There are various locations around Barcelona’s beachfront where you can practice paddle surfing. You can either rent a paddle board or purchase your own. If you decide on the second option, you can purchase an inflatable paddle surf board because it is free to transport and you can use the typically included backpack to ride a motorcycle with it. This board has the excellent advantage of being portable, as it can be taken to many different places. Here are our options for beaches where you can practice paddle surfing in Barcelona.

Barceloneta Beach

Hundreds of people arrive to one of the busiest beaches in Barcelona from throughout the world to take advantage of the sun, waves, and sand. You may also engage in a range of water sports, such as paddle surfing. In addition, Barceloneta offers a variety of excellent paddle surfing courses, or if you forgot your board at home, you can easily rent one. Paddle surfing is a fantastic water sport.

It is the perfect place to practice paddle surfing as a family, with kids, or by yourself to take in the sea and breeze because of its generally quiet waves. There are several entertainment alternatives and attractions around, like volleyball fields and ping pong tables. Remember that because it is Ciutat Vella’s most visited beach, it gets very busy.

Bogatell Beach

Bogatell Beach is renowned for being the most popular and safest beach in Barcelona. Due to its beach break wave pattern, this 700-meter beach is perfect for performing different water activities like surfing and paddle surfing. It’s interesting to note that this beach is particular popular with locals who are in their 30s.

This beach is situated in Barcelona’s Sant Martí neighborhood. Fun is the focus at this beach, which also features rental services for sun loungers and umbrellas, shops selling drinks and ice cream, showers, public restrooms, and a few Mediterranean dining establishments.

Nova Icària Beach

Nova Icària Beach, which is east of Barceloneta is considered one of the quietest beach in Barcelona. This beach is one of the favorites for those who practice Paddle Surf. It is located in the center of the city’s coastline and is about 400 meters long, providing plenty of room for sports and sunbathing in the Mediterranean.

It is unquestionably one of the most serene beaches to visit with the family or enjoy a fun-filled day with friends while riding your board over the waves. It also includes a part devoted to helping those with impairments. Therefore, you have no reason not to give paddle boarding a try.

Mar Bella Beach

For many athletes, young people or students from nearby faculties, this is a very recurring meeting point between them. Mar Bella Beach is another great option for paddle surf fans in Barcelona due to its soft wave break making it perfect for those looking for a more relaxed experience and it also has several surf schools where you can take lessons or rent equipment.

Due to its location, this beach has less flow of people, making it an ideal area to practice paddle surfing in Barcelona without having so many bathers around. It is located in the San Martí district and has a length of 420 meters so you can move between the waters of the Mediterranean Sea on your board. Not only that, there are rescue services, public toilets and showers.


If you have already convinced yourself to practice paddle surfing this summer in Barcelona, we recommend one of these beaches and enjoy a nice day of paddle surf. Don’t’ forget to book our Olympic Segway Tour to join in on the fun!