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Hit the Beach and Get Out of the City

Best beaches around Barcelona

About this guide

In high season beaches in Barcelona can be quite crowded: you won't always find a space for your towel. This is a great reason to escape the city and explore scenic locations around the Catalan capital. This is a list of my favorite beaches close to Barcelona.

Canet de Mar

🌴 Peaceful getaway


Distance: 40 kilometers northeast of Barcelona.

How to get there: Take a train from Plaça Catalunya toward Blanes or Maçanet-Massanes.

🏖️ Wide sandy beach always without crowds. Blue Flag water (certified clean). Restrooms, showers, beach bars, sports area.

What else to see: Canat de Mar is the hometown of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Gaudí’s rival and the architect of the Palau de la Música Catalana and Sant Pau Hospital. He left a prominent mark in the town. Visit his house museum and walk around the town to see some of his emblematic constructions. There is also a charming 11th century castle, Castell de Santa Florentina, which was featured in Game of Thrones as House Tarly’s stronghold.


🌞 Idyllic retreat
Pg. Marítim, 322

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