Welcome sun, sand, and farniente lovers! Barcelona is a city on the Mediterranean Sea that offers beautiful and lively beaches made for you. Beach hotels are never far from the city's main tourist attractions. You will therefore be able to combine the pleasant with the cultural very easily, that is to say very often simply by foot! To make your choice among all Barcelona beach hotels we advise you:
- To locate the main beaches of Barcelona along old port, Olympic port and Forum area.
- To understand the geographical location of the main beaches in relation to Barcelona's districts and main places of interest.
- To choose your hotel according to the quality of its services and its price of course. But also according to its distance from the historical centre, to easily visit the wonders of Barcelona.
- To choose your hotel carefully according to its distance from the nearest beach: by the sea, seafront or slightly back…
- Finally, to understand the means of transport that you will need to use to get from your hotel to the city centre: on foot, by bus, by train or by metro...
Tips to help you choose your perfect Barcelona beach hotel :
Where are Barcelona's beaches?
The main beaches of Barcelona, from the South of the city to the North, are the followings: Platja de Sant Sebastià, Platja de Sant Miquel, Platja de la Barceloneta, Platja del Somorrostro, Platja de la Nova Icària, Platja del Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella, Platja de Llevant. You have noticed that in Catalan a beach is called platja and platjes in its plural form. Playa and playas in Spanish. "Vamos a la playa" you are now ready to go to the beach!▼ Show more
What are the hotels on the beach in Barcelona?
There are very few truly beach hotels in Barcelona. The best known are W Barcelona, Arts Hotel, Safestay Barcelona Sea. All the other hotels are slightly secluded, but this is no obstacle for you to fully enjoy the seaview and panoramic.
Which are Barcelona hotels near beach ?
You have realized that, if they are not directly on the beach, the hotels are very close to the seashore. We generally talk about a hundred meters and few minutes walk. Which is bearable on vacation. Our advice is therefore to consider this distance carefully in your choices so that you do not have any surprises. It should also be noted that the transformation of Barcelona's coastline has seen the creation of new beachfront hotel areas. The Olympic district, Diagonal Mar and Forum are now the areas where the hotels are the most recent. Always located at a very short distance from the beach, they are modern, superbly equipped with air conditioned, swimming pools, outdoors pools, bars and restaurants, view on the beach and the shoreline. The beaches in this area like Mar Bella beach and Nova Mar Bella are the most pleasant because they are the quietest. Great for families.
Among the beachfront hotels Barcelona we like, we can suggest:
Barcelona beach hotel all inclusive offers?
Some hotels in Barcelona spain near beach offer all-inclusive stays. These offers are valid during the summer season. They will appear for any search during the months of June, July and August.
Which neighbourhoods are close to Barcelona's main beaches?
The main waterfront districts in Barcelona are, from South to North of the city: Barceloneta and the four areas of the Sant Martí district: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica, Bogatell, Poblenou and Diagonal Mar - Forum.
Each neighbourhood has its own charm and character that is totally different from the others.
Barceloneta is the district of fishermen, narrow streets, tapas bars, small shops and fish restaurants. It is the closest to the centre by foot.
Poblenou is undergoing a major transformation, becoming the district of startups and trendy restaurants, whereas it was only a working class district fifteen years ago. The Olympic Village arrived with the Barcelona Olympic Games. A district very popular with the hotel-keepers because of its closeness to the seaside. The Olympic Port is very lively in the evening with its many restaurants and nightclubs by the seashore, often in open air. Finally, Diagonal Mar and Forum are the two most recently transformed districts, where you will find most hotels by the waterfront. They are wonderfully equipped for lovers of water sports and beach sports.
What are the means of transport between Barcelona's beaches and the city centre?
Don't worry, all Barcelona's beaches are very well connected by means of transport. Our advice, choose a hotel close to the beach and the L4 metro line. You will be in the heart of the city in 15/25 minutes maximum.
