Spain is the ultimate destination in Europe for a beach holiday because of the beautiful beaches! The coastline of the mainland and the islands is almost 5000 km long and has an endless range of beautiful beaches. Whether you are looking for unspoiled, natural bays with crystal clear water or miles of sandy beaches – Spain has it all! So it is not hard for you anymore if you are looking for the best beaches in Spain, Almost 600 beaches are also rewarded each year with the Blue Flag quality label.
We have listed the most beautiful beaches in Spain for your next beach vacation and what makes them so exceptional for you. Here we go! tell us which one do you like in a comment.
1. Cala Pola
Cala Pola is near Tossa de Mar and is surrounded by rocks and pines. Many divers can easily find their way to this golden sandy beach to enjoy the crystal clear, turquoise water and the rich flora and fauna. The seabed is quite steep and the waves are usually moderate. Cala Pola has many facilities such as showers, a Chiringuito and a restaurant.
A highlight is the boat trips to the bays and caves with boats with a glass bottom where you can marvel at the interesting underwater world.
2. Platja d’Illetes
In the north of Formentera lies Platja de Ses Illetes, which is often seen as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Many people think that they have arrived in the Caribbean because the turquoise water and the fine, pearly white sand are reminiscent of more exotic places. The water is so clear thanks to the Posidonia Oceanica, a seagrass species that mainly occurs in the Mediterranean Sea. The clarity of the water has made Ses Illetes known worldwide as a diving paradise. Not only tourists and locals find their way to the beach, but also the rich of the earth often moor with their luxury yachts. This influences the (higher) prices in the surrounding restaurants and Chiringuitos.
3. Playa De Muro
Playa de Muro is located in the northeast of Mallorca, in the southern part of the Bay of Alcudia. The fine, white sandy beach and the calm, clear water remind you of the Caribbean in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is touristy with countless bars, restaurants, shops, and hotels on the boulevard and with Chiringuitos on the beach. You can also rent umbrellas and sunbeds.
4. Playa de Zahara de Los Atunes
It is full of beautiful beaches in southern Spain. One of the most beautiful beaches you will ever visit is Playa de Zahara de Los Atunes, in the Andalusia region. This wonderful sandy beach has no less than 12 kilometers of coastline. While you lie there chilling under a palm tree you enjoy a beautiful view of the African Sahara, which is just across the water.
5. Playa de Calella de Palafrugell
If you want to enjoy the Costa Brava but don’t like mass tourism, then Calella de Palafrugell is the place for you. This cute little village not only has an authentic atmosphere and nice restaurants, but also a beautiful sandy beach. There you can enjoy wonderful weather, delicious Spanish food, beautiful surroundings and a lot of peace and quiet.
6. Playa de Gulpiyuri
This beach is somewhat different; it is not by the sea. Well not entirely true either. Gulpiyuri beach is located between the towns of Santander and Gijon in Asturias, on the Spanish north coast. The beach is approximately 100 meters from the Bay of Biscay, making it connected to a network of underground caves. So there you can swim in the sea without being real, or something like that.
7. Sa Calobra
Sa Calobra Bay is very famous, but still special. There are two small beaches to choose from. One lies just outside the small town of Sa Calobra, while the other can only be reached by boat or by taking a walk along the steep rocks that is not entirely suitable for those who suffer from motion sickness or fear of heights. Unfortunately, it is busy in high season on Sa Calobra so to fully enjoy you have to go earlier.
8. Playa de Son Bou
Playa de Son Bou is the largest beach in Menorca. On the east side of the beach, you will find the municipality of the same name, while the west side is protected by dunes. Son Bou has many facilities, but it is mainly the fine white sand and the calm, crystal clear water that make the beach popular and suitable for families with children. A large number of seagrass fields ensures excellent water quality.
9. Cala Sant Vicenç
Cala Sant Vicent, in the southeast of Ibiza, is surrounded by a hilly landscape with pine trees. Two hundred meters above the bay you will find the most important archaeological site of the island: the Cova des Culleram, a cave that you can visit. Cala Vicent is especially a draw for the fine sand and crystal clear, shallow water where you can see all kinds of blue.
Cala Sant Vicent is easily accessible. You can rent umbrellas and deck chairs and there are also showers and toilets. Sports enthusiasts can practice numerous water sports and use a volleyball court. Behind the beach is a promenade with palm trees where restaurants, bars, and shops can be found.
10. Playa de las Catedrales
The last on the list of most beautiful beaches can be found in northern Spain. Playa de las Catedrales owes its name to the rocks on the beach, which thanks to wind and sea have been shaped into a kind of cathedral. In addition to rocks, you will also find beautiful caves carved out of the cliffs, in some cases up to 30 meters high.