What used to be a large march formed by dunes and wetlands is now a large beach over a kilometre long with small stone breakwaters and all kinds of services.
Up to the end of the 19th century, the Llarga de Vilanova i la Geltrú beach was a big wetland that consisted of dunes and marshy areas known as El Prat. Currently, its appearance has nothing to do with that landscape, and the former Prat is today a big sandy area that is greatly valued by bathers throughout the summer. The beach is 1,900 metres long although the last 500 belong to the municipality of Cubelles.
It has showers, rescue services, access for the disabled, foot-washers, and sunshade, deckchair and pedalo rental facilities. It is ancon-shaped, with small stone breakwaters, which gives it a very characteristic appearance. On the other hand, as its name indicates, this beach is the longest in the municipality.