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.
Look up recommendations and good practices to enjoy the beaches and bathe safely: lifeguard services, first aid posts, leisure spaces and much more.
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.
Urban bathing areas
In addition to the beach, you’ll also find other public spaces equipped as urban bathing areas. Enjoy them!
Torre de les Aigües
An artificial beach, ideal for children, located in one of the blocks of the L’Eixample neighbourhood.
A 375-metre, completely accessible sandless beach.
An enormous artificial lake, with a large grassy resting area.
Creueta del Coll
A large pond that becomes a public bathing pool during the summer.
Municipal swimming pools
Barcelona has a dozen municipal sports facilities with outdoor swimming pools that are open over the summer.
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The blog centre
Want to know what else is on the Internet? We have compiled a collection of websites and blogs to help you make the most of the city.
You can find out about the wind, tide and global-climate-radar forecasts for sailing and surfing.
Information on sea conditions for surfing in the city or anywhere else in the world.
The latest on the wind in the city for doing sport.
Weather, waves and wind for surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing.
Discover the causes of the evolution of the sea temperature in the city. (CAT)
Information about jellyfish and where to look out for them.
Look up and watch the weather conditions of Barcelona beaches in real-time. (ES)
The app centre
A selection of the best apps to experience and enjoy Barcelona to the fullest.