Carta de Servicios en Inglés
- Where we are located and how to contact us
- Services, Equipment and Facilities
- Complementary information
The Castelldefels beach is located approximately 18 km south of the city of Barcelona, between two very different ecosystems: the delta of the River Llobregat, where humid areas and reed beds abound, on the one hand, and the Garraf Massif, on the other. It is 4,840 metres (15,880 feet) long and has an average width (which increases slightly every year) of 150 metres (493 feet) and an approximate surface of 500,000 m2 (5,381,955 sq ft). It is made up of the following sectors:
- La Pineda sector/neighbourhood
- “Les Lluminetes” sector/neighbourhood
- El Baixador sector/neighbourhood
The section of Castelldefels beach that is accessible via public transport affords the possibility of practising different sports, swimming in the calm waters of the Mediterranean sea, or just sunbathing peacefully.
Since 2006 Castelldefels beach has obtained several certifications and awards, currently including: UNE ISO 9001:2008 on Quality Management Systems, UNE ISO 13009:2016 on Requirements and recommendations for beach management, the Blue Flag distinction at the beaches of Lluminetes and Pineda, the SICTED mark of distinction (Spanish Tourism Quality Certification System) and the Ecoplaya flag.
In Castelldefels, the prime bathing season is from 1 June to 31 August.
You can contact the beach management body by post, by e-mail, by telephone or in person via:
- Information on the municipality’s tourist attractions, transport, accommodations, restaurants, sports, maps and cultural events can be found at tourist offices.
- Daily information on the state of the sea, using the standardised flag system, and on water temperature, can be found at Rescue posts, TAVs (Infoplayas) and the town’s website.
- Readings and lending of books and an environment-related cultural programme at the “Carme Romaní” Library.
- Beach bars-restaurants, ice-cream and drinks stands, hammock areas, sunshades and awnings, all of which have a set timetable, opening every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Bathing assistance service for people with reduced mobility.
- Sand cleaning service, showers, access and toilets.
- Rescue and lifeguard services throughout the bathing season.
- Free bracelet services for finding lost children.
- Continuous surveillance and security services.
- Emergency services (092 and 112).
- Public transport: adapted trains and buses all year round.
- User satisfaction surveys are carried out throughout the bathing season to improve the quality of the services offered.
- Free Wi-Fi along the entire seafront promenade.
- Free Children’s mini-club service.
- Blue and green parking areas and parking bays reserved for people with reduced mobility (when duly indicated on the vehicle) all along the promenade and by adapted accesses. Regulated parking on Carrer Mèxic.
- Information service:
- Independent loudspeakers all along the beach, integrated into the advanced lifeguard posts (TAV).
- Updated information in the “El Castell” bulletin, on the municipality’s website and on social networks, on the state of the sea and water, and on sports, culture and leisure activities.
- Municipal and metropolitan information panels located at main access points.
- Environmental information points: An information point regarding the dune ecosystem on Carrer Onze, an environmental information point at Parc de les Dunes and another one at Parc del Mar. Two Blue Flag points, one of them at Plaça de les Palmeres and the other one at Carrer Onze.
- Areas for sports and children’s games.
- Areas for children’s games on the sand and within the green spaces located along the beach.
- Stations with equipment for exercising and bodybuilding along the seafront promenade, between Carrer 10 and Parc de les Dunes.
- Beach volleyball courts at: Carrer Veneçuela, Carrer Timó, Carrer Avet, Carrer 514, Av. Banys, Carrer 10, Carrer 12, Carrer 13, and Carrer 22.
- Football fields at: Pl. Palmeres, Carrer 4, Carrer Avet and Carrer Mèxic.
- Korfball court on Carrer Ones.
- Public Assistance Office at “L’Espai del Mar”.
- Tourist Information Office.
- Children’s mini-club
- “Carme Romaní” Library.
- Adapted public toilets at the main access points to the beach: Av. República Argentina, Av. dels Banys, Carrer Onze and Carrer 16; public toilets next to the beach bars.
