The port city and its neighbourhood is a popular destination both because of the many sights to see and the Mediterranean climate. This article provides you with information about the climate you should expect when you go sailing in Barcelona. Also, we will provide you with a plan for a seven-day-long sailing trip. Sail to other must-see towns in the area!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The climate of Barcelona: Mediterranean climate
- Ports and islands around Barcelona
- Sailing in Barcelona: Plan for a one-week-long sailing trip (North)
- Barcelona sailing: 7 days sailing itinerary (South)
The city has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. The average temperature is 21.2 °C during the day, and 15.1 °C at night. The average annual temperature of the sea is 20 °C. The warmest month is August, while the coldest one is January. Large fluctuations are rare, especially in the summer months. Due to the close proximity of the warm sea, there are hardly any cold periods here. The amount of precipitation is the highest at the end of summer and in the autumn.
Ports and islands around Barcelona
Port Vell (Barcelona)
Barcelona is one of the most important port cities in the Mediterranean. The Port Vell can accommodate 148 vessels up to 190 metres long yachts. Drinking water, electricity and cable TV are available.
Port de Blanes (Blanes)
The port is run by Blanes Sailing Club. It provides 309 berths for yachts up to 24 metres in size. The club has a café, a restaurant and a sailing school, too. The port combines recreational sailing with commercial fishing activities.
Club Nautic Cambrils (Cambrils)
Thanks to the reforms implemented in recent years, the club has two parts. It can accommodate up to 426 yachts between 8 metres and 25 metres in size. Moreover, there are eight premises that cover a wide range of vessel maintenance and repair services. There is a 24-hour crew service. You can also find a bar and a restaurant here, and of course, there is free Wi-Fi-access available.
Yacht charter Cambrils
Club Nàutic Estartit (L’Estartit)
This port is located in the L’Estartit resort. It has 643 berths for yachts up to 32 metres in size. The port has a depth of 2.3 metres. There are a number of excellent services available. There is also a bar and a restaurant.
Our trip starts in Barcelona, and this is where we will return after visiting the wonderful holiday resorts in the neighbouring areas.
Day 1. Barcelona – El Masnou
18.90 km (11.75 mi)
We are going to dock at the beautiful El Masnou, located between Montgat and Premià de Mar. Its wonderful beach offers many services. Do you have plenty of time to spend here? Explore the centre of the resort with its many interesting buildings. Spend the night in the port of the town.
Day 2. El Masnou – Mataró
13.84 km (8.60 mi)
Mataró can be found between Cabrera de Mar and Sant Andreu de Llavaneres. If you would like to see historic sights, this is one of the best places. This is the birthplace of architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who designed several buildings in town. Spend the night in the port of Mataró.
Day 3. Mataró – Calella
20.61 km (12.81 mi)
If you dock at Calella, you can choose from many restaurants, bars and sports opportunities. Would you like to have fun? Even though there are some clubs in the city, it does not have the same buzzing nightlife as Lloret de Mar does. Explore its main sight, the lighthouse, which provides a wonderful view. Spend the night in the port of the town.
Day 4. Calella – Santa Susanna
5.82 km (3.61 mi)
Santa Susanna is located between Pineda de Mar and Malgrat de Mar. If you like peace and calm, it is a perfect choice with no buzzing nightlife. It has a sandy-rocky beach with rapidly deepening waters, so we should be careful. Although the resort is perfect for sunbathing and swimming, there are no historical sights here. Spend the night in the port of Santa Susanna.
Days 5. Santa Susanna – Malgrat de Mar
2.81 km (1.75 mi)
Similarly to the other beaches in the area, Malgrat de Mar is sandy and rocky. We recommend this town to families and couples; there are some great bars here. Families with small children will love the Parc Francesc Macia, which is a great park and playground. In the periphery of the town, in Palafolls you can find an aqua park called Marineland. It will be an exciting experience both for adults and kids. Spend the night in the port of the town.
Days 6. Santa Susanna – Blanes
6.45 km (4.01 mi)
Blanes is lined with heavenly beaches. If you love nature, visit the Marimurtra or the Pinya de Rosa botanical gardens. The latter is renowned for its cacti. Are you after some jaw-dropping views? Visit Castillo de San Juan, from where, in favourable weather conditions, you can even see the silhouette of the Montjuic Mountain.
Day 7: Blanes – Lloret de Mar – Barcelona
70.12 km (43.57 mi)
Our next stop is Lloret de Mar, the centre of nightlife in Costa Brava, crammed with discos and clubs. As compared to its impressive 1.5 km length, the town’s beach still counts quite crowded. If you are a nature lover, visit the Santa Clotilde Gardens and immerse yourself in the breathtaking vistas.The town is also home to some superb restaurants and wine bars.
After Lloret de Mar, we return to our first stop, Barcelona. The city is equipped well; there is golden sand on the beaches, the most famous of which is Barceloneta. Nova Icaria and Marbella are much quieter; the latter is an ideal place for kayaking and surfing. Nature enthusiasts must definitely see the Parc del Laberint d’Horta, which is the oldest park in town. If you would like to have a gastronomic experience as well, you should visit the place called Born and try the local dish, tapas. Explore the famous market, Mercat de la Boqueria, where you can get the widest variety of fresh products in Europe.
Day 1. Barcelona – Castelldefels 30.40 km (18.89 mi), Day 2. Castelldefels – Sitges 9.85 km (6.12 mi), Day 3. Sitges – Vilanova i la Geltrú 9.54 km (5.93 mi), Day 4. Vilanova i la Geltrú – Tarragona 48.23 km (29.97 mi), Day 5. Tarragona – Cambrils 17.13 km (10.65 mi), Day 6. Cambrils – Coma-ruga 44.00 km (27.34 mi), Day 7. Coma-ruga – Garraf – Barcelona 63.72 km (39.59 mi)
If you love the sea, visiting the city and the neighbourhood can be the experience of a lifetime. Regardless of where you dock, you can relax on beautiful beaches and have diverse culinary experiences. HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT