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Barceloneta, Sant Sebastian, Sant Miquel, Somorrostro Beaches

Notable for W Hotel, Sant Miquel and Barceloneta Beach, numerous beach bars (chiringuitos). These beaches suffer from pickpockets and bag thieves.

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Barceloneta, Sant Sebastian, Sant Miquel, Somorrostro Beaches

Before the 1992 olympics what is today the beach and littoral area of Barcelona was railway sidings and wasteland occupied by squatter settlements. The seafront of Barcelona was extensively redeveloped for the 1992 Olympics.

WARNING: All of the beaches in Barcelona suffer from pickpockets and bag thieves. So do not for one minute leave your belongings out of site nor fall asleep or you will wake up with no bag or wallet. Bag thieves operate with impunity on these beaches and will run off with your bag. If you want to go to a beach where this is not an issue I recommend Castelldefels Platja which is only 20 minutes on the train from the centre of Barcelona.


7 Attractions Nearby

Visiting Barceloneta, Sant Sebastian, Sant Miquel, Somorrostro Beaches

The Seafront and promenade is divided into several beaches:


Playa de Sant Sebastian

Is the beach next to the Hotel W, a high-end hotel that hosts terrace and pool parties.


Playa de Sant Miquel

Runs from Passeig de Joan de Borba to the breakwater and has the rusty stack of cubes sculpture on the beach called La Estrella Herida


Playa de Barceloneta

Runs from the first breakwater to the larger second breakwater with gym equipment on it.


Playa de Somorrostro

Runs from the second breakwater Port Olympic and has the faamous nightclubs of Carpe Diem, Opium and IceBarcelona.


Note: Since 2021 it is not allowed to smoke on the beach or in the sea of any of Barcelona city beaches.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Barceloneta Beaches

There are multiple bicycle anchorage points along the beach front in Barceloneta although I this part of town is famous for pickpockets and a bicycle theft so even if it is chained up, it may get stolen. In Summer when the beaches get busy you may not be permitted to take a bicycle onto the sand.

Remember that beachwear is not permitted to walk around the streets of Barcelona. so if you stray to far from the beach you in a bikini or without a t-shirt you may get fined.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE Child T-familiar FREE Notes Carefull of pickpockets and bag thieves.

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Getting to Barceloneta, Sant Sebastian, Sant Miquel, Somorrostro Beaches

Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n, Barcelona. 08003

Nearest TMB Metro is Barceloneta on the Yellow (L4) line.

Public Transport Guide

Documents for Barceloneta, Sant Sebastian, Sant Miquel, Somorrostro Beaches

Click on any one of the 2 PDFs to view in full screen and download.

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Barceloneta Street map

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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Barceloneta Metro Map

Author: www.tmb.cat

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