Barcelona is one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations. Not only does it have impressive tourist attractions such as the Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and Park Guell, but it is also lined with beautiful beaches…..and this long coastline is just perfect for doing all kinds of sports.
The first step is getting to the city. Search for airline tickets online and book the cheapest flights you find. The next step is accommodation. Try and book something in the very centre, near the beach so that you can almost step out of your hotel or apartment and onto the beach. Perfect! Once you have all the most important details organised you can get ready to enjoy your stay in the capital of Catalonia.
Some of the city’s most popular beaches are Sant Sebastià, Barceloneta, Nova Icària and Bogatell Beaches. These beaches tend to get quite crowed, but they are perfect if you don’t want to travel a bit to find somewhere quieter. If you do fancy the idea of avoiding hordes of tourists, you should head south to Casteldelfells, Sitges, El Garraf or Villanova where the beaches are somewhat less crowded and attract locals. Likewise, beaches to the north, such as Badalona, Mongat and Ocata tend to be popular among the Spanish and are usually less touristy.
All the beaches attract sports enthusiasts who get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy a run, an early morning dip in the sea, rollerblading, cycling or a walk. And why not? The wonderful sea air and great climate are the perfect excuses to indulge in some exercise. It is also a great way to top up your tan. If you like the idea of trying out water sports, such as windsurfing, kayaking, diving, scuba diving and waterskiing, you should head to some of the beaches in the south where you will have more opportunities to learn in less crowded seas. Go on…..travel to Barcelona and remember that the beaches are the perfect places to get tanned and toned.