Sand, sea, sun and sangria! Where to go in Spain for beach?
We all go to Spain, so bring your bucket and shovel. From Asturias to Andalusia, discover the 10 best beaches of Spain. Which one do you prefer ?
Where To Go In Spain For Beach?
1. Playa de Isla Canela, Andalusia
Isla Canela is, as you may have guessed, an island. But this island is not at sea, but in the mouth of the Guadiana River, between Spain and Portugal. Its main interest is a golden sand beach 7 km long bordering the Gulf of Cadiz.
2. Playa de Bolonia, Andalusia
Also located in Andalusia, Bolonia is the ideal beach (and not only) in the province of Cadiz. Just behind the white sand lie the ruins of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia. And if you would prefer to leave your jersey at home, there is a famous nudist beach at the southern tip of the bay. Do not forget sunscreen.
3. Playa de Gulpiyuri, Asturias
This one is a little different because it is not at the edge of the sea. Finally, not quite. Gulpiyuri Beach is located between the cities of Santander and Gijon, in the region of Asturias, on the northern coast of Spain. The beach is about 100 meters from the Bay of Biscay, to which it is connected by a network of underground caverns. So you can swim in the sea without really being there.
4. Playa de los Genoveses, Andalusia
Los Genoveses is located in a secluded spot in the heart of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, where you can see some of the most beautiful landscapes of Spain. Remember to pack your picnic and your deck chair, if possible.
5. Cala de Sa Calobra, Palma
Although Sa Calobra Bay is well known, it is still extraordinary. You have the choice between two small beaches. The first is located just outside the small town of Sa Calobra, and you can only reach the other by boat or following a steep road at the edge of cliffs, not recommended for those who are sick by car or have the fear of heights. Unfortunately Sa Calobra is crowded during the high season, so it is better to arrive early.
6. El Trabucador, Catalonia
The Ebro Delta, about 40 kilometers south of Reus, is still preserved and few tourists are aware of it. Windsurfers crisscross the waters of the golden beaches, with salt marshes lined with birds such as herons and egrets. Surrounded by water on both sides, the beach of Trabucador is a beautiful place.
7. Cala de Algaiarens, Menorca
In life, the most enjoyable things take a little effort. The bay of Algaiarens in Menorca is well worth it. Its white sand beach and crystal clear waters are near perfection, but you will need to know how to swim because the water can be a little treacherous. On the west side of the bay is a small harbor where it is good to meet friends to relax while fishing.
8. Cape Trafalgar, Andalusia
Los Caños de Meca was once a hippie meeting place. He keeps from this time a relaxed attitude: where you do not have to wear clothes on the beach. The best place is perhaps the stretch of sand that leads to Cape Trafalgar and its lighthouse. Yes, this is the place where the famous Battle of Admiral Nelson takes place, giving the name to Trafalgar Square in London.
9. Cala Saona, Formentera
So yes, it’s small. But it’s also really pretty. The small island of Formentera lies next to its noisy neighbor of Ibiza, and has several superb beaches. Cala Saona turquoise is a small bay of white sand surrounded by red rocks. There are some restaurants and a boarding house near the beach, but the place is still a place of peace and relaxation.
10. Playa de las Catedrales, Galicia
The “beach of cathedrals” in Galicia is a natural monument. This unique beach has many grottess, coves and vaults whose appearance changes depending on the tides. If you want to walk among the rocks and soak your feet in the water, you will have to wait until high tide to do so.