The beach forms an integral part of the neighbourhood of the same name, la Barceloneta, Barcelona's classic neighbourhood by the sea, where the people of Barcelona love to come and eat fish, seafood and "tapas".
Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona’s best-loved beaches. The beach 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.
Services: Red Cross, 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.
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.
Mornings, 11am-2pm. Espai de Mar (arcades beneath the Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, no. 5).
June: weekends and public holidays. July, August and the first fortnight in September: daily. Second fortnight in September: weekends and public holidays.
Sports, sailing and other activities:
Gymnastics area, beach volleyball, beach tennis, table tennis.
Phone: 932 210 348
How to get there: Metro: L4 Barceloneta.| Bus: 17, 36, 39, 45, 59, 64 and D20.| Tram: T4, stop Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica.
Web site: www.bcn.cat/platges