Bathing season

  • Panoramic view of the Barcelona coastline
  • View of a sandy beach with groups of people laying on the sand and others playing sports
  • Sports and relax area by the sea
  • Panoramic view of the Barcelona coastline

Bathing season calendar

The start of the bathing season is postponed, and all municipal services are suspended due to the health crisis. Further information

Mid-beach season: from 4 to 13 April, and the weekends of 18-19 and 25-26 April; and from 1 to 29 May and from 14 to 27 September. All of the beaches’ rescue and salvage facilities are open to the public from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm.

High-beach season: from 8 June to 13 September. Customer service hours are from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm.

Barcelona possesses a privileged coastline, most of which is occupied by the city's beaches. Covering a stretch of over 4.5 km, the beaches of Barcelona belong to the districts of Ciutat Vella and Sant Martí and form the city's largest space for recreation.

The mild Mediterranean climate means that the city's beaches can be used throughout the entire year for all kinds of activities, although it is clear that main demand starts in springtime and above all throughout the summer months. It is throughout this period that the Barcelona City Council has to equip and service the beaches to enable their use as a bathing and sunbathing space, fulfilling all possible guarantees in terms of security, rescuing, health and environmental assistance.

Each year a Plan of Uses is drawn up for the Barcelona beach season, covering all the requirements set by the competent authorities as well as the equipment and services that the City Council considers vital for the recreational use of this important part of the city.

The services and equipment are activated in line with the influx and needs of each of the two periods into with the bathing season is divided. Thus, in mid season services and equipment vary from weekdays to weekends and depending on weather conditions. In high season all services and equipment are on offer every day, although they may vary in intensity depending on the rate of activity.

2020 bathing season calendar

Warning: The start of the bathing season is postponed, and all municipal services are suspended due to the health crisis. Further information

Mid-beach season: from 4 to 13 April, and the weekends of 18-19 and 25-26 April; and from 1 to 29 May and from 14 to 27 September. All public toilets except for the ones at Sant Sebastià and the Fòrum are open from 10.30 am to 6 pm. All beach rescue and salvage facilities in Barcelona's beaches are open to the public from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. There are open information facilities on the beaches of la Barceloneta, Bogatell and Nova Mar Bella.

High-beach season: from 8 June to 13 September. Customer service hours are from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm in all premises. Public toilets are open from 10.30 am to 9.00 pm.

Low season: the rest of the year. Only the offices of the Comprehensive Coast Management Plan and the public toilets in l'espigó del Gas, Somorrostro and Bogatell remain open.

Life Saving Service and Life Guard Service

As there is no Life Saving Service or Life Guard Service outside the bathing season or the established timetable, all beach users are responsible for their own actions.

 

Bathing season calendar

The start of the bathing season is postponed, and all municipal services are suspended due to the health crisis. Further information

Mid-beach season: from 4 to 13 April, and the weekends of 18-19 and 25-26 April; and from 1 to 29 May and from 14 to 27 September. All of the beaches’ rescue and salvage facilities are open to the public from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm.

High-beach season: from 8 June to 13 September. Customer service hours are from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm.

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