Port Olimpic, Barcelona
The place in historical Barcelona, where land connects the sea is called Barceloneta and Port Vell. Barceloneta was a fishing village long time ago, nowadays here is a beach of Barcelona, and walking here you see tall buildings of Olympic village, as well as a hotel with a shape of sail.
Another territory – Port Vell – is a place where supermarkets, restaurants are located as well as lining bridge and Aquarium (museum of sea habitants).
Visit the beach at Olympic Port!! It was so nice to take our shoes off and walk along the beach for the first time in ages (and the only time for us in Europe)...
Watching the people enjoying their games of beach volleyball and sunbaking was nice too! It was totally different from anywhere else we visited in Europe. :)
It's the Barceloneta area and the old port... nothing truly old remains, except the name, but it's a pleasant area to stroll about: there's plenty of bars and restaurants, a long sandy beach, the olympic city and a quite scenic marina.
Fondest memory: Walking along the sea, enjoying the tranquillity of a late october afternoon away from the city centre crowds. The peace, I heard, ends at nightfall, since it's a hang-out night area
Favorite thing: Hit the beaches! There was a huge clean-up before the 1992 Olympics, so the water quality is said to be quite good. I never actually sat my feet on any of these beaches, there wasn't enough time and the weather wasn't that good. The picture was taken when I was the other me, SuperJimmy...
these beaches are not the most fantastic you have luck to see in your life, but in these last years their quality (sand and water) has grown so much!!
Thanks to 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona has changed his face and recover the beaches where for a long time only passes the train and that area was ful of industries.
Now we can enjoy with 5 beaches, each one with their feature that i want to explain here
the best way to arrive is taking the subway and go down in Ciutadella Vila Olimpica yellow line, and follow the street to right hand once in the ground
The first beach you can find is Nova Icaria the fullest and easy recognized beach in summer due to Pizza hut restaurant, that i only visit some afternoon to see how people playing Beach volley
The next and the most interesting for me is Bogatell (also subway Bogatell station)it always is emptier than Nova Icaria and water is cleaner too
Third Mar Bella Also quiet and calm beach cause its further away of touristic guides!!, Above all you could see spanish or catalonian people there
The last is Nova Mar Bella that i dont suggest cause there are 'next' to it the Besos river outlet, and Besos isnt a clean and gorgeous river of course
In that list i forgot the most typical beach in Barcelona, La Barceloneta placed to left hand seeing to sea of Nova Icaria beach and far away from Vila Olimpica freetime zone and Mafre and Arts Hotel Towers. Its in front of Barcelona Sea Hospital (look at your guide map). To arrive there twopotions Barcelona subway station or Ciutadella