Bathing and beaches

Bathing season

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

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


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 children swimming in the designated area of the Torre de les Aigües


A 375-metre, completely accessible sandless beach.

Water sports 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.

Municipal swimming pools

Barcelona has a dozen municipal sports facilities with outdoor swimming pools that are open over the summer.

Sant Sebastià Municipal Sports Centre

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