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Somorrostro Beach

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.

Services
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.

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