Top 5 beaches to escape the bustle of Barcelona, near the city

Barcelona has central beaches and for that reason overflowing with tourists, so in this guide we suggest escape the bustle of the big city in a short time and enjoy the beaches of nearby towns.



On railways and less than 15 min to the south of Barcelona, we find the beach of Garraf, which is located in privileged place and away from the bustling big city, it has a length approximately 3km of medium grain sand, calm waters and quaint fishermen’s cottages on the beach. There are restaurants on the beach where you can enjoy the views while you eat or enjoy a snack.



Playa del Litoral (San Adria de Besos) is facing a disused power station stunning, you’ll recognize it from a distance because there are three tall chimneys and industrial landscape. The long beach is 1.3km and the waters are very quiet. To get from the hotel railroads R1 Plaza Catalunya stop San Adria de Besos from there 5 min walk.



Another beaches near to Barcelona are in Maresme coast, and they are accessible through the R1 railways. The railroad tracks are parallel to the coast and the stations are a stone’s throw from the beach. The semi-urban beach Masnou is one of the first in the region and one of the widest, also known as the corner of surfers, although that name the waters are calm, there are plenty of activities and beach bars where to eat.



Within walking distance of Barcelona in the Maresme region is located Premia de Mar, small golden beaches and clear waters invite you to swim in the Mediterranean. Because this beach is not very wide no bars or restaurants, but easily accessible through an underpass to the village center.



Castelldefelds is just 20km to the south of Barcelona, with its long beach of 5 km of sand and shallow water. Beach bars are an attraction for sun lovers during the weekend with sea food and sangria in abundance.


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