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Barcelona Beaches - Barceloneta from hotel W to Port Olímpic

A guide to the beaches in the Barceloneta neighbourhood - Sant Sebastian, Sant Miquel, Barceloneta & Somorrostro beaches. Water sports activities

Updated: Jul 19, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.6k

About Barcelona Beaches - Barceloneta from hotel W to Port Olímpic

Barceloneta is the main tourist Beach area in Barcelona. Barceloneta is a former fishing village that today has a lot of tourist rental flats and over priced apartments because of it's proximity to the beach. This makes it the Barceloneta Beaches some of the most crowded in Barcelona during the summer.

However, the the downsides of Barceloneta beaches are compensated by an abundance of entertainment and seafood options. The most popular places to eat fresh seafood and cocktails are the chiringuitos (Bars on the Beach in a hut). For entertainment you can try water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing in Sant Sebastian Beach.

Before the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics what is today the beach and littoral area of Barcelona was railway sidings and wasteland occupied by squatter settlements in former industrial ruins. The seafront of Barcelona was extensively redeveloped for the 1992 Olympics. The beach is artificially supplemented with dredged sand.