Best Beaches in Spain [Updated]

I’ve across a few articles about the Best Beaches in Spain.. While I have not hit every single beach in Spain, i’ve seen a quite beautiful ones! Here’s a mixture of the lists Ive read and the beaches I’ve seen!



The Hotel Blanco Formentera is two minutes’ walk from Es Pujols beach, which has a handful of bars and restaurants.

Playa de Ses Illetes – FORMENTERA


The island is surounded by crystal clear waters lapping the pink, coral-encrusted golden sand. Illetes beach is a superb place to swim, snorkel, chill out and relax. (ps, if picture owner stumbles upon this photo, please let me know so I could add credits!)


Playa Arenales, ALICANTE


This warm-water beach is a few kilometers from Elche (Alicante) or even the city of Alicante. Although Spaniards think it had lost its charm because of the overcrowded buildings that were built for tourists, it still remains until today one of the most popular beaches in these two cities for its sandy and clean and so warm waters. In the summer months its considered to be the warmest throughout the Alicante coast.  It’s also an area of ​​consistent waves, not high though not high.


Isla Canela , HUELVA

Isla Canela is a natural island joined by a bridge to Ayamonte (Huelva), a town with pure Andalusian charm, it has become a popular tourist destination for Spanish and Portuguese holidaymakers. It shares the charms of both Andalusia and the Algarve, and is set within an area of spectacular coastal scenery, with wide, sandy beaches, sand dunes and salt marshes.
Isla Canela is easily accessible from any part of Europe as there are two airports, Seville airport
(160 kms by motorway A-49 Huelva – Seville) and Faro airport in Portugal (50 kms crossing the international bridge that unites Spain and Portugal.


Playa de Bolonia – TARIFA

Bolonia Tarifa

Little paradise. Not busy at all, lovely white sand and you can see the coast of Morocco.


Playa de las Catedrales – RIBADEO

Beautiful, Make sure you visit at low tide! Beware though…it gets VERY busy.

La Concha Beach – SAN SEBASTIAN

The jewel of San Sebastian, La Concha beach, recently ranked in the top 15 beaches in Europe according to TripAdvisor. There is no doubt; the charm of this urban beach is unique in the world and something everyone would absolutely appreciate.


La Caleta beach – CADIZ

Flanked by two castles, beautiful water with perfect temperature, excellent public showers and bathrooms. And this is a urban beach, next to the center of Cadiz.

Cala de Sa Calobra – MAJORCA


A very small beach with crystal clear waters, A MUST.


Cala de Algaiarens – MENORCA

On the north western side of Menorca Cala Algaiarens is between Cala Morell on the west and Cala Carbó on the eastern side. Cala Algaiarens is a large wide cove split into two medium sized golden sandy beaches known as Plaja des Bot on the eastern side and Platja es Tancats on the western side. Both beaches have calm protected sea and are shallow for quite a distance. It’s a popular cove with the locals and tourists alike.
Perfect for families and kids!

Costa Blanca – BENIDORM

Known in Costa Blanca Benidorm are Poiniente Beach and Levante beach, first being quieter.


Nerja – MALAGA

Often referred to as ‘The Jewel of the Costa del Sol’. Nerja is located 53 kilometres east of Málaga on the Costa del Sol and can be reached in about 40 minutes by car from Málaga airport or about an hour and a half by bus.

Cliff-edged Costa Brava


Costa Brava extends from Barcelona to the French border! There are so many beaches. Whatever kind of beach you love the Costa Brava has it all…

Long stretches of sandy beach (Roses, Empuriabrava, L’Estartit, Pals, Platja d’Aro, Lloret de Mar, Blanes…) perfect for a morning run with the dog, a long walk in the surf or watersports (like kitesurfing, windsurfing, water-skiing…)

Maybe you prefer romantic coves, that lie hidden and protected by pine groves that grow right down to the sea, the ones you stumble upon and have all to yourself (El Canadell, Cala Pedrosa, Cala El Golfet, Els Canyers…)

Or perhaps those fishing village beaches ( Sa Tuna, Tamariu, Llafranc, Calella Costa Brava…)

ENJOY!!!!!!!! xo

PS. Have you been somewhere you think is worth mentioning as one of the best beaches in Spain? Please share with us xx


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