Direct flights from North America are hard to come by, and a layover in Madrid is common. Timing Barcelona summers can be hot and humid, the temperatures hovering around 81 degrees F, making this a perfect time for the beach but maybe not the best time to be wandering around the city.
Ground Transportation: The city's metro service is clean, efficient, fast and, most importantly, it can get you just about anywhere you want to go in the city. The spring and fall are milder, but not ideal sunbathing weather.
Barcelona’s most well-known beach is nearly a mile long, but it’s almost always packed to the gills (pictured above).
You can also expect to find clean sand and clean water (tested daily).It’s great for activities like windsurfing and kitesurfing, and the water is ideal for swimming.And for food, there are plenty of tapas joints and beach shacks worth popping in to, like the fun Iguana Chiringuito.During the summer, you’re much more likely to find locals at Bogatell, which is less packed than Barceloneta.There’s a slightly older crowd here, but that’s why it’s so beloved and has a reputation as the go-to beach for tranquility.