The Best Beaches in Spain 

San Sebastian – Cantabria

San Sebastian

San Sebastian – Cantabria

Situated in the north-east corner of Spain, near the western end of the border with France, San Sebastián is a chic coastal city with excellent Pintxos (the Basque name for tapas) and one of the nicest beaches you’ll ever get in a city. There you can find the best in-city beaches in Europe. It is quite unusual feeling that you can sunbathe and swim right next to major historical buildings and churches. Surfers are in abundance here.

 

 

 

 

 

Ses Illetes - Balearic Islands

Ses Illetes

Ses Illetes – Balearic Islands

Ses Illetes beach is located on Formentera – the southernmost of the Balearic Islands. Formentera is flat and sandy with magnificent, unspoilt, Caribbean like beaches. Ses Illetes is at the north end of the Island and the closest beach to the port of La Savina. Set in a bay, it has incredibly soft white sand and beautiful clear turquoise waters, ideal for swimming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playa de Las Catedrales - Galicia

Playa de Las Catedrales

Playa de Las Catedrales – Galicia

Playa de las Catedrales, or the ‘beach of the cathedrals’, officially called ‘Praia de Augas Santas’, is a beach in the north-west of Spain, in the region of Galicia. The location is known for its natural arches and caves. These can be seen only in low tide. During low tide you can appreciate the size and magnificence of the cliffs  It has been declared a Natural Monument by the regional Ministry for the Environment of the Xunta de Galicia.All of this makes this beach one of the best in Spain.

 

 

 

 

Barceloneta Beach – Barcelona

Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta Beach – Barcelona

There may be more beautiful playas in Catalonia, but few top this city centre beach for its chaotic energy, with an outdoor gym, packed chiringuito bars, old men playing dominoes and beach sellers hawking anything from fishermen’s trousers to mojitos. Barceloneta beach is the closest beach to Barcelona city centre that makes this beach even more spectacular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playa del Inglés - Canary Islands

Playa del Inglés

Playa del Inglés – Canary Islands

Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés are the most popular holiday resorts, center of tourism and beach life in Gran Canaria, used to be two separate resorts that are located on the south and very close to each other. Especially the Playa del Inglés resort is very popular with its very long and unique golden sandy beaches, nightlife and attractions. The beach front starting from San Agustin goes for about 6 km. and ends in Playa del Inglés.

 

 

 

 

 

Playa de Sotavento - Canary Islands

Playa de Sotavento

Playa de Sotavento – Canary Islands

Playa de Sotavento is without a doubt the best beach on Fuerteventura. Located in the corner of the island, it’s a natural paradise of great ecological wealth. You’ll see this with every step you take. The beach is popular with both nudists and both normal bathers alike. Also, it’s a very popular beach for scuba diving and snorkelling.

 

 

 

 

 

Playa De Las Teresitas Beach - Tenerife

Playa De Las Teresitas Beach

Playa De Las Teresitas Beach – Tenerife

Bringing in millions of tonnes of sand from the Sahara and building a breakwater to stop the waves has made Playa Teresitas a beach to rival the best of the tropics. It might be artificial, but with clean golden sand and clean safe water, this beach is just perfect for families looking to spend a day playing on the sand or paddling in the water. At 4 kilometres long, there’s enough space to spread out and settle down for the day and some well-positioned palm trees offer ample shade for those who need it, especially in the middle of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Magaluf Beach - Mallorca

Magaluf Beach

Magaluf Beach – Mallorca

Magaluf is situated on the south west coast of Mallorca – seven kilometres from Calvià. The official name of the beach is Platja de Magaluf. Magaluf has a beautiful 900 meters long beach with fine sand and clear water. The new and very stylish promenade stretches from one end of the beach to the other. All services at the beach. During the summer the beach of Magaluf can be crowded and noisy. Some love it, some don’t.

 

 

 

 

 

Calella de Palafrugell - Catalonia

Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell – Catalonia

Calella de Palafrugell is the largest of Palafrugell`s beach resorts and consists of a series of pretty coves strung out like pearls behind a fishing village with whitewashed arches on the promenade. Fishing boats are pulled up on the sand and the seafood restaurants beside the water are always busy. Regarded by many as the most beautiful resort on the Spanish mainland this is a traditional fishing village with sandy coves and beaches providing a relaxing holiday environment.

 

 

 

 

Altafulla Beach - Catalonia

Altafulla Beach

Altafulla Beach – Catalonia

100 kms away from Barcelona and 11 from Tarragona, Altafulla beach is one of the most beautiful on Costa Dorada (golden coast), an old fishermen town that still keeps its charm in spite of the menacing new buildings and the presence of a well known camping site in the area. There is a castle that dates back to XI around which Altafulla expanded and some remnants of Roman villages that are also worth mentioning.



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