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Barcelona – Beach Life   14 comments

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Our last day before flying home in the evening was a glorious one, clear, sunny and pretty hot. We decided to take a metro out to the far end of the beaches and walk back along the seafront. We’d been to the beach a few times before, notably on our first day and in the middle of the week for a swim

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The first day was a chance to have a sandwich on the rocks

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And a stroll down to this all-glass hotel affair at the far end. Probably an ugly monstrosity to some but I quite liked it

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A couple of photos from our second visit

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We went for a swim this time. Colder than I thought but great to swim in the sea on a warm day at the end of October

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The beach front is a good few miles long and really well done. By that I mean it’s not a natural beach. This whole area was derelict and run down before the Olympics came along. In order to make the city presentable everything was renovated and sand imported to make this splendid beach frontage

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As it was Sunday it was packed with locals all enjoying some warm autumn sunshine. It was a cracking walk just watching the people and soaking up the rays. Winter is long and cold in the UK so we wanted to make the most of this! 🙂

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The beaches are all spotlessly clean and the water crystal clear. Fabulous for a swim but as we were traveling at the end of day it wasn’t really on for us even though it was a perfect day. The whole walk is pedestrianized so no cars to trouble us. There is a bike path as well and it would be a very pleasant leisurely ride

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These two skyscrapers and strange sculpture dominate the southern end of the beach. Again I really liked them and I didn’t feel they were out-of-place

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After lunch we sat on the beach for an hour or so and paddled in the cool water

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A very relaxing way to spend our last afternoon

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We took another wander down to the big glass hotel

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And its cracking views through the palms back along the sea front

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Nothing finer than a stroll in the warm sunshine along a Mediterranean beach.

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We took our leave of the beach, walked back to town through the marina, ate some takeaway churros, picked up our bags and caught a train to airport for our flight home. Not back till after 1am but that’s what holidays should be about making the most of every minute

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What a fantastic city. Architecture, history, mountains and a long beach. Brilliant way to spend the last week of October

 

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Posted December 1, 2017 by surfnslide in Barcelona, Cities

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