With bent knees and outstretched arms, you interlace your fingers just in time. The volleyball bounces off the insides of your wrists and reverses its downward trajectory. Your teammate sets the ball as it descends, and the white orb momentarily eclipses the sun reflecting off your shades, the sand, and the Balearic Sea beside you. As you leap into the air to secure this point with a spike, you smile with satisfaction at your decision to spend your vacation here. Bienvenidos a Barcelona, wise wanderer, the Spanish escape you’ve always dreamed of.
When you reserve a room in any of the Barcelona hotels on the beach, you can enjoy the sun, the sea, and the sand while soaking in the city’s culture. But before boarding your Spain-bound plane, here some answers to some commonly asked questions.
Where are the best Barcelona restaurants with a view of the water?
There are plenty of great places to grab some grub while overlooking the waters off Barcelona. Here are five of our favorites:
- Agua: This rustic beachfront restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and simple cuisine, and is a spectacular venue for people-watching in the winter months.
- Barraca: Known for serving Barcelona’s best paella and fish, this waterfront restaurant offers stunning views of Sant Sebastià Beach from the tables on its sidewalk.
- El Cangrejo Loco: Since its opening that coincided with the locally hosted 1992 Olympic Games, the award-winning “Crazy Crab” has been one of the most popular eateries in the port.
- La Gavina: The terrace of this history-rich restaurant overlooks the mouth of the Mediterranean and features a wide range of seafood-based starters and rice dishes.
- Salt Restaurant & Beach Club: Inventive burgers and exceptional cocktails are the name of the game at this trendy spot right on the water.
What are the best beaches to visit in Barcelona?
Barcelona is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. If you’re interested in exploring the scene along the sands of Spain, here are three can’t-miss spots for you to enjoy:
- Barceloneta Beach: One of Barcelona’s busiest beaches, this stunning stretch of sand features monuments, musicians, and endless entertainment.
- Bogatell Beach: A bit off the beaten path, this blissful beach is calmer and quieter than Barceloneta, but still attracts a substantial crowd in the summer months.
- Sitges: This semi-secluded spot is about a half-hour’s drive from the more popular options, but serves as a blissful retreat to Barcelona beachgoers who want to avoid the crowds without sacrificing the scenery.
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