Dip your toes in the sand at these beautiful beach bars
Nothing underlines the Mediterranean lifestyle like food and cocktails beside the sea, or in the case of the chic chiringuitos lining the sands on the trendy Maresme Coast just north of Barcelona, food and cocktails actually on the beach.
Whether it’s a fun family lunch or a session of more serious socialising as the sun goes down and the music goes up, the area’s vibrant chiringuito culture has something for everyone.
So why not pack up your beach bag, put on your shades and get ready to eat, drink and feel the sand between your toes as you explore our list of top Maresme chiringuitos.
But remember to book – they can get very busy, especially at weekends.
Espigó Platja outside seating, Sant Andreu de Llavaneres
Espigó Platja offers fantastic views of the Sant Andreu de Llavaneres coastline allowing visitors to appreciate the Maresme lifestyle with a drink in hand. The location is easy to find and is only a short distance from the train station. The cosy environment is great for long days and nights on the beach.
To book: +34 689 152 237
La Caleta beachfront seating, Vilassar de Mar
Accompanied with lush decorations, La Caleta faces a small beach cove directly in front of the Vilassar de Mar train station. The lounge chairs at this chirnguito allow visitors to relax whilst sipping a cool beer before lunch or dinner!
To book: +34 617 768 617
Oblikue seating in the sun, Vilassar de Mar
Oblikue is elevated upon the shore’s rocks, presenting a stunning coastal view of the Mediterranean. This chiringuito is also a great place to celebrate Catalan traditions such as San Joan. The decor integrates beautifully into this coastal town’s peaceful environment.
To book: +34 683 343 776
La Rotonda, el Masnou
More than a gastronomic chiringuito, the popular La Rotonda beach bar overlooks one of the best surf spots on the coast and has great views of the Barcelona skyline. For those who fancy a surf or Stand Up Paddle, nearby Maresme Waves can sort you out with whatever material you need. Easy to get to from El Masnou station.
To book: +34 606 510 082
Paella at Emporium Beach Restaurant, Montgat
Montgat’s three beaches are Meccas for surfers of all kinds, and this chiringuito on the site of the old baths adds appeal for less energetic visitors looking for good food in a picturesque setting. A short and charming walk via former fishermen’s houses from Montgat Nord station.
To book: +34 93 164 11 52
Deja Vu, Vilassar de Mar
With neon lights and skilled DJs, Deja Vu is the centre of Vilassar de Mar’s night life for young adults. This chiringuito will often bring in guest performers that rap, or are experts in fire dancing. However, during the daytime Deja Vu offers drinks and a variety of food to beach-goers.
To book: + 34 640 286 440
Caracola Negra retro seating, Cabrera de Mar
One of the quirkiest and most colourful chiringuitos in Maresme. Caracola Negra opened in 2022 and has already created a great ambience with a broad menu, including beautifully plated tacos and chicken wings.
To book: +34 652 764 876
Xiri 9, Calella
At Xiri 9 you can enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious food with a good atmosphere. You can also sample a variety of cocktails and Gin & Tonics while sitting right on the sand of Calella beach.
To book: 640 286 440
Les Barques chiringuito, Sant Pol de Mar
Highly recommended for its convenient location in the centre of the main beach right near the train station, Les Barques is also a great place to enjoy live music in the evenings. They’ve got deckchairs in and out of the sun just in front of the chiringuito facing Sant Pol de Mar’s fishing boats docked on the beach.
To book: +34 636 457 498
Sotavent entrance, Caldes d’Estrac
This hugely popular restaurant situated on the sand is renowned for its lobster and langoustine, caught fresh every day. Open all year round, this local gastronomic haunt opens for breakfast and closes in the early hours, and often has live music, all with the mesmerising backdrop of the Mediterranean. Takeaways are available for groups if you order in advance.
To book: +34 661 759 445
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