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Sitges Beaches – The Best Beaches in and around Sitges – A Complete Guide

One of the main reasons people visit our lovely town of Sitges is the outstanding beaches the area has to offer. If you’re planning a trip to Sitges and are looking for information on the top beaches in the area, you have come to the right place!

First some background: Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, Spain. Most of our beautiful beaches are centrally located and easy to get to and from. Each beach has its own character, shape, size, and ambience. No one beach is alike. Whether you are looking for music and beach mojitos, or something more quiet and relaxing, you can find the right beach here.

Now, for your complete guide to the best beaches (or playas) in and around Sitges: 

Playa de les Anquines

This beach is located at the end of the bustling promenade in central Sitges. It covers the area directly in front of Hotel Terramar. It was created artificially in the 1920s to service the hotel. Nestled between 2 stone piers, Playa de les Anquines is approximately 160 metres long and 50 metres wide. Its position between stones piers give it a pool-like feel. As a result, it is very popular with tourists and families. It can get quite busy for this reason, so be sure to arrive early. There are sun loungers and umbrellas for rent, perfect for spending a day at the beach. Not only that, you are surrounded by beachfront restaurants. This beach is perfect if you’re spending the day with the kids and need something easily accessible and convenient.  

How to get there: It is centrally located at Passeig Marítim, 80, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona. You can arrive by R14 and R2S train and also via the SL2 bus. 

Playa Sant Sebastià

Located east of the beautiful Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla in Sitges, it spans 205 metres long and 20 metres wide. Popular with the locals, it has a lovely promenade with terraces overlooking the beach. One of the oldest beaches, Playa Sant Sebastià was home to the first co-ed bathing area, during a time when public bathing was still frowned upon in Spain. Beachside bars with table service, called chiringuitos, offer food and drinks. Other services include ramp access, showers, and toilets. 

How to get there: It is located on Carrer de Port Alegre, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona. Take the metro to Barceloneta (Yellow Line, L4). Once you exit the metro station, follow Passeig de Joan de Borbo for about 10 minutes. 

Playa del Garraf

Located in the cosy old fishing village of Garraf, this beach is a nice, quiet place to relax and unwind for the day. Just a six minute train ride from Sitges, the beach is located inside a bay, with the town perched above it. The sand is golden and fine, and there are a number of nice restaurants overlooking the water. This beautiful coastline offer small coves surrounded by cliffs and the Garraf Massif. It is 380 metres long and approximately 28 metres wide. Lifeguards make it popular with families. 

How to get there: It is located south of Barcelona, between Castelldefels and Sitges. By car, you can take highways C-31 and C-32. By train, the R2S can get you there in around 50 minutes. 

La Cala Vallcarca

Looking for a beach you can bring your dog to? La Cala Vallcarca is a small beach, just 70 metres long and 15 metres wide. Located between Sitges and Garraf, it’s the perfect place to let your four-legged friend cool off.  

How to get there: This unique beach is located at Cala Vallcarca, 08872 Sitges, Barcelona. It is not easily accessible by public transport unfortunately, as there is no direct bus, train, or metro access. By car, take the C-31 or C-32. There is some parking available. 

Playa la Fragata

The central location makes it a lively hub where you can mix with tourists and locals alike. Located directly below the Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla, this is one of the most central beaches. At 120 metres long and 25 metres wide, it is a popular spot with families on holiday as well as young locals. Services include volleyball nets, showers, chiringuitos, lifeguards, and ramp access. 

How to get there: Located at Playa la Fragata, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona. By train, take the R2S and get off at Sitges. From there, it’s about a 7 minute walk. 

Playa d’Aiguadolç

Aiguadolç is a small, triangle-shaped beach located just behind the lively port of Sitges. The surrounding hills give it a unique and picturesque beauty. It’s a family oriented beach with a lifeguard, access ramps, umbrellas and various water activities for rent. Having a seaside lunch or cocktail is easy and convenient and there is nearby parking. The beach is also very popular with surfers. If you’re just starting out, the low impact waves here make it ideal for beginners. It is 20 metres long and 22 metres wide. 

How to get there: It is located at Av del Port d’Aiguadolç, 8, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona. You can arrive in about 35 minutes by car. It is less easily accessible by public transport but it is possible. Take the R2S train to Sitges and from there catch the SL3 bus to Port Aiguadolç.

Playa de L’home Mort 

Translated in English as dead man’s beach, this was one of the first beaches in the world that recognized the LGTBI community. Located in the heart of the Garraf Natural Park, this is largely a nudist beach. The green and turquoise water is some of the most beautiful in Spain, making it well worth the approximate one kilometre hike to get there. The waters aren’t very deep and the seabed is made up of small rocks and sand. There is a chiringuito and a terrace with lounge chairs and umbrellas available for rent. About 110 metres long and 10 metres wide, it is directly beside another beach, Playa de Rosas, just slightly bigger at 160 metres long. 

How to get there: You have to walk to access this beautiful hidden gem, which is part of its appeal. First, head to Playa de les Anquines. From there, walk to L’Atlàntida Disco (now closed). Located below the railway line and at the south of the disco L’Atlantida, you’ll see railway tracks. This is the path you will follow to get to the beach. If you’re making the trek in summer, make sure to bring plenty of water. 

Playa Desenrocada

One of the best gay nudist beaches in the area, it is 100 metres long and 15 meters wide. The waters are typically calm and the beach itself is made of golden sand. If you are looking for a sunny day full of relaxation, this is your beach. Although it’s difficult to reach by car, it is only 1 kilometre away from the promenade. Services include sun lounger and umbrella rentals, toilets, and a chiringuito

How to get there: About a mile from the end of the Sitges promenade, you follow the same path as you do to reach Playa de L’home Mort. Nearest roadways are C-32, C-31, and A-7. 

 

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