Castelldefels Beach - Best Accommodation Options

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Castelldefels beach provides a very unique beach experience found right outside of Barcelona city. A key part of what makes this beach so interesting and such a worthwhile excursion is that it is almost 5 kilometres long and also very wide.

In fact, the average width of the beach of Castelldefels is roughly 90 meters! If you want to take a stroll down a beach that has a vast and epic feel, then you’ll want to check what is undoubtedly one of the best beaches near Barcelona. Also, due to the proximity to Barcelona, the weather in Castelldefels is as good as in Barcelona city.

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Staying at the beach of Castelldefels could be an excellent option when you visit Barcelona. Because of the proximity between Castelldefels with Barcelona city and Barcelona El Prat airport, the transport facilities and the short travel time, booking accommodation in this area can be a good choice.

We offer many accommodation options, whether in Castelldefels city or at the beach, from cheap hotels to beautiful apartment rentals, vacation homes, and even fantastic villas.

If you plan to stay in a hotel or apartment at the beach of Castelldefels, we sincerely recommend proceeding with the booking in advance to guarantee your reservation and also get the best possible rates.

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Castelldefels beach - This gorgeous wide beach is located at few kilometers from Barcelona

This gorgeous, spacious beach is located a few kilometers from Barcelona

Travel from Barcelona to Castelldefels

Castelldefels can be found just 18Km south of Barcelona, and there are ample public transportation options into the area. There are trains from Barcelona to Castelldefels city every 10-15 minutes. There is also a train stop directly at the beach (Platja de Castelldefels), with trains running every 30 minutes.

The train ride is swift. Thanks to the many hours of sunlight Barcelona enjoys, you’ll have plenty of daylight once you arrive. Beach bars are everywhere, and the downtown area and Castelldefels Promenade offers numerous activities and entertainment options. You can travel from Barcelona El Prat airport to Castelldefels and back with the train R2, which stops in front of terminal 2 (T2) at BCN airport. Also, with the bus L99 from/to airport terminal 1 (T1).

We recommend either taking the R2 train from Passeig de Gracia or Sants Station or buses L94 and L95 from Plaza Catalunya. We offer the Barcelona Card Express that will provide you with a savings on public transportation.

If you are heading to Barcelona, you also should know about the Barcelona Card, which offers a wide variety of savings on attractions, dining, shopping and more, as well as unlimited free public transportation.

Partial view of Castelldefels beach and city from Garraf Park

Partial view of the beach and city from Garraf Park

What Makes Castelldefels one of the Best Beaches Near Barcelona?

Nature lovers will enjoy all that the beach of Castelldefels has to offer. In fact, the beach was awarded a Quality of Clean Beaches Certificate by the Health Board. This fact should only add to your relaxation and peace of mind when you visit this area.

The beach is also ideally positioned between two very different ecosystems. On one side is the Llobregat River delta, which includes wetlands as well as reed beds. On the other side of the beach sits the limestone highlands of Garraf Park. These gorgeous natural surroundings give the beach a look and feel that is quite unlike most other Barcelona beaches.

Adding to all of this fabulous beauty are spectacular mountain views. Thanks to Barcelona’s large number of sunny days, the excellent views are plentiful! The beach of Castelldefels stands as an excellent example of the geographic diversity that exists just right outside of Barcelona city.

Castelldefels beach - Mini kitesurfing

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The Beach of Castelldefels Offers Kitesurfing, Sailing and Windsurfing

Water sports are trendy at Castelldefels. Windsurfing and sailing are readily available. Sailing, in particular, is very popular, as there are sailing schools in the area as well as the Castelldefels Sailing Club.

Kitesurfing is also quite popular in Barcelona and surrounding areas, and the beach of Castelldefels is an excellent spot for trying your hand at this fun outdoor activity. However, please note that kitesurfing is not allowed from June 1st to September 30th.

Castelldefels beach is among the best beaches near Barcelona

Castelldefels is among the best beaches near Barcelona

Visiting the Beach of Castelldefels

Undoubtedly, a trip to the beach of Castelldefels is worth. This beach is nothing short of impressive and is consistently rated one of the best beaches near Barcelona. Thanks to the Tres Estrellas camping area, it is possible to enjoy the beach during the day and use the camping area each night.

If you are looking to save a little money and enjoy great weather and beautiful surroundings, then you might want to consider spending a couple of nights camping Barcelona style!

The beach and its surrounding areas give travelers a ton of variety. Busy and active Barcelona is endless fun, but if you want to take a break from it all and see a little nature, be sure to check out vibrant beach of Castelldefels.

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Why Not Try Camping in Barcelona?

It is easy to forget that a large, busy and modern city as Barcelona also enjoys easy access to camping, but camping in Barcelona couldn’t be much easier. About 13Km from Barcelona is the camping site of Tres Estrellas, which can be found in Gava. The bus station for the campsite is only a couple of hundred meters away, and numerous buses serve the area throughout the day. If you feel you are spending too much time indoors, this is the perfect solution.

The Tres Estrellas camping area is a real revelation for many travelers. There is much to do in the area, including entertainment from children, ranging from clowns and even movies. Nearby, there is a range of amenities including restaurants, supermarket, and also a barbecue area. In short, this is no ordinary campground!