With over 5000 miles of coastline, there is no doubt that Spain offers the best seaside fun and beauty in all of Europe. The only problem is choosing which among the hundreds to visit! Check out some of the most amazing beaches in this Mediterranean jewel.
Favored as a seaside playground by the locals, Formentera in the Balearic Islands offers many charming white-sand beaches. The most popular is Playa de ses Illetes which was even used as a location for the movie “Sex and Lucia.”
The most famous island in Spain is the scene for hip and fashionable beach parties. Whilst the beaches are overshadowed by the thriving club culture, one can still enjoy the natural charm in places like Playa d’en Bossa or Talamanca.
Dunes, coves and stretches of unspoiled natural beauty await beachcombers in this island. Among its many beaches, make sure to check out Cala Macaralleta in Ciutadella and Son Bou-San Jaime.
Part of the Canary Islands, it is a nature reserve teeming with diverse flora and fauna. There are areas where visitors are allowed to explore and certain parts which are restricted. Nevertheless there is much to be explored and enjoyed in this tiny island.
It is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is one of the most visited. With 76 beaches (22 of which are awarded “Blue Flag” which means they are of the highest quality), Mallorca is the perfect combination of rugged coastlines and breathtaking lanscapes.
Tucked in the northernmost part of Catalonia is a 95-mile stretch of unbelievably amazing coastlines set on a backdrop of majestic mountains and olive groves. The resort towns in Costa Brava are quite popular among locals so best book early, or make the most of a day trip to one of its beaches.
Comprised of three islands – Monteagudo, do Faro and San Martino, it was declared a Nature Reserve in 1980. Nevertheless, it has alluring beaches that have been named among the world’s best (As Rosas, Figueira) and frequented by Europe’s beachcombers and sun worshippers.
It is an archipelago lying in the Atlantic Ocean made up of seven islands that are equally stunning – Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma, Fuerteventura, La Gomera and El Hierro. Combine long stretches of sandy beaches, volcanic landscapes with a warm and mild weather enjoyed all year long and you have the ideal vacation setting.
The “Golden Coast” is aptly named as this popular tourist destination covers stretches of fine golden sand. Aside from all its seaside charms and panoramic views, Costa Dorada also boasts of historical monuments and vineyards that produce some of the finest wines in the country.
Situated in the province of Alicante in Valencia, Costa Blanca has several areas of noteworthy beaches. Among them are the unspoilt beaches in Elche, beaches of powdery white sands in San Juan de Alicante, posh beach resorts in Benidorm and the long stretch of coastline in El Campello.