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Sea and beaches

Barcelona is synonymous with the Mediterranean and a time-honoured seafaring tradition dating back to Roman times. Barcelona has lived on the sea and for the sea. The sea has made it a crossroads of cultures; a fun, relaxing place where there's room for everyone; a place with a wide range of resources, infrastructures and activities to suit people of all ages and backgrounds.

If you enjoy sailing, water sports or just like to relax by the sea, Barcelona offers you all kinds of services and facilities so that you can enjoy your favourite activities while you admire the city's coastline and beaches.

  • Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Barcelona


    Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Barcelona

    In 2024, Barcelona will be hosting the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Barcelona, the world's landmark sailing competition and oldest sporting event. Don't miss this thrilling spectacle with boats that literally fly!

  • Maritime Barcelone


    Maritime Barcelone

    Discover Barcelona's millennia-old maritime tradition. The city has always been a crossroads of cultures, an open place with great places to walk, boat trips, architecture, museums, leisure attractions, shops, marinas, a fishing quarter, an Olympic area… and much, much more.

  • Platja Vila Olímpica



    The Costa de Barcelona has 28 Blue Flag beaches. Barcelona has accessible beaches, with Wi-Fi and excellent amenities and services inviting you to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea throughout the year.

  • Las Golondrinas Barcelona


    Sea tours

    A maiden voyage on a yacht, a pleasure cruise on one of the traditional "Golondrinas" or a sail on a modern catamaran are just some of the tours you can take part in if you want to enjoy vistas of Barcelona from the sea.

  • Water-based activities


    Water-based activities

    Kayaking, paddle-surfing, catamaran... whatever sport you're looking for, Barcelona offers the best amenities and places to enjoy your free time.

  • Boat hire


    Boat hire

    If you like sailing, for sport or for pleasure, the Barcelona coast has several marinas with thousands of moorings for your boat, whatever kind it is. But if you don't have a boat, Charter companies along the Barcelona coast offer a whole host of boat rental options.

  • Fishing



    The Barcelona coast is full of places where you can enjoy sports fishing or angling, from the breakwater, from the coast or from a boat. Which do you prefer?

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