Let’s face it: It would be a shame to go to Spain and not visit Barcelona. It is one of the most international cities in Europe, and there is so much to see, from the Gaudi architecture to the temple of football – Camp Nou. But you are dreaming of holidays where you will lay on a beach and enjoy the beautiful Spanish warmth, while your kids play in the sand. There is a great way to do both.
Start by booking a Camping Site
If you want to mix visiting Barcelona, and laying on the best beaches of the Costa Brava, what you really have to do is to make a reservation in one of the best campings in Spain for family holidays. From there, you will be able to head out to the city a few times, during your stay, and to the beaches, on others. But most of all, you will get to benefit from having everything on site, including a great pool complex. Some of them even have their own beach. That’s a perk!
When you hop into town to discover this jewel of a city, bring along comfortable shoes. Barcelona is very large and there is lots to see. The best way to go, especially with the kids, is to buy tickets for the City Tour Bus. You can take a seat upstairs and view the city from the open air, as the bus takes you everywhere. As we said, it is big, so you may need to change bus lines, as well. Once that is done, discuss with the rest of the family members, which are the main elements that you would like to visit. Once that is done, stop at the next one coming up on the tour. No matter what you decide to do, don’t miss walking on the Ramblas, and visit the only cathedral that is still being built to this day, and which was designed by none other than Gaudi, himself.
Best Beaches close to Barcelona
This is a famous and popular beach, in Spain. The main reason is that it is quite close to Barcelona. Therefore, if you are thinking to go there during the week-end, or on a holiday, you should change your mind and visit one of the others below. You might find it too crowded for you and the kids to really enjoy the sun and the water. Any other day, Sitges is well worth seeing, and staying there in the evening to walk along the cobblestone streets and eat great food.
Playa de Altafulla
Choose Playa de Altafulla for the unique 12th Century castle that you will find behind you. Its walled fortress covers ¾ of a mile. You won’t find another site like this one, anywhere else.
Aiguablava – Begur
At the South of the beautiful city of Begur, which features colonial mansions, you will discover this soft white sand beach with turquoise water, for you to bathe in.
Calella de Palafrugell
If you are looking to mix with the people (which are a very important part of Spanish culture), then head to Calella de Palafrugell. You will find all the high-level Catalans, lazing around on one the three beaches, that can be reached from the town