Platja de la Nova Icaria, Barcelona

(3.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
Swim and relax at Platja de la Nova Icaria, offering beach lounger and umbrella rental, lockers, and dressing rooms. An onsite lifeguard offers added security. The water has vegetation in it near the shore, but farther out it becomes crystal clear. Do be careful with children, however, as the water gets deep fast. The beach also offers assisted swimming for travelers with disabilities. Head to one of several bars and restaurants behind the beach for refreshment. Use our Barcelona trip generator to visit Platja de la Nova Icaria on your trip to Barcelona, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • There are 10 designated beach bays, separated by breakwaters, on the city´s southern end. Nova Icaria has a wide expanse and isn´t as impacted by the inner city life as the others closer to the port. ...  more »
  • No annoying sellers, more peaceful than Barceloneta beach. And just a few minutes away. Close to Diagonal shoping centre. We had a nice afternoon 
  • This beautiful beach is located near the Olympic harbor. There are several restaurants and bars in the area and the usual thick sand like the other beaches of Barcelona. It is an ideal alternative to ...  more »
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  • Not bad. It is a fine sand beach but I didn't see many people in the water. Good for tanning and nice sunset. Beautiful beach walkway and surrounded by restaurants and bike paths.
  • Very very dirty beaches. You can see all kinds of things flowing in the water. Plus the send is not really send. (Shredded rocks!). If you want real beaches, get out of Barcelona by train. I recommend Mongat, Mongat Nord y Ocata
  • Beautiful Beach Bar. Service has lots of work, so probably yoz have to order twice. Price range is okay. Music nice.
  • Best beach in Barcelona. Not as crowded as the main beach. Lots of cafe and bars around. There are plenty of beach volley nets and an open gym.
  • Lovely, clean beach. Quiet without being boring. Much better alternative to busy Barcelonetta. About €10 a lounger.