Aerial view of Beach Platja de Codolar in Tossa de Mar on the Costa Brava, Catalunya, Spain


Platja de la Mar Bella


With a small nudist strip, soft blonde sands, some water sports and a skate park, Platja de la Mar Bella is popular with an LGBTQI+ crowd.

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1. El Poblenou Platges

0.03 MILES

A series of beautiful, broad, sandy golden beaches dotted with xiringuitos (seasonal beach bars) stretches northeast from the Port Olímpic marina. They're…

2. Platja de la Nova Mar Bella

0.29 MILES

Locally loved Platja de la Nova Mar Bella has gold-tinged sand and a bit of a watersports scene, and leads into the new Front Marítim residential and…

3. Platja del Bogatell

0.43 MILES

Fronting El Poblenou, these buzzy golden-white sands host volleyball courts and a few seasonal xiringuitos (beach bars) with sunbeds and umbrellas. There…

4. Rambla del Poblenou

0.49 MILES

With its origins in the mid-19th century (when Poblenou's industrial boom kicked off), this leafy boulevard has long been the neighbourhood hub, sprinkled…

5. Platja del Llevant

0.49 MILES

Created in 2006, in front of the revitalised El Fòrum district, this gold-coloured artificial beach is the city's easternmost and popular with dog walkers.

6. Cementiri del Poblenou

0.52 MILES

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7. Espai Subirachs

0.75 MILES

In a building next to the townhouse in which he was born in 1927, this intimate exhibition is devoted to the late Josep Maria Subirachs. It highlights the…

8. Platja de la Nova Icària

0.77 MILES

The southernmost and busiest of El Poblenou's beaches, this broad golden trip gets lively in warmer months, when a couple of xiringuitos grace the sand,…