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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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Nova Icària Beach

Playa de la Nova Icària

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.

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

Bathing assistance for people with reduced mobility
Accessible beaches with assistance for bathers have a changing room, amphibian wheelchairs, a winch, life vests, parasols and a volunteer service to assist people with reduced mobility to enter and leave the water and enjoy bathing.
Service with previous reservation: +0034 607 569 374 (10:30am to 7:30pm) or on line

Times: From June 12 to September 12: daily, from 10:30am to 2:30pm and from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

Sports, sailing and other activities
Beach volleyball and table tennis.

Centre Municipal de Vela - CMV
Dinghy sailing courses by the hour with a monitor, kayak and windsurfing. Reservations in advance

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

General details

Address: Passeig Marítim de la Nova Icària, 60 (08005). 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 at Nova Icaria beach:
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 and 4pm-7pm.

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.

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Nova Icaria 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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