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 (RENFE 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 El Clot/Aragó stations and the trip takes about ten to fifteen minutes.

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