Spain and its islands are home to over 8,000 km of spectacular beaches and some of the cleanest and best in Europe.
Spanish beaches range from secluded coves surrounded by pine-covered cliffs to wide, crowded spaces with plenty of restaurants and resorts. We take a look at some of the best.
ZURRIOLA BEACH, San Sebastian
The adaptive Zurriola Beach is renowned for its romantic atmosphere, but it’s also a great choice for surfers, too. Its nearby cafes and bars make it a popular choice if you enjoy a cold beer after riding some waves.
CALETA DE FUSTE, Fuerteventura
With a chilled out vibe, Caleta de Fuste is a great option for families looking to relax on the beach together.
LAS CANTERAS, Gran Canaria
One of Gran Canaria’s less appreciated beaches, Las Canteras boasts 3.5km of golden sands, calm waters and lava rock reefs. It’s also a marine reserve, which means you can expect some great snorkelling.
LAS SALINAS BEACH, Ibiza
Considered one of the best beaches in Ibiza, Las Salinas draws a young and lively crowd. Expect beach bars and music to soundtrack your day. Why not try paddle boarding or kayaking?
PLAYA JARDIN, Tenerife
Located in Puerto de la Cruz, Playa Jardin is one of Tenerife’s most popular beaches, owed to its memorable black sands, calm waters and nearby facilities.
LLORET BEACH, Costa Brava
Soak up the Spanish sun on the seafront! With over 1 km of pale golden sand, the Blue Flag Lloret Beach is the biggest and named after the town. There are plenty of facilities on the beach including lockers, and leisure activities such as parasailing, snorkelling and jet skiing.
PLAYA DE PAPAGAYO, Lanzarote
One of the most known beaches on this beautiful island is the unspoilt Playa de Papagayo. Interestingly, this beautiful area of Lanzarote is actually a series of beaches separated by volcanic rocks. The golden curves of the vast rock blends almost seamlessly with the luxurious sand, creating a natural curvature that embraces the beach.
CALA GALDANA, Menorca
The gorgeous Cala Galdana beach is a popular spot is incredibly close to various laid back bars, spas and beachfront restaurants. There are tons of water sport activities to take part in, including kayaking and snorkelling, to spot the sea life.