Life’s a beach! Best beach in Sitges!

Let’s face it, almost every single person visiting Sitges will end up on its beaches at some point. The question is where is the best beach in Sitges?

There are quite a few to choose from in and doing your homework is important if you want a perfect beach day. Obviously, this will be defined by what you are looking

Utopia Villas has prepared this little guide to help you choose the best beach in Sitges or at least your favourite beach in Sitges.

Sitges has it all; from quiet and laid back to lively beaches, family beaches to naturist and gay-friendly beaches. Of course, you’re welcome to sun your bones on any beach and there are no restrictions, but some beaches may suit better than others.

The beaches in Sitges are so much nicer than the crowded and often dirty sanded beaches of Barcelona, hence why many people jump on the train and may a day trip but the impact of this is the urban beaches of Sitges get quite busy in Summer.

Nearly all the beaches are very well equipped with showers, toilets and bars (chiringuitos). Each beach has its own personality given the size and ambience and who goes there.

The Urban beaches of Sitges run from the cemetery starting with Playa San Sebastian right down to Alberto Beach at the Calipolis hotel. From the Calipolis to Terramar the beaches are similarly equipped but the backdrop is residential as opposed to Urban. And then there are beaches on each side from Balmins, Aigual dolc and Cala Morisca to the North and Hola Beach, Dead man’s beach (Platja del home mort) and Platja Desenrocada (difficult to access but worth it).

In total there are 17 beaches – let’s walk you through them so you can pick the best beach in Sitges for you!

Starting North after Casteldelfels and working our way South: here is the Utopia Villas breakdown of all the beaches in Sitges.

Best beach in Sitges 

  • Platja Les Botigues

This is a very large beach (1415 metres long and 100 metres wide) with good facilities, up to six beach bars and disabled friendly access too and you can reach it by train. Just get off at the Castelldefels train station, called ‘Platja de Castelldefels’.


  • Cala Ginesta

Ginesta Cove is one of the hardest to reach in Sitges. It has limited access through the port. It is very small and few amenities, but the setting is very beautiful. Good spot to go to if adventuring for the day.


  • Platja de Garraf

Garraf beach is easier to reach and you can go by train if you have not rented a car. It is located in the village of Garraf which is cute and a great place to unwind. It has very sweet white and green beach houses (formerly fishermen houses) which date to the 1920s and is quite a long beach for a cala at 380 metres.  All the facilities from beach bar, kayaks and pedalos, lifeguards and showers are available.

Great beach for everyone although probably better defined as a family/friends beach.


  • Platja Riera de Vallcarca

This beach will come alive this Summer 2018 as a few friends from Sitges are opening a new beach bar with live music and dj sessions. We can’t wait to check it out so more anon on this beach. Worth noting that part of this beach is dog friendly so depending on your love or lack of love for our 4-legged friends you can decide if this is one for you or not.



  • Cala Morisca

Morisca Cove is cute and popular nudist beach on the coat road between Sitges and Garraf. Again you will definitely need the car. It has fresh water showers and a bar/restaurant and limited hammocks. Its approx. 150 m in length and metres long and 60 metres wide.

More for couples and friends as water gets deep quickly for younger kids.

 Close to Sitges (10-15 mins walking)

  • Platja d’Aiguadolç

Platja d’Aiguadolç, (Sweet Water beach) is just beside the Port. It’s about 15 minutes walk from Sitges centre. This is very much a family beach as is equipped with everything from umbrellas, pedalos and bar/restaurant.


  • Balmins Beach

This beach is North of the church (10-minute walk) and behind is the interesting Sant Sebastià cemetery. It has a total length of 250m and is naturally divided into 3 sections. You will see it is very much a naturist beach but not obligatory. It’s a popular beach with everyone.

The backdrop here is mostly natural and the view is very beautiful. Access to La Caleta restaurant makes this a great beach for the full day.



  • Platja Sant Sebastià


Platja Sant Sebastià (Sant Sebastià beach) is located between the church and the cemetery. This is a great family beach with everything provided and plenty of restaurans to choose from as your backdrop. Of course being the first of the Urban beaches, this gets extremely busy in July and August. This beach has ramp access and so it’s good for wheelchair users and families with buggies.



  • Platja de la Fragata

Central being located just below the church and in front of the plaza de la Fragata. This beach is extremely popular with locals and groups of friends who enjoy sports on the beach such as volleyball  and beach tennis. Its about 40 metres wide and is very lively.

With the Sailing club located right on the beach, this beach is also used for kids Summercamps. There are no hammocks available although there are showers and a beach bar and under supervision of a life guard.



  • Platja de la Ribera

This is also one of the longest of the urban beaches. It is very popular and has all the main facilities. Usually populated with teenage kids and lots of families with younger kids.

11)  Platja de la Bassa Rodona

This is the main gay beach in Sitges. Its location is very central and it is usually one of the busiest beaches. It almost 300 metres long.  You will find all the facilities you would expect and has PIC-NIC restaurant as its back drop. Everyone is welcome here however it is definitely more popular among the gay community.

  • Platja de l’Estanyol


This beach is probably the most diverse beach attracting everyone; gay, families, singletons, couples and kids but no dogs 😊 It is a great bech for everyone with all the facilities; lifeguards, three beach bars and rental services for awnings, umbrellas, deck chairs, sunbeds and pedalos. It also has an access ramp too so good for wheelchair users and families with buggies.


  • Platja de la Riera Xica


This beach is quite long at approx. 350m and is really popular with just about everyone. While not quite urban as it has a residential backdrop you have plenty of beach services for a day on the beach.


  • Platja de la Barra 

This is a beach towards the end of the strip. You will find that tt is family-friendly and quiet in comparison with other beaches. It offers the same services as Terramar and is 390 metres long and 25 metres wide.


  • Platja de Terramar

This beach is quite a walk from the town but you could always get the train if the kids don’t want to walk. Further away also means a bit quieter. It is long at 400 metres and has plenty of services. In 2018 BesoBeach opened its sandy entrance offering a lovely menu, lots of djs and the most comfortable beach beds in all of Sitges. A real treat.


  • Platja de l’Home Mort

This is another small nudist beach, popular among gay people. You will find it behind the rocks of l’Atlàntida nightclub. Unlike the other beaches, it’s a pebble beach, not a sandy beach. Not recommended for young kids as the access is difficult and no sand to play with.


  • Platja Desenrocada

This beach has the same characteristics as Platja de l’Home Mort and is situated right behind it. It is 90 metres long and 15 metres wide.


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