Sitges is located just 35km south of Barcelona and is the perfect location for a relaxing beach retreat. There are an impressive 17 beaches to choose from in Sitges, all with their own individual appeal. If the glorious clean white sand and crystal clear water isn’t enough to tempt you away on a week or weekend break, you may be interested to know that Sitges has around 300 days sunshine. It was the copious amounts of sunshine that attracted numerous painters and sculptors to settle here in the 19th century, taking advantage of the light environment in which to work in.
Unlike the high-rising, cityscape views Barcelona offers from its 4km of beaches, Sitges has a picturesque backdrop of traditional Spanish architecture. Relaxing on a beach in Sitges, you get a real sense of tranquillity from the mountainous surroundings and relaxed way of life that this historic fishing village has to offer.
Sitges’ beaches are sure to impress, whether you’re simply looking to stumble to the closest one possible or fancy venturing out to find something a bit more secluded. Popular with all travellers – Platja de la Ribera and Platja de la Fragata are the most centrally located beaches to the town centre. These family-friendly beaches offer attractions such as volleyball and pedalos and have convenient refreshment facilities and public restrooms.
Visitors looking for an all-over tan can visit one of Sitges’ nudist beaches. Platja dels Balmins is located just a 15 minute walk from Sitges church within a cove. Many people do choose not to go nude, but if you embarrass easily, or are travelling with young children, you may wish to select an alternative beach. Sitges is a favourite destination for gay travellers, and the centrally located beach – Platja de la Bassa Rodona – welcomes openly gay and straight couples.
Many Sitges holiday apartments are located within easy reach of all 17 fantastic beaches, with some offering beautiful views over the Mediterranean coastline. Click here to view the selection of Sitges apartments. Sitges is a fantastic Mediterranean getaway for all the family, with temperatures up to 26 degrees in autumn.