The sea of Barcelona
High temperatures, clear skies in general and prevailing sunshine will be bringing us truly summery weather. In Barcelona is definitely summer.
We want to talk specifically about the Barcelona’s beaches, to let you dream about the perfect vacations in the European’s favorite holiday city at the moment.
Barcelona has eight beaches along four and a half kilometers. They are ready for the summer season since the 30th of May, and all the public services, such as toilets, towel rentals, first aids, etc. are already operating.
This year the beaches of Sant Sebastià, Sant Miquel, Barceloneta-Somorrostro, Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant have been hanging the blue flag, thanks to their environmental quality. This is the first time that all 8 of the city’s beaches have received this distinction. The distinction went to only 5 of the city’s beaches in 2006, but now all 8 have earned it.
“It’s been a very long road”, explained the Head of Barcelona’s Comprehensive Coastal Management Programme, Francesc Soler. Work has had to be done on the entire coastal region of Barcelona to get this far. “Every beach has facilities offering police and rescue services, public toilets, information and megaphone systems, as well as other services”, he said.
The work done to ensure accessibility deserves its own special mention. Barcelona’s beaches have earned recognition for the distinction of having broken down architectural barriers and attended to people with disabilities. What is more, the Nova Icària beach also received the Ecoplayas Flag for the quality of its services. Here Barcelona has a volunteer service helping people with disabilities to swim.
All the beaches have excellent seafood restaurants with amazing views to the sea and the port, and stalls providing cold soft drinks and ice-creams.
Joining the tourist community who loves Spain, Catalonia and the Mediterranean, will allow you to experiment the sun and the happy life style of the warm season.
Moreover, by renting a Barcelona holiday apartment in the beach, you will feel the comfort of having the sea in front of you, without worrying about the transport. From the sea side, you can also get easily to the city centre, Las Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya, etc. For a more centric flat to rent, check the Las Ramblas luxury apartments.
Experience a luxury holiday in Barcelona, booking one of our exclusive and luxurious apartments in the city center, directly on the sea, or in any area of interest of Barcelona.