Barcelonas most popular surf beach with peaky rights and lefts over shifting sandbars. Best when Tramuntana N/NE wind has been blowing for a few days.
Always crowded whenever there are waves. The water quality has improved but stormwater is filthy after rain. Great atmosphere especially in the old part of the city (Barrio Gótico and Borne). Metered parking can be very difficult and car break-ins are not uncommon.
ASk for Barceloneta beach. It is the most well known beach.