Beach Bliss – Day Trippin to Sitges

I’ve ranted about avoiding swimming in Barcelona’s bit of the Mediterranean, and so today want to give a good option for those who want to slip on their flippers and dive into the now warm and refreshing sea. About 40 minutes on the RENFE train from Barcelona you’ll find Sitges, an adorable and stylish beach village south of the city.

Sitges Streets - A great day trip

Sitges Streets - A great day trip

Sitges’ waters are pretty clean and its beach es are broken up into small coves, flanked by a boardwalk where glamorous visitors trot along with every sort of lap-dog imaginable. It’s great people watching. My favorite way to enjoy Sitges is to show up at about 2pm for lunch in one of its hidden restaurants, like the reasonable and local, Boccalino. After lunch (about €15) I head to one of the villages beaches and search for a place in the sand or splurge on a beach chair if I am feeling like luxury (€6).

Sitges, Spain - A Happening Beach Village

Sitges, Spain - A Happening Beach Village

Sitges is crowded on the weekend, and the last time I was there I was surrounded by an incredibly noisy family. Still, Sitges offers nice sand, nice views near the church, cute hotels and lots of interesting shops. The round-trip train ticket to Sitges is about €5, making this day trip an inexpensive one.

Sitges is also famous because of its happening gay scene, and its many clubs and bars which open up at night.

Sitges Water

Sitges Water

For more on Sitges and what’s going on there, go here.

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