Best Beach Towns near Barcelona

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An hour of train journey from Barcelona will take you to some amazing coastal towns. You can plan this day trip from Barcelona if you want to spend some time on beach or enjoy the sublime view of ocean.

I always dream of a moment. I am inside a pretty train, and it is running along a coastal area. I can see the waves of the sea right from my window. A gusty wind is blowing my spectacle away. I can sense the salt on my tongue. At one point, I feel like touching the water from the window; I get down, enjoy my moments in the vastness. When I have enough, I get into the train again and get down in some other place when I feel like it. This dream came into reality in Barcelona when I visited some of the best beach towns.  

Within less than an hour of train journey will take you to the best beach towns in Barcelona.
Imagine yourself inside of the train and enjoy the view

Visiting Best Beach Towns near Barcelona

I got on a train from Barcelona. Within more than an hour, I arrived at the coastal town of Montgat, spent some time there, and went as far as Costa del Maresme along the coastal line.

You will find beach towns like this near Barcelona.
Empty beaches within an hour journey from Barcelona city in Spain

I had several stops along the way whenever; I felt like having a stop. The entire line followed the coastal line. 

Initially, it was a sunny day with a cloud on the horizon. I found some sandy beaches to kill my time. The beaches were very narrow, but right beside the railway line. People surely enjoy their time there playing volleyball. The court was free to grab. 

A beautiful beach near Barcelona.
Ready to play on the beach?

I started walking randomly. My experience says that whenever I walk randomly; I find something amazing. This time, I found a lighthouse which does not seem to be operational. 

An old lighthouse

I love the activeness of Europeans, you won’t find many fat people in Europe. Wherever you go, you will find people running. This wonderful place was no exception. 

People are enjoying their time out

If you look at the photo carefully, you will see a rail line, just beside of that, there is a walkway. If you look further down, you will find a glimpse of the beach followed by the ocean. If I could remove the train, you would see a road. If you cross the road, you will find shops and houses. Some of them are on top of hills. Oceans and hills are a common phenomenon for Barcelona. 

You can enjoy relaxing time there

In some towns, there were benches to sit and relax across the oceans. 

Pigeons are playing in the beaches near Barcelona.
The pigeons having some grand time in the sandy beach near Barcelona

Although I didn’t see many people on the beach; the pigeons were having a feast. It was a lovely scene all around. 

Kids play in the beach, you can see a small house made for them

On a beach, I found some places ready for the kids to play. The municipalities maintain these beaches. They are so thoughtful while designing it. 

It’s not all about sandy beaches, but green grasses with the waves of ocean

It was not all about sandy beaches. There were patches of green, too. I could see a lone tree right beside the sea. I wish I could take its place!

Further exploration took me to a place which seemed to be a harbour for boats and yachts. I wanted to take one and get into the sea. 

There were hundreds of boat in the pier

The sky turned grey all on a sudden, and a storm was looming. I felt hungry too after an entire day of walking and train hopping. 

Usually, when I write something in this blog; I write the name of the destinations and describe things to do in those areas. For this route, I did not want to get into those specifics. I want you to explore. Just get on the train towards Montgat from Barcelona and continue your journey towards Costa del Maresme. You will find your place and pace. 

It will be a day worth getting lost in some small towns of Barcelona. Will you tell me your experiences to me? I would love to hear them!

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Fuad Omar

Fuad loves to travel! A lot! Carrying a Bangladeshi passport means he needs a prior visa for visiting most of the countries. He got detained in many borders because of his nationality but; he didn’t give up - he set his foot to 37 countries. He believes, if he could travel the world despite all the odds, you can, too. Fuad is a Computer Engineer by profession, and author of a travelogue in Bangla. He currently lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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