Beach Barcola
Beach Barcola
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Lars
Brno, Czech Republic32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Barcola je super místo v Terstu, kde narazíte na místní, ale i spoustu turistů, kteří buď zamířili do Terstu přímo nebo jej mají jen, jako přestupní stanici.

Jsou zde perfektní západy slunce a večerní atmosféra. Nevýhodou je přístup do moře po schodech nebo z kamenů.

Za odlivu se dá užít trocha písčité pláže ve směru na zámeček Mira Mare, ale to chce tam být už dopoledne.

Určitě to není nejkrásnější pláž na světě, ale má své kouzlo a my sem při letních návštěvách Itálie vždy rádi zamíříme.

V borovém hájku je několik barů a bister. Některé lepší, jiné horší.

Doporučit se dá La Pineta Delle Scimie (Planeta Opic), kde mají v některých sezónách české pivo a taky si dáte fajn svačinu. Některé večery hraje DJ nebo živá hudba.

Přes silnici je navíc pár dobrých restaurací, které stojí za návštěvu.

Barcola is a cool place in Trieste where you'll run into locals, but also a lot of tourists who are either headed to Trieste directly or just have it as a stopover.

There are perfect sunsets and evening atmosphere. The downside is the access to the sea by stairs or stones.

At low tide, you can enjoy a bit of sandy beach in the direction of Mira Mare Castle, but that requires being there in the morning.

It's certainly not the most beautiful beach in the world, but it has its charms and we always like to head here when we visit Italy in the summer.

There are several bars and bistros in the pine grove. Some better, some worse.

One to recommend is La Pineta Delle Scimie (Planet of the Apes), where they have Czech beer in some seasons and you can also have a nice snack. Some nights there is a DJ or live music.

There are also a couple of good restaurants across the road that are worth a visit.
Written November 22, 2022
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Kathy B
Leominster, UK18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We felt like escaping the town and finding the beach so took a bus (which was included in the 24 hour bus ticket) to Barcola.
The beach is not sandy but is perfect for a hot day because there are wooded areas, with trees for shade and plenty of seats. We sat near the steps that lead into the sea.
Swimming is only for strong swimmers because the water is deep straight away. We had a great time swimming and relaxing before taking the bus back into town.
The beach was mostly full of locals and had a friendly atmosphere.
Written July 13, 2023
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Steatosi
Eindhoven, The Netherlands97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
Not really a beach, even if we call it so! It is simply a street, attached to the sea where in the summer you cannot walk on it for 2 reasons: first, the ground reaches temperature taht you cannot imagine; secondly, because if you find a place where to put your towel.... you are really lucky!
Written November 14, 2012
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Hector J
Munich, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Lovely water and chilled bar spots. Visited with my girlfriend for an afternoon. Bus 36 from Trieste
Written July 24, 2019
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DvoraVienna
Vienna, Austria8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Difficult parking on weekends but somehow always manage to get a spot.....Beautiful view of the city, convenient kiosks with snacks and drinks....and every few meters the historical half circle changing coves with free showers and wc....The water is usually quite clean, especially for being so close to a major town. I suppose because the shipping business ain't what it used to be....The harbor is pretty quiet.
Written September 23, 2020
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Maryshoe
Durham, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
One of the group took a windsurf lesson from one of the teachers at Surf Trieste Team. He was most impressed by the style and attitude of the teacher. He also had a couple of sessions on his own and thoroughly enjoyed the experienc.
Written October 7, 2019
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WritingLaura
Savannah, GA81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Barcola is a strip of cement where the locals like to sunbathe with a big book in their hands. It's a very proletariat type of beach and gives you a sense of the locals. Nice.
Written July 4, 2017
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Romano S
Knoxville, TN49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Friends
Yes, this is the place most Triestino's go to swim and no, there's no sand! But a stroll along the Barcola "strand" is a must for any visitor to Trieste.
Written September 10, 2012
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TiffinLadyJ
Cambridge29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
Very weird to have a beach right by the main road but we did like the locals. take the 6 or 36 bus to Barcola- a tip- take right to Miramare then you get a slightly quieter bit of beach and coming back you get a seat on the bus !! The sea was warm and clean, we went nearly every day even just for a couple of hours !
Written July 9, 2012
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Amanda R
85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
After travelling through Croatia, we’ve come to expect ‘beaches’ on the rocks, and this beach definitely delivered. The water was warm, the access to the water was easy and if you want shade or a beverge, both are available.
Written August 8, 2018
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