Beaches south of Barcelona - How to get there?

Sitges beaches

How to get to beaches south of Barcelona

Beaches south of Barcelona. How to get there by train, car or private tour. There are many great beaches south of Barcelona that are quite easy and cheap to visit on day trips by train or bus or private tour for great day or half day trips.  The closest beaches for day trips south of Barcelona by train or bus are in Gava Mar, Castelldefels, Garraf and Sitges. Find out how to get to the beaches south of Barcelona on this page. The train line to get to beaches in Castelldefels, Garraf and Sitges is the R2 or R2 Sud (R2 South) line. Click on the image below to see an enlarged map of the R2 train line. You can take both R2 train lines from the stations Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig de Gracia or Barcelona Estacio de Francia. To get to Gava mar beach the easiest option is the L95 bus from Plaza Catalunya


Gavàmar beach

Bus only. Gavà Mar is about 15 km south of Barcelona just past the airport and is about 20 minutes from Barcelona by car or 40 minutes by public bus. The beach at Gavá Mar starts from near the Barcelona airport and extends to join the beach at Castelldefels. See below. If you come by car be early because there is limited parking near the beach at Gavá Mar.  There is no railway station at Gavá Mar, but take bus number L95 from bus stop on street Ronda de la Universitat next by Plaza Catalunya, which gets you there in about 40 minutes. Or take a taxi which will cost about €28. Get off anywhere on Av Europa before or after street Avinguda del Mar and then it is few minutes walk down to the beach. Get off at bus stop by Carrer de Parafrugell on Av. Europa then walk down Carrer de Parafrugell to the beach then turn right on the beach lane called Passeig Maritim to visit Magicwave base nautica on Gava Mar beach who rent and teach stand up paddle boards, Hobie kayaks, windsurfers and Hobie cats. If you prefer to book a tour that includes SUP paddle board rental, kayak and a trip in a Hobie Cat then book the Half Day Gava Mar beach Tour here


Castelldefels beach

Castelldefels is 18km south of Barcelona. It has two railways stations, which are Castelldefels (town) and Castelldefels-Platja (beach) Both are on the Renfe railway R-2 line. Get off at station Platja de Castelldefels and you will find almost 5km of natural beach with nice sand. There are many beach bars (chiringuitos) and the beach is fully equipped with lifeguards and facilities all summer. If you are coming by car to Castelldefels then take the autopista C-32 and exit on sign "Castelldefels Sud" - or take the autopista C-31 and exit  on sign "Castelldefels Platja."  It is not recommended to travel on small scooters of 50cc or 120cc on the autopistas to these beaches and there are no other roads along the coast because of the airport, so the bus or train is best way to get to Castelldefels beach.


Castelldefels beach is very popular beach for sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. April and May are the best months for kitesurfing on Castelldefels beach. Kitesurfing is not allowed from June to end September on Gava or Castelldefell beaches.


El Garraf beach

On the Renfe railway R-2 line. Garraf is an fishing village about 25km south of Barcelona on the old coast road between Castelldefels and Sitges. Garraf beach is at the foot of La Falconera cliffs. The beach itself is lined with lovely old fisherman's huts, which are now used as beach huts. There is also an hotel right on the beach and a great restaurant with sea views. By car take the C31 coast road from Castelldefels towards Sitges and Garraf is just at the beginning. Get there early because parking can be very difficult. Garraf is also home to "Bodegas Güell" (Wine Cellars Güell) by famous architect Antoni Gaudí, which is now a restaurant.


Sitges beach

Stiges is a very nice seaside resort town about 39 km south of Barcelona. Sitges has 17 small beaches and coves including some gay beaches and nudist beaches. The Sitges beaches are shallower than the beaches on the Costa Brava and Barcelona, so perhaps a little more fun and safer for small children. The water quality is excellent and there are many superb cafes and restaurants and facilities on the Sitges beaches. Note. It can be crowded in summer months. 


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