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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 87%Local Culture
- 80%Family Travelers
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 64%Nightlife Lovers
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- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Apr 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!Recommended for:
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Feb 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...Recommended for:
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 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.Recommended for:
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewOct 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.Recommended for:
- Barceloneta BeachOct 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.
- Barceloneta BeachCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 2Oct 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!
- Barceloneta BeachCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 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.Recommended for:
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofFoodiesStudentsLuxury Travelers+ 2Sep 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.Recommended for:
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Aug 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.Recommended for:
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Aug 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!Recommended for:
- Barceloneta BeachJul 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.
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jun 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.
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11May 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.
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Apr 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.
- Barceloneta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Nov 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.