Barcelona´s buzzing urban beaches

The city has more than a dozen, but three are best known - and connected by a promenade - starting with Barceloneta (pictured here) in the neighbourhood of the same name, once a quiet fishing village; it´s buzzing with people, water sports, bars, and restaurants, and can be a bit of a circus come warm weather. Vila Olimpica, developed for the 1992 games, also has a nice beach with plenty of amenities but usually a bit less crowded than Barceloneta. Then there´s Poblenou, a once industrial district fallen upon hard times and also renovated for the Olympics, becoming one of the city´s hip neighbourhoods; great beaches here with all the trimmings include the main one, Bogatell, as well as Nova Icària and gay-popular Mar Bella (which also has a clothing-optional section).

Read more in Tripatini contributor Rohny Jones´ post What Not to Miss in Barcelona.


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