You’ve Just Gotta Love The Weather !

As the North of Europe freezes under a blanket of snow Barcelona enjoys a bit of winter sunshine! I took this photo on the beach at Montgat on the way home from work today. Even though the temperature is only about 13 degrees Centigrade it’s nice to have a quick stroll along a deserted beach and enjoy the last of the afternoon sunshine.

Montgat is just 15 minutes North of Barcelona, 5 stops on the local commuter trains. In the summer months a lot of Barcelona residents prefer to go to the nearby beaches of the “Costa Maresme”. Although fairly busy, they are less crowded than Barcelona’s city beaches.

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How to get there

If you fancy taking a stroll along a deserted beach and enjoying a bit of winter sunshine;

The R1 (Rodalies) line heading north from Plaça de Catalunya passes through Montgat .

There are two train stations in Montgat: “Montgat” and “Montgat Nord”.

Both stations are just within the Zone 1 limit which means that if you have a T10 ticket the trip will cost you less than a Euro each way!

Both stops are right by the beach, this photo was taken near Montgat Nord train station.
Trains to the following destination stop at Montgat:
Mataró
Calella
Blanes / Maçanet
There are trains every 10 minutes from Barcelona “Plaça de Catalunya” ( they also stop at “Sants“, “Arc de Triomf” and “Clot/Aragon” stations) and the trip takes about ten to fifteen minutes.

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