish displays and shark feedings at l’Aquarium de Barcelona. Have a picnic in the shady Parc de la Barceloneta. Alternatively, discover the area’s history at the Casa de Barceloneta, an 18th-century house that preserves a number of ancient exhibits.
Find Barceloneta Beach just 20 minutes walk from La Rambla, Barcelona’s famous tree-lined promenade. Get there using public buses and the metro. A hop-on, hop-off tourist bus also stops nearby.
Would you like to make your time spent at Barceloneta Beach even more special? Don't miss the chance to try one or two of these activities:
If you're after even more activities, take a look at our Barcelona things to do page.
Located in Barceloneta, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, just steps from San Sebastian Beach and Barceloneta Beach. Port Vell and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are also within 2 mi (3 km). Barceloneta Station is 22 minutes by foot and Jaume I Station is 29 minutes.
Located in Ciutat Vella, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of World Trade Center Barcelona and La Rambla. Palau Guell and Port Vell are also within 15 minutes. Drassanes Station is 9 minutes by foot and Paral-lel Station is 14 minutes.
Located in Barceloneta, this luxury hotel is steps from Casino Barcelona, Barceloneta Beach, and Port Olimpic. Barcelona Zoo and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are also within 1 mi (2 km). Ciutadella-Vila Olimpica Station is 5 minutes by foot and Barceloneta Station is 14 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Rambla, Port Vell, and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Gran Teatre del Liceu and Palau Guell are also within 10 minutes. Barceloneta Station is 7 minutes by foot and Jaume I Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is steps from Teatre Principal, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, and Palau Guell. Barcelona Wax Museum and Gran Teatre del Liceu are also within 5 minutes. Drassanes Station is only a 2-minute walk and Liceu Station is 4 minutes.
Located in Ciutat Vella, this luxury hotel is steps from Rambla del Raval and Raval Cat. La Rambla and Boqueria Market are also within 10 minutes. Liceu Station is 6 minutes by foot and Parc de Montjuic Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Ciutat Vella, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sant Pau del Camp, Refugi 307, and Rambla del Raval. Raval Cat and Columbus Monument are also within 15 minutes. Parc de Montjuic Station and Paral-lel Station are within a 2-minute walk.
Located in Barceloneta, this beachfront hostel is in the historical district, just steps from San Sebastian Beach and Barceloneta Beach. Port Vell and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are also within 1 mi (2 km). Barceloneta Station is 13 minutes by foot and Barcelona Franca Station is 17 minutes.