Castelldefels beach is a 5-km-long strip of find sand located around 18 km to the south of the city of Barcelona on the coast of Barcelona, between the delta of the River Llobregat and the chalk rock of the Garraf Natural Park.
500,000 m2 spread over Pineda Beach, Lluminetes Beach, and Apeadero Beach form a flag beach where you can do water sports or activities with children, bathe in the calm waters of the Mediterranean, sunbathe, or just peacefully stroll along the shoreline.
The beach has beach bars, games rooms, sunbeds and sunshades, sporting facilities, sailing and water sports schools, and is equipped with showering facilities, bins, wooden pathways giving access to the sand, play areas for children, lookout posts and seats, sanitary cubicles, and free WiFi along the whole beach.
A renovated promenade with a wide range of leisure options and restaurants where you can sample food with views of the sea or enjoy a night out in a pleasant atmosphere with good music make Castelldefels beach a leisure and gastronomic benchmark on the coastline of Barcelona.
Enjoy your holidays on the beach!
Labels of Quality
The Castelldefels Beach has five certifications which certify its tourist and environmental quality. (Q de Calidad, Iso 9001, Ecoplayas, Blue Flag, Sicted).
- Q de calidad: In the summer of 2007, the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality granted the distinctive Q de calidad to the services and establishments of the Castelldefels beach.
- ISO 9001 quality certification: 2008.
- Blue Flag: It has enjoyed Blue Flag status since 2006, being a select eco-label for the La Pineda and Lluminetes beaches.
- Ecoplayas Flag since 2011.
- SICTED: The Integral System of Tourist Quality (SICTED in its Spanish initialism) is a quality management system awarded by the Secretary of State for Trade and Tourism of the Ministry of Economy and the Spanish Federation of Towns and Provinces. The Castelldefels Beach holds this certification.
At the height of the swimming season:
- Public Advice Office on the “Espai del Mar”.
- Tourist Advice Office (Paseo Marítimo 155).
- Mini children’s club (Parc del Mar).
- “Carme Romani” Library (Parque del Mar).
- Nine children’s play areas in the sand and three more spaces in the landscaped areas alongside the beach.
- Six locations with muscle-building equipment on the promenade between calle 10 and Parque de las Dunas.
- 25 beach volleyball courts on: calle Veneçuela (2 courts), calle Timó (2 courts), calle Avet (2 courts), calle 514 (2 courts), Av. Banys (10 courts), calle 10 (2 courts), calle 12 (1 court), calle 13 (2 courts), and calle 22 (2 courts).
- Four football pitches on: Plaza Palmeres, calle 4, calle Avet and calle Méxic.
- One korfball court on calle Ones.
- Four beach bars with an annual license as a bar/restaurant.
- Eight stands with refreshments and ice cream, five ice cream stands, and thirteen areas with hammocks and sunshades (seasonal licences).
- Four public toilet areas at the main entrances: Av. República Argentina, Av. dels Banys, calle 11 and calle 16; and twelve public toilet areas besides the fixed beach bars and the stands with refreshments and ice creams.
- 32 shower points at the entrances (73 shower units and 17 foot washes).
- Eleven drinking water fountains.
- 32 wooden walkways giving access to the sand, with four of them giving access as far as the water, on Av. República Argentina, Av. dels Banys, calle 11 and calle 16; and two with long walkways on calle Ones and calle Xile.
- Four rescue and first aid posts, three TAV (Advanced Observation Towers)), seven lookout seats, one coordination office (“Espai del Mar”), thirteen locations giving information about the status of the sea (flags), one SR6 rescue boat, four bathing seats for people with limited mobility (Av. Republica Argentina, Av. dels Banys, calle 11 and calle 16).
- Fourteen 165-litre bins at the entrances, spread along the length of the beach, and 34 1800-litre semi-underground bins.
- Ten locations for selective recycling (waste, containers, glass, paper, and organic waste) spread along the length of the promenade.
- 4,810 metres of horizontal marking for the bathing area along the length of the municipal coast.
- Seven channels for entering and exiting the water with boats, and one channel specifically for the entrance and exit of kite surfers.
- Twelve megaphone locations along the beach, three independent ones incorporated into the TAVs.
- Six municipal information boards and 23 locations with pictograms.
- Five locations with environmental information. One location with information about the dunes’ ecosystem on calle 11, a location with environment information in Parque de las Dunas and another in Parque del Mar. Two Blue Flag locations, one in Plaza de las Palmeras and the other on calle 11.
- 38 parking spaces reserved for people with limited mobility, all properly marked along the length of the promenade (six of them coincide with the accessible areas).