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Sagrada Família? La Rambla? Park Guëll? No – for most visitors, the top attraction in Barcelona is the weather, and with more than 300 days of sunny days a year and summers that are hot and humid, one of our favourite things to do is to take advantage of the city’s 4.5 kilometres of coastline, preferably with a dip in the Med. Whether you’re a keen tanner or you prefer to find a shady spot and doze – or indeed you’re into your beach games and water sports – in summer you could happily spend the whole day a la playa here and not go home until the middle of the night. Don’t know where to start? Our guide to the best Barcelona beaches has you covered.
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