The most famous beach of the Catalan capital in tune with its name, is the beach of Barceloneta. It is easily accessible from the Metro station, or simply on foot. The walk from the Gothic Quarter to the beach takes about 15-20 minutes.
In high season this beach is too crowded, no room to swing a cat, the purity of water, too, leaves much to be desired. At Barceloneta often come just for parties and socializing, for a relaxing holiday by the sea is better to choose other beaches.
There is always a lot of young people from all over the world, all drink, smoking and meet each other. sound of the waves drown out the cries of vendors of beer and mojitos, Chinese masseuses and other merchants. Summer get-together here until late at night. Hippie build sand castles, that then you can take a picture for a few coins, dealers sell marijuana, thieves and pickpockets are not asleep, generally, real house city beach, which the, to be honest, an amateur.