Summer in Barcelona is something it has to be experience.
From June to September, Barceloneta becomes A MUST for everyone, locals and tourists, I am deeply in love with Barceloneta and the beach is fabulous.
For me the best part of the beach is the one between W Hotel and Club Natacio Athletic Barceloneta, which by the way, for 10 € you can buy a day pass and spend the day between the beach and their huge pools and terrace.
Even if you go to the very last end of the beach, by the rocks, you will not believe how clean the water is.
In Barceloneta, be aware as not all places are good, in fact some are horrible, the places I’ve chosen in this quirky and charming neighborhood of Barcelona are…
On the way to the beach or on your way back, there is mandatory have an ice cream at Vioko
PASEO JUAN DE BORBON
JUANITA LALA, Plaza de pau vila
Just before starting Paseo de Borbon, very good for a pica pica (a number of different dishes to share among all) and tapas.
ONE OCEAN CLUB, Moll de la Barceloneta 1
super exclusive place with a traditional Catalan cuisine restaurant and an impressive cocktail bar. It is the favorite of the owners of yachts, although it is not a high price, you have all the information on its website, treat yourself!!!
BRUNCH & CAKE BY THE SEA
One of my favorites brands, so tasteful!!!! Everything is outstanding here, place itself, deco, staff… you can do a brunch, grab a sandwich, a coffee, a cake, and everything is amazing and very welcoming place
LA MAR SALADA
This is the place where I always eat paella in Barceloneta
MAKAMAKA BEACH BURGER CAFE, Paseo Juan De Borbon 76
One of the sites most fashionable in recent years, basically hamburgers, usually always tail, and I, I usually go more to this right next door, Colombo Bar BCN
COLOMBO BCN BAR (next to Makamaka)
I just love this place, it is easier to find a table than Makamaka, basically nice burgers and excellent cocktails and the staff is very friendly, so if there is a long waiting in Makamaka, move here!
MAMAROSA BEACH, PEZ VELA & GALLITO
These three places are at the end of the beach, just below Hotel W.
There are three great and very similar options, beach bars with exquisite decor and a menu of rice and salads that never disappoints, its sea views make a wonderful place for a romantic dinner or afternoon with cocktails & friends.
MOMA BEACH BAR, LA DELICIOSA & PURA VIDA
Here you got the famous chiringuitos, you will find in this order on the beach, right in the sand, they are just lovely and charm places where you can have from lunch, breakfast, drinks, fresh juices … and everything is a good choice, FYI…. in winter they all disappear, so, it is now or never!
SURF HOUSE BARCELONA, almirall Aixada 22
Another place very fashionable among young people with a nice cocktail menu, bagels, salads … very Mediterranean, the terrace is “Super Bonita” and is always very lively.
SANTA MARTA Grau and torras 59
A real classic in Barceloneta, I love their pizza, calzones and other Italian dishes, those who live in Barcelona are faithful to Santa Marta all year long
SAL CAFE, Boardwalk barceloneta
Another beach bar frequented by locals, with a great international menu and a terrace with spectacular views.