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The best ways to explore the Barcelona coast this winter

By | 27 December, 2023 | 0 comments

Although typically best explored during the warmer summer months, the truth is, the Barcelona coast can be enjoyed whatever the time of year. In fact, it can even be better to take advantage of the cooler – and quieter – season to really make the most of this part of the world, as you’ll sometimes feel you’ve got the coast all to yourself.

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In the heat of summer, a typical day will see Barcelona’s beaches full of people enjoying a spot of sunbathing, cooling off in the water or enjoying some coastal family time. And in winter? While your plans might have to change ever so slightly as the temperatures fall, you’ll certainly be able to enjoy a delightfully crowd-free experience in stunning surroundings. And keep in mind that, despite the mercury falling, the sun is almost always shining in Barcelona, and the city enjoys a year-round average of around 22 degrees Celsius during the day.

Here are some activities you can enjoy on the Barcelona coast to really make the most of the winter months!  

Watch the sunset from a yacht

Boat trips remain a popular and charming way to enjoy your time in the region, whatever the time of year, especially when you head out onto the water on your very own majestic yacht to enjoy all the beauty of the Barcelona skyline from afar. At this time of year, the sun sets behind Mount Tibidabo, giving visitors a totally different but equally stunning sunset to the one you’ll see in summer.

In winter, the sun sets on the northern side of Barcelona and the best views can be enjoyed from the sea to the southeast of the city. That means boat trips are the perfect way to take in the most spectacular sunsets. Soak in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities on Earth bathed in an orange glow as the sun sets on another fun-filled day.

Become a Professional Surfer!

Who said surfing is a summer sport? You’d be surprised at the number of surfers hitting the beaches of Barcelona in winter. In Spain, specifically in Catalonia, we’re fortunate to have a climate and weather conditions that allow surfing the Mediterranean waves all year round.

There are several advantages for those who choose to practice this sport in winter. For instance, the heat doesn’t leave us exhausted, and the waves are much better. Additionally, the low number of swimmers improves surfing conditions and increases the possibility of catching waves, which is a great help, especially for beginners.

Surfing this time of year has many more benefits related to the swells, as they typically form in autumn and consolidate in winter. This climatic phenomenon doesn’t just occur in northern Spain; the Mediterranean area also offers good waves during the cold months. Depending on the wind direction, the Mediterranean coastline provides a wide range of options. That’s why it can be an excellent time to become a professional surfer and get hooked on this famous sport.

Chill out Music Catamaran in Barcelona!

Looking for an original activity along the coast of Barcelona? Get on board a catamaran! You’ll find this characteristic vessel at the Port Vell dock, near the Christopher Columbus Monument and at the end of the famous Rambla. Once you board, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie.

Onboard, you’ll find art, live music, a bar, snacks, surprising bathrooms, and unique designs for hundreds of photographs. Moreover, you’ll be on board an environmentally friendly sailing catamaran. With the purchase of your ticket, you’ll contribute to cleaning up 1kg of plastic per day from the Mediterranean Sea. Don’t miss it!

Why not dine with your feet in the sand?

If you’re looking for a place to eat along the Barcelona coast, seize a sunny day, pack your backpack, bury your feet in the sand, and enjoy a good meal with a view of the sea. Don’t miss the chance to have an impromptu picnic on one of Barcelona’s beaches.

You already know the charm of the Barcelona coast in the summer… now, we encourage you to discover it in winter! Remember, we’re in a warm city all year round, allowing us to enjoy it to the fullest.

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