- Showers and footbaths at beach access points.
- Drinking water at main access points to the beach.
- Wooden walkways along the sand with accessible points leading to the water at Av. República Argentina, Av. dels Banys, Carrer Onze and Carrer 16; long walkways at Carrer Ones and Carrer Mèxic.
- Horizontal marker buoys indicating bathing areas all along the municipality’s coast.
- Entry and exit channels for boats at Carrer Mèxic, Carrer Avet, Club Nàutic, Av. Banys, Carrer Onze, Carrer 15 and Club Marítim, and a specific entry and exit channel for Kite-surfing at Carrer 10.
All year round, our goal is to protect the beach environment as the natural resource that it is (working with other public and private organisations), encourage the population to use and enjoy it and prevent damaging, nuisance and uncivil activities. In order to foster responsible use of the beach and encourage its enjoyment among citizens, particularly during bathing season, we commit to:
- Provide general information on the municipality and the beach, particularly at the Public Assistance Office, at “Espai del Mar”, at the Tourist Offices, on information panels on the beach, on the local radio station, in the Castell magazine and on the Platges website.
- Authorise, organise, support and encourage cultural, leisure, sports and environmental promotion activities.
- Grant operating licences for different types of beach snack bars.
- Provide surveillance, inspection and rescue services at the beach.
- Provide cleaning, maintenance and waste collection services at the beach.
- Maintain and promote areas for sports and children, on the sand.
- Maintain and improve all equipment and facilities (showers, accesses, fountains, accessible elements, etc.).
- Maintain the quality standards required to renew the quality certifications and awards that Castelldefels beach has received.
GOALS FOR 2016 SEASON/INDICATORS
Eight different quality and improvement goals connected with the beach’s management were planned for the 2015 season:
- Improve planning of leisure activities on the beach. Achieved.
- Improve telephone integration of the Citizens’ Complaints system. Achieved.
- Reduce the number of crimes occurring on the beach. Achieved.
- Simplify the Quality System and start adapting to standard UNE-ISO 9001:2015. Continue 2017
- Improve on-beach information gathering services (surveys and service reviews). Achieved.
- Refurbish Stretch II of the seafront promenade. Not Achieved.
- Adapt Stretch II of the Seafront Promenade to the standards required for the Q quality certification (rubbish bins). Continue 2017
- Water consumption efficiency: separate shower water regulation meters. (Pineda) Continue 2017
RESULTS OF 2016 INDICATORS
- Satisfaction index of users surveyed: Water quality, sand cleaning, access points, equipment, police and rescue/lifeguard services were rated positively by more than 95% of users (1218 people were surveyed).
- Rating of water sanitation (mid-season): all 40 samples taken in 10 different locations confirmed that water quality was excellent overall. 100%
- Number of complaints and suggestions from beach users: 163
- Number of interventions carried out by rescue and lifeguard services: 1164 interventions.
- Number of interventions by Municipal Police: 681 interventions.
- Manual cleaning and waste bins: 119.341 kg.
- Mechanical cleaning: 119.623 kg.
GOALS FOR 2017 SEASON
Eight different quality and improvement goals connected with the beach’s management are scheduled for the 2016 season:
1. Simplification of the Quality System and begin the adaptation to the Norm UNE-ISO 9001: 2015.
2. Adequacy of the section ll Paseo Marítimo to the Q of Playas (litter bins).
3. Efficiency in consumption: separate counters of irrigation, water and showers (Pineda).
4. Obtain Biosphere certification (Baix Llobregat Regional Council).
5. Establish a procedure to define the systematic to follow in the actions and activities of volunteering to our Beach.
6. Expand the participation group of the entities of the Playas Project.
7. Work on the environmental aspects by extending activities of the environmental center of Cal Ganxo to the Beach and with internal actions directed to the municipal personnel.
8. To promote the activities of the Miniclub as promoting children’s play to the beach.