Platja de la Nova Icaria, Barcelona

3.9
#4 of 10 in Beaches in Barcelona
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. Make Platja de la Nova Icaria a centerpiece of your Barcelona vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Barcelona trip planner .
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  • We visited for the day on my 30th,it was a lovely way to relax! We got there around 10am, and it was pretty dead at that point, though it did get much busier throughout the day. You can rent out sunlo...  more »
  • There is definitely a good idea to spend at least half a day and enjoy a rest from tourism as such. Sports lovers will also.
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  • Worst Beach I've been to, and there have been many over the years. From the moment you set foot on the sand next to a smelly overfalles of strandselgere that will sell you blankets, drinke, beer, and who do not know what a no means. €20 for an umbrella a little larger than an umbrella is the cost of rent. When you have set the round with the same sellers, and they go in the route and screaming out their message with like that about 8 sec space. Incredibly annoying.
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  • Very big beach with beautiful sand. Often has big waves. Near the city. There are few benches near trees that help you run away from the sun. 2 public showers are present. 4 is for some cigarettes leftovers that often can be found on beach.
  • Personally I like this beach better than the neighboring one for a couple reasons. It has a lot of outdoor activities like the volleyball courts and outdoor gym at the end by the pier. The service from the bars in the back was also incredible. It seemed a little more family oriented but still tons of fun.
  • Dirty beach filled with all types of garbage all over the beach that sadly ruins the great vibe. Cigarettes, glass, you name it. Our 2 year old kept handing me so many cigarette butts and plastic pieces while making a sandcastle that we just left. Looks beautiful from far but the water is not inviting. Barceloneta beach was surprisingly amazingly clean for the amount of crowd. Heard Mar Bella and further beaches are way better..will report back !
  • Very large and lovely beach. Tons of space with chairs and nets for those who wants to play around with balls or just relax. Good pubs with decent prices, even though their location is splendid. Bathrooms which are free. Overall, very good beach.
  • Very nice beach! Send all around, nice people, very relaxing watter with some waves. Good for kids too
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