Your Guide To: Bogatell Beach
Quiet, safe and ideal for cyclists
Almost twice the size of its nearest neighbour, Nova Icària Beach, Bogatell Beach stretches to over 700 metres. The cycle track bordering the beach is a favourite with both cyclists and rollerbladers.
Although the beach benefited from rejuvenation at the time of the 1992 Olympics, you will still see hints of old Barcelona at Bogatell.
The beach is very popular with families and over-35s. It’s much more laid back than Barceloneta, or even Nova Icària.
The beach is known for its cleanliness – that of the beach, the amenities and the seawater.
Bogatell Beach shares volleyball courts and ping pong tables with Nova Icària. You can book windsurfing lessons with the nearby sailing academy, Centre Municipal de Vela (CMV). There is also a playground for children on the beach.
As part of its regeneration, Bogatell became an accessible beach for those with limited mobility. The beach has mobility-adapted showers and toilets.
If you don’t want to spend all day at the beach, Bogatell is within easy reach of Port Olímpic and Parc de la Ciutadella.
Your Guide To: Eating & Drinking
Although you’ll find a couple of beach bars here, there are certainly not as many restaurants and bars at Bogatell Beach as there are at other Barcelona city beaches. However, with the wide selection at Nova Icària nearby, this is not a problem. In fact, it adds to the peace and quiet at Bogatell.
If you take a stroll in the streets surrounding the beach, you’ll come across typical Catalan cafés.
Your Guide To: Getting There
As with most places in Barcelona, metro is the fastest, most convenient way to get to Bogatell Beach.
You can take the L4 line to Poblenou or Llacuna.