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Pre-summer mode engaged for Barcelona’s beaches as temperatures rise, but few dare to swim

On Wednesday morning, Barcelona’s beaches were well and truly in pre-summer mode, with hundreds of people sunbathing or playing in the sand, although few dared to swim as the water is still a bit cold. The temperature was almost 30 degrees (ºC), but some thin cloud cover and a sea breeze allowed people to enjoy and relax without suffering from the heat too much. Younger and older people, as well as families on holidays were the ones profiting the most from the situation. Surprised by the heat wave, many came to the beach without swimwear but managed to take refuge under parasols or in the shade of nearby bar terraces. In recent days, the rising temperatures have reached almost summer levels, allowing people with free time to enjoy the beach more than usual, although the season officially started in late March. Overall, the Catalan capital has 9 beaches that stretch for a total of some 5 km.

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13 May 2015 09:04 PM

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Barcelona (ACN).- On Wednesday morning, Barcelona’s beaches were well and truly in pre-summer mode, with hundreds of people sunbathing or playing in the sand, although few dared to swim as the water is still a bit cold. The temperature was almost 30 degrees (ºC), but some thin cloud cover and a sea breeze allowed people to enjoy and relax without suffering from the heat too much. Younger and older people, as well as families on holidays were the ones profiting the most from the situation. Surprised by the heat wave, many came to the beach without swimwear but managed to take refuge under parasols or in the shade of nearby bar terraces. In recent days, the rising temperatures have reached almost summer levels, allowing people with free time to enjoy the beach more than usual for this time of the year, although the beach season officially started in late March. Overall, the Catalan capital has 9 beaches that stretch for a total of some 5 km.


For a weekday morning, Barcelona's beaches were quite busy on Wednesday, filled with people doing sports, teenagers and youngsters, as well as older persons. Many families on holidays enjoyed walking or sipping a drink in the open-air drinking spots. As the level of heat expected was that which would be typical of a Mediterranean spring rather than summer time, many did not bring their swimsuit or towel, but could at least wear fewer clothes than usual and rest in the shade. Among the top sports played on the beaches of the Catalan capital were: football, volleyball, jogging and rollerblading. In the water, 'paddle-surfing' stood out, while only a few people dared to swim.

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  • Barcelona's Nova Icaria beach this Wednesday (by P. Solà)

  • Barcelona's Nova Icaria beach this Wednesday (by P. Solà)
Pre-summer mode engaged for Barcelona’s beaches as temperatures rise, but few dare to swim