Barcelona is one of the few major European cities that combine the big city attractions with the ability to lay on a gay beach.   Barcelona beaches are cleans and diverse, with all ages and orientations enjoying them year round.

 

 

1. Mar Bella  

Barcelona’s only clothing optional beach is at the northern end of Barcelona’s long seafront.  One of the busiest beaches for gays and their friends.  Very popular on weekends with locals, next to beach bar El Chiringuito de la Mar Bella. This chiringuito offers food, drinks and cocktails, and on some evenings – notably on Sunday from 17:00 till 23:00 – also live DJs and chill-out music. A peaceful park good for a picnic or siesta under the trees in nearby.  (Metro stop: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica; plus a 20-minute walk.)

 

 

 

2. Barceloneta

During the hotter months of the year, you can spend some time cooling down in the sunny Barceloneta area. Hit the beach and soak up the sun or enjoy a couple of cervezas in true Spanish style! If you are coming to Barcelona outside the summer months, you can still visit this laid-back part of the city as it has some fantastic seafood restaurants as well as many bars and cafés lining the beach.  This beach eventually becomes San Sebastian Beach.  (Metro stop: Barceloneta)

3. San Sebastian

The other gay beach located to the very right of the Barcelona beaches at the entrance tower of the sky lift. Very popular town beach with several beach bars.  Beach section #19 at the right side tends to be mixed and clothing-optional.  Go Go boys hand out flyers for the nights parties and events.  (Metro stop: Barceloneta)