Nova Icària Beach

Located north of the Olympic Port and next to Bogatell Beach in the La Vila Olimpica del Poblenou area of Barcelona, Playa de la Nova Icària lies at the heart of the city’s coastline.

Created for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Nova Icària Beach has a reputation for being one of Barcelona’s more tranquil urban beaches. That said, amongst its 400 metres of golden sand you’ll still find plenty of facilities, including a children’s play area, beach volleyball courts, and table tennis tables, making it a popular beach destination for families.

Groups of friends also like to come to Nova Icaria due to the range of bars and restaurants nearby, as well as the presence of the municipal sailing centre, which offers courses in canoeing, windsurfing and scuba diving in addition to sailing.

As you might expect, sun loungers and umbrellas can be rented at Nova Icària for the day, while lifeguards are posted on duty for an extra level of safety.

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  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Restroom/toilets

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