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Barceloneta Beach

Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, CT 08005 Spain
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  • Barceloneta BeachPro 2014
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    5 Apr 24, 2014

    Barcelona is still growing even booming at the moment! It is amazing to see a city so close to the beach! If visit Barcelona definitely take the time to make it down to the beaches. I would highly recommend getting a meal at one of the great affordable restaurants right on the sea!

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    Stuart Scott
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    3 Mar 27, 2014

    Popular and fairly clean sandy beach relatively close to the city centre. Something I was not expecting to find in Barcelona.

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    Steve Hunter
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    4 Feb 04, 2014

    This is a great beach for people watching that you can walk to from the city. It does get a lot of tourists...but it's worth hitting. Also, instead of getting a drink on the beach bar...get a fresh Mojito from one of the couples walking around selling them...cost very little and was great. Head down the boardwalk going left to hit the different beaches that the locals go to. Prepare to have your heart broken when you see a beautiful topless Spanish woman of your fantasies walk by...to go get her kids playing in the sand by the water...

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  • Barceloneta BeachPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Oct 29, 2013

    I saw the Mediterranean for the first time in Barcelona. I was on the overnight train from Granada and as the train was pulling into the station at dawn I looked out the window and saw the sea, flat and grayer than I wanted it to be. After checking into my hotel near Las Ramblas I walked down to the shore for the first time. It was a long walk. Barcelona Beach is memorable, first of all, because of the weird modern art sculptures that line the sand. Second, like many of the beaches in Europe, tops are optional for both sexes. Finally, I remember how the touts constantly roam the beaches offering "cerveza, cola, fanta!" to everyone. That was a bit annoying after a while. However, the water was extremely warm, which made swimming a pleasure and I would have to say that I spent more time in Barcelona at the beach than anywhere else.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    Lest you forget you're on the Mediterranean, Platja de la Barceloneta is there as one gorgeous reminder. Topless and scantily beachwear is the norm AND the rule. The concrete skatepark just a push or two away was just icing on the cake for me.

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    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 20, 2013

    Amazing beach in a beautiful city. My sister and I hadn't realized it was a topless beach and were a bit surprised by that aspect... I guess we should have known!

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    Carlos Alberto C
    5 Oct 17, 2013

    At short distance by foot, the traditional Barceloneta neighbournd with its beach in summer or winter with the great maritim front of the city, from the Olimpic games of `92 for the local people and vistors is one of the most attractive places for a free time, with a lot alternatives of aquatic sports, good and traditional restaurants.

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    Amanda Foley
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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    One of Barcelona's lovely beaches! The most central and easily accessible for sure. Lots of carefree Europeans with little or no clothing, so beware of all the topless ladies of you're squeamish, North Americans! I personally am not, but I overheard an older lady from Texas who was none-too-pleased. Otherwise - a gorgeous city beach!

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  • Barceloneta BeachCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan
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    3 Sep 19, 2013

    Nice stretch of beach along the coastal Barcelona City. It's a great place to sunbath, play in the water, and people watch. Summer gets really busy with the tourist crowding the beach, so go early and stake out a spot.

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    Jimmy Nadēr
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    5 Sep 19, 2013

    What makes Barcelona Barcelona, is its Barceloneta beach. If you're looking for a relaxing and fun trip by the beach, if the BEACH is your main center of attention and willing to spend the most time at, you'd rather take a hotel in the Barceloneta neighborhood. This never ending corniche never seem to rest. From sunbathing in summer heats, to partying till dawn, to jogging and cycling, it really is what gives this city its Life.

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  • Barceloneta Beach
    Caroline Aranius
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    4 Aug 28, 2013

    Lovely beach close to the center but yet in a somewhat calm and cosy environment. Perfect for a bath in the hot sun or for a romantic evening picnic. Usually there are also sand sculptures along the walking path that are exceedingly impressive.

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    Genna Pianki
    5 Aug 17, 2013

    Great spot to enjoy. Grab an umbrella and wait for cold drinks to come around (for a cost of course). It was a pretty clean beach but the sand and water are more aggressive than the east coast of the states.

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    Heather Fisher
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    3 Aug 15, 2013

    Main beach of Barcelona, it's spacious, but very popular in the summer months and can become packed. During the other months you can see people playing a pick-up soccer game, sand sculptors and surfers!

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    lozanopuche
    5 Jul 09, 2013

    They say it's the best urban beach in the world. I don't know a whole lot about urban beaches, but Barceloneta wouldn't be the greatest neighborhood in town if it weren't for that beach.
    Barceloneta is a tiny peninsula and before the Olympics there was no beach here. At least no sandy beach. It had more of Mediterranean look, with little rocks, dark, and it was used mostly as a wasteland for the fishermen, fisheries and restaurants from Barceloneta. The Summer Olympics changed it forever into a tourist-filled space, with Chiringuitos scattered troughout the ocean front and the infamous W hotel almost at the end of the peninsula.
    All in all, the process has been object of critics but Today Barceloneta is still a vibrant neighborhood, with its distinct personality, and the beach front seems just plain wonderful.

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  • Barceloneta BeachPro 2014
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    4 Jun 13, 2013

    The beach was nice and empty when we were there because it was a chili day, the water was cold and we had nothing to sit on but we sat anyway and watched a crazy older gent swim in the freezing sea. There were a few people selling mojitos and beers, walking the awkwardly slanted beach hopeful but disappointed, looking forward to the more successful warm days to come.

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    Ryan Robbins
    4 Jun 08, 2013

    This is a cute beach to walk by, but it's extremely busy all the time. If you're looking for a beach to lay out, there's way better ones either north or south of this one.

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    5 May 07, 2013

    Not exactly a "little-known secret," Barceloneta Beach is packed on summer days with travelers and locals, and for good reason. Few European cities have such great beaches accessible without even boarding a train.

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    5 Apr 03, 2013

    Barceloneta beach is the closest to the city center beach, this is the best place for having lunch or dinner in a restaurant that serves seafood. It s also good place for sunbathing, walks and sport. Barceloneta beach can get busy during the peak season (June to Sep) in which case you could try visiting Icària Beach the next beach along from Barceloneta.

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    Alexandra Siwiec
    5 Mar 14, 2013

    The sand is fake because they put it there only for the 92' world Olympics but other than that you can't go wrong here. Beautiful people, delicious seafood, and warm sun surrounds you in barceloneta beach.

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    3 Nov 29, 2012

    Beautiful that the beach is located next to the city. You can walk out to the mall that is very large on the water. Watch out for people trying to hustle you on the beach if you want peace and quiet at a beach this may not be the beach for you, if you want a massage from a Spanish woman for 3 Euros you have found the right place.

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Fun in the sun awaits you at Barceloneta Beach, which measures about 3,600 feet long. With its golden sand and sparkling water, this enticing beach is just the right place to spend a relaxing afternoon wading in the surf, collecting seashells or building sand castles. Beach bars called chiringuitos provide a range of refreshing cocktails and other cold beverages. Stroll down the boardwalk to ... read more
observe the local culture, and pause to admire the quirky-looking Homenatge a la Barceloneta statue created by Rebecca Horn, or the massive golden fish sculpted by Frank Gehry.

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