A holiday in Barcelona is a dream for many and why not with one of the highest ranked beaches in Europe and umpteen historical and heritage spots to visit. The beach, of course, is a great attraction to anyone visiting the city. However, during the summer months, the central Barcelona beach is likely to be overcrowded with people everywhere and not much free space. There are of course some secret beach spots little down south that are perfect for the leisurely beach holiday that you wish to enjoy in the Catalonia style.
A lesser known spot
Instead of heading southwest to the popular Sitges beach that too has more of a commercial approach with trendy restaurants and bars and ample people walking around the beach, head to the still calm Cubelles Beach. Not only is the place less crowded, but it is the perfect place to enjoy a seaside holiday experience. The undulating golden sands of the beach extend for more than five hundred meters giving you ample space to enjoy the cool breeze while basking in the sun. The beach is also clean and well-kept with litter bins and toilets located strategically. There is also complete security to ensure the safety of the few tourists going there.
Sea and Spanish gourmet
When on a Catalonian beach, you cannot miss enjoying a gourmet native Paella meal. You are likely to find the lone family run restaurant that prepares Tapas and cooks the Paella on woodfire literally on the beach. The entire experience of enjoying the sunshine and the Spanish cuisine is sure to fulfill your experience in Barcelona. Arriving there in the morning, you can proceed to enjoy the sea and come to the bar to enjoy the beer and some Tapas as you whet your appetite. When hungry move on to enjoy the family made Tapas and gratify yourself.
The quiet holiday experience
Since this kind of an establishment is not a commercial one, you will have to inform them a day in advance of your visiting plan. Since the Tapas and Paella have to be prepared for the requisite number of guests, they will have to keep the ingredients ready. The Paella is best enjoyed in the true Spanish style when made from the fresh sea catch and served piping hot. The Catalonian way of enjoying the Paella is with the salad. Enjoying the meal in the quiet of the place with only the sea and the sand as acompanion will be truly fulfilling to the few that actually drive down to this beach spot located in the Avinguda Prat Cubelles.