Beaches in and around Barcelona
Best beaches north of Barcelona – Costa Maresme and Costa Brava
It is advisable to go a bit outside of Barcelona and do excursions to the many beautiful sites with cleaner and much nicer beaches.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
In Sant Feliu de Guíxols you find the beach “Platja de Sant Pol”.
The water is crystal clear and the village itself is surrounded by beautiful green hills.
For the more adventure-seeking there is a beautiful small bay to be found just after the train tunnel where nudist bathing is permitted.
A great hotel is Hotel and Restaurant Sant Pol situated near the beach
SA CONCA, ONE OF THE BEST BEACHES IN SPAIN
Between the fishing village of Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Platja d’Aro, is one of the best beaches in Spain.
Sa Conca features a wonderful bay with pine trees and rocky slopes down to the fine sandy beach.
Best beaches south of Barcelona – Costa Dorada
The beaches south of Barcelona are broader and feature shallower water, while those north of Barcelona are often more beautiful and are deeper with larger waves.
The first beach south of Barcelona is in Castelldefels which has a long five-kilometre beach and is situated 15 minutes by train from town. You get off at the Platja de Castelldefels station.
There are good facilities here as well as bars and restaurants, though the compromise is that it’s often quite full in high season.
An other attraction is Castillo de Castelldefels. To get here you get of at the station Castelldefels and walk about one kilometer.
From top of the castle you get a fantastic panoramic view.
It’s over 30 hotels and apartment-hotels in town and some nice places to stay along the beach.
VILANOVA WITH A LUXURY CAMPING AND CHEAP FAMILY BUNGALOWS.
A bit further along the coast lies the little-known Vilanova.
This is a family beach with mostly locals who already know that the facilities for children are excellent, especially the large Vilanova Park where you can hire bungalows for a cheap price!
Great area with several swimming pools and lots of whole family activities.
From here it’s 4 kilometers to the beach, but buses goes right outside the campingarea.
Just 50 meters from the beach you find Atenea Park Suites & Apartments. A good alternative if you love to live right at the beach.
PLAYA DE SAN SALVADOR
20 kilometres south from Vilanova you find the beach Playa de San Salvador, belonging to the village El Vendrell but closest center and train station is Calafell.
Here you have one of the best luxury spa hotels along the northern Spanish coast. Le Meridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa