Life’s a Perfect Beach in Sitges: Our Guide To The Best Beaches in Sitges

Superlative beaches put Sitges on the map. With no fewer than 17 sandy havens, the beautiful resort town of Sitges on the Catalan coast offers holidaymakers plenty of fun in the sun. Whether you want to splash in the surf with the family, shed clothes and inhibitions on a nudist beach, soak up the rays on a gay beach, or enjoy a little solitude in a quiet cove, Sitges has plenty of beaches that offer something for absolutely everyone.

The attractive beaches are very clean, well-maintained and all within walking distance of the town. Find out more with this introduction to what we think are the best beaches in Sitges.

La Fragata Beach

La Fragata is very popular with families for its golden sands, calm waters, pedalo boats and volleyball nets. This beautiful stretch of sand is the first of the town’s beaches and is situated right under the Church of Saint Bartholomew and Saint Tecla. The promenade behind the beach is lined with high quality restaurants. La Fragata beach also hosts volleyball tournaments and other sporting events throughout the year.

Sant Sebastia Beach

This family beach is also a hit with locals and visitors alike and is situated to the east of the church, directly beneath the old town. The sandy arc is approximately 190 meters in length, has an average width of 25 meters and is flanked by a very attractive pedestrian promenade, nice restaurants and some excellent cocktail bars.

Ribera Beach

Ribera is one of the largest beaches in Sitges and is directly in front of the town centre.  It’s popular with all groups of holidaymakers and consequently can be crowded during the height of summer. Make sure you turn up early in the morning to get a sun lounger. Ribera has two beach bars and several places to hire sun beds and umbrellas.

Anquines Beach

For sun, sea and solitude, head to Anquines. The beach is situated on the most western stretch of coastline from Sitges and is therefore visited by fewer sun seekers. It sits in a small cove and is enjoyed by all types of holidaymakers.

Barra – Actually know as Sausalito beach by the locals.

Barra Beach (Sausalito Beach) is about a 20-minute walk from Sitges town centre and is one of the quieter beaches, however, it’s also one of the most popular beaches for local families. It sits in a cove on the edge of town and is known for its calm waters for swimming and bathing.

It features a small island offering the perfect place for children to go crabbing or to snorkel around. Barra also hosts ‘Bar Sausalito’, which many locals and visitor alike consider to be the best beach bar in Sitges.

Bar Sausalito offers the opportunity to hire luxury sun beds, tables and sun umbrellas, and has a waitress service on the beach, bringing ice cold drinks and delicious lunches right to your sunbed.

Estanyol Beach

This long stretch of sand is favoured by all types of holidaymakers and is right next door to gay-friendly Bossa Rodonda. Being so close to the town centre, expect to see lots of people here during July and August. Behind Estanyol are the popular ‘Picnic Bar’ and ‘Kansas’ snack bar, both of which can get busy during peak season lunchtimes.

D’Aiguadolc Beach

D’Aiguadolc Beach is the most easterly beach in Sitges and is sought after by both naturist and textile holidaymakers.  This beach is about a 20 minute walk from Sitges centre but, as it is situated close to Aiguadolc port, there are numerous restaurants and bars nearby. There is a good beach bar serving drinks and food all day as well as a volley ball area and pedalow hire. This is also the main surf beach in Sitges and can get busy with surf is up. The main car park above the beach is a great spot to watch the surfers in action when conditions are right.

Riera Xica

This long and narrow strip of beach boasts excellent sands and good water for swimming.  It runs along the Passage Maritime and is easily accessible by all forms of transport from the town centre. Riera Xica is very popular during the summer. Riera Xica also hosts ‘Alberto Beach’, offering massages, sunbed hire and a lively bar with an occasional visit from a DJ.  From here you can also hire jet skis and other water sports equipment.

Terramar Beach 

This sandy beach is about 400 metres in length, features an attractive promenade and is situated towards the western end of town. Terramar is popular, but less crowded than some of Sitges’ bigger beaches. There are a couple of bars and restaurants on the seafront behind the beach for food and refreshment.


Balmins Beach

Nestled in a picturesque setting to the east of the church, Balmins Beach is favoured by many naturists and members of the gay community. Flanked by rocks, Balmins is one of the most secluded beaches in Sitges. This beach has very good facilities with a cool beach bar and a more formal restaurant at the entrance.

Cala Morisca Beach

Cala Morisca is a little more than three miles from the town centre and is a popular nudist beach.  It sits in a small bay with golden, fine sands and calm water for swimming.


Bassa Rodona

Bassa Rodona is the town’s principal gay beach and is at the centre of its chain of beaches. Although not officially naturist, you may see a lack of swimwear here so be prepared. The beach is also popular with families and heterosexual couples for its lovely outlook and close proximity to the city centre.

Sitges Has Superb Beaches for Everyone…

Whether you are gay, straight, with family and friends or on your own, you will discover that all of the beaches in Sitges are relaxing and friendly havens. Most are equipped with facilities such as showers, toilets, sun loungers and parasols for hire and have a lifeguard service during the summer months. When you want to quench your thirst, you’ll find that Spanish staple, the chiringuito or beach bar on many of the town’s beaches. There are also plenty of opportunities for water sports, ranging from pedalos to jet skis. There are also surf schools and sailing clubs.