Another wise choice and choose your hotel in the Barceloneta district. You will be able to walk to the historic districts. To give you an indication of the distances - Hotel 54 Barceloneta - in the heart of the district is only 1.2km by foot from the Picasso Museum...
On the Barcelona beach map - on this page - metro stations and bus lines are indicated.
Things to do on the beach in Barcelona?
As everywhere else in Spain, "going to the beach" is a way of life! Everything is done for pleasure and relaxation.
A particularity of Barcelona's beaches that you will undoubtedly appreciate are the chiringuitos. These famous beach bars where everything is done to welcome you as pleasantly as possible: cocktails, live music, continuous catering and of course mattresses and parasols... Find the list of our favorite chiringuitos.
There are many seaside restaurants scattered along the different beaches. They generally offer a Mediterranean cuisine made of fish, shellfish and paella. Our section Where to eat in Barcelona?
All along the beach there are play areas with table tennis tables, gym equipment, football and beach volleyball courts.
There are also showers, changing rooms, sun lounger and parasol rental services.
The beaches are cleaned every day, they are very neat despite a very high number of people in summer.
Do you want to rent a bike, an electric bike, a segway ride or a guided tour of the surrounding area? All our tours and tickets.
What is the best season to enjoy the beach in Barcelona?
The climate is ideal from June to September to enjoy the beach in Barcelona, which is a temperate city all year round:
The hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 27°C.
The least rainy months: May, June, July, August with average rainfall of 53mm per month.
More annual weather averages in our Barcelona Weather page.▲ Show less
Beach - Chicken (15 Sep 2020 - 08:20)
Beach’s are great there but very packed
@vanessa - Barcelona.com (30 Nov 2018 - 09:18)
Real good question! In fact the beach is very cool - even in this season, end of fall - to walk, run, enjoy the coastal view. if you're sporty there's nothing better. Now if you want to experience the city's places to visit, as you can no longer really swim, the best is to do the opposite: look for a hotel in the centre and go to the beach to get some fresh air. This seems more relevant to me at this time of year. Enyoy!!!
beach hotels - Vanessa (29 Nov 2018 - 09:36)
Is that a cool idea to search for a beachfront hotels in Barcelona this season? no idea if cool or better in city centre?
@vicky - Barcelona.com (25 Nov 2018 - 13:58)
You can find the Safestay Barcelone Sea hotel in this page:
A great choice on seafront!
Can't find safestay Barcelona? - Vicky (23 Nov 2018 - 16:24)
Do you offer Safestay Barcelona hotel? Can't find it on your website.
le W - pierre (13 Apr 2017 - 12:54)
W is great any time of the year.. just a bit expensive in high season..
Duquesa.. - cool (19 Feb 2013 - 08:45)
Duquesa de Cardona me semble vraiment bien et merveilleusement placé entre la ville et la mer, les vacances et les visites.
W Barcelona - sea and sun (22 Jan 2013 - 09:30)
My choice goes to the W Barcelona hotel. Your are just by the sea and there is always something happening in this W hotel. A great one we enjoyed our stay there.
bien aussi - pour moi.. (27 May 2012 - 09:15)
SM Hotel 54 Barceloneta est situé juste à côté de la mer, c'est petit et simple mais super sympa!
super - tomy (19 Apr 2012 - 08:15)
Dans le genre bord de mer mais quand même en pleine ville dans un super quartier: le Duquesa de Cardona.. Il n'y a pas mieux.. Un super hôtel face au port. Le rêve!
I remenber Arts - slim (17 Apr 2012 - 08:30)
Arts hotel was really one of the greatest hotel of Barcelona. Believe it's still the same..
Will see soon;-)
Eurostars Grand Marina - eddy (14 Apr 2012 - 11:30)
Eurostars Grand Marina is impresive by its size. Like a boat in the harbor. The place to see F1 champions during the GP.. but don't tell it..
W Barcelona is just great - tommy (13 Apr 2012 - 12:15)
W Barcelona, on the seafront and beach.. one of the most fun and classy in Barcelona! go go