Look up the swimming season calendar for Barcelona’s beaches and the services available during the busiest months.
Barcelona is promoting the availability of smoke-free leisure spaces to protect the environment, preserve positive community life and protect people's health by banning smoking on all Barcelona beaches, except in beach bars and promenades.
Barcelona beach by beach
Find out about Barcelona’s various beaches, where they are, the facilities and services they offer, and any other information you need to choose the most suitable one.
Sport on the beach
Barcelona City Council is committed to promoting sports activities on beaches, under the measures provided for in the Blau Pavilion project, which are always environmentally friendly and compatible with all the other uses made of the city’s beaches. A decree governing the practice of sport is therefore coming into force to ensure the peaceful sharing of beaches by all users.
Barcelona’s beaches are designed to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility. What’s more, some beaches also offer bathing assistance services. Learn more.
Gen up on the activities and free services offered by the Beach Centre, the Barcelona coastline information centre.
Area for city residents with dogs
Check out all the information on the area for city residents with dogs established during the high season at Barcelona’s Llevant beach.
Beaches without waste
This summer, the Zero Waste strategy is incorporated into the environmental policy of the beaches, with the use of the returnable glass given out at the beach bars.
Beaches as a natural space
Did you know that there is an artificial reef park submerged in front of Barcelona’s beaches? Find out about the seabed of the Barcelona coastline and the organisms that live there.
History of the beaches
Discover how the sea has influenced Barcelona’s development: as the gateway to new cultures, as a trade route, and as a public recreation and culture hub since the 19th century.
Look up recommendations and good practices to enjoy the beaches and bathe safely: lifeguard services, first aid posts, leisure spaces and much more.
Urban bathing areas
In addition to the beach, you’ll also find other public spaces equipped as urban bathing areas. Enjoy them!
An enormous artificial lake, with a large grassy resting area.
Municipal swimming pools
Barcelona has a dozen municipal sports facilities with outdoor swimming pools that are open over the summer.
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