27th June 2011
The summer is here and we hope you enjoy it with Be Hostels in Barcelona! The one of the greatest things that has summer comparing to any other season, is the opportunity to go to the beach! You have a choice between many beaches of Barcelona, and now Be Hostels will tell you about them.
Barceloneta is the most famous beach in Barcelona and is the closest one to the city center. If you walk to Colom at the end of Ramblas you have about a 15 walk to the beach. The Barceloneta is a triangular spit of land that cuts into the sea boats in the old harbour, or Barcelona’s Port Vell, on one side, and sandy beach on the other. The Barceloneta was once the home of fishermen, people associated with the fishing trade and the metal industry, and is now one of the city’s most visited and popular districts. Along the beach and inside the neighborhood there are a lot of seafood restaurants, modern baras, as well as traditional ones in narrow streets.
Barceloneta beach can get very busy during the summer, so if you don’t like to be surrounded by a lot of people, check out others.
Metro : L4 Barceloneta
The next one from Barceloneta is Icaria beach, it begins from Port Olimpic. It’s usually quieter than Barceloneta during the summer months, that’s why it’s more like a family place, although the area is full of different bars. It’s worth visiting if you want more space and relax.
Metro: L4 Ciutadella Vila Olimpica Turn right on exiting the metro and walk towards the twin towers. 10 minutes walk from metro
NOVA MAR BELLA
The Nova Mar Bella, which extends for 500 meters is very popular with women, that’s why it has a name like a “women beach”. The Nova Mar Bella is one of the Barcelona’s beaches with an area for people with disabilities, featuring all the necessary amenities to help people into and out of the water and make the most of their time on the beach.
Metro: L4 Selva de Mar or El Maresme/Fòrum
Barcelona’s Mar Bella beach is the young people’s beach. It extends for about half a kilometer and is one of favorites places of young people, many of whom come here every weekend. If you like watersports, this beach is definitely for you! There you can do windsurfing, kayaking and rent sport catamarans. Nearby you will find a sports and diving center.
Metro: L4, Poblenou or Selva de Mar
Barcelona’s “Olympic” beach. Extending for nearly 600 metres, this is one of the beaches that was created for the 1992 Olympic Games, when Barcelona regained its seafront. The Bogatell Beach is particularly popular with the older generation. Together with Platja de la Nova Icària, it is one of the finest beaches inherited from the Olympic Games.
Metro: L4, Poblenou or Llacuna
The newest beach. 380 metres in length, this beach was created in 2006. This makes it the newest beach on the coastline of the Catalan capital. Situated next to la Nova Mar Bella, it offers the most essential services and facilities.
Metro: L4, Selva de Mar
Barcelona’s most emblematic beach. Together with La Barceloneta, Sant Sebastià is a beach with a long tradition within Barcelona.It is the favourite of the locals, especially among the older age group and also very popular with foreign visitors.
Metro : L4 Barceloneta
And finally, of course, the beach, where our Be Dream Hostel is situated! Living in the city center in any of other Be Hostels is great too, but you are the lucky one, if you choose Be Dream Hostel to stay in! The beach, that is 5 minutes walking from the hostel, is really amazing, it extends for about 700 meters and has a width about 25 meters. It´s not very crowded, so you can find your own place to relax on the golden sand. And it´s just 15 mins by metro from center!
Metro: L2 Pep Ventura