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Barceloneta Beach

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.

Services
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.

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.

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

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.