There are plenty more beaches to track down outside the city. more

Jul 3, 2017 4:18 PM FEATURES

Reports of rising jellyfish numbers this summer cause concern for Barcelona’s beach-goers and holidaymakers. more

Jun 24, 2016 6:00 PM In the City

This small corner of France carries plenty of Catalan spirit. more

May 27, 2016 12:18 PM TRAVEL

One of the city’s favourite tourist spots is under threat. more

Apr 27, 2016 3:03 PM In the City

Popular with locals and tourists alike, explore the beautiful Mediterranean shores of the Costa Brava. more

Jul 28, 2015 4:55 PM TRAVEL

The Costa Daurada stretches south from Sitges to beyond Tarragona, and is named after its golden sandy beaches. more

Jun 29, 2015 5:37 PM TRAVEL

The Maresme coast is known for its long, sandy beaches, all within an easy train journey of the city. more

Jun 2, 2015 3:59 PM TRAVEL 1 Comments

Escape the sunbathing crowds in Barcelona by heading to one of these out-of-town beaches. more

May 10, 2015 12:00 PM Things To Do

Barraca folk branch out to bring beachfront bliss to Castelldefels. more

Mar 27, 2015 5:17 PM Restaurant Reviews

Part 2 of our guide to the loveliest coves on the Costa Brava. more

Aug 1, 2014 11:07 AM TRAVEL

Cala—meaning creek, cove or small bay—is a delightful word, bursting with summer sun and turquoise waters, paradise bays and smuggler’s secrets. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:37 PM TRAVEL

Beat the crowds to the coast this month and experience the Costa Brava from another perspective, as Carol Moran leads us down a lesser-known, but well-beaten track. more

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Festival al Cel

Turn your eyes to the skies and check out the spectacular displays by planes in what is the biggest aerial show of its kind in the Mediterranean area (it says here) more


From the archive: The law against treasure hunting in Spain goes unenforced on the city’s beaches more

Nov 12, 2010 10:17 AM FEATURES

From the archive: Back in 2008 we spoke to Barcelona's surfing community before they lost their waves more


Grec restaurant home

Cecilia Vázquez

Ah, summer— everyone's favourite time of year. It's no different in Barcelona and there's lots to do here between June and August... more

May 25, 2010 12:00 AM VISITING

Nature reserve home - Nature vs Barça

Photo by Lee Woolcock

A massive development project threatens one of Barcelona’s last remaining pockets of wetlands and wild beach more

Apr 28, 2010 1:00 AM FEATURES 5 Comments

Don’t limit yourself to crowded city beaches, when some great seaside alternatives are a short train ride away. more

Aug 1, 2009 8:00 AM , FEATURES 3 Comments

Mar 5, 2009 4:53 PM VISITING