Pineda de Mar is a town completely embracing the sea. they enjoy a wide and long sandy beach of outstanding quality, approximately 3.000 metres long and with an average width of around 40 metres.
The care the City Council takes on the beach maintenance all year round is greatly intensified during the summer season.
A total of 65 showers are located along the beach. Several bicycle parkings can also be found, basically with the aim to promote cycling in the town and most especially in the beach area.
The quality of the sand and the water, as well as the services they provide, have made it possible for the beach of Pineda de Mar to have been awarded in recent years the Blue Flag quality certificate.
There are three displays in several beach locations disclosing all information related to the Blue Flag, as well as the state of the beach.
Furthermore, during the summer season, in two sites along the beach, “l'Agència Catalana de l'Aigua” (Catalan Water Agency) displays information about the quality of sand and water that is weekly updated. Coinciding with the location of showers, there are also several ramps providing handicapped people access to the beach.
Among the main sights of the old city of special attention deserves Iglesia de Santa Maria (XVI century) - a fine construction with a unusual facade in style of a baroque. Palace Can Jalpi (XV-XVI centuries), is near to the church. The most brisk centers of the city life are Placa de les Melies and quay Paseo Maritimo where city holidays are spent and the most popular bars and restaurants of city are located. The UNESCO awards with "a blue flag" the best European beaches, such as Pineda de Mar.
The city shares on two areas: the historical center which has placed around the church, and tourist quay along which many hotels are located, trading institutions, bars, restaurants and cafe. To services of visitors of a resort extensive beaches from the large sand, stretched on many kilometers where it is possible to have a rest, relax pleasantly, to take a breath of fresh sea air, to sit on a verandah of one of numerous coastal cafes and bars or to go in for sports.
If you are visiting the Taurus park hotel chill out in this local, only 150 yards on the right of the rear entrance to the hotel,
Prices are cheap and made very welcome
The owner is a nutter but great fun, anything can happen enjoy it.
Dress Code: Casual
Use the main railway in the centre near the beach to explore the area
ticket machimes are in english or ask at the desk prices start from 1.40euros for first zone
ideal for reaching Barcellona about 1 hour away
trains every half hour
The "Xino-Xano" is a pleasant type of transport available during the summer months and it has become a tourist attraction in itself. It's nothing more than a tractor disguised as a railway locomotive pulling two or more wagons.It runs an itinerary along the town's touristic areas from May till October.
Costs are 1.30euro one way or 2.1euros return between Callella and Pineda plenty of stops every 15 minutes
• Pineda de Mar also providesan efficient taxi service. There are two taxi ranks easily traceable. The first is located in Plaça de l'Estació (Station Square) by the railway station, and the second in the Avinguda de la Hispanitat (Hispanitat Avenue) in Poblenou neighbourhood (meaning Newtown and adjacent to Calella). They can also be reached by telephone calling 93-7672193 or 93-7660062.
Whilst in Pineda head for the train to Barcelona and visit the Sagrada Familia which Gaudi Built
well worth the visit
Individual admission: 8 €
Group admission: 5 € (Over 20 people)
Individual admission + Guided Visit: 8 + 3,5 €
Young Person’s card: 5 €
Student card: 5 €
“Tarja Rosa”: 5 €
Tourist bus: 7 €
Tourist bus + Guided Visit: 7 €+ 3,5 €
Barcelona Card: 5 €
Combined admission: Temple Sagrada Família + Casa-Museu Gaudí (Park Güell): 9 €
(Can be purchased at either of the two sites. Valid 1 month
The lift takes visitors 65 metres up, on the Passion Façade
and up to 55 m in the Nativity façade.
Charge: 2 €.
We went for a nice walk to Pineda from the resort of Santa Susanna, where we had our holiday base.
It was nice to explore the old centre of Pineda, after seeing nothing but hotels for days.
Notice the Catalan flag hanging from the windows - the day we visited was the 11th of September - the Catalan National Day.