Barcelona is an incredibly dog-friendly city. If you’re looking for a city break that your dog will love as much as you do, then Barcelona is a must for your city break wish list. This list of dog-friendly beaches in Barcelona should give some inspiration for things to do while you’re there!
After a day or two exploring the sights, you and your dog are sure to want to spend some time relaxing on the beach or splashing around to cool off.
Discover five dog-friendly beaches and swimming spots in Barcelona that you and your dog can enjoy together in peak season and beyond.
So many of the world’s beaches exclude dogs during the summer months, but Barcelona is making changes to make beaches more accessible to dogs during peak season.
Llevent beach in Barcelona is dog friendly all day long during the summer until the 25th of September each year. Equipped with doggy showers and drinking fountains, this is a heavenly sandy beach to visit with your dog in the summer months.
The dog-friendly section of the beach is fenced in, and they’ve erected wave breakers to keep your dog from swimming too far out.
Jut a half an hour drive from Barcelona is an incredible water park built especially for dogs. Perros al Agua looks like an absolutely incredible place to visit to cool off and have an almighty splash around.
It has two pools with sloped access, beaches and grassy areas to chill out on, slides and fountains and plenty of playmates for your dog.
The best bit? You can get in the pool with your dog and have a splash around together.
This dog-friendly beach has a small cove section that is dog friendly all year round. There are no facilities here, so pack everything you need before heading off for some beach fun with your dog.
Situated next to a cement factory, this isn’t the most beautiful stretch of beach, but we’re sure your dog won’t care. It’s a popular spot for dog lovers so there will be plenty of friends to run and play with on the sand.
Despite its small size, this is an incredibly popular dog-friendly beach. It’s also situated next to a forest so you can enjoy a shady walk after your beach fun.
Pineda de Mar has a fenced-off section that is dog friendly all year round without time restrictions. This sandy beach is a haven for dog lovers, and there are showers on-site for a quick clean up after your dog romps and plays in the sand and sea.
After some time at the beach, be sure to take a wander around the area of Poblenou. It’s a beautiful district full of fantastic tapas bars, hip cafes and interesting shops to explore.
Playa Les Salines is a sandy beach that’s semi-wild. Enjoy 45 metres of luxurious sand and sea with your dog all year round.
The water is shallow for a good 200m out, which is brilliant for a paddle if your dog’s not a keen swimmer.
It’s a small area, so it can get very busy with lots of dogs running free during peak season.
Many of the beaches in Barcelona allow dogs between 8 pm and 8 am in the summer months. So escape the midday heat and have a quiet early morning or evening beach walk with your pup.
Most of these beaches require proof of vaccination and a microchip for access, so be sure to take your paperwork with you.
Pack a towel for your dog, some fresh drinking water, your dog’s collar and tag, and of course, poo bags!
It’s super important that we take care of these dog-friendly beaches if we want to continue to have access to them with our dogs.
It’s a relatively recent initiative to have areas of the beach that are dog friendly in the summer months, and local authorities are trialling pet-friendly sections. Let’s make sure these trials are successful and do our bit to clean up and keep our dog’s happily under control.
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