Malgrat Centre Beach

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The locals’ beach

Walking to the sea from the town centre you will find Malgrat Centre Beach. This beach is the most frequented by people from Malgrat, which provides it with a peaceful atmosphere of families that use it the same way they use any leisure spots in town. This beach was awarded the Blue Flag some years ago.

Click to check the conditions of the beach today, the sea water quality and the flag indicating sea conditions.

  • Entry and exit channel for boats in front of the first-aid station.
  • Umbrella and beach chair rental services. Get relaxed and comfortable!
  • 3 sports areas: find them near the creek, in front of the train station and in front of Plaça Xesco Boix.
  • 2 children playgrounds, near the licensed taverns.
  • 2 WCs: one of them is in a licensed tavern and the second at halfway of Passeig de Mar. There is 1 adapted toilet for people with disability next to the first-aid station.
  • Right there, find showers and a beach wheelchair for people with reduced mobility (this service operates while the lifeguard service is active) and walkways to facilitate the access to the sea.
  • You can practice recreational fishing with rod, but during the bathing season (May 15 – September 15), from 7 pm to 8 am only. Please collect any objects and pieces that could harm other users of the beach.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach from April 1 to October 31, except assistance dogs.
  • Local Police provides surveillance service at the beaches in Malgrat. Police officers ride bicycles to act quickly in case of emergency. This service is provided from June to September and reinforced throughout the day in peak times.
  • Topless is permitted and acceptable. For more information about nudist beaches, please check the info on Punta de la Tordera Beach.
  • Length: 900 m
  • Width: 50-80 m
  • Type of beach: open
  • Type of sand: coarse sediment
  • Occupancy rate: medium
  • Microbiological quality of bathing water: excellent
  • Quality appearance of water: good
  • June 21.5 °C
  • July 24 °C
  • August 24.5 °C
  • September 23.5 °C

This beach has a few recreation areas you can use as a complement to your day at the beach. They are located either on the sand or on the walkways. On Passeig de Mar there are two recreation areas for children to play and a sports area where you will be able to do some exercise and work on your fitness. On the sand, there are also goals to play beach football and beach volleyball nets (should you not find the net, please ask at the Tourist Office and we will put it back as soon as possible). Don’t forget to drink water regularly if you are going to play in the sun for a long time, and to use sunscreen.

Check out other activities on the Agenda.

By train: Right behind Malgrat Centre Beach, you will find the train station. From Malgrat de Mar you can reach Barcelona and its metropolitan area and/or else Girona and the French border. Trains run every 30 minutes to both directions. Click for timetables, stops and connections.

By bus: Several bus lines connect Malgrat de Mar with other cities and towns of Maresme and La Selva, as well as the cities and airports of Barcelona and Girona. These buses stop at Avinguda Costa Brava in Malgrat de Mar. Check timetables, routes and fares here.

Another bus connects Malgrat de Mar and the neighbouring towns of Santa Susanna and Palafolls. Check timetables, routes and fares here

To move around Malgrat de Mar in summer, two more services run every 20 minutes and connect the town centre, which is right behind this beach walking inland to the hotel area and Astillero Beach on the south side and to the camping area on the north.

By car: You can get to Malgrat Centre Beach from:

  • AP-7 (exit 9 from France and exit 10 from Barcelona)
  • C-32 (exit 132 at Malgrat de Mar)
  • N-II (exit BV-6001). Follow the signs to Centre Urbà and look for a place to park.

There is parking space in Avinguda Verge de Montserrat. These spaces are free and not under surveillance.

There is a car park next to the train station (126 parking spaces), another one in Plaça Catalunya (100 free parking spaces with a time limit), and one more in Can Rierola (160 free parking spaces with a time limit). None of them is surveilled.


Right next to the first-aid station there is a 1.50 m wide concrete walkway that provides easier access to the water for people with reduced mobility with the assistance, if they wish, of the lifeguards and of a beach wheelchair designed with special materials.

Just next to the walkway, there is also an adapted shower and an umbrella attached to the floor with a reserved space. In addition, you will find two reserved parking spaces on the opposite side of the rail track, next to the adapted underpass.

Lifeguards and rescue service

The lifeguard service operates every day from June 22 to September 11.

The service works from 10 am to 6 pm.

The first-aid station is located at the end of Carrer Maó. You will also find a fast care medical aid unit next to the creek, where Malgrat Centre Beach begins. 


Beach cleaning machines operate all year round at dawn. Manual cleaning is also performed daily during the summer season.

In summer the bins are emptied several times a day. Please, help to keep the beach area litter free. We all want to enjoy it!

Should you find the bins full, please place the garbage next to them, so it is not spread around. Use the recycling bins provided and do your part to keep this natural and leisure space clean.

Tips for a day at the beach

  • Your accommodation site will provide you with a bracelet for the safety of children. We recommend you to put it on them so in case they get lost, it will be easier to help them find you.
  • Tell your children to look for a policeman or a lifeguard in the event of getting lost. They will help them meet you. However, do not lose sight of them.
  • In summer, drink plenty of water or juice every 20 minutes to prevent dehydration.

At the beach

  • Follow the flags and signs and heed the warnings of policemen and lifeguards.
  • Do not eat too much if you want to have a bath. You could suffer hydrocution.
  • Swim near the shore, do no go beyond the limits of the bathing area and avoid swimming alone.
  • Do not sunbathe for too long, use a hat or a cap and sunglasses and put a t-shirt on if you are going to play in the sun for a long while.
  • Use sunscreen lotion, even on cloudy days, preferably of a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and be sure it is waterproof. Apply it again every two hours.