When staying at the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona hotel, you simply must visit the beach. The beach is a magnet for Barcelonans and visitors alike. Barcelona boasts some of the World’s cleanest, safest and best beaches. A lot of effort goes into maintaining the cleanliness of both sand and sea, which is tested daily. All beaches have disabled access, lifeguards (in season), sun beds and showers. Beaches such Nova Icaria and Mar Bella are internationally renowned.

Nova Icaria is closest to the Olympic marina, and the most popular beach. If you love food you must visit it. There are three spotless beach bars, two popular restaurants on the promenade behind and countless bars and restaurants off the Port Olympic just a short stroll away.

Bogatell is fringed by a stone walkway perfect for jogging, roller blading and cycling. The raised promenade cuts down on traffic noise and makes you believe you're a million miles from the city. Dine in one of the three large restaurants on the promenade.

Mar Bella is Barcelona's only naturist beach, tucked away behind a hillock of rustling bamboo.

Barceloneta is a very wide, long beach with a Catalan restaurant, which stretches into San Sebastián beach.