Montgat beach is 14 kilometers north-east of Barcelona.
It is easily reachable by train within 20 minutes from Placa Catalunya.
For even more space on the beach stay on the train up to Montgat nord. The train station is literally next to the beach which here is 2.5 kilometres long and around 30 metres wide.
You will find much less people and fewer beach vendors than in Barcelona which makes Mongat Beach more crowded than Barcelona's city beaches of Barceloneta or Nova Icaria.
However, if you depend on a one Euro beer and a thai massage, better bring the beer and make sure you get the massage in Barcelona before ;-) Some small Chiringuitos (beach bar/cafes) on the beach play music and serve cold drinks and snacks.
Montgat Beach – Facts
Water quality: The water is fairly clear with good visibility.
Showers:Yes, Montgat beach disposes of fresh water outdoor showers to wash off the salt. However, the use of shampoo is forbidden since the water flows back to the sea unfiltered.
How to get to Montgat beach?
From Barcelona's Sants station or Plaza Catalunya station take the Renfe train line R1 and get off at Mongat or Mongat Nord which is even less populated.