Together with Barceloneta beach, these are the city"s oldest and most traditional beaches. They were the first to have amenities for bathing, an activity that was the exclusive domain of the city"s well-to-do classes at the time. The recent building of a hotel has created a small, peaceful cove where you"ll find a number of restaurants.
This beach is inextricably linked to the fishing quarter of the same name, Barceloneta, Barcelona"s classic neighbourhood by the sea, where the people of Barcelona love to come and eat fish and seafood dishes and "tapas".
The Nova Icària Beach is rightly considered to be a very peaceful beach, and is a popular choice for families and groups of friends. Lying very close to the Port Olímpic, it is surrounded by a great variety of restaurants and bars, as well as the most comprehensive range of facilities for sports and other activities on the entire coastline.
With the Forum"s photovoltaic pergola as its backdrop, this seawater swimming pool is part of an enclosed bathing area which gives you the chance to experience the Barcelona sea in a different way. Please bear in mind that the bathing area is paved and has no sand. You enter the water via steps. There are fewer people, it"s more peaceful and it looks stunning in photos!.
Situated between the Nova Icària and Mar Bella beaches Bogatell beach is the result of the urban planning scheme which, with the boost given by Olympic Barcelona in 1992, made a firm commitment to making the seafront accessible and incorporating the beaches into green spaces, gardens and the neighbouring districts.