Beaches near Granollers

Just 17 kilometres from Granollers is the Maresme coast with a total of 51 beaches of golden sand, both coarse and fine.

The Maresme has ten beaches with the distinctive blue flag and three with the Q of tourist quality. The small rocky coves of white sand and the extensive beaches of golden sandy beaches will undoubtedly be the ideal place to spend a few unforgettable days for both nature and sea lovers.

 

The city of Barcelona also invites visitors to enjoy the Mediterranean throughout the year, offering easily accessible beaches with Wi-Fi, good facilities and all kinds of services.

 

The Barcelona coastline has 28 blue flag beaches.

 

Below is detailed information on the beaches, going down the coast from north to south. Find the perfect beach for you and enjoy your day of sun, sea and sand!

Playa de Ponent

Malgrat de Mar

 

The beaches at Malgrat de Mar have particularly clear water and coarse golden sand.

 

  • Platja de la Conca. For nature lovers, this virgin beach over 2.5 kilometres long is a protected area. Here you can enjoy authentic Mediterranean vegetation.
  • Platja del Centre. The most frequented beach by the locals, it has crystal clear water.
  • Astillero beach. And is right in front of the promenade or Passeig Maritim, where most of the tourist accommodation is located. It’s the ideal place to go with children as it’s among the beaches providing the most services.
Playa Malgrat

Calella

The three beaches at Calella all have wonderfully clean water and one has been awarded the “Q” quality rating by Spain’s Tourist Quality Institute (ICTE).

  • Platja de les Roques. If it’s relaxation you want, then this is the place for you. Here you’ll find transparent water with views of the lighthouse while enjoying a refreshing breeze off the waves.
  • Platja de Garbí. Thanks to its safety services and its clean water, in 2004 this beach was awarded the “Q” quality rating.
  • Platja Gran. When you want to combine the beach with visiting the local town, this is your best choice. Located next to the municipality, it has football and beach volleyball areas, as well as services for people with special needs.

 

Playa Calella

Arenys de Mar

The clean water at its beaches has led to Arenys de Mar being awarded Blue Flag status by the EU, as well as ISO certification.

  • Platja de la Picòrdia. Ideal for those who prefer privacy as it is one of the quietest beaches in the municipality.
  • Platja del Cavaió. Located next to the port, this beach boasts excellent environmental management and has a range of services to enjoy the coast.
  • Platja de la Musclera. This is a small beach with fine to medium-grained sand. La Musclera has a nudist area of around 200 metres in length.
Playa Arenys de Mar

Mataró

Mataró is a Mediterranean city well worth visiting at any time of the year! The capital of Maresme county, the city occupies a superb location, lying between the sea and the Serralada Litoral mountains. Just 20 minutes from Granollers, Mataró is also very near to some of the finest tourist resorts in the county.

 

  • Platja del Callao. Perfect for spending the day with the family, even to enjoy some exercise as it has its own sports circuit.
  • Platja del Varador. In addition to being suitable for sports and families, what sets this beach apart are its beautiful views. It’s located between the old sailing club and Mataró Port and is the closest to the town centre.
  • Platja de Ponent. With coarse sand and stretching 180 metres, this is perfect for all kinds of water sports and for a wonderful day at the beach thanks to its services. And just 50 metres from the Renfe train station!
  • Platja de Sant Simó. A less urban beach, it’s divided into two parts: a family-oriented beach and a naturist beach.
Playa Varador

Premià de Mar

Premià de Mar has 2.5 km of coastline, holding 5 beaches in total: Platja de Llevant, Platja de Bellamar, Platja Pla de l’Os, Platja de la Descàrrega and Platja de Ponent.

 

Its beaches are typically wide and ideal for those looking for privacy as they’re not usually very crowded.

Playa Premiá de Mar

Vilassar De Mar

Vilassar de Mar is a seaside town known for its beach, the old town with Modernista buildings, museums, the Nadal tower and Catalonia’s Flower and Ornamental Plant Market.

 

  • Platja del Almadrava. Located in the town, it has golden sand and usually calm water. Thanks to the climate, it’s perfect during different times of the year.
  • Astillero beach. Mainly made up of sand and rocks, it has a promenade where you can enjoy the Mediterranean breeze.
Playa Sant Simon

El Masnou

The beaches of El Masnou tend to have coarse sand. The port is particularly interesting, where you can with numerous restaurants and bars open in the evening.

 

  • Platja d’Ocata. The town’s prize beach, it’s large enough to hold different areas for water sports. The Nautical Club and Ocata Vent Sailing Club are located there.
  • Platja del Masnou. Accessed via an underpass, this is the favourite beach of local surfers. It has ample parking.

 

Playa de Ocata

Barcelona beaches

La Barceloneta

 

La Barceloneta is Barcelona’s most important beach. It’s famous for the large number of activities carried out there: beach volleyball, a children’s play area, table tennis, gym equipment…

 

It’s also easily accessible by public transport. The young people of Barcelona tend to meet up here, as well as tourists.

 

Somorrostro

 

Like La Barceloneta, Somorrostro beach is easy to get to on public transport and its popular with both foreigners and young locals.

 

Sant Sebatià

 

Sant Sebastià beach is one of the oldest and longest in Barcelona and is popular with foreigners and nudists.

 

There’s also an area for people with special needs, with volunteers providing amphibious chairs so that everyone can enjoy the Mediterranean.

 

Sant Miquel

 

Another classic beach in the city is the Platja de Sant Miquel. Although it’s quite small, it’s very popular. It’s also a nudist beach.

 

Nova Icària

 

Nova Icària is a beach for all tastes. You can enjoy sports such as beach volleyball and table tennis as well as providing a play area for young children.

 

There’s also an area for people with special needs, with volunteers providing amphibious chairs so that everyone can enjoy the Mediterranean.

 

Bogatell

 

At El Bogatell beach you’ll find a variety of facilities to entertain yourself, such as two table tennis tables (one next to the El Bogatell breakwater), a football pitch in the middle of the beach and a volleyball court at the other end, next to the Mar Bella breakwater.

 

Llevant

 

For those looking for a quieter beach, Platja de Llevant tends to be forgotten by visitors. A sun lounger, sea breeze, metres of sand and relaxation. Just imagine!

 

Mar Bella

 

The Mar Bella beach has a nautical centre where you can carry out different water-based activities. It also has various sports facilities and a beach-library, where you can borrow books during the summer.

 

Playa de la Barceloneta

Enjoy the best Barcelona beaches close to Granollers. Arrange a different day out with your family, friends or partner. Which one do you prefer?

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