Beaches in Barcelona
The main beaches in Barcelona start at Barceloneta and go towards Port Olimpic. If you follow on a bit further you will find a nude beach as well.
The most obvious choice to any newcomer in Barcelona might be the Barceloneta however it is a fairly small stretch of beach and in the summer months it can become fairly overcrowded and can get a little bit on the dirty side! You can walk to Barceloneta by continuing from La Rambla down past the port and down Joan de Borbo or, you can take the Yellow Line metro to Barceloneta.
When you reach the beach if you take a right towards the W hotel which you will no doubt spot in the distance you may stumble across a nudist section of the beach. If that’s not your thing then its best to take a left when you reach the beach; going this way following the Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta the beach continues uninterrupted almost all the way to Port Olimpic and once you get past Port Olimpic you will reach Bogatell beach which is often a good option, especially if you arrive at the beach late and Barceloneta beach is overcrowded and you cant find a spot for your towel, as it is quieter and fairly wide.
Sunbathing and swimming are not the only things you can do on the beach in Barcelona; there are volley ball nets on nearly every beach to have a volley ball game as well as many water sports. Surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing, sailing and many other aquatic sports are also popular.