Best Beaches in Spain: Top 5

For those that are planning their beach holidays, here are a few of the best beaches Spain to look into. These range from popular touristy beaches to quiet ones hidden in Nature Reserves. The perfect beach for you can most likely be found somewhere in Spain. It's just a matter of knowing where to look.

Beach List

Here is a list of some of the best beaches Spain. If being around popular places with loads of tourists is your type of scene, check out Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas de Granaria. This has a little over 3k of beach of sand that you can take a stroll on and is said to be one of the top urban beaches in Spain. During the day you can go snorkeling or head out onto the waves and learn how to surf. At night this place transforms and is lit up by all the restaurants along the bay making it a nice romantic walk along the beach.

Backpackers that are looking for beaches of the beaten track might want to look at Islas Cies in Galicia-National Park. In order to get there, you need to take a boat from Baiano, Galicia. There are no cars or motor bikes allowed making it a quiet and peaceful place to chill for awhile. Since it is not very populated there is not much choice in restuarnats and pubs, but the simplicity just adds to the beauty. There are many trails to explore and wildlife to see.

Cala Salada, Ibiza is another great area to see. This is also accessible only by foot and is said to be one of the top beaches on the northern part of Spain. It is a small and cozy beach with shallow and clear water making it the perfect place for swimming.


Now for all those watersport junkies, you must head to one of the many Tarifa beaches in Southern Spain. This is the windsufers and kite surfers paradise. For those just starting out, there are schools are open all year round and many to choose from. Ask around and see which one fits your needs.


Cala Leña Beach is great for families. With the calm water in this area, the swimming and snorkeling are popular activities that kids can have fun doing and parents can feel safe watching. Located nearby are beautiful woods that are great for exploring and bikes that can be rented.

Soak It Up

With so many beaches to choose from, it is hard to find the best beaches in Spain. It really depends on what type of beach you are looking for and what activities you would like to do, or not do. Most likely there is a perfect beach waiting for you somewhere along Spains coasts, it's just a matter of finding it.

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