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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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Somorrostro Beach

Plage de Somorrostro

The beach stands between the gasometer and the Olympic Marina. Until the mid-20th century, there was a shanty settlement here that was home to 15,000 people. Carmen Amaya, the most famous flamenco dancer of all time, was born here. Although originally part of Barceloneta beach, the city council renamed it Somorrostro in memory of the humble settlement that once stood on this part of the Barcelona coast.

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

Sports, sailing and other activities
Area with exercise equipment, beach volleyball.

Centre de la Platja: Centre de la Platja provides information about the beaches, assistance to visitors and organises educational activities about sport, culture and sustainability on the seafront. It also hosts thematic exhibitions about the Barcelona's coastline
Complex Esportiu Municipal Marítim: Sports centre and the first thalassotherapy centre in Catalonia, where visitors can enjoy seawater swimming pools with recreational and therapeutic aquatic effects. Direct access to the beach area. Other services: cubicles, showers, changing rooms, lockers, cloakroom, sun loungers, towel hire, etc.

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

General details

Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 32 (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, the Barceloneta and Nova Icària beaches, as well as the bathing Fòrum area, offer an assisted bathing service for disabled people who can not access water independently.
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Somorrostro beach offers 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
Umbrellas and long chairs rental
Shower cubicles with seat

Last update: 01/08/2023

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