Choose a beach holiday in sunny Spain if you’re looking for slow summer days and a balmy Mediterranean climate. Blessed with over 5,000 miles of coastline, Spain offers a seemingly endless array of alluring beaches to suit every devotee. Aside from being beautiful, the sun-kissed beaches are also clean and safe; Spain is home to the highest number of beaches globally to have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag status. With so many strips of sand you will be spoiled for choice, so let the countdown of the best beaches in Spain begin!
Where are the best beaches in Spain?
Las Teresitas, Tenerife
Boasting miles of beaches and pleasant year-round climates thanks to their location just off the African coast, the Canary Islands are ideal for beach worshippers of all kinds. Playa Las Teresitas in Tenerife is considered one of the island’s most beautiful spots, with glistening golden sands imported from the Sahara Desert and calm, clear waters. Las Teresitas also features in our top things to do in Tenerife blog, which you can read here.
Es Trenc, Majorca
Part of the idyllic Balearic Islands, Majorca enjoys more than 120 stunning beaches. One of the best beaches in Spain has to be Es Trenc, one of the few long stretches of sand in the Balearics that has been spared from resort development. Its unspoiled soft white sand bordered by flat sand dunes give it a wild, untouched feel, while its clear water and excellent facilities make it one of the best beaches in Majorca.
Cala Galdana, Menorca
Menorca's beaches are often compared to the Caribbean, and yet they're just a short flight away! There are over 100 beaches to choose from and one of the best things to do in Menorca is to swim in one of the many coves (known as calas) with crystal-clear turquoise waters. Choose a villa in Cala Galdana to be close to one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean, where a crescent of fine golden sand gently shelves into the clear shallow waters.
Best Beaches in Mainland Spain
Playa de La Fossa de Calpe, Costa Blanca
With more than 170 beaches to choose from, it’s a tough choice when choosing the best beach in Costa Blanca. The area is known as ‘The White Coast’ thanks to its endless miles of pure white sand drawing holidaymakers to the area for decades. Playa de La Fossa de Calpe is famous for its fine, pale sand overlooked by the Peñón de Ifach – the area’s biggest landmark that majestically rises from the sea. The beach has Blue Flag status with pristine waters and excellent facilities, and you’ll find a wide choice of restaurants and bars along the seafront promenade that runs behind it.
Puerto Banús Beach, Costa Del Sol
True to its name, the mainland's southernmost shores spoil you with 320 days of golden rays every year and a lengthy 160km of coastline, home to some of the best beaches in Spain. When you make a bee-line for Costa del Sol’s sun-kissed shores, we recommend laying down a towel in Marbella which received seven Blue Flags this year, the Andalucian town with the most of this type of award. Renowned for glitz and glamour, Puerto Banús Beach is located in the most exclusive marina of the Mediterranean Sea, so you can top up your tan in style.
Platja de Lloret, Costa Brava
Prepare for some serious R&R in Lloret de Mar, one of the most popular resorts in Costa Brava. Platja de Lloret is the longest beach in the area and should be added to your ever-expanding list of the best beaches to visit in Spain. This golden stretch of sand is a paradise lapped by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Once the sun sets, the area’s bars and restaurants come alive, so you can soak up some of the Costa Brava nightlife straight after sunbathing!
Our Villas Close to the Best Beaches in Spain
For an unforgettable beach getaway, how does a villa close to some of Spain's best beaches sound? We have plenty of villa types in the Canaries and Balearics, as well as Mainland Spain. Perhaps you want a large villa in the centre of the action with plenty of room for your brood, or a romantic abode in a more private spot? Wherever you desire, start planning your Spanish getaway with our collection of villas, all with their own private pool, of course!