Beach Day in Montgat Nord | Destination: Curiosity

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Montgat Beach for families

  • Red cross and ambulance
  • Disabled access
  • Public showers and restrooms
  • Chiringuitos
  • Lifeguard tower
  • Volleyball courts
  • Deckchairs
  • Sports installations (Club Nàutic de Montgat and Malamar complex) for aquatic activities
  • Paid and free parking zones

Top things to do in Montgat- Attractions & Travel Tips

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Montgat beaches (Beach)

Montgat beaches

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If you want to visit neighbouring beaches near Barcelona, then Montgat is one of the best options because besides being able to get there in just 30 minutes via RENFE trains, it’s still within Zone 1 of Barcelona’s transport network, so it’s as cheap as getting around the city normally. You can read about Barcelona’s public transport in this article. Montgat offers 2km of sand across three beaches connected through a pleasant maritime passage adorned by beautiful garden zones andTorre de Ca n’Alzina – a historic defense tower from the 16th century. If you’re in Badalona you can reach Montgat by bicycle. Its location means this part of the Catalan coastline is popular amongst surfers, windsurfers, and kitesurfers as there are great wind conditions for these sports. It’s for this reason it’s home to a specialization aquatic sports centre.

The 3 beaches of Montgat are:

Montgat Beach

  • Pla de Montgat (Montgat Beach)
  • Sant Joan
  • Les Moreres

Montgat Beach, Maresme

Services

Montgat beach view

  • Red cross and ambulance
  • Disabled access
  • Public showers and restrooms
  • Chiringuitos
  • Lifeguard tower
  • Volleyball courts
  • Deckchairs
  • Sports installations (Club Nàutic de Montgat and Malamar complex) for aquatic activities
  • Paid and free parking zones

Lovely view of the beach

If you want to see some more beach photos, take a look at out Barceloneta Pinterest board!

Excursions in Barcelona

To make the most of Barcelona and fill your trip with unforgettable experiences and emotions, we offer you the excursions through the Catalan capital organized by our friends – the GetYourGuide team. Choose your excursion and fall in love with Barcelona:

  • Location: Montgat
  • Length: 500 metres – Width: 40 metres
  • Borders: Montsolís Beach
  • How to get there:
    • Bus: Lines B29, B30.
    • Car: Moterway N-II.
    • Train (RENFE): R1 – Montgat Nord (right by the beach).

    Destination: Curiosity

    backpacking, Barcelona, Europe, international, Spain

    The name of the game in Barcelona was fun in the sun, and I couldn’t visit the seaside city without a full-on beach day. While Barceloneta is a perfectly great and popular beach right next to the city, we decided to rent a scooter one morning and head north to the little area of Montgat. The day consisted of a lot of sun, salty hair, a few bottles of cava champagne, and a huge picnic.

    scootering around Barcelona

    scootering around Barcelona

    We rented the scooter first thing in the morning from a company right on Barceloneta beach called Cooltra. I think it cost us around €50 to rent the scooter for 24 hours, and another €4 to fill up the tank once with gasoline. It would have been cheaper to take the train to Montgat, but the freedom of a scooter was worth the bit extra. (We also used the scooter to get around town to shop that evening, and had a failed adventure to Castle Montjuic to try and see the fountains).

    My one worry with the scooter was that not only had I never driven one, but we were told we could be in trouble if we were pulled over for not having an international drivers license. I’m still not sure how strict things are, but we didn’t have any issues with figuring out the basic traffic laws (it didn’t seem like most Spanish people followed them, anyways, but we tried!) or run-ins with law enforcement. Even filling up the gas tank at the end of the day was simple.

    A map with our scooter rental origin (the green circle) and our basic route (green dots; we stayed on smaller roads near the highway) to the Montgat beach, marked by a yellow star.

    The scooter rental origin (the green circle) and our basic route (green dots; we stayed on smaller roads near the highway) to the Montgat Nord beach (marked by a yellow star).

    On the way to Montgat, we stopped in a small downtown we came across to stock up on picnic food. In Madrid, I ate at a lot of restaurants, but my hunger in Barcelona was satisfied most often by stopping into local markets. While not the most glamorous way to eat abroad, it was delicious and way more cost-effective. A huge picnic spread, including multiple bottles of cava champagne, wine, cured ham, fresh cheeses, olives, and fresh bread ran us barely €15.

    The beach in Montgat wasn’t the white sand I’d imagined (I grew up on the west coast of Florida, where white sugar-sand is everywhere) but a more coarse, pebbly sand. Walking along the wave break was like natural a pedicure and foot massage, and the water seemed to be the perfect temperature to keep me refreshed and my cava cold. I spent part of the time picking up tumbled seaglass, but the majority of the day involved drinking, eating, and lounging or swimming.

    Two things I noticed about beaches in Barcelona:

    1. There are no seagulls! Like, what an absolutely glorious thing to be able to enjoy your picnic without peasky sea-rats trying to take your lunch!
    2. No one even cares if your boobs are out. I’m not just saying this because no one was interested in what little I have to offer. (Hey, when in Spain…) I’m serious, though, it’s a different culture there. Boobs aren’t taboo; they’re just things that deserve to be tan-line free. I had a full on conversation with an old Spanish man on the beach who didn’t once look anywhere but my face. It was awesomely freeing to be half-naked in public and have virtually no one even think twice about it.

    The beach at Montgat Nord

    The beach at Montgat Nord. It may not look fancy, but the sea and sand and salt was the perfect rejuvenating remedy towards the end of the trip.

    Although I’ve been back to my coveted Floridian white-sand beaches multiple times since this trip, my heart misses this beach day in Spain, full of carefree bliss.












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