Barceloneta Beach activities
Barcelona’s beaches are packed with places to play sports in the fresh air. There are beach volleyball courts and football pitches, which are free to use, where it’s not hard to meet others looking for a game. And if you want to flex your muscles, the beachside fitness circuits offer the chance for an open-air workout.
10 ways to get the most out of Barcelona’s beaches
Way back before the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona revamped its beaches and opened them up to the city. Today they have a relaxed, upbeat vibe all their own, offering locals and visitors alike the chance to try new activities from morning to night.
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Stand Up Paddle
Stand Up Paddle aka Paddle Surf is the latest trend in water sports; it’s also the most laid-back way to enjoy the gentle waves of the Med. Grab a board, and once you get the hang of paddling, you can socialise while you exercise. There are even surf schools that offer special pilates or yoga classes on a paddle board. is there a better way to stay in shape at the beach?
Festivals beside the sea
OK, these festivals don’t actually take place on the beach, but Barcelona’s Fòrum venue counts as the seaside, doesn’t it? What’s more, the sheer size of the place makes it the perfect location for huge parties and sprawling festivals. It’s where you’ll find Primavera Sound and Cruïlla, and some of the outdoor concerts that take place during the Mercè festival. Nothing beats a gig with a view of the sea!
Barceloneta is a beach, so, of course, you’ll be free to lay a towel down and soak up some sweet sun. At nearly 1,400ft in length, you’re sure to find a spot too. It is worth noting that Barceloneta is known to be on the livelier side of Barcelona’s beaches, so if you’re hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, it might be worth taking some headphones and heading there earlier in the day. That way, you’re likely to get the best spot too. Also worth saying that the beach has pretty good wifi throughout if you want to get gramming or watch an episode or two on the sand. However, if you are looking to engage in things of a more lively nature.
Yes, Barceloneta has a party side too. Groups of party-seekers will often put on some tunes, open some cold drinks, and celebrate through to the early hours. Surely one of them will welcome you with open arms. So, if you’ve an itch for good times, be sure to check out the beach’s goings-on. It may well be scratched. Just remember to stay hydrated, so you don’t feel too bad the following day.
Cool off with a drink
Speaking of nightlife, you’ll find a healthy heaping of it at the many bars that line the horizon like a boozy, enticing mirage. They’re sure to offer little nibbles to keep you going, but you’ll really want a refreshing cocktail to cool off. You can even get it to go and take it to your towel, so you can sip in the sun. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
As well as the many bars that dot the beachside, you’ll also find plenty of restaurants and pop-ups to satisfy your hunger. Expect a healthy helping of seafood with Mediterranean tapas, paired with a delicious red wine. Or, just go out on a traditional paella. After a day of beaching or simply exploring the area surrounding Barceloneta, what better way to refuel? Spain’s cuisine is known worldwide for its healthiness and heartiness, so what’s stopping you?
As the water is right there, why not try out some ocean activities while you’re at Barceloneta? There’s usually windsurfing , kitesurfing and bodyboarding on offer, and if you’re an enthusiast, feel free to bring your own gear and go your own way. Or, if you’d rather keep your feet firmly on the dry land, you’ll find volleyball nets to strut your stuff, beach tennis, ping pong and even an entire area for gymnastics! The perfect answer if you’ve had a few too many delicious cocktails during your stay!
Barceloneta isn’t just the beach’s name; it’s also the name of the seaside town surrounding it. For centuries, Barceloneta was a fishing village that brought a lot of seafood into the Catalan capital. The village itself supposedly inspired the great author Cervantes; the fight between the titular Don Quixote and the Knight takes place in a fishing village eerily similar to Barceloneta. Take a stroll into the town, and you’ll be mesmerized by the colorful buildings, cobbled streets, and beautiful flora. Head in during the evening to see local patrons eating, drinking, and enjoying the ambiance. Why not join them for a few?
Enjoy the view over Barcelona with a little bit of adrenaline.
Book this 15-minute parasailing experience and discover Barcelona from a different angle as you fly over its coast’s waters. Book this activity with your friends or family and enjoy a unique water activity.
Make your way to the meeting point and after receiving a security brief from your professional instructor, head towards the waters of Barceloneta beach where this activity will take place.
Using the supplier’s equipment and winch-system, you will be slowly reeled out from the boat’s flight deck to experience a 15-minute parasailing activity. You will be able to take this tour together with other three people (up to four people maximum per flight), though weight limitations do apply.
Once the experience is over, you will go back to the start point where the tour will reach its end.
Sail the waters of Barcelona on a fast and safe jet ski on a 30 or 60-minute experience. Enjoy a fun day near the city’s Olimpic port as you gaze at the landscape and escape the tides feeling an adrenaline rush.
Start your jet ski experience heading to the meeting point and greeting your professional instructor.
After receiving a brief on safety instructions and how to use this equipment, you will head to the harbour to perform this activity in front of Barceloneta beach. This water sports suits everybody and it does not require you to have previous experience. Plus, your instructor will be guiding you at all times so you can make the most of this water sport in a safe environment. Depending on the selected option, you will ride your jet ski for 30 or 60 minutes.
Enjoy the speed of this water equipment in the open sea and enjoy the views of the city from the water. And if you feel like it you can also take a break and swim for a while to get a taste of the Mediterranean.
Feel the adrenaline in your body for 15 minute.
With the Jet Boat you will enjoy skidding, braking and turns 360 degrees over the sea.
Invite your friends and do not miss this vibrant experience!
Enjoy the latest water sport in the coast of Barcelona, near the Olimpic Port. Book your 15 or 30-minute experience and try out this revolutionary activity with our experienced monitor who will teach you how to dominate it and get the best moves on top of the water.
Make your own way at the agreed time to the Olimpic Port in Barcelona where your flyboard experience takes place.
The equipment is composed by a board that is driven by two powerful water jets that elevate your body up to 12 meters above the water surface.
Our experienced instructors will give you all the safety instructions you need to perform the activity. Once provided with the necessary equipment, you will go out of the harbour and begin the activity in front of the Barceloneta beach.
Depending on the selected option you will have either 15 or 30 minutes to enjoy this incredible water-powered ride.
The most innovating and exciting aquatic sport of the moment!
You’ll FLY and enjoy making Slaloms with this incredible activity together with an experienced instructor who will show you the basics: it will take you only 5 minutes to find your balance and ENJOY yourself.