Spain is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for summer holidays, as it can offer its visitors not only a great cultural and artistic heritage but also the most beautiful beach scattered along more than 8,000 kilometers of coast bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
But what are the 5 best beaches in Spain? Tourists usually tend to travel to Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol, but there is a beautiful beach along all the coasts of Spain. Choosing the most beautiful is not easy at all, but still tried to make a small ranking, based on the reviews of tourists on opinionesespana.es.
The 5 best beaches in Spain
Spain can offer an infinite number of coastal resorts, suitable for every taste and preference when it comes to seaside holidays. Take a look at our list and start targeting. And if you decide to plan a trip to one of the following beaches, don’t forget to book your stay in advance on zenhotels or by consulting other travel agencies.
1. La Concha Beach
This beach in the Basque Country is located in San Sebastian, in the northeast of Spain, and offers its visitors a fantastic landscape! La Concha beach, which stretches for a length of about 1,350 meters, is embraced by two mountains (Urgull and Igueldo), which creates a spectacular contrast with the golden color of the sand.
La Concha Beach overlooks the beautiful La Concha Bay, where Ondarreta Beach also appears. In the bay, the island of Santa Clara rises to a height of 48 meters, characterized by steep walls and thick vegetation. The size of the beach varies depending on the tide.
2. Alcudia Beach
Let’s not move to Mallorca, where we find Playa De Alcudia, a long white sandy beach located in the north of the island. With 3.5 kilometers of sand, it is the largest beach in the Balearic Islands and also one of the most prestigious, so much so that it has won the recognition of the Blue Flag.
Alcudia Beach starts near the port of the city and down south until it reaches nearby Playa de Muro, which gives rise to a stretch of sand of about 7 km. The sea is clear, turquoise in color, and due to the shallow waters, it is very safe and suitable for families with children.
3. Bologna Beach
In Andalusia, a short walk from Tarifa, is Playa De Bolonia, a clean golden sandy beach that stretches for almost 4 kilometers along the Costa de la Luz. This beautiful beach is famous for its dunes, the largest of which is located at the northern end of the beach, where it rises to a height of over 30 meters.
Playa De Bolonia is very popular with tourists who, walking among the dunes, enjoy the amazing view of the calm waters in front. Strong winds often blow in this area and the beach is very popular for kitesurfing lovers.
4. Leeward – Fuerteventura
Increasingly popular with hikers and nature and relaxation lovers, Fuerteventura remains above all a fantastic destination for those looking for sun, sea, and golden sand. The island is much loved by travelers from all over Europe due to the number and quality of beaches, the ideal climate all year round, and the perfect marine weather conditions, which make it a fantastic location for water sports.
Don’t miss the magnificent Sotavento beach, located in the southeastern part of the island, a 5 km long beach with fine sand, immersed in a surreal landscape of barren hills that contrast with the thousand colors of the ocean. Sotavento is one of the favorite beaches of the families who frequent the island, but it is also well known among the communities of windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts.
5. Cala Sant Vicent – Ibiza
Ibiza is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in Spain. Cala de Sant Vicent exerts an irresistible attraction on those who visit the island with its fine and velvety sandy beach, its crystalline and shallow waters, which shine giving in a thousand shades of turquoise. Hills and beautiful pine forests surround the bay and, just 200 meters away, you will find the most important cave on the island from an archaeological point of view, Cova des Culleram.