Platja de la Nova Icaria, Barcelona

3.3
#14 of 17 in Beaches in Province of 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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  • Don't settle for barceloneta beach and make the effort to walk a bit further or take the metro to Ciutadella Vila olympica from which nova icaria is a 15 min walk because Nova Icaria beach has much so...  more »
  • From reading the reviews we knew that this beach would be crowded and dirty, but we were too tired to walk to the further beaches. It is a long walk so take a cab or rent a bike to get to the other be...  more »
  • For a range of central Barcelona, it is very clean, and a little less populated than its neighbor Barceloneta
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