Of course, the beach and the sea is probably at its best during the summer, as you can actually enjoy the beaches more and get a nice tan at the same time, but you can still go to the seaside any time of the year really. When I went to down there late December, there were a couple of guys trying to surf, but the waves weren't very big for them to actually be able to surf! In addition, some people were sitting on the sand, although it wasn't very warm.. maybe about +13C
I went to the beaches again for a jog with my sister in the morning, and the beach boulevard seemed to be a very popular place for that kind of activity, although it was still quite early in the morning - and it was Sunday!!! They've built a sort of boulevard on the edge of the sandy bit, and it's very fit for jogging, cycling or just strolling along.
I recomend just to have a nice walk. We went there in December so it must be better in summer time. Eventough, it´s nice to see the ocean. We´ve heard that the beach is not the most apropriate to take sea baths.
A short walk from La Rambla through Barceloneta you come to the cities beaches. The beaches stretch for over 4km, there are good facilities here such as showers, deck chairs, volleyball courts & lifeguards.
It was great to relax here away from the cities crowds just gazing across the sand into the Med. The beaches weren't that busy either, I was there in October though, still the weather was good.
BARCELONA HAS BEACHES!!!!!! This city has it all!!!!!
Barceloneta is very close to Las Ramblas, maybe only about 15 mins away by foot. There are lots of good restaurants by the port, then further along there is one of Barcelona's beaches! It is a good sandy city beach with lots of places to stop off for refreshments along the seafront.
I was here in november, at 9 am and the beaches wasn't crowded. You could see one or two joggers, a few people walking and a lot of cyclist goind by. But in my mind I could feel that during some warmer months in the year this is a wonderful place to spend som lazy days!
Though, walking along the beaches, looking at the morning sun, smelling the mediteranian sea, it makes you calm and is well worth the early hour walk!
Well, not really. Barcelona is on the Mediterranean, not the Atlantic Ocean, so the surf is really small. It is right on the beach, though. If you are hankering for some beach time, the Barcelona beaches are wide with lots of sand. Beach chairs are available along this public beach. Personally, I did not think the beach was the most appealing beach. I mean, it is clean enough...it just isn't as scenic as many beaches. However, if you want to spend some time at the beach, it will do in a pinch.
The beaches were created by the demolition of the old industrial waterfront for the '92 Olympics. While there are certainly nicer beaches in Spain, the area is lively and the promenade is a nice afternoon walk.
If you want to find the gay part of the beach head to the Platja de Sant Sebastia, which is on the right side of the beach far right of the beach (near the end). You will know when you hit the gay part, cute guys and nudists!
book your bike tour through Barcelona on freakin' cool beachcruisers. I thought I had seen a lot of Barcelona but these people from Cruising Barcelona show you sights of the city you would have never found. I was there with my boyfriend and two friends, and it was the highlight of the sunny weekend in Barcelona. It was a private tour for just the four of us, and all the extra tips we got were splendid. Oh this is really worth while. You can even mention what you would like to see and they will bring you there, these people from Cruising Bcn are bike messengers and know the city like nobody else. It was really a sweet ride across the city, something never to forget. Have fun in Barcelona. Eva, Bristol.
The golden sands of Barcelona Beach is a great way to relax after a big night on the Sangria. The water is deep blue and the sun normally very warm. The beach stretches on for quite a long way so you can be assured of a spot to drop your things.
Make sure of having someone watch your gear if you go for a swim as the beach is a prime spot for a bit of 'item grabbing'. There is normally little worry about violent crime around here with most problems coming from the pickpocket type of criminal.
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