Spain’s top beaches

Spain boasts kilometres of coastline, white sand and beaches in all shapes and sizes. Discover some of the country’s best beaches to enjoy on holidays this summer.

Oriente de Jandía

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It’s impossible to compete with the 28km of soft fine sandy beaches at the foot of the Jandía Mountains on the island of Fuerteventura. The view of the beautiful sandy area can be admired in all its glory from Pecenescal. It’s truly spectacular and an excellent spot for some holiday snaps.

Figueiras

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The only downside here is the chilly Atlantic water, but even so, it’s up there with the best of them. Located on the Cíes Islands in Vigo (Galicia), the soft white sandy beaches seem more like mountains of flour. The water is excellent for scuba diving, and the lush forests behind the beaches add to this breathtaking location.

S´Alga – S´Espalmador

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Dozens of yachts swarm around in front of these beautiful beaches in Formentera in the Balearic Islands. You’ve never seen a more spectacular seabed or crystal clear water, which is the result of the Posidonia or Mediterranean Seaweed working intensely to filter the water in and around the islands. This 700m stretch of beautiful white sand is an extension of another well-known beach, Ses Illetes.

Trebalúger

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Menorca is on a par with any beach in the Mexican Riviera Maya. The best way to get to the beach in Ferreries is by walking from Cala Galdana. It takes about 60 minutes, and you need to go through Cala Mitjana and several pine forests of tremendous ecological importance before reaching a Robinson Crusoe style beach, where you’ll find yourself surrounded by 200m of natural virgin coastline that leads into an impressive limestone wall.

Ensenada de los Genoveses

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This is one of the Spanish crown jewels, a beach taken from another planet with fine white sandy beaches that gently slope into clear, shallow water making it perfect for children.  Located in the municipality of Níjar in Almeria, this is one of the most spectacular beaches in the famous natural park of Cabo de Gata. However, it’s best to get there early in summer as private car access is restricted to preserve the environment.

La Barrosa

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South of the south, as they say in Andalusia, is the beautiful La Barrosa beach in the municipality of Chiclana de la Frontera. The fine balance between development and upspoilt nature is what makes this beach unique. The beach stretches for almost 8km with the promenade blending perfectly with the dunes to create the feeling you’re constalntly in touch with nature. Wide open spaces and unspoiled cliffs transport visitors to paradise with a five-star resort just a stone’s throw from the beach.



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