Platja de la Barceloneta


Barceloneta Beach with Frank Gehry's Fish sculpture in the background

Just east of its namesake neighbourhood, Barceloneta's main beach is a golden-brown strip of sand where, during warm months, pool-party promoters, mojito vendors and sarong sellers mingle with masses of sun-loving visitors and barcelonins. It's an iconic Barcelona spot, but can feel like a bit of a circus – perhaps better enjoyed very first thing or over a sunset stroll.