Platja del Bogatell


Fronting El Poblenou, these buzzy golden-white sands host volleyball courts and a few seasonal xiringuitos (beach bars) with sunbeds and umbrellas. There are a couple of excellent seafood restaurants on the promenade above, including much-loved Xiringuito Escribà.

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1. Cementiri del Poblenou

0.25 MILES

Just inland from Platja de Bogatell, Poblenou's cemetery dates from 1773. It was positioned outside the then city limits for health reasons; its central…

2. Platja de la Nova Icària

0.34 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,…

3. El Poblenou Platges

0.41 MILES

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

4. Platja de la Mar Bella

0.43 MILES

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.

5. Rambla del Poblenou

0.45 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…

6. Port Olímpic

0.58 MILES

A busy marina built for the Olympic sailing events, the Port Olímpic is surrounded by bars and restaurants. An eye-catcher on the approach from…

7. Platja de la Nova Mar Bella

0.72 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…

8. Peix

0.75 MILES

With copper-hued stainless-steel scales sparkling at sunset, this 35m-tall, 56m-long fish sculpture at the foot of the swish Hotel Arts Barcelona looks…