The 2021 bathing season is kicking off with the state of emergency still in force and with protective measures activated for containing the spread of COVID-19 that have to be complied with in public spaces, including mandatory use of face masks, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings.
Look up the swimming season calendar for Barcelona’s beaches and the services available during the busiest months.
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.
Check out all the information on the area for city residents with dogs established during the high season at Barcelona’s Llevant beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Urban bathing areas
In addition to the beach, you’ll also find other public spaces equipped as urban bathing areas. Enjoy them!
A 375-metre, completely accessible sandless beach.
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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