The best beaches in Sitges
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Urban beaches of Sitges
The urban beaches of Sitges are accessible for bathing and sunbathing, they are the most central and crowded and have a capacity control by means of drones, which will carry out four daily flights, lasting half an hour, for 19 days, from July 15th to August 22nd (high season) and that they will ensure control of the capacity of the Sitges beaches (data from 2021).
The Marina d’Aiguadolç beach is the beach that is located before reaching the Port of Sitges Aiguadolç. It takes its name from a freshwater spring that comes from Massís del Garraf and appears on this beach. It is a family beach, quiet and where water sports such as surfing are practiced, since the Sitges Surf Club holds many of its classes there.
It is the beach located in front of the Hotel Me, well protected by the breakwaters that give it a visual shape of a seashell, a quiet beach very frequented during the day by families because it has all the services, although facing the sunset in recent years, it has gained visibility thanks to the implementation of the famous BESO beach bar, and has established itself as a space for kayaking or paddle boarding thanks to Nootka.
3.- Cala Balmins
On the Paseo de Balmins, on the way to Port d’Aiguadolç, it is a beach with a very diverse and very loyal public, families, nudists, naturist, textiles, gay-friendly, … in Balmins everyone fits and has their space. Three small coves give this beach a very special and welcoming shape, it has all the services, the Cala Balmins beach bar is very popular among residents of Sitges and usually offers a good musical line-up in summer.
It has all the services and the 10 minute walk that we will use from the old town is worth of it.
4.- Bassa Rodona
Bassa Rodona beach, with easy access from Paseo de la Ribera, is a beach where the eastern storms tend to affect the amount of sand, but it generally receives additional sand so that it can shine for its public that is usually gayfriendly.
The centennial Club de Mar has the start of its sailing boats with a well-validated start.
5.- Cap de Grills
A few years ago this stone beach went unnoticed, it was a place to pass through to get to the old Atlantida nightclub or on the way to the access road to Colls Miralpeix and some of the Sitges small beaches “calas” (Home Mort, Desenrocada). It is one of the beaches to go with dogs and is accessed by passing in front of the Terramar Golf Club.
Cap de Grills made a place for itself in Sitges leisure, thanks to Hola Club, the beach bar that offered teenagers and young people space for leisure and partying, especially on weekend nights. Currently this beach is considered a protected environment and can no longer house beach bars.
Easily accessible beach from the Paseo Marítimo, it has several beach bars that provide all the services, meals, hammocks, parasols, skates, activities…, each one with its curiosities, Balinese beds, massages… it is for all audiences , families, friends, the elderly, … all share space on this beach.
7.- La Fragata
Possibly one of the most photographed beaches in Spain, it is the beach that is below La Punta (the church) and is frequented by young people, families, athletes, friends playing volleyball, paddle tennis… and which houses the Club Nàutic de Sitges from which we can take sailing boats to go sailing and enjoy the unbeatable views of Sitges from the sea, which are spectacular. It has all the services and a beach bar where we can sit and contemplate the beauty of La Punta. The Club Nàutic terrace is one of those special places in Sitges.
8.- La Barra
Recognizable by the 4 islands that protect it and a breakwater in the form of a bar or “T”. From the Paseo Marítimo at the height of the statue of Benaprés we will be able to access easily (ramps, stairs, ). It is known for its little islands and its beach bars, a historic one like Sausalito (currently closed due to the retirement of the owners) or a multipurpose La Barra, which with its morning zumba, fills the beach with dance every Sunday. It has all the services, hammocks, umbrellas, toilets, skates, …
9.- La Ribera
Beach in the heart of Paseo de la Ribera in the center of the urban nucleus, very well known, it is the one under the centenary “Chiringuito del Paseo”, access ramps and all services, very popular and for all audiences, and very busy by tourists, it is usually the first beach to put hammocks and parasols at the beginning of each beach season
10.- Riera Xica
Opposite the residential neighborhood of Vinyet with its beautiful houses, Riera Xica beach is known for its tranquility.
Anyone looking for a quiet urban beach has to stop at Riera Xica.
