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.
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:
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.