An city break including clean, attractive beaches offers you the best of both worlds; calming, stress-free sunbathing and the energy of the urban lifestyle when you need a change of pace! Barcelona allows you to combine taking your family to combine the beaches with city activities like a zoo,amusement parks etc. alternatively go with friends to visit the beach "chiringuitos" (small shacks with food and DJs) and hit the clubs at night. And, if you are in search of even more scenic settings for sunbathing a short trip north along the Costa Brava, or south along the Costa Dorada will suffice. This article will guide you through the best beaches in the Barcelona region.