Barceloneta beach

Barceloneta beach

Current state of the beach
Water qualityGood

Latest update: 30/09/2023 22:00 - SMC Spanish State's Ports

Platja de la Barceloneta des del passeig
Banyistes a la platja de Sant Sebastià
Zona de lleure esportiu
Ciutat Vella
Average width:
From Almirall Cervera street to Espigó del Gas

Getting there

Smoke-free beach
  • Adapted parking
  • Parking for bicycles

Until recently, this beach gave its name to the coastal strip between Sant Miquel beach and the Moll de Marina pier. When part of this stretch recovered its original name – Somorrostro beach – Barceloneta beach became the part between the Gas breakwater, also known as the Ginebra breakwater, and the aforementioned Sant Miquel beach.

Barceloneta beach is 422 metres long and is one of the oldest and most traditional in the city. It is a favourite amongst foreign visitors, and also youth groups and schools, who often use it for activities.

An arcade runs the length of the top of beach. It accommodates the Espai de Mar (Sea Space) centre, a facility designed to facilitate access to the beach and marine environment through the inclusive practice of sport and leisure.


  • Adapted public toilets
  • Adapted showers
  • Buoy-marked breakwaters and bathing areas
  • Children's play area
  • Footbridges
  • Lifeguard towers
  • Lockers
  • Public address system
  • Public fountains
  • Public telephones
  • Public toilets
  • Rubbish bins and recycling bins
  • Showers
  • Volleyball courts

Tourist Help and Information Points

  • First Aid and Rescue


  • Barcelona WiFi
  • Bicycle hire
  • Deckchair hire
  • Parasol hire
  • Restaurants
  • Sea Space Centre
  • Sport installations