Visit a Sitges Beach and Enjoy Some Festivity


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Thinking about going to a Sitges beach, do some sightseeing and perhaps taking part of a local festivity? Your thoughts are absolutely right. If you are staying in Barcelona one very worthwhile side trip is to the town of Sitges and its lovely beaches. There are a bunch of beautiful beaches near Barcelona, Spain, and some of the best beaches in Sitges are just 39 Km away.


Panoramic view of Sitges. Visit a Sitges beach and enjoy this beautiful town!

Panoramic view of this beautiful town and beaches

Travel to Barcelona for Sitges Sightseeing

Barcelona is packed with more activities and sightseeing than most people can handle, even on a long trip. The region around the city is also packed with an impressive level of diversity. Any trip to Barcelona is enriched by taking some side trips out to explore all that this part of Spain has to offer.

Stiges is well aware of the role that tourism plays in its economy. A great deal of care and thought have been given into how to service and accommodate the large number of annual visitors, including festival and carnival attendees.

The famous Carnival and the Markatu batucada. Go to a Sitges beach and enjoy Carnival

The famous Carnival and the Markatu batucada

Travel to Barcelona for the Sitges Carnival

Sitges is also well know for it’s large carnival celebration that takes place in between February and March. The carnival begins on “Fat Thursday” and draws in massive numbers of attendees. In short, Sitges is a major party destination and travelers from across the globe make their way through this well loved area.

Spain is famous because of the many festivities throughout the year, and Sitges is not the exception. If you want to know what's going on all over the year, check the Sitges festivals, local festivities, Sitges beach parties and events calendar.


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Accommodation in a Sitges Beach near Barcelona

You will find many beach resorts near Barcelona, and especially in Sitges. There are many beach hotels, and approximately half of them have earned a four-star ranking. Here you can book accommodations like apartments in Sitges near the beach, beachfront hotels, hotels with pool, hotels, and apartments at San Sebastian beach, and perhaps a villa near Sitges.

If you plan beach holidays in Sitges, in Barcelona province, remember that this city is quite occupied because of the many events and festivities taking place throughout the year. That said, it becomes crucial to book a Sitges accommodation well in advance. We have a comprehensive map of hotels and apartments in Sitges, that you can use to find accommodation at your preferred beach, and book it right away.

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The Balmins beach, a nudist Sitges beach

The Balmins nudist beach

Where Can You Find a Nudist Beach in Sitges?

Sitges has 17 different beaches, and that includes two famous nudist beaches. The fact is that nudist beaches can be found in the Barcelona area, but the one in Sitges really is well loved by locals and tourists alike.

It is important to note that women going topless is common on beaches in Spain, and this is not the same as a clearly defined nude beach. At a nudist beach, you should expect, well, total nudity! Don’t be surprised if some beach areas are also a mix of nudists and non-nudists, as the lines have a tendency sometimes to get a little blurred.

Platja d'Aiguadolç and Platja dels Balmins area two of the most famous nude options in the Sitges area. These are considered to be some of the best beaches in Sitges. You can find them farthest to the East. There are also dining options in the area and restaurants with fantastic beach and mountain views.

The International Film Festival takes place every year in October. Perhaps still good to visit a Sitges beach before a film

The International Film Festival takes place every year in October

Enjoying the Stiges Film Festival

You might be familiar with the name Sitges due to the famous Sitges Film Festival which draws in crowds from around the world. This international festival takes place in October. Established in 1967, the Film Festival in Sitges has been giving out awards for everything from Best Motion Picture and Best Director to Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. There are also awards for best visual effects and animation.

If you are in the Barcelona area during October, be sure to check out this fascinating film festival, which draws some of the entertainment industries brightest stars. Once you're done with the best beaches in Sitges for the day, you might just be in the mood to catch a film.

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More than likely, you’ve heard of the world famous liquor company, Bacardi. Casa Bacardi de Sitges is a local fixture, attraction, and real treat. Sitges was the hometown of Bacardi’s founder, Don Facundo Bacardi Masso and Casa Bacardi is a fascinating look at the company’s impressive history which dates back to 1862 and its founding in Cuba.

Barcelona Budget recommends the budget tour of Casa Bacardi de Sitges. If you are looking for something different to do, then definitely check out this attraction. Even if you aren't a big rum drinker, you will find this tour fascinating. Those who are under 18 are always admitted free of charge.

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Sitges and Torres Winery Tour

We can also offer readers another great tour called the Sitges and Torres Wine Cellars Day Trip. You will get insight into the process of wine making and will enjoy a journey on a small train through the underground caves. You will also enjoy a walking tour of the village of Sitges.

Sitges is a beautiful place to visit, and it has many diverse offerings. Part of what makes Sitges and its beaches a great side trip while in Barcelona is that there is so much else to do in this part of Spain.