11.- Sant Sebastià
Urban family beach where the town people go, located in the Sant Sebastià neighborhood and presided over on one side by the hermitage of Sant Sebastià and on the other by the Museums and El Racó del Calma. It has always been considered one of the best urban beaches in the world, the terraces of Paseo de Sant Sebastià or the beach bar will satisfy our gastronomic needs with excellent views. It has all the services.
Small beach in front of the houses of Terramar, very quiet, with pebbles, it is not just sand, rubber/swimming shoes are recommended when entering the water
But Sitges has many more kilometers of beach, there are many far from the center, some to the south (direction Vilanova) and others to the north (direction Castelldefels and Barcelona)
Western beaches of Sitges
The western beaches are south of Sitges, we will take the Colls Miralpeix path that follows the coast to Vilanova and we will arrive at these small nudist, naturist and predominantly gay-friendly beaches, as the Colls area is internationally known as a cruissing space, in them we will not find crowds because their complicated orography and the path limits access to everyone, which is why they are possibly beaches that we can label “natural”.
13.- Playa del Muerto
Beyond the old Atlantida disco, the path through Colls Miralpeix will take us to this small nudist and gay beach that, surrounded by cliffs, offers an intimacy and a distance that, although close, we are no longer in urban Sitges and separates us from other sensations, only the noise of the train will bother us from time to time, the sea water takes on a turquoise Caribbean color. As of today, the opening of its beach bar is not scheduled, so we must bring to the beach everything that we think may be essential.
Gay naturist beach with international fame, for many years the “chiringay” has been offering services in a place far from the center of Sitges, sun loungers, tables with sea views to eat in such a special place, the excursion for the most adventurous and “open mind” is worth it, it is a haven of peace in the middle of nowhere and so close to the hustle and bustle of Sitges, there are many gay-friendly users who, after the hustle and bustle and nightlife in Sitges, seek rest and recharge their batteries in this beach . It has all the services.
Sitges is a municipality with many kilometers of coastline and beaches, from Les Botigues de Sitges to Vilanova, the Levante Beaches of Sitges are the closest to Barcelona
“Levante” beaches of Sitges
(north towards Barcelona)
15.- Cala Ginesta
It is an unknown beach that we will arrive at from Port Ginesta, it is small with some natural dunes that give us access, the side cliff and the port give us a configuration that is perhaps excessively calm, and to which we could also label it “natural”. It has a small snack bar.
16.- Cala Morisca
Halfway between Garraf and Sitges on the Garraf coast in the surroundings of the Garraf Natural Park, it is a beach where naturists coexist with textiles and where we must park the car in the private payment area that gives access to the beach. A small beach bar on the corner of the beach will satisfy our needs and give us the desired tranquility.
17.- Playa de Garraf
For National Geographic and for us, one of the most beautiful and special beaches in the world, the beach with the colored houses located in front of the beach. It is a beach that receives many visitors who take advantage of the train station. It is a quieter beach during the week, on weekends it usually has a greater influx of visitors. It has a beach bar, although the Cúpula restaurant, which sits on top of the mound overlooking the beach, will satisfy all our culinary needs. It has all the services on the beach.
18.- Playa de les Botigues
It is confused with the Playas de Castelldefels, in front of Les Botigues de Sitges, it is a long, very long, large beach with a lot, a lot of sand, with all the services, with several different beach bars that will serve all our gastronomic needs, and of leisure a few meters from the waves. It is the largest of all the beaches in Sitges with 1.5 km long and 100 meters wide. Good access by train, from the Castelldefels beach halt and very popular with residents of the Barcelona metropolitan area. The confinement motivated by covid19, and the non-human presence on the beach for two months has recovered nesting on the Little Plover (we will see some delimited space protecting these nests). It has all the services
19.- Playa de Vallcarca
Vallcarca Beach is located between the towns of Sitges and Garraf, and is one of the few beaches in Sitges where you can go with your dog. It is a small, quiet beach where a very cool beach bar recently opened where you can rest in the shade, have a drink or take a nap on one of its sun loungers or hammocks with a very Zen vibe.
The best beaches in Sitges
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