Until the mid-20th century, there was a shanty settlement on the beach which was home to many gypsy families. Carmen Amaya, the most famous flamenco dancer of all time, was born here. The city council has renamed the beach in memory of this humble settlement.
Services: Red Cross, Local Police, beach information point, adapted showers, adapted public toilets, children games area, sun loungers, changing rooms, beach umbrellas, drinks and ice cream kiosks, sports facilites, bicycle parking areas, restaurants and Wi-fi.
Sports, sailing and other activities:
Centre de la Platja
One of the most important amenities is the Centre de la Platja, which provides information about the beaches, assistance to visitors and organises educational activities about sport, culture and sustainability on the seafront. It also hosts thematic exhibitions about the Barcelona’s coastline
Complex Esportiu Municipal Marítim
Sports centre and the first thalassotherapy centre in Catalonia, where visitors can enjoy seawater swimming pools with recreational and therapeutic aquatic effects. Direct access to the beach area. Other services: cubicles, showers, changing rooms, lockers, cloakroom, sun loungers, towel hire, etc.
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