Best Beaches In and Around Barcelona


Above: Sant Sebastià beach on a quiet November morning.

Platja de Sant Sebastià Barcelona

View of Platja de Sant Sebastià from Blue Spot.


Barceloneta beach, above, features the installation L’Estel Ferit (The Wounded Shooting Star) By Rebecca Horn, commissioned for the 1992 Summer Olympics.



Tossa de Mar is a little over an hour drive north of Barcelona. In the 12th century the medieval town was walled off and a castle was built on the highest point of Mt. Guardí.

Sant Pol de Mar

Sant Pol de Mar

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