Whether you’re looking to escape the city heat, top up your suntan or take a dip in the cool Mediterranean, Barceloneta has plenty of options to keep beach-goers busy. Sip a sangria at one of the many chiringuitos (beach bars) along the waterfront, join the locals in a game of beach tennis or volleyball; or explore the souvenir stores and cafés crammed along the beachside Passeig Maritim boulevard. Active types can enjoy water sports like surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing or hit the lively boardwalk – a popular spot for walkers, joggers and cyclists. Be sure to take in some of the beach’s landmark monuments too – the quirky beach tower of 'Homenatge a la Barceloneta' by artist Rebecca Horn and Frank Gehry's glittering 'Pescado/Peix/Fish' make an inimitable backdrop for photos.
Located between Port Vell and Port Olimpic, Barceloneta is also well placed for the area’s nightlife, with a range of bars, restaurants and casinos just a short stroll from the seafront and a number of beach parties taking over the area during the summer.
Tours & Tickets
Make your stay in Barcelona unforgettable with a private sailing trip! Admire the unique skyline of Barcelona at dusk, feel the warm sea breeze, and enjoy a ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Sail on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea on this small-group sailing trip from Barcelona. Aboard a modern yacht, travel along the coast and take in views of La ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)