Bathing and beaches

Person lying on the beach while a woman spreads a towel on the sand

Bathing season

Look up the swimming season calendar for Barcelona’s beaches and the services available during the busiest months. 

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Group of people with reduced mobility using chairs adapted for swimming at the beach

Accessibility

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.

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Red Cross look-out point and lifeguard on the beach

Bathing safely

Look up recommendations and good practices to enjoy the beaches and bathe safely: lifeguard services, first aid posts, leisure spaces and much more.

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Historic beaches of Barcelona

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.

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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.

Group of young people swimming in the designated area of the Torre de les Aigües

Fórum

A 375-metre, completely accessible sandless beach.

Man swimming in the designated area of the Parc del Forum

Can Dragó

An enormous artificial lake, with a large grassy resting area.

Can Dragó lake

Creueta del Coll

A large pond that becomes a public bathing pool during the summer.

Creueta del Coll Park

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