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Barcelona offers a wide range of interesting options all year round and opens its doors to everyone. Make the most of the sunshine to go for a stroll and take a dip in the sea on one of the city’s accessible beaches. Experience Gaudí’s nature with your hands, add a sign-language tour or an audiodescribed show to your plans… Do you need any more ideas? You’ll find them with the SEARCH FACILITY or on the SUMMARY for accessible places of interest!

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Barceloneta Beach

Platja de la  Barceloneta

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".

Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona's oldest and best-loved beaches. It is thought to have inspired Miguel de Cervantes as the setting for the fight between Don Quixote and the Knight of the White Moon. It was here that the knight errant was finally defeated and abandoned his quest.

Lifeguard and safety, Local Police, beach information point, adapted showers, adapted public toilets, children games area, sun loungers, changing rooms, beach umbrellas, drinks and ice cream kiosks, sports facilites, bicycle parking areas, restaurants and Wi-fi.

Information point and times: Espai de Mar (arcades beneath the Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, no. 5). July, August and the first fortnight in September: daily from 11am to 2pm. June and the second fortnight in September: weekends and public holidays, from 11am to 2pm.

Sports and other activities
Gymnastics area, beach volleyball, beach tennis, table tennis.

Barcelona's beaches are currently smoke-free spaces. Smoking is prohibited on the beach.

General details

Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 16 (08003). Barcelona
Phone: 932 210 348
Web site:
Opening time: A consultar.

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Accessibility details

All city beaches, which spread along more than 4.5 kilometers, are barrier-free areas.

Besides, Barceloneta and Nova Icària beaches, as well as the Fòrum bathing area, offer a personalised assisted bathing service for disabled people who can not access water independently.

Periods and timetable for the assisted bathing service:
June, weekends and public holidays.
July, August and the first fortnight in September, every day.
Second fortnight in September, weekends and public holidays.
Times, 11am-2pm

To help people with disabilities to get in and out of the water, and enjoy the bath, there are the following devices:

- a crane for people who need to transfer from their wheelchair to the floating wheelchair or shower
Two floating wheelchairs
- three pairs of water cructches
- and two wheelchairs.

Here at Barceloneta beach is the so called Espai de Mar. It offers all year round full accessible facilities, such as adapted toilets and showers, both for individuals or groups.

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Barceloneta Beach, offers the assisted bathing service and the following amenities:

Reserved parking bays for people with reduced mobility
Wooden walkway to the water’s edge
Side platforms for wheelchairs
Preferential zone for disabled bathers
Changing room and adapted toilet
Shower cubicles with seat

Last update: 01/08/2023

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