The Best Breathtaking Beaches in Spain

When a country has over 5,000 miles of coastline, you’d be right if you expected it would also have some of the best beaches in the world.  Spain is famous for its beauty  based on its culture, history, people, art and of course its landscapes.  Here’s our list of the top six beaches in Spain.

Travel to Galicia, Spain to find a beach with geologic features that make it an easy number one.  ”Catedral” means “cathedral” in Spanish, and refers to the giant arch-like rock formations you’ll find along the coast here. They  will remind you just how strong water can be.  The best months to visit this mile-long beach are said to be between July and August.

It’s hard to have a favorite beach in the Canary Islands, since there are so many choices. However, this sunny beach on Tenerife in the Canary Islands is the perfect place to get your tan on.  Due to the climate of the Canaries and the setting of this beach, you can get some serious sun. Hoping for fun along with that sun? There are a range of services including restaurants, shops and hotels right nearby.  This beach is the perfect addition to a Tantastic Tenerife holiday.

In San Sebastian you’ll discover one of the best city beaches in all of Europe. Spend time in San Sebastian for a great combination of a lazy beach day and a crazy out-on-the-town night, all in one place. Not to mention you can get some of the best tapas in all of Spain right in San Sebastian.

For someone who wants a little more to look at than nature alone can produce, Playa de Bolonia is the beach for you.  The fine white sands and blue waters are enough to make anyone happy but what makes this beach special is the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Baelo Claudia right in walking distance. Transition from a walk along the sand to a walk through time.

Along the Costa Brava you can find excellent beaches for families, including Playa Tamariu. Part of this beach’s charm is that it’s located in an old fishing village, but mostly people come to this beach because it’s simply beautiful.  Unlike other popular seaside areas in Europe,this cute town and lovely beach haven’t suffered from overdevelopment.  Worried about pollutants when going to the beach with your family? Well, the nearby Playa Palaflugell  won a Blue Flag Programme eco-label for water quality and safety, so you won’t have to worry about the kids’ health while they’re splashing around!

If you want some serious time with nature then this beach is the place to go.  Located in Almería, Spain, this long beach has no restaurants, bars, cars, sounds–no development at all!  It’s located in the Cabo de Gato Nature Reserve now, but long ago this secluded beach of golden sands was used as a pirate lair!  And, did we mention this area is home to thousands of flamingos? Awesome!

Which is your favorite beach in Spain? Let us know in the comments or on social media!


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