Spain is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches and as summer approaches, there is nothing more attractive than lying on the soft sand, sunbathing, and swimming.
If you are planning your next vacation and are looking for a place to relax in the sun, try one of these beaches in Spain… grab your swimsuit, pack your bags (don’t forget to bring a towel!), and enjoy the 10 best beaches in Spain 2021!
It is really hard to say which are the best beaches in Spain. So let yourself be inspired by our personal selection.
Cadiz, Costa de la Luz
The pride and joy of the Andalusian Atlantic coast, Cadiz is located in a privileged position, halfway between the most beautiful beaches of the Costa de la Luz and the UNESCO heritage of the Doñana National Park, which frames them with brightly colored vegetation.
Playa de la Caleta is one of the most sought-after stops, not only because of the efficient public transport network from Cadiz and nearby towns but also because of its proximity to the picturesque Barrio de la Viña district and the enchanting architecture of the San Sebastian and Santa Catalina castles.
Mogán, Gran Canaria
Mogán is the beating heart of the island of Gran Canaria. The historic center of the town is located in a valley where the vegetation explodes in a blaze of colors before it slopes down to the Atlantic Ocean, leaving room for a group of well-equipped beaches on every front.
Let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque surroundings of Puerto de Mogán, while you enjoy the sun on a white strip of narrow sand in the embrace of pastel-colored architecture.
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
One of the most flourishing tourist centers of the Canary Islands. Puerto de la Cruz overlooks a coastline of volcanic sands with evocative colors, lying near attractions of great interest. It is here, for example, that the Martiánez Lake is located, a complex of emerald pools built around an artificial lake with views of the sea and Teide, and equipped with terraces, restaurants, and, since 2006, a casino: a must for lovers of lively atmospheres.
From a small fishing village to a colossus of Galician tourism, Sanxenxo occupies a strategic position, sharing with Portonovo a particularly animated stretch of coastline. In Lanzada, a beach more than four kilometers long is concentrated the largest number of kiosks and clubs, where to end the day between tapas and nightlife.
Roses, Costa Brava
One of the most precious gems of the Province of Girona, Roses is the perfect seaside oasis for those who want to combine the pleasures of the sea with hiking: next to coves with pristine ecosystems are paths that lead to the green oasis of Aiguamolls de l´Empordá and Cap de Creus and the city itself is a den of wonders to discover, especially at the historical-artistic complex of the citadel.
Mazarrón, Costa Cálida
Not far from Murcia, Mazarrón provides access to about 35 kilometers of virgin beaches with rocky seabed – scenic diving frames, lying at the foot of the historic mining area of the Almenara Mountain range.
Conclude your day at the beach in beauty with a visit to the historic center of Mazarrón, which houses monuments of great artistic value, such as the ruins of the Castle of the Vélez, the Church of San Andrés and the Convent of the Purissima.
Elegant, cosmopolitan, but at the same time rich in history, Santander is a historic stop on the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago and one of the most fascinating cities on Spain’s northern coast.
Nestled in a deep inlet of the Bay of Biscay, about 100 kilometers from Oviedo and Bilbao, the city overlooks a dozen beaches – Playa Primera de El Sardinero, the most popular – often embellished with historical settlements.
Jávea, Costa Blanca
In the Valencian, at the foot of the Montgó Massif, lies the town of Jávea, which, between Cape San Antonio and Cape Nao, offers about twenty kilometers of coastline, between beaches and hidden coves, in a characteristic landscape. Numerous opportunities on the front of water sports, sailing, and windsurfing in primis, particularly popular in the stretch from Cape Nao to Cala Granadella.
Picturesque fortified town 28 kilometers from Palma, Andratx peeps out at the foot of the Puig de Galatzo massif, whose nature reserve is a must for high-altitude trekking and is the main tourist center of the Balearic Islands. Before diving into the crystal clear waters of Sant Elm, it is worth visiting the wonderful architecture of the Son Mas Castle and the church of Santa María de Andraitx, nestled between the light-colored houses of the municipality.
Marbella, Costa del Sol
About 60 kilometers from Malaga, in the far south of the Spanish coast, is Marbella, a popular seaside destination. The resort is characterized by its cosmopolitan atmosphere, served by numerous tourist infrastructures and animated by a rich cultural calendar, as well as by its proximity to the luxurious shopping center of Puerto Banús